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5 Ways Social Media Has Transformed Tourism Marketing

How hashtags changed an industry.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media has fundamentally changed the way that many companies communicate with and market to their target demographics. For the travel and hospitality sector, in particular, the rise of the Internet …

Demographics of the Top 7 Social Networks [Infographic]

There are 2.8 billion people on social media (that's 37% of the world's population!), and knowing who's doing what on which social platforms can be …

Infographics

PlayStation VR's gun controller lands on May 16th

If you've been waiting to try Sony's VR light gun, or PS VR Aim Controller, then you can now start to get excited. Independent developer Impulse Gear has let slip to <i>RoadToVR</i> that the peripheral will hit store shelves on May 16th, 2017, alongside the VR shooter it created, <i>Farpoint</i>. We've known since …

Virtual Reality

BeeHex robot can 3D-print (and cook) a pizza in just 6 minutes

Forget about autonomous cars for a second and imagine a world where delicious pizza goes from concept to noms in all of six minutes. It’s as American an idea as the bald eagle: food at your fingertips with minimal effort. And it’s now real.<p>BeeHex, a Silicon Valley startup has invented a bot that …

Robots are about to make your beer runs

In the future, your beer will be delivered by by robots that look like big beetles out to set up a golf course.<p>Virginia became the first state in the …

Robotics

The Galaxy S8 will have an ‘Infinity Display’

One of the new smartphone trends this year is going to be bigger screens. Well, that was true for previous years as well, but this time around …

Mobile

Sticker company warns against skinning the Nintendo Switch

Given the portability of the Nintendo Switch, owners may be tempted to personalize theirs. The only problem is that according to dbrand, a company that makes covers for devices like phones and laptops, the system and its controllers don't react well to vinyl wraps. As described in a Reddit post and …

Nintendo Switch

New Alexa devices could get speakerphone, intercom features

Amazon plans to reveal new voice-controlled devices this year that will let you make phone calls, according to a report today from <i>Recode</i>. These gadgets might also allow you to "call" a buddy who has another Alexa-powered speaker, making for a sort of intercom system. Just last month, both Google …

Smart Homes

Wearables market grew 16.9% in Q4 2016, if you can believe it

Smartwatches: are they coming in or going out? It’s a question that’s been prompted intermittently during the short life of these wearables. They arrived to the market lacking a strong hook, mixing fashion — with wildly varying degrees of success — fitness features, limited app functionality, bad …

First Look at IMAX's VR Experience Centre

Ready for a VR experience? IMAX will direct you to your pod and VR headset.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know

Tesla will begin selling and installing its solar roof later this year, the company wrote in its fourth-quarter investor letter.<p>Tesla unveiled its solar roof product in late October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said it …

7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Here are 7 amazing …

Facebook’s VR Company Is Facing A Total Shutdown

Recently, Oculus, a company Facebook acquired for $2 billion almost three years ago, has turned out to be more trouble than it’s worth. Oculus lost a major lawsuit worth half a billion dollars to video game publisher ZeniMax, owner of <i>Fallout</i> and <i>Skyrim</i> developer Bethesda Softworks, with the court …

Solar-powered drone switches from helicopter to plane mode

Ever since the wobbly autogyro went out of fashion, engineers have tried designing a craft that gets the vertical lift of a helicopter's blades with the horizontal thrust of a plane is difficult to pull off. Popular successes, like the AV-8 Harrier series and V-22 Osprey, angle thrust down for …

Drones

Nintendo says heck no to unlicensed Mario Kart rental outfit

Always wanted to race around the streets of Tokyo dressed up as your Super Mario character on a go-kart? Well you soon won't be able to do that, if Nintendo has its way in court.<p>The Japanese gaming giant is taking a Mario-inspired go-kart rental company, MariCar, to task for infringing on its …

Retrogaming

Android 7.1.2 beta now rolling out to the Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P: Great phone, but occasionally left out of some of the recent Android beta fun.<p>Last month, when Google announced Android 7.1.2 for a …

Uber might genuinely be worried that #DeleteUber is working

“Everyone at Uber is deeply hurting after reading Susan Fowler’s blog post.”<p>Social media calls to #DeleteUber are getting the company's attention in …

Here’s What It’s Going to Take For Augmented Reality to Take Over The World

With rumors swirling about Apple’s plans in Augmented Reality (AR), as well as recent teeth gnashing about the state of Magic Leap, it’s beyond time …

Augmented Reality

The Real Difference Between Google And Apple

Google and Apple are both hyper-successful companies, but chart their patents, and they have completely different innovation signatures.<p>Steve Jobs has been granted 347 patents in the past decade, many awarded posthumously. By contrast, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page only have a combined 27 …

Google ditches 30-second unskippable ads on YouTube

Google will no longer force YouTube viewer to watch 30-second unskippable ads, saying that as of 2018 the ad product will be ditched.<p>However, the …

A new app turns your smartphone into an accident-detecting dashcam

Uber drivers' livelihoods depend on being able to stay on the road. If a driver gets in an accident, no matter whose fault it is, that threatens …

Dubai is to test passenger-carrying drones

AT TIMES it can feel like we are living in an episode of “Travel Futurama”. This week: flying drone taxis.<p>Dubai, a city that sometimes seems to …

NBA launches virtual reality app with Google Daydream

Four months ago, the NBA became the first professional sports league to offer regularly scheduled virtual reality broadcasts, ushering in a new era of basketball entertainment.<p>On Friday, the NBA, along with Daydream by Google, launched its first official virtual reality app — yet another example of …

Virtual Reality

Samsung is making extra-sure the Galaxy S8’s battery won’t explode

Samsung’s next big thing is just around the corner. Unlike in previous years, the brand new Galaxy flagship’s job won’t solely be to fight off …

Now Microsoft's Twitch competitor has an Xbox One app

Microsoft bought livestreaming service Beam last August to fold its advanced viewer interactions with its gaming services on Windows 10 and Xbox. They finally opened testing up to select users at the end of January, but today, they're taking the next step in competing against Twitch by launching …

Livestreaming

iPhone 8 May Have 3D Facial Recognition Like Microsoft Windows 10 Devices?

Apple may be forgoing Touch ID technology in favor of 3D facial recognition. <i>Mac Rumors</i> has the news.<p>“Apple’s widely expected 5.8-inch iPhone with an …

GM reportedly plans to build and test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018

<i>(Reuters)</i> — General Motors plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker’s plans said this week.<p>It is expected to be the largest such test of fully autonomous …

Advertising legend Keith Reinhard's 3 predictions for where the ad industry is headed

The DDB Worldwide chairman has spent more than five decades in the ad business, creating memorable ads such as McDonald's 1970s "You Deserve a Break Today" campaign to "Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is there."<p>Last year, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by ad industry show the …

No headaches: VR headsets that adjust to your eyes - Futurity

Engineers are testing new VR headsets that offer the sort of personalization users have come to expect from other technologies.