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Europe wants shopaholics to head for the digital border

Shopaholics of Europe rejoice! Or réjouir! Or sich freuen!<p>The European Commision proposed on Wednesday a rule that would prevent online retailers from blocking customers from online border jumping to take advantage of price disparities between countries.<p>The Commission wants to outlaw a practice …

Where Predictive Analytics Is Having the Biggest Impact

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>The big data revolution is upon us. Firms are scrambling to hire a new brand of analysts dubbed “data scientists,” and universities have responded to this demand by introducing data science courses into degrees ranging from computer science to business. Survey-based reports find …

The omnichannel customer experience is poised to take off in regulated industries

The omnichannel customer experience is nothing new, especially in the consumer and retail industries. Many companies and brands are using data and automation technologies to engage seamlessly with their customers at any time and place and across any device.<p>At the same time, omnichannel doesn’t mean …

Banking

Three, the mobile carrier with 9 million customers in the UK, will block all mobile ads for one day in June

On June 13, customers who have signed up for the trial will see almost no ads for 24 hours when they are browsing the web or using apps on their mobile data signal. (Facebook "in feed" ads will still be displayed.)<p>It's the first time users will see the impact of the deal Three announced with …

5 Ways Technology Will Completely Change Your City Before 2025

There is a long list of things that can be done to improve technology in cities in the next five to ten years, and some cities are already taking the first steps.<p><i>What technology should we expect cities to realistically adopt within the next 5-10 years? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge</i> …

Blockchain Will Change Trade and Finance in Our Lifetime

<i>This article was written by Dr. Jock Percy, CEO of Perseus.</i><p>For such a nascent technology, it is remarkable how quickly blockchain has become one of …

Blockchain

5 Tech Trends That Will Change How We Work Forever

The workplace is rapidly evolving, but is your company staying ahead of the curve?<p>To you and me, the transformation seems gradual. Your business acquires more sophisticated tools, walls begin to disappear and fax machines vanish.<p>First, your workforce trades in their pressed suits for business …

Ten Wireframe Kits You Can Download For Free

This <b>Material Design Wireframe Kit</b> has become so massive a compilation, the creator has to host it on a Dropbox to make it available for all. So far, …

Wireframing

WTF are Progressive Web Apps?

Google is telling publishers they can get all the benefits of the mobile web with all the functionality of mobile apps with a product called …

What Is Deep Learning? | How It Works, Techniques & Applications

Explore deep learning fundamentals in this MATLAB Tech Talk. You’ll learn why deep learning has become so popular, and you’ll walk through 3 …

Here's how to activate WiFi calling on your iPhone

U Mobile is going to be the first telco to introduce WiFi Calling in Malaysia. Ahead of its launch happening this week, U Mobile users can start …

Shotspotter: An Amazing Big Data Use Case To Tackle Gun Crime

One of the most interesting and positive uses I have seen of Big Data and analytics technology is ShotSpotter. The technology, developed by US-based SST Inc., works by effectively analyzing the entire soundscape of a city, and providing real-time alerts when gunfire is detected.<p>Things have moved …

Smart Cities

Google's new app lets anyone do scientific experiments

Google has launched a new Android app to help people perform scientific experiments that they describe as a digital "lab notebook".<p>Science Journal …

EE backed a tiny project that could change the way mobile networks work

Business crowdsourcing got another thumbs up from British mobile network operator, EE, as it backed a little known initiative called LimeSDR by …

Personalized Machine Learning Now Sits In Your Back Pocket

Snips is an AI platform looking to streamline the way you live your life

Microsoft wants you to share your 3D printer over your network

A Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 will let anyone in your home print plastic creations.<p>Sure, you can use your old-school paper printer from virtually any device in your home. But what if you want to use your 3D printer in the den while you're lounging in the living room? Microsoft might just come to …

Raspberry Pi

500 Startups and Seedcamp back hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors

London-based hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors has picked up £1.2 million in backing from U.S.-based 500 Startups and European pre-seed and seed investor Seedcamp, alongside various angel investors. The latter includes Tom Singh (the founder of New Look, and Just Eat’s former CMO Mat …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Swedish Super Helmet Helps Firefighters See Through Smoke

Augmented reality is rapidly becoming a widely available technology in this day in age. What was once an almost fictional fixture on the silver …

Fire Fighting

FuelBox powerStation Charging Station and Backup Battery

FuelBox powerStation provide two multiple methods to charge your mobile devices at home or on the go. Curious? Let’s go on checking the <b>charging</b> …

Bitcoin May Not Survive, But The Technology Behind It Will Live On

In an article I wrote two years ago about the future of money, I explained that despite the libertarian fantasies that were being bandied about at the time, Bitcoin was unlikely to ever be a mainstream currency. News in January suggested that Bitcoin may be collapsing and key figures in the …

Blockchain

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Quantum Computing

Google could unveil chat bot initiative at I/O today

Shutterstock<p>Bots, bots, bots! Silicon Valley is going crazy over bots. In particular, chat bots, software designed to mimic conversations with real humans.<p>And now Google is jumping on the bandwagon.<p>According to a report from <i>The Information</i>, Google may launch a new chat bot initiative at Google I/O …

Chatbots

Amazon's customizable Dash Button sold out in less than a day

Amazon's Dash Buttons are the epitome of shopping simplification. You push a button and you get stuff, no need to browse around or even leave the …

Internet of Things

Path

Digital homes: How apps and devices will transform houses in the next five years

While connected appliances such as washing machines that can be started via a mobile app are already on the market, our future "smart" homes will be …

LG announces Action CAM with built-in LTE & YouTube Live support

LG this evening has announced the Action CAM with LTE and YouTube Live support. LG says that this is the “first” action camera to be available globally with LTE connectivity built-in. With LTE connectivity, users are able to stream directly to sites like YouTube Live without the need for a …

LG Electronics