Martin Nygren

93 Flips | 2 Magazines | 67 Likes | 6 Following | 12 Followers | @MartinNygren | Management consultant within IT Strategy and Business Analytics with a great interest in emerging technologies and how they affect the social and juridical climate.

The unintended ways self-driving cars will change our lives

Six years ago, Google raised a lot of eyebrows when it announced it was developing a self-driving car. At the time, very few people took the technology seriously. However, things have been gearing up, and now self-driving cars are about to be part of our everyday life. Just last August, Uber rolled …

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Make enemies for life with this Grammar Snob sticker pack for iMessage

The addition of stickers to iOS 10 has been an absolute mess. You might love it, you might hate it, but you can't deny that the ability to litter conversations with cartoons of pizzas, pokémon, and party parrots doesn't seem to have been well thought out. And that's before we even mention the …

Meet Betty of Milton Keynes, Britain’s first robotic office manager

She is punctual, tireless, and always looking to learn new skills.<p>Meet Betty, Britain’s first robotic office manager who has been let loose on an workplace in Milton Keynes to see how well she can integrate with staff.<p>Programmed with the latest artificial intelligence software, Betty will spend the …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers find a way to snoop on you through your phone’s vibration motor

Cover up your webcam, disable microphone access and put on your tinfoil hat — but it won’t make any difference, because the Illuminati can get at you through your phone’s vibration motor now. Well, kind of, anyway. Your best defense? Talk in a high voice.<p>The “VibraPhone” research comes from Romit …

Here's how drone usage is set to explode by 2020

The fast-growing global drone industry has not sat back waiting for government policy to be hammered out before pouring investment and effort into opening up this all-new hardware and computing market.<p>A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already catering to a long list of …

Software piracy claims can ruin your business and reward those responsible

Robert J. Scott Contributor<p>Robert J. Scott is a managing partner at Scott & Scott, LLP.<p>There is a highly divisive and costly practice that software companies have inflicted on their customers for nearly a decade. This practice brings with it significant emotional duress, time investment and …

Code-A-Cola: How To Hide Secret Messages Using Fizzy Drinks

Next time you see someone spilling a drink in a bar, you could actually be witnessing a spy secretly decoding an encrypted message. This might sound …

This One-Eyed Robot Is Your Own Personal Minion, And It Makes Video Calls

There’s a lot of “soon to come” news in the family robot market. Most of these robots are either still in their crowdsourced project phase or on the precipice of hitting the market, like the long-anticipated Jibo family robot which has been in the works since 2o12 and expected on the market in late …

Robotics

Snakebites Are Dangerous, but Mobile Ads Are Lethal, in Adobe’s Hilarious New Ad

Adobe has long excelled at comically portraying the disastrous consequences of not managing one's marketing properly. But in its latest spot, it …

19-åringens robot har överklagat böter för 25 miljoner

Flickr - Ian Sane<p>TEKNIK<p>En Stanfordstudent har programmerat en juristrobot som sätter stopp för dyra advokatarvoden.<p>19-årige Joshua Browder går första …

After Growing to 50 People, We’re Ditching the Office Completely: Here’s Why

Buffer hit a new milestone recently, but it wasn’t a metric like annual recurring revenue, total users or cash in the bank.In fact, this one is more …

Glöm Popcorn Time – Pirate Bay har blivit en streamingsajt

Pluginet Torrents Time förvandlar piratnästet till en enda jättelik Netflix-kopia.

Guinness Removes Fish Guts From Its Recipe—Wait, What?

The Irish beer is removing fish guts. Yep, they were in there.<p>Guinness, the famed Irish brewery, is changing its recipe for the first time in 256 years. Beer-loving vegans will now be able to sip, or chug, the black stout, starting in 2016 when fish guts will be removed from Guinness ingredients, …

Tech Policy Threat Matrix

1 comment<p>On the whiteboard that hangs in my office, I have a giant matrix of technology policy issues and the various policy “threat vectors” that …

In Defence Of Sex Machines: Why Trying To Ban Sex Robots Is Wrong

“Ban sex robots!” scream the tech headlines, as if they’re heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since …

MI5 chief warns technology has put terrorists 'out of reach'

Rapid advances in technology are allowing terrorists to operate "out of the reach" of British spies, the head of MI5, Andrew Parker has …

Self-destructing computer chip can protect top secret data

You probably wouldn't bat an eyelash if you see a self-destructing computer chip in a <i>Mission Impossible</i> movie, but what if one actually exists in real life? Xerox PARC engineers have developed a chip that can explode into teensy little pieces as part of DARPA's Vanishing Programmable Resources …

Mission Impossible

Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel

Japan's first robot-staffed hotel opens this week and we just got the full tour. While the main attraction may be the bordering-on-human receptionist (left) and the English-speaking dinosaur (er, right), the hotel has a whole family of robots performing varying degrees of useful work. Think: room …

Japan

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20

Think of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it’s a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical toys. The system debuted two years ago and the company has steadily upgraded the system since. But today, the company revealed the ship date …

A Vintage Guide To Enjoying Your Summer Vacation

Whip out your bell bottoms and join us as we reminisce on mail-order vacation homes, lunar module-inspired camping shelters, and more. Happy Memorial Day!<p>Updated:<p><i>This article was originally published on August 5, 2011.—Eds.</i><p>You'd be surprised at how little summer getaways have changed over the past …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Study: Sex And Alcohol Make You Happier Than Having Kids And Religion

Money may not be able to buy happiness, but sex and alcohol surely can — at least, according to new research.<p>A recent study conducted at the …

Security Startup Illusive Networks Uses Deception To Catch Hackers

Imagine you’re a red-blooded hacker and you want to break into a corporate network. You find your way in, probably by stealing someone’s credentials. Then you go to work. You move around until you find another lock to pick and slowly, steadily, patiently you go deeper and deeper into the network …

Reddit's mysterious button experiment is over

After two months, and more than a million clicks, the weirdest social experiment on the internet is over: Reddit’s Button has hit zero.<p>And it ended, not with a bang, but a whimper: hiding behind the end of the countdown was nothing more than a simple message reading: “The experiment is over.” Even …

Internet

Digital hives: Creating a surge around change

Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change.<p><b>New lessons are emerging</b> for executives striving to harness the …

Why No One Uses the Corporate Social Network

Imagine an organization that is completely digitally connected. Colleagues connect seamlessly with each other across silos and across the globe. Management has its finger on the pulse of the company, aware of every crisis-induced quickening. And throughout the organization there is a deep sense of …

Greatest Inventions of All Time

Infographic charting the top 60 greatest inventions of all time, from the telescope to Lego, according to Raconteur’s survey of over 400 scientists, …