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The death of the smartphone and the birth of the next big thing

The days of the smartphone are drawing to a close: what comes next will disrupt the status quo and change how we use technology.<p><i>What will come after</i> …

DuoSkin

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, Asta Roseway*, Christian Holz*, Paul Johns*, Andres Calvo, Chris Schmandt.<br>MIT Media Lab in collaboration with Microsoft …

10 most influential wearable devices

Since the 17th century we’ve been strapping bits and pieces to our bodies in pursuit of technological nirvana<p>Wearable technology is arguably the most exciting area of consumer technology at the moment, but its beginnings go a lot further back than you might expect.

One day wearables will save your marriage

There is a current global surge in popularity of the use of “wearables” for various health and fitness applications. The beeping of fitness watches …

Samsung Just Patented Smart Contact Lenses With a Built-in Camera

Welcome to the future.<p>Samsung just took another step into science fiction. South Korea has just granted the tech giant a patent for contact lenses …

A Simple Bracelet Can Turn Your Arm Into an Interactive Smartphone Display

Smartphone addicts will want to pay close attention to this.<p>Say, for example, you're taking a shower or relaxing in a hot bath. Your smartphone is nowhere near your wet, soapy hands. Just then an important email comes in. You either have to ignore the message until you're done or prematurely have …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch World View explain its unique approach to space business and tourism

World View’s new spaceport in Tucson, Arizona is focused on a unique task: Launching high altitude balloons that will take equipment, and eventually people, to the Earth’s stratosphere to do work in an edge-of-space operating theater. We got the chance to go to the facility’s grand opening, and …

Global Perspectives

Lost luggage less likely with new tracking systems

Do luggage tracking systems work? You bet.<p>Will they keep your checked bag from disappearing the next time you fly? Maybe.<p>True, sophisticated new technologies are being introduced that track your belongings from airport to airport. The latest is Delta Air Lines' $50 million system, which uses Radio …

Flying

Is Hyperloop the future of travel?

Dave Lee<p><b>There was a moment, an hour before an event last week, when 30 or so young fresh-faced people stood around their creation and posed for a group photo.</b><p>They were in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All around them, reminders of historic …

What is Transhumanism?

http://whatistranshumanism.org<p><b>Transhumanism</b> is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current …

The Five Most Revolutionary Scientific Trends to Look Out For In 2017

Neural prosthetics, driverless cars, geoengineering and more.<p>2016 was a powerful year for science and technology innovation. CRISPR gene editing technology became nearly a household name with its potential to affect humanity. SpaceX rockets landed themselves. And a baby was born with three …

Should We Die?

Radical longevity may change the way we live—and not necessarily for the better.<p>“So, you don’t want to die?” I asked Zoltan Istvan, then the Transhumanist candidate for president, as we sat in the lobby of the University of Baltimore one day last fall.<p>“No,” he said, assuredly. “Never.”<p>Istvan, an …

Wireless: the next generation

THE future is already arriving, it is just a question of knowing where to look. On Changshou Road in Shanghai, eagle eyes may spot an odd rectangular …

OUR WIRELESS FUTURE: All the tech that’s available today, and what’s coming in the next 10 years

Last month, Apple made a big push towards a wireless future.<p>By removing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, Apple invigorated the idea of using wireless headphones to more people than ever before. The company's new completely wireless AirPods should help with that, too.<p>Getting people to switch from …

Headphones

SXSW Interactive 2017: Artificial intelligence, smart cities will be major themes this year

<b>(AP/Jack Plunkett)</b><p>The annual gathering in Austin, Texas, is a major forum for identifying the latest tech trends<p>Angelo Young<p>March 8, 2017 9:58am (UTC)<p>When it was founded 31 years ago, South by Southwest was easier to define: It was an annual musical showcase linking up-and-coming recording artists …

Artificial Intelligence

SXSW: Amazon Prime Air Drones Meet the Public — But Stay Grounded

AUSTIN, Texas — Amazon unveiled its highly anticipated delivery drones at this year's SXSW conference in Austin, Texas — but they're not yet dropping merchandise or breakfast burritos to the thousands of attendees at the tech, music and film festival.<p>For the first time ever, according to Amazon …

Nintendo Switch Comes To SXSW Gaming 2017

We’re pleased to announce that Nintendo will be at <b>SXSW Gaming from March 16 – 18, 2017</b> for an official exhibition of the Nintendo Switch and its …

SXSW Gaming convention begins

KXAN Staff - AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Gamers will descend upon South by Southwest this weekend as the Gaming Expo begins.<p>Conference associate Estevan Aviles …

How To Secure Your Social Media Accounts To Protect Yourself From Hackers

With the amount of time and number of social media accounts we have, the risk of getting hacked increases. Cyber criminals are always looking for …

Halt Hackers in Their Tracks With This Simple Key

Hackers talk a lot of smack about their “leet”—that is, elite—skills, but no method of digital burglary is more tried and true than phishing. …

Samsung Marshmallow offers parental controls and teaches proper phone usage

Marshmallow is not a rare topic here at Android Authority, but it is usually the Android version we refer to when we speak of this sweet treat. Now we have a new Samsung service named after the same dessert – Samsung Marshmallow.<p>This is a parental control app, but Sammy wants us to look at it as …

Android News

A Robot Physical Therapist Helps Kids with Cerebral Palsy - MIT Technology Review

A young girl in Atlanta manages the symptoms of cerebral palsy with regular physical therapy, which normally means a visit to a doctor’s office, or …

Robotics

Optogenetics Resource Center

The Technological Future of Surgery

The future of surgery offers an amazing cooperation between humans and technology, which could elevate the level of precision and efficiency of …

Medical Technology

Scientists grow beating heart tissue on spinach leaves

(credit: Worcester Polytechnic Institute)A research team headed by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) scientists* has <i>s</i>olved a major tissue …

AI-equipped Apple Watch can detect the signs of a stroke

The Apple Watch may become a useful tool in detecting an abnormal heartbeat, according to a study by heart rate app-maker Cardiogram and the UCSF Health lab. They determined that the wearable, when paired with neural network algorithms, is 97 percent accurate in detecting paroxysmal atrial …

This Frog Oozes Mucus That Causes Flu Virus Particles to Explode

Exploding Influenza<p>A compound in the mucus found on the oozy backs of a South Indian frog — known locally as a germ killer — can cause flu virus …

How the smart city concept is being implemented around the world

The smart city concept was a hot topic at the recent International Wireless Communications Expo in Las Vegas, both in the official programming as …

Using the Internet of Things to reduce food waste

The USDA estimates that more than 30% of all food products in the United States are thrown away, costing the nation more than $161 billion per year. This is often due to an inefficient supply chain that struggles to keep produce cool, and therefore fresh enough, from farm to store.<p>The temperature …

The IoT at Home: Smart Houses, Happy Homeowners

Online and Mobile Safety The Internet of Things is about connectedness among all of the things that surround us, including our car, our coffee maker, …