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Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

Kids

7 emerging technologies you haven't heard of yet

You may think the iPhone 7 is cutting edge technology - and it is, up to a point - but there are gadgets and tech coming down the pipe that are going …

Augmented Reality

Huawei brings fingerprint sensors to the masses with new phone and tablet

LAS VEGAS — Huawei is making one thing very clear at CES this year: security is a priority.<p>After masterfully crafting the fingerprint-equipped Nexus …

You Spent Twice As Much Time On a Smartphone or Tablet in 2015

If there’s anything we learned in 2015, it’s that we’re obsessed with mobile devices.<p>Time spent on mobile devices was up 117% in the year compared to …

Mobile

The next version of Blu-ray discs are here, and Facebook is using them

But don't worry: Panasonic isn't forcing you to buy a new disc player just yet.<p>Instead, Panasonic is aiming FreezeRay at the enterprise, where companies increasingly need more archival storage for the tremendous amounts of data that Internet services and apps generate each day.<p>Facebook is the first …

Blu-Ray

Good guy NASA just released over 1,200 patents to tech startups, free of charge

As the foremost aeronautics and space organization in the world, NASA has amassed an absolutely huge collection of patents over the years. These …

Innovation

5 Disruptive Technology Advancements Which Will Change Business as Usual

A disruptive technology can be defined as an innovation that will help to develop new value networks and markets. However, these new technologies …

Innovation

Free Classroom Resources at the Tap of a Finger

PBS<p><i>PBS’ media-on-demand service also launches new tools and features to help teachers organize, create and share content this school year; offers</i> …

Education Technology

Microsoft Has a Tech Revolution It Can't Sell

Microsoft's presentation of new devices running the new Windows 10 operating system Tuesday left no doubt that the company's chief executive, Satya …

Satya Nadella

Are We Educating Students for a Future that Doesn’t Exist?

Few subjects these days are more contentious than education, and rightly so. If our children are our future, it’s essential we do everything we can …

Innovation

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

The hottest smartphone maker in China is now selling gorgeous TV sets for dirt cheap

There's a lot to love about the TV's specs, which includes a Sharp-built monitor and fast, powerful chips to handle the Android-based OS. It also supports all kinds of video and gaming formats, it's super thin, and you can even buy it with one of several bright candy-colored casings, which are both …

Smart TV

Samsung Acquires Apple Pay Rival LoopPay

Samsung today announced plans to purchase LoopPay, in an effort to compete with Apple's Apple Pay payments service. The two companies were in previously talks over a potential partnership in December for a payment system that would rival Apple Pay.<p>LoopPay's technology stores payment information …

Neptune Duo: a Phone on Your Wrist, a Screen in Your Pocket

We’re now used to the idea of smartwatches relaying information from our phones to our wrists. The Neptune Duo is turning the concept on its head: it’s a wearable smartphone with a secondary display you can stash in your pocket.<p>The Neptune Duo consists of two parts. The Hub is a device you wear on …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

New Mexico

Apple had a merry Christmas, device activations show

New data from analytics firm Flurry says Apple and its iPhone dominated the holidays, with Samsung far behind.<p>For both Apple and consumers this holiday season, the iPhone appears to be the gift that keeps giving.<p>Apple devices accounted for 51.3 percent of all device activations in the week leading …

iPhone

Apple’s big-screen iPhones won Christmas

Flurry, a mobile-app analytics company owned by Yahoo, noticed two interesting trends in its data this week:<p>First, Apple had a massive Christmas.<p>Apple represented 51% of device activations measured by Flurry in the week leading up to and including Dec. 25, making it by far the dominant brand. …

Mobile

Apple Dominates Christmas Week With Over Half of New Mobile Device Activations

Mobile analytics firm Flurry today reports Apple accounted for just over half of new mobile device activations for the holiday season, with 51.3 percent of worldwide activations going to the Cupertino-based company.<p>Using data from more than 600,000 tracked apps, Flurry focused on the week leading …

Meizu's M1 Note is a dirt-cheap iPhone 5c on steroids

While many Chinese smartphone makers have recently stepped up their efforts in delivering more original designs, we can't say that's the case with Meizu's latest offering. In fact, we already knew the cheeky company was up to something when the Chinese media received an iPhone 5c chassis in their …

Chips for next year’s iPhone reportedly being produced now

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit/Gigaom<p>Samsung is now producing the A9 chip for Apple in Austin, Texas, Korea IT News reported on Friday. …

Early Fans Are Abandoning Google Glass In Droves

He'd left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who heads up the top-secret lab which developed Glass, has hardly given up on the product -- he recently wore his pair to the beach.<p>But Brin's timing is not propitious, coming as many developers and early Glass users are losing …

Wearable Tech

Split between iPhone 6 and Plus models settled down to 3-to-1 after initial 6-to-1 lead

While constrained supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus initially meant the 4.7-inch model was outselling its larger 5.5-inch brother by a ratio of 6-to-1, three different sources are now all reporting that the current ratio has settled down to 3-to-1.<p><i>Above Avalon</i> notes that Mixpanel, Fiksu and Baidu/Umeng …

Samsung will make fewer phone models next year

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Kif Leswing/Gigaom<p>Samsung makes a lot of different phones, almost all of them functionally identical Android devices …

The iPhone 6 Is Selling Like Crazy

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus accounted for 90% of iPhone sales during that time, according to the survey, meaning practically everyone buying an iPhone got the latest and greatest model. That's up from 84% of buyers choosing the iPhone 5S or 5C during the first 30 days last year.<p>UBS found that Chinese …

Selling

Motorola Droid Turbo Review: the best Android on Verizon

There are a lot of good phones out there. From the iPhone 6 to the Galaxy Note 4, the market is saturated with devices clamoring for your attention with their thinness, metal structure or fancy exclusive features.<p>Motorola and Verizon’s Droid Turbo (or the Moto Maxx, outside of the US) isn’t like …

Microsoft's Office updates are great news for Android and iOS, but hurt Windows and Windows Phone

Microsoft made multiple massive announcements for its Office suite this week. The big focus was Android and iOS, however, not the company’s own operating systems.<p>Here’s a quick recap:<p>Creating and editing is now free on Android and iOS (Microsoft is even offering prorated refunds for Office 365 …

Thanks to Apple Pay, Google Wallet NFC use is growing fast. That’s a good thing

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>A rising tide lifts all boats, as they say, and that’s exactly what appears to be happening in the U.S. contact-less payments …

Google is working on “copresence,” which might let Chrome, Android and iOS devices communicate directly

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: TechAeris<p>Google is working on new APIs to support something called “copresence,” but what it might be isn’t yet clear. …