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Feature Request: How Apple’s Siri-controlled HomeKit could improve in the future

Like a lot of new technologies from Apple these days, HomeKit isn’t perfect but the parts that work well are really useful. Apple’s home automation framework connects smart accessories from various companies all under the control of Siri and HomeKit apps like Home or Hesperus. But HomeKit is …

Five Tech Developments Business Owners Need To Know About, Including Smart Homes And Google's Incubator

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney Are Part of $100 Million Funding Round for a Company That Wants to Be the Apple of Smart Homes.</b><p>From Forbes.com: <i>Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel</i> …

Startups

Noria is a smart air conditioner that will keep you feeling and looking cool

Summer is coming.<p>And with it, for many of us, lots of sun, sweat, and unsightly window air conditioning units. Alas, despite all the advances in …

How Nest Is Trying To Keep The Connected Home Secure

Alphabet’s own Internet of Things outfit is working to stay one step ahead of hackers–and ahead of shifting consumer privacy expectations.<p>If you use Nest’s home automation products, you can have them automatically detect when you’re home or away. If you are out, your Nest Thermostat can …

Princeton University

New tech uses hardware, software to train dogs more efficiently - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

North Carolina State University researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog …

Meet The Second-Generation Philips Hue App For iOS And Android

Philips may have caused a storm in achievable and affordable home automation when it introduced the excellent Hue range of connected bulbs and …

Here Is A Great Website for STEM Teachers and Students

May 1, 2016<br>NOVA, one of the popular American TV series that produces in-depth science programming in the form of documentaries and short videos, has …

Education Technology

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This startup plans to protect airports by taking over rogue drones in midair

Legislators are considering new rules that would explicitly allow such technology<p>After graduating from MIT with a degree in computer science, Grant Jordan spent four years at the United States Air Force acquiring a particular set of skills, skills that make him very dangerous to drones like this. …

Whose fault is it that we're addicted to technology?

<i>Author Nir Eyal is hosting an Answers Session next Tuesday, ask him all about how to make internet products addictive and if that’s something we should want in any case.</i><p>“Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the internet,” wrote Tony Schwartz in a recent essay in The New York …

Online presence and technology tools increase reach, boost sales

At a time when many photography stores across the country have pulled down their shutters for good, Henry's continues to diversify product offerings, expand retail operations and benefit from a thriving e-commerce business.<p>"Our success can be attributed to early adoption of new technology," says …

The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade -- Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics

Many people take it as an article of faith that technology is changing the world, but in his new book, <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, economist Robert Gordon says otherwise. He points out—accurately—that productivity, which surged between 1920 and 1970, has stalled since then and is likely to …

Nanotech

Research team lead by Indian engineer build technology to double WiFi speed

Researchers, led by an Indian-origin engineer in US, have developed a novel technology that can double Wi-Fi speeds with a single antenna, a …

Nanotech

6 technologies that 'Star Trek' correctly predicted

How the Boston Marathon is Using Security Technology

Three years after a deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon, technology has changed the way law enforcement and first responders monitor the event.<p>Monday will mark the third year that Massachusetts authorities have used a high-tech partner, Esri, to do real-time tracking of the morning's race, a …

Akitio's blazing-fast external SSD combines two blistering storage technologies

If you have $1,299 to spend, Akitio’s external Thunder3 PCIe SSD storage system will deliver blazing speed and more.<p>The Thunder3 combines two technologies that help it deliver unprecedented data transfer speeds for an external drive. A 1.2TB Intel 750 SSD, based on the super-fast NVMe storage, …

Here's a thorough look into the technology powering Magic Leap's mysterious 'mixed reality' headset

What is Magic Leap?<p>Other than "the company that Google co-funded to the tune of $500 million," no one really knows. There have been no press tours, no "development kits," no big Kickstarter campaigns. The company's CEO Rony Abovitz describes Magic Leap as a "techno-biology" company. Only two …

How technology can help solve our mental health crisis

When Swedish entrepreneur David Brudö "hit the red brick wall", he had no idea what to do or where to turn. "I've always been an emotional person, and I have quite a dark, depressive personality, but I'm also very driven and performance-focused in terms of my business."<p>David describes his work in …

Public impact of RCMP surveillance technology

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Surveillance

How Technology Has Shaped the Economy

<i>How has tech-driven productivity improved the overall economy? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist, General Electric Co., on Quora.</b><p>Productivity has always been …

Better Buy: Micron Technology Inc. vs. Qualcomm

Much of the news surrounding <b>Qualcomm</b> (NASDAQ: QCOM) involves its myriad lawsuits and the negative impact they've had on its financial results. But in spite of the company's legal wranglings with longtime smartphone customer <b>Apple</b> and others, the stock has performed admirably.<p>Unlike Qualcomm, which …

FBI admits it can’t keep up with advances in technology

A previous version of this story misstated Matthew Edman’s role with the government. The story has been corrected.<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation …

Ernst & Young

25-100 times faster: Revolutionary 3D-printing technology announced

A new 3D-printing system is forecast to change the industry forever. The revolutionary liquid method has been found to be 25 to 100 times faster than …

Microsoft Edge browser will finally support Google's WebM technologies in Anniversary Update

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be bringing numerous new features and improvements to Microsoft’s operating system. Among those, will be …

The wearable that gets you out of bed, one electric shock at a time

This is the Shock Clock. It's a wearable that guarantees you'll get up in the morning through the magic of classical conditioning and, well, electric shocks.<p>The wrist band trains you, in traditional Pavlovian style, to get your lazy self out of bed on time. When the alarm goes off, the band will …

Wearable Tech

Chinese Tycoon Shops With 8 Robotic Maids to Flaunt His Baller Status

Why go shopping with bodyguards when you can take humanoid robots out with you to carry your purchases?<p><b>Related: A man built this $50,000 robot that</b> …

This cute little robot can teach your kid (and you) how to code

Teaching kids to code is probably something that will be part of school curriculum in the not-so-distant future or at least it should be. Being able to code is an invaluable skill and learning at a young age leaves time for ample discovery and exploration.<p>However, as anyone who has ever tried to …

Robotics