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How Force Touch unlocks the power of your Apple Watch

Early adopters of the Apple Watch are still exploring the new wearable to discover all its hidden functionality. The least obvious feature in Apple’s newest device is Force Touch, which lets you change some settings by pressing firmly on the screen.<p>It’s a weird thing to get used to, and sometimes …

Smartwatches

Boutique Hotel Leaders Say Airbnb Is No Match For Their Service and Experiences

Make no mistake: boutique hotel CEOs don’t believe Airbnb will ever take away the lion’s share of their business, but they’re still watching …

Hospitality

2 minutes tours: Prague

The Etihad Twitter Feed You Can't Follow Unless You're Super Special

Etihad Airways brings rarified air to the Twitter-sphere by introducing the world’s first VIP airline Twitter, exclusively for its top-tier Etihad …

Genetically engineered virus 'cures' patients of skin cancer

The new therapy has far fewer side effects because it is harnassing the body's own immune system<p>A genetically engineered virus has ‘cured’ patients of cancer for the first time in a breakthrough which raises hopes of an end to chemotherapy.<p>In a worldwide study which was led by the Institute of …

Dawn of the cyborgs: how humans will turn themselves into gods

Historian Yuval Harari says humanity is heading for an upgrade – via biological manipulation or the creation of a race of cyborgs

The future of Britain? floating cities and high-rise farms

Engineers and futurologists claim the Moon and Mars spaceports and 3D printed houses will be common within 100 years<p>Super-deep six storey basements, floating cities and high-rise farms will be commonplace in Britain within 100 years, engineers and architects have claimed.<p>The next century will see …

Apple is bringing Force Touch to the iPhone, another report claims

The next version of iOS may borrow a popular feature from Apple's new line of Macbooks: Force Touch.<p>The upcoming iPhone's display will be pressure …

Google has a team of 100 people working on a project so secretive most of them can reveal only their first names

Advertising fraud is a serious problem. The Internet Advertising Bureau predicts ad fraud could cost brands as much as £6.5 billion ($10.1 billion) in wasted spending each year.<p>For Google — the world's biggest seller of online advertising — that's a huge problem. Google requires trust that ads …

Meet The Machine That Could Replace Anesthesiologists

It can only be used for simple procedures for now, but that's changing quickly<p>Say hello to the hunk of plastic that could replace your anesthesiologist.<p>Right now, only four U.S. hospitals are using the Sedasys anesthesiology machine to sedate patients before surgery. Johnson & Johnson has been …

Johnson & Johnson

Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

A panel of experts discusses the prospect of machines capable of autonomous reasoning<p>Paging Sarah Connor!<p>After decades as a sci-fi staple, artificial intelligence has leapt into the mainstream. Between Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, IBM’s Watson and Google Brain, machines that understand the …

14 surprising jobs that robots are doing

Historically, experts believed that robots would only threaten blue-collar jobs, but they're beginning to challenge white-collar professions, as well.<p>While some economists believe this "Second Machine Age" will ultimately create more jobs, others predict that several unlucky employees will be …

AI Is Getting Good Enough to Delegate the Work It Can’t Do

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>When most people think about humans and robots working together, they tend to assume that it’s the human giving the instructions. Robots, after all, are good at following commands or rote tasks, not the messy world of management, right?<p>In fact, artificial intelligence is …

Bridj, the Uber of bus transit, expands to second market [w/video]

The concept of combining the convenience of the ridesharing app Uber with the efficiencies of public transportation is gaining popularity across the country. That's the idea behind Boston-based Bridj, a startup that creates dynamic bus routes to get passengers from place to place. Another startup, …

One step closer to artificial intelligence: Scientists create cells replicating human brain processes

Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say …

New coloring technique creates perfect spots on 3D-printed cat

Hydrographic printing looks like a magic trick. You print a pattern on a see-through film, place that sheet on a tub of water and spray it with a chemical potion. When you immerse a bland 3D object in the tub, it bonds with the film and comes back out covered in chosen colors. This technique is …

Roomba maker has plans to crown robots ruler of the smart home

The key to scaling the idea of a smart home could be maps.<p>iRobot has ostensibly been making smart home devices longer than anyone, but most think of …

Pixar's cofounder predicts that iPhones and GoPros will change filmmaking

Pixar co-founder John Lasseter says the next big thing for movies is the iPhone, the GoPro, and the other tiny cameras that we're all carrying around. He even expects to see award-winning feature films made with them some day. "People will tell you, 'That’s not going to work,' but yeah, that’s …

'Apple Music' service reportedly coming next month with a social network for artists

Apple's long-anticipated streaming music service will likely be called Apple Music and is set to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 8th, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>'s well-connected Mark Gurman. Apple reportedly plans to launch the service, based on Beats Music, toward …

Putting Sensors In City Buildings Could Make Their Walls Talk

Giving structure to a city's infrastructure<p>Trying to get a building to tell you how it’s feeling is, well, like talking to a brick wall. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Researchers with the GENESI project want to make it so walls can talk back, by creating various sensors to fit inside …

European Union

BOBINE WATCH | The World's Most Flexible Apple Watch Dock

Bobine WATCH is the most flexible charge dock for Apple Watch. Charge Apple Watch within view on your nightstand, desk, or while driving with the …

Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here

An engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon says he’s invented technology that can identify someone from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint.<p>An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway. The cop sits in the car a moment, runs the plates—they’re fine—and gets out of the …

Carnegie Mellon University

Why This Is the Most Important New Technology in Decades

The cloud, we keep hearing, is coming. But if you’re in the enterprise tech market, you might be forgiven for wondering when this mythical cloud is …

Bill O'Chee: The cult of creativity is destroying education

It is a sad fact that Education Queensland's cult of creativity is destroying our children's futures. By indulging this, instead of giving our …

Education

This Startup's Side Project Scans Every Periscope Video To Help You Find The Best Streams

Dextro side project Stream is using its algorithms to categorize Periscope videos in real time.<p>Does this video contain a cat?<p>Is the cat inside, or on the beach?<p>Is it night or day?<p>These are the kinds of questions SoHo-based startup Dextro can answer in real time about hundreds of public videos …

Samsung answers the Apple Watch Digital Crown with a rotating, round bezel

A new way to not touch the screen<p>Samsung is working on a round smartwatch. There haven't been many details available on the device itself beyond the fact that it'll have a round screen and run Samsung's own Tizen OS, but that latter fact means the company needs to get developers on board early to …

This Is How Uber Will Take Over The World

The ride-hail giant is expanding globally — and it's doing so by replicating the hyperlocal approach it already uses in the U.S. Auto-rickshaws for India, Lamborghinis for Singapore.<p>Conceived as a solution to what its founders described as "the horrible taxi problem in San Francisco," Uber's …

Google Eyes Home-Services Market

The company is readying a new product intended to connect search users with local home-service providers.<p>Google has a new product in the works that highlights the company's growing interest in the home-services market, and may herald a broader move into it.<p>Sources close to the company told BuzzFeed …

You've got to sweat if you want to live longer, Australian study reveals

The research, published in the prestigious <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> journal, supports the latest trend in exercise of high intensity interval training. …

Exercise