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One Man's Dream Of Customizable Wireless Earbuds Just Hit Kickstarter

What if there could be a pair of headphones that's completely unique to you — something that fits your ears, but also your style?<p>OwnPhones, which just launched on Kickstarter, boasts the world's first 3D-printed wireless earbuds that are "custom fitted to your ears and perfectly designed to match …

Aereo’s Turning Off After Big Loss at Supreme Court - TIME

Controversial TV streaming startup Aereo said Saturday it’s shutting off its services after a Supreme Court ruling against the company’s methods …

Don't take meetings sitting down, study says

We've already heard about the miracles of standing while you work (less back pain, improved focus, more energy). Now researchers are suggesting that standing is more than just the ideal way to work solo at your desk. It can also improve meetings, making them more collaborative.<p>Professors at the …

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13 Movies That Explore The Future Of Technology

We explore the real-world technologies that mirror their imaginary counterparts in 13 legendary sci-fi films.<p>To create the bleak and high-tech world in the year 2054 for sci-fi blockbuster <i>Minority Report</i>, director Steven Spielberg consulted with an expert team of futurists including computer …

FCC votes in favor of new Net Neutrality rules, leaves room for 'fast lanes'

Five months ago, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals came down hard and essentially neutered 2010's Open Internet Order. Today, the FCC voted -- in a split decision along party lines -- to try again with a proposal for new Net Neutrality rules. Nothing's set in stone yet (the final vote on the matter …

Inside the Project Ara Design Process

The beginning of any design project starts with ideas. To help get the best ideas out of a team, you give them the freedom to go a bit crazy with those initial thoughts. The results, while a bit far fetched, can be the kernel that grows into the final product. For instance, one of the first ideas …

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS watch review

TomTom's latest GPS running watch does away with sweaty, constrictive heart rate straps with a clever sensor that measures how your pulse subtly changes the colour of your skin. So far so good, but does it work, asks Matthew Sparkes<p><b>Product:</b> TomTom Runner Cardio <b><br>Price:</b> £249.99 <b><br>Released:</b> May 31, …

6 Key Steps To Customer-Centric Modern Marketing

Clouds of the meteorological kind deluged New York City on April 30, dumping a month’s worth of rain in a single day. As I headed to the Oracle Marketing Cloud event at the Museum of Arts and Design in Columbus Circle, I encountered water running down subway-station walls and leapt street-corner …

We’re approaching the post-Internet age. You need to learn about mesh networks

Once, the Internet was the paradigm of decentralized, anonymous, citizen-based, secure communication. Now, mesh networks are being touted for that role.<p>Mesh networks are small, standalone communications exchanges that rely on phones (or other devices) talking directly to each other, with their …

Google's digital art prize winner is a poem you control with your body

Google asked artists to prove that code could be beautiful with its DevArt competition, and hundreds delivered on that promise. However, there can only be one winner: <i>The Metamorphosis of Mr. Kalia</i>, a visual poem from Cyril Diagne and Béatrice Lartigue. The project lets you use your body movement to …

Why the Future Belongs to Google -- Part II

If you have read the first part of this series, I have written about the strengths and foibles of two enormous tech giants -- Apple and Microsoft. In the final part of this series, I am turning my attention to another giant and delving deep into the big G.<p><b>Big as a Galaxy</b><p>They're responsible for a …

The Three Ways Forward For Microsoft And The Xbox One

My colleague Mark Rogowsky recently published a piece that contained a rather worrying chart, which showed the growing disparity between PS4 and Xbox One sales. Though the gap was a million consoles a few months ago in favor of Sony, now the gulf has widened, with Microsoft more or less refusing to …

Tim Cook discusses Apple’s environmental effort in new “Better” video

As Apple continues to acknowledge Earth Day, it has released a new video narrated by Apple CEO Tim Cook himself entitled “Better” describing its environmental efforts as a company. An updated microsite profiling Apple’s environmental responsibilities is available as well. While the site focuses on …

Microsoft Makes The Case For Mobile With A Comprehensive OS Update In Windows Phone 8.1

The recent release of Windows Phone 8.1 to developers and the media this week has shown Microsoft at its iterative best, but the underlying story is a simple one. Microsoft have managed to establish themselves as one of the main players in the mobile and smartphone place, and Windows Phone 8.1 will …

Yahoo’s earnings were OK—Alibaba’s were fantastic

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II<p><b>The numbers:</b> Yahoo’s first quarter 2014 results were a little stronger than expected. Revenue was down 1% from a year ago (or up 1%, excluding commissions paid for traffic.) Net income was $0.38 per share, the same as last year. But the numbers investors care most about …

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Silicon Valley CEO Supports The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

When Comcast announced plans to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC), some critics argued Comcast would have too much power over consumers, programmers and others in the Internet and entertainment ecosystem. But invariably these critics focus on hypothetical dangers while ignoring concrete, tangible …

Survey: People want connected cars, even if they’re also afraid of them

Before fully autonomous, self-driving cars hit showrooms in 2020, car-to-car connectivity – aka Car2Car and V2V – will likely become more …

5 Energy Saving Gadgets That Are Totally Worth It

As consumers look for energy-saving products to help the environment and save money, manufacturers are offering more “green” gadgets than ever before. But not all are worth the money, and some are an outright waste. Here are the top gadgets available that are actually worth the price to help you …

What The Future Of Connected Homes Really Looks Like

We’ve all heard about the connected home: a home that knows exactly how much energy it’s using, how much milk is left in the fridge and when to turn off the lights or turn up the heat based on your personal preferences. But the future of the connected home is so much more than a smart TV or …

Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment

Like many frequent travelers, I always keep a book on hand for those pesky times when you are forced to unplug. A few weeks ago, this habit allowed me the pleasure of reading <i>What Happened to Goldman Sachs?</i> by Steven Mandis while traveling cross-country, courtesy of United Airlines.<p>In his book, …

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

How Drones And Driverless Cars Raise Questions For The Future Of City Services

Technology developments will enhance our urban experience, but they also risk leaving more people behind. The city of the future must be a city for everyone.<p>What does the future of the city look like? Will it be full of driverless cars ferrying us about and drones delivering beer and pizza?<p>Probably …

One Powerful Way To Control Your Leadership Reputation

Your leadership reputation is your most valuable asset . A strong reputation makes it easier to earn respect from your peers and to advance your career goals.<p>But what takes years to build can be lost in a moment’s notice. Social media is a perfect example of this; when leaders abuse the privileges …

A Wearables Startup Playbook

Few sectors have received as much buzz as the wearables market. From fitness bands and anklet baby monitors, to smartwatches and Google Glass, wearables are fun, cool, and cutting-edge.<p>The rise of mobile broadband, commodity sensors, smartphone-based companion apps, virtualized manufacturing and …

‘Glow in the dark’ road lights the way to energy savings in the Netherlands

The pricey cost of powering street lights has inspired clever minds in the Netherlands to come up with glow-in-the-dark road markings.<p>Introduced this …

Scared Someone Will Laugh at Your Ideas?

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of</i> <i>Arkenea Technologies</i> <i>and a mobile strategy advisor. He can be contacted via Twitter</i> <i>@rahulvarshneya</i><i>.</i><p>Ever noticed that whenever Facebook implements a new design change on their website, just how many people crib and rant about the change?<p>Most people are habituated …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

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Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …