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13 ways AI will change your business in 2018

Artificial intelligence is here to stay. It has proven itself as a valuable and effective way to perform routine tasks in a variety of industries. While AI may not have poked its head around the corner of your office door yet, it doesn’t mean that it is not on the horizon as a tool to help unload …

Artificial Intelligence

How to use a USB drive with Files on iOS

There are several workarounds for getting data off a USB stick or SD card, and onto your iPad or iPhone. We’ve even covered some. But until now, there’s been no way to just plug a USB stick into your iPad’s Lightning port, and browse the contents in iOS 11’s Files app. Thanks to an update to the …

Apps

Richard Branson: Universal basic income is coming

Richard Branson believes government should give everyone a paycheck, whether they have a job or not.<p>"I think that's really important," he told CNN's Christine Romans in an interview. "It will come about one day."<p>The concept is called universal basic income. It guarantees every person a minimum …

Income Inequality

Auto Expo 2018: List of all electric cars that these 5 major showcase at event

Asia's one of the largest automobile event has been in its full swing in Greater Noida in India. The 14th edition of Auto Expo 2018, has been the …

Hyundai Ioniq

China’s latest trade maneuver is worrying. Here’s the story.

There’s a new chapter in the U.S.-China trade tiff. When President Trump slapped tariffs and quotas on billions of dollars of U.S. imports of solar panels and washing machines in January, his targets were China, South Korea and other foreign producers of these goods.<p>China just turned to page 1 of …

Globalization

The U.S. Already Has Bleeding Edge Technology Manufacturing With GlobalFoundries Fab 8 In Malta, NY

There has been more talk than ever in the past 18 months about the lack of high tech manufacturing in the US. This was highlighted in the recent election, and Apple was dragged through the mud a bit afterward with its China-only iPhone manufacturing. I was reminded last week that there is, in fact,</i> …

Advanced Micro Devices

How to sleep easier with Google Home’s white noise feature

Pick from a selection of sounds like a rainstorm, spinning fan, or just generic white noise<p>I’m one of those people who falls asleep a little easier if there’s quiet, steady noise around me. Cracking a window open isn’t really an option in February here in New York, so typically I just turn on a …

Music Production

Here's how much your personal information is selling for on the dark web

Not everything on the dark web is illegal, but it is a huge marketplace for stolen data and personal information. After a data breach or hacking incident, personal information is often bought and sold on the dark web by identity thieves looking to make money off your good name-and any numbers or …

Identity Theft

It Matters Where Solar Panels Are Made

It's a lot tougher to innovate when the technology doesn't start at home.<p>The oil industry was born in Pennsylvania in 1859, and Americans have played a leading role in it ever since. Even after the U.S. lost its status as the world's top oil producer in the 1970s, 1 it remained the industry's main …

First Solar Inc.

Millennials, This Is How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Your Job For Better And Worse

Many of the jobs that Millennials work in today didn’t exist when their parents entered the job market. And chances are the young professionals of the future will work in fields that don’t exist today.<p>Such is the nature of an economy continuously influenced by new technology, and Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

‘La Torche’ may be the most beautiful surf film of the year

When it comes to surf videos, you’ll be hard pressed to find one as beautifully shot and unique as <i>La Torche</i>. Set to the dulcet sounds of Anna von …

Extreme Sports

12 Interesting Predictions For 2018 You Should Know About

With self-driving vehicles, virtual reality, quantum computing, gene therapy, 2017 saw a number of major breakthroughs enter the public eye. This year will be no different; in fact, 2018 will see a range of innovations and announcements that will impact the lives of millions to billions over the …

GDPR

This Could Be The Next Disruption in Enterprise Technology

Nope, it's not blockchain related.<p>Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." The same philosophy could be applied to data.<p>It's not the vastness of data accumulation that has value, it's what can be done with …

Enterprise Tech

How the sushi boom is fuelling tapeworm infections

As eating raw fish has become more popular, gruesome tapeworm tales have emerged. But how worried should sashimi lovers be – and how else might we become infected?<p>The good news, said A&E doctor Kenny Bahn, was that the patient who had turned up at the emergency department was not dying. That is …

Microbiology

How quantum dots could challenge OLED for best TV picture

It won't happen this year, but when Samsung figures out how to make quantum dot TVs without depending on decades-old LCD technology, watch out LG.<p>We've said it before but it bears repeating: Samsung's QLED TV technology is not the same as LG's OLED TV technology.<p>Sure they have similar names, down …

OLEDs

Researchers are worried that a brain illness known as 'zombie deer' disease may start infecting humans

When a deer becomes infected with chronic wasting disease, it can take up to two years before signs of the illness become visible.<p>At some point, the animal will lose weight, stop interacting with other deer, and lose its fear of humans, and it may start drinking and salivating more. It winds up …

Colorado

Review: Motiv’s smart ring is a feat of miniature engineering

Often, a personal technology review has little to do with the tech itself. What makes a good product comes down to design or implementation, or …

Wearable Tech

OPod is a stylish micro-home made out of concrete pipe

Hong Kong housing is famously expensive, with a growing number of apartments being squeezed into a highly limited space.<p>Local architect James Law of …

Hong Kong

Watch the First Footage of a Tesla Semi in the Real World

Just two months after its official unveiling, the Tesla Semi is really really real.<p>A UPS worker in California last week captured the first known …

Tesla Semi

Xiaomi's 50-inch Mi TV 4A offers 4K HDR for just $375

Xiaomi's latest Mi TV packs a punch.<p>By now, you should be familiar with Xiaomi's obsessive focus on quality and value for money. That's what allowed …

Tablets

Next-gen solar power wonder material signs first commercial distribution contract

Saule Technologies has signed a distribution agreement, with the Skanska Group, to sell their perovskite based solar panels. The two companies expect to install a project in Poland in 2018 using test cells.<p>This is the first time I’ve heard of any company signing actual contracts to market and …

Clean Energy

A Complete Beginner's Guide To Bitcoin In 2018

When you dig into the details of Bitcoin, it’s almost an unbelievable tale about how to create money. Although it seems like fiction, it’s actually the best-known version of digital currency in use today. To help you wrap your head around what it is, what it does and how to earn Bitcoins, I pulled …

Bitcoin

Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked

Is it bad -- or even dangerous -- to leave a smartphone plugged in as you sleep? The answer is complicated, as are many things regarding batteries.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>There's been a lot of coverage lately about whether you should leave your smartphones plugged in overnight. Is it …

The most important Brexit detail you’ve never heard of

<b>Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. The WTO’s “Most Favoured Nation” rule has implications for British trade</b> …

United Kingdom

Here's why your body stores more fat in certain places

We’re talkin’ bout sex (hormones), baby.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where</i> …

Cardiovascular System

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

Renewables are about to become our cheapest form of energy

Climate change is a reality. we can no longer bury our heads in the sand about how we have changed our environment for the worse through our use of, …

Loneliness

The Ford Ojo Electric scooter is a total joy ride

The best things about electric scooters all in one place<p>Electric scooters are basically a dime a dozen these days. But few companies have been able to scoop up all the things that people like about them — solid range, fun to ride, smart features — and put them all together in a well-built package …

Medical Technology