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Now playing: a movie you control with your mind - MIT Technology Review

Usually when you watch a film, you sit back in your chair, eyes trained on a screen, as the story unfolds. It’s a lot different when you watch one of …

Time Travel

Google developing Lookout app to aid the visually impaired

Google is developing an app it hopes will help the millions of blind and visually impaired people in the world become more independent.<p>The web giant said Tuesday it is working on an Android app called Lookout that offers users auditory clues to the objects, text and people around them. The app is …

Apps

This Phone Gives the User Their Life Back!

The primary function of being a mobile phone is… well, to be a phone! However, integrated into the smartphones of today is a plethora of secondary …

YouTube's newest feature reminds you to stop watching YouTube

Google made a big deal about the concept of digital wellbeing at Google I/O this year. Basically, the company wants to help you be less distracted by technology. Now we’re seeing the first signs of this initiative making its mark: YouTube now has reminders to stop watching videos.<p>Yep, that’s right: …

Internet

Meet Tess: the mental health chatbot that thinks like a therapist

Most days, Jillian Bohac feels overwhelmed. After her husband was hit by a truck while riding his bike, he suffered a brain injury that produced so many clots, she says, that it “looked like a night sky” on the CT scan. Once the most independent man she knew, he now needs help putting on his shoes. …

Mental Health

Everything you need to know about Google Assistant

Google Assistant is getting smarter than Google Now ever was. Not only does the service support more than one language, but it also will soon feature …

Android News

Samsung’s new TV uses algorithms to turn invisible!

Samsung’s been all about making the television pretty both when switched on as well as off. 2016’s Serif TV may have kickstarted the movement, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Google's Assistant Can Now Launch Multi-Command Routines With A Simple Phrase

Last October, Google announced Routines for the Assistant during their Made by Google event, and now they’ve finally arrived. Yesterday, instructions on how to set up a Routine appeared on Google’s support blog.<p>Routines are a sequence of related commands that are launched with a simple phrase. Each …

Android News

Grocery-Hauling Car Concepts : car concept

A California-based startup by the name of Robomart is looking to solve the age-old problem associated with the effort of getting up to go …

Customers

AR Football Stadium Seats : 2018 super bowl seats

2018 Super Bowl seats are one of the most desired and expensive items on the web but with its high price tag, comes a lot of uncertainty. The details …

NFL

Ultra-Sensitive Electronic Skins : Electronic Skins

A group of scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder recently unveiled impressive electronic skins that are able to mimic the sensory …

Nanotech

AR glasses Steve Jobs would be proud of

Even though this product doesn’t exist (yet), the Apple Glasses Concept is as Apple-esque as it gets. Taeyeon’s observations and execution help make …

Apple Watch

Sleep Tech for Your Smartphone Addiction

It’s hard to believe that, for some people, this is what it takes to get a little shut eye! The smartphone struggle is real! It’s called MoDi and it …

Sleep

Our lives in 2025: What the world will be like in 10 years' time

Our world is being transformed by rapid advances in sciences and technology that are touching every aspect of our lives.<p>So what changes could these …

A new Industrial Revolution is coming

For an even longer period, starting in the 1950s with the so-called Third Industrial Revolution, businesses have become more digitized. In the next few decades, a new industrial revolution will combine elements of these two trends, along with related technologies and practices, into a truly "smart" …

Google Maps brings Timeline support to the iPhone and iPad

Google today announced an update to Google Maps that would bring the popular Timeline feature to iOS devices. The feature acts as a sort of mobile memory that allows users the ability to recall in great detail all the places they’ve been.<p>What was the name of that antique store I popped into the …

These games know exactly when you'll quit playing

We have a tendency to consider ourselves unique and unpredictable, but digital games research shows that this is far from the case. In fact, we can be categorised into groups of people who show the same behaviours, and what we do in the future is imminently predictable. For example, how you play a …

Machine Learning

Hopper brings its predictive travel-booking smarts to hotels

Ever since I learned about Hopper, it’s become my go-to app for booking flights. The price predictions, color-coded map, and customized price change notifications make it dangerously addictive, especially for those on-a-whim travel choices. Now it’s about to get even more useful.<p>Today, Hopper is …

Magisto iPhone Video App Update Has a Surprise for You

Magisto, a cloud-based iOS app that uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically mix your iPhone photos and videos into movies, has unveiled a new trick: Surprise Me. This new feature — part of an update to the free app — uses AI to create original videos, but this time independently and without …

Google Calendar App Gets Smarter And Prettier

Google is rolling out a new, smarter Calendar app to go along with the two new Nexus devices out today. Both the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 run on Google’s new Lollipop 5.0 operating system. The new Calendar app works on Lollipop 5.0 and all Android 4.1 or newer devices.<p>The old app was pretty much …

Inbox Comes Close to Mastering Email

Count the ways that Google's Inbox cured my pesky "emailments."<p>We can now text, tweet, iMessage, Facebook message, Skype and even leave one another disappearing messages. But old-fashioned email isn’t going away. It’s still a vital part of how we communicate.<p>That’s not to say email is flawless — …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere Google knows you've been

Luckily, there's an easy way to see exactly what Google knows about where you've been, and you can even see a map of past locations you have visited.<p>This all depends on whether you have enabled two settings tied to your Google account: location reporting and location history. Of course Google lets …

Apps

Spotify Unveils New Features For Runners, Including Songs That Change Based On Your Tempo

Spotify’s press event today wasn’t just about adding video and other content types. The company also revealed that it’s adding new features to improve the experience for anyone who listens to the app during their runs.<p>To do that, Chief Product Officer Gustav Söderström said Spotify will now use the …

Graava camera promises to capture, edit and share your best moments

Through a combination of sensors and software, this tiny 1080p-resolution mountable and wearable camera can cook down hours of video to just the bits you want to share to your favorite sites.<p>Camera makers typically focus on helping you capture the best video or photos possible and then leave the …

The best camping hacks

One of the most stressful aspects of camping is packing for the outing itself. Similarly, if we forget something or an item breaks during a trip, we …

Bear Grylls

Snapchat embraces link sharing on iOS, adds temporary Ghost Mode

On Monday, October 23, Snapchat released an update that includes a Snapchat timed Ghost Mode for temporarily disabling location services, a feature …

Apps

360 photos and videos are coming to Facebook’s Instant Articles

Facebook’s Instant Articles — the format that displays publishers’ content in a faster-loading, distraction-free view when accessed by Facebook users on mobile devices — are about to get more interactive. The social network announced today that these articles will now support 360 videos and photos …

Twitter now lets you watch 360-degree Periscope streams

Your Periscope livestream is about to become more immersive. The Twitter-owned company announced today that it is now supporting 360 videos, though there is a catch. Only “select partners” will be able to create these special broadcasts, but any viewer can watch them live. This feature is rolling …

Flipboard launches version 3.0: Smarter recommendations plus a curated daily newsmagazine

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Flipboard founder Mike McCue says the company is taking another step towards building the world’s best personalized digital …