Imran Charania

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Apps, Video Games, And Wearables: A Vision For The Future Of McDonald’s

McDonald’s chief digital officer, Atif Rafiq, reveals how the embattled fast-food chain might revamp its restaurants by 2020.<p>Soon, you could walk into a McDonald’s, sit down, maybe play a video game for a few minutes, then have your food brought to you.<p>At least that’s the vision of Atif Rafiq, the …

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

IE will live on, but only as plumbing for Windows<p>While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence …

Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

For better or worse, we are about the enter the age of smart everything. Whatever you think of that proposition, the fact is that sensors, the tiny devices that fuel the Internet of Things are getting smaller and cheaper all the time. As they do, we will start to see them transmitting data from …

Square Buys Kili Technology For Payment Hardware; HQ To Become Toronto Office

Mobile payments and retail tech company Square has acquired Kili Technology, a Toronto-based startup specializing in silicon, electronic and software design for improvement payment processing. The newly-acquired company will remain in Toronto, which will now act as a second Canadian office for …

Neptune Suite: A Taste of What Computing Should Be in 2025

When Neptune launched its grand idea for upending the smartphone ecosystem, many responses boiled down to: Huh?<p>Sure, the idea sounded downright …