Joana Vasconcelos

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Unlocking the Secrets Of BMW's Remarkable Car Of The Future

<i>Photo: BMW</i><p>In a nondescript industrial building in suburban Detroit, a $50,000 BMW is lying in pieces. The place looks like an illegal chop shop, where stolen vehicles are disassembled to be sold as parts. The body is on the floor, the chassis propped on a stand, the powertrain spread out in tiny …

Electric Vehicles

CES 2015: the trends and technologies to look out for

It's already time to kick off the new tech year in style at the the International Consumer Electronics Show, which is being held in Las Vegas this …

Alcatel OneTouch wants to be the Zara of smartwatches

Alcatel OneTouch wouldn't be the first company to bring us a round smartwatch (well, near-circular, in this case), but with its eyes set on the sub-€100 and sub-$150 price points in Europe and North America, respectively, the company clearly has ambitious plans. Previously known as the "Wave," this …

Wearable Tech

People Who Keep Their Resolutions Do These 5 Things

Have you ever promised yourself you would accomplish a goal, and then you failed miserably? Yeah, me too. I once purchased a gym membership–a 1 year, payable up front, $400, non-refundable gym membership. I chose that option on purpose, because I wanted to commit myself, like Cortés sinking his …

Will Power

The True Cost Of Low Drug Prices

India is not, yet, a wealthy country. Nevertheless its people experience many of the same expensive-to-treat illnesses as wealthier populations in the U.S. and Europe. Therefore the country has made a series of policy decisions designed to lower the cost of medical treatments. For example, until …

CES 2015: Smart watches and fitness trackers everywhere: solar, Swarovski crystals, and more

While Apple is set to release its Watch sometime early this year, CES 2015 is already packed with smartwatches with a range of focuses including fitness, fashion, and utility. We already saw Withings show off its colorful and affordable Activité Pop smartwatch with 8 month battery life, and others …

Wearable Tech

10 digital predictions for 2015

Time to spend a good cup of coffee on a Sunday with snow outside and think ahead about things to come in 2015. But in good tradition, lets start to …

'CES Unveiled' Hints at 2015's Hottest Categories: Sensors, Cameras, and Wearables

The Consumer Electronics Show doesn't officially kick off until Tuesday, but some of the craziest and most interesting products were already on display on Sunday at CES Unveiled, a media-focused pre-event that traditionally highlights many of the best products coming out at CES.<p>I was on-hand at CES …