Marco Ortiz

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8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

30 Secret Codes for Android Users

Various hidden menus, diagnostic, look at the state of wireless networks, all available without installing special applications, it is necessary only …

Android News

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Microsoft brings home automation app and devices to the Windows Store

Unlike Google with its new $3.2 billion Nest, Microsoft doesn't have a lot of home automation products yet despite some interesting research. Redmond has now made a move to stock its shelves, albeit indirectly, via a partnership with home automation specialist Insteon. The pair just announced that …

Samsung foldable AMOLED display secretly show-off at CES

There was plenty on show at this year’s CES, but it seems that Samsung was also sneaking around the event with some new secret technology. Samsung was reported showing off a prototype foldable AMOLED display to selected guest behind closed doors.<p>Samsung Display showcased a 5.68 inch high resolution …

Electronics Industry

At MailChimp, data science works behind the scenes

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Data science doesn’t need to look cool. It doesn’t need to use trendy technologies, either. What it ought to do is solve problems.<p>And data science has done that for MailChimp, in a variety of applications, as company data scientist John Foreman showed during a presentation …

Moto X arrives contract-free for $299 on Republic Wireless, plans start at $5

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Republic Wireless<p>Republic Wireless has entered the big time. The Sprint(s s) MVNO is now offering the Moto X(s goog) …

Japan's Levitating Train Hits 310 MPH in Trials

It's currently the world's longest and fastest stretch of maglev train, reaching speeds as high as 310 mph in a demonstration last week. But Japan's …

Ubuntu Touch Ported to Sony's Xperia Z tablet

The Ubuntu Edge campaign, an ambitious project to crowdfund $32 million to develop a ‘next-generation’ smartphone, ended well short of its target last week, but there’s something for fans to cheer about after a prototype version of the Ubuntu Touch operating system was made available for Sony’s …

The future arrives: Pioneer launches sat-nav with augmented reality

We're sufficiently old that we remember when the windscreen augmented-reality display from <i>Knight Rider 2000</i> seemed fanciful. Still, 200 years later, and finally, such things are a reality. Pioneer is launching NavGate, a sat-nav with a built-in projector and glass screen that'll provide the …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Google Glass

Say Hello To Beam, The Robot That's Almost As Good As A Hologram

My body is sitting in my office in Arlington, Virginia. But at the same time, I am also standing in a conference room in Palo Alto, California.<p>I’m test-driving Beam, a remote-control robot avatar that gives me a physical presence in two places at once. Thanks to a 17-inch screen and a …

New open source tech Marathon wants to make your data center run like Google’s

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>There’s a new open source project called Marathon that’s designed to let users intelligently run a wide variety of their …

Toshiba has invented a quantum cryptography network that even the NSA can’t hack

If you’ve got communications that absolutely cannot be intercepted—whether you’re a NSA whistleblower, the president of Mexico, or Coca-Cola—quantum cryptography is the way to go.<p>It harnesses the bizarro-world properties of quantum physics to ensure that information sent from point A to point B …

Quantum Computing

Wilocity delivers 4K video over WiGig wireless home networking at blazing speeds

Two tech firms are demonstrating that they can deliver 4K video over a wireless network within the home at super-fast speeds.<p>Wilocity and DisplayLink said they can demonstrate the delivery of 4K video, which has four times more resolution than full high-definition 1080p video, over a WiGig network, …

Solar-Powered Drones' Bright Future

New unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with powerful photovoltaic cells can fly for hours, months, or even years at at time.<p><b>What happens when you pair up unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)</b> with the very latest in photovoltaic cells? The result is two new UAV prototypes: an upgraded battlefield …

Transparent, flexible speaker runs on ions

The transparent ionic speaker, with parts labeled, above a laptop screen showing what it is playing.<p>A research team at Harvard has created a remarkable proof of concept device: a thin, transparent speaker powered by ions instead of electricity. Such "ionic devices" could lead to artificial muscles, …

Particles

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

Too<p>lazybusy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a …

Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.<p>The idea …

Space Exploration

MixBit's remix-friendly video recording app reaches Android

There was a degree of irony to YouTube's founders launching their MixBit video recording app on iOS first, but that has just been rectified: the client is now available for Android. As with the iOS release, Android movie makers can record clips up to 16 seconds in length, stitch them together in …

Linquet uses the cloud to make sure you never lose anything valuable again

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Linquet<p>Linquet is an internet of things company with its sights set on connecting real objects to the cloud. The …

EU researchers create prototype for a server-free future internet

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>Researchers at one of the world’s oldest universities, Cambridge, have come up with a prototype for a …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

SEO

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

3D Printing

Google Science Fair Winner Makes Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

Many of us stash a flashlight for emergencies, only to find that when the time comes to use it, the batteries have run out. The problem of how to achieve efficient, lightweight energy storage plagues everything from flashlights to electric cars. But what if you could bypass it altogether? That’s …

What An ATM Could Mean For The Bitcoin Community

Choosing to use Bitcoin has always been about valuing privacy, innovation or deregulation over the convenience of fiat currency. But with the arrival of Bitcoin ATMs, users may no longer have to sacrifice one advantage over the others.<p>The Lamassu Bitcoin ATM claims to convert currency into Bitcoin …

LG banner ads detect your Galaxy S 4 or iPhone in order to bash it

Ad agency M&C Saatchi has come up with a rather dubious but clever way of marketing LG's G2 smartphone. Its banner ads sense your own handset and will taunt its shortcomings while suggesting, naturally, an LG G2 instead. For instance, an HTC One-based ad suggests that you'll get 30 percent more …

Ion Glasses offer a discrete first step into wearables

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Ion<p>In a world where wearable devices are just emerging, albeit rapidly, is it too soon to start thinking about …

News Flash: Oracle Still Hates Open Source Software

It’s no wonder that Google, Red Hat and others have been abandoning Oracle’s most visible open-source project, MySQL. After all, Oracle has a highly conflicted relationship with open source. Nowhere is this conflict more apparent than in a new white paper Oracle released for the U.S. Department of …