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Get Ready For The Chat Bot Revolution: They're Simple, Cheap And About To Be Everywhere

When we’ve got our noses poked into smartphones for hours each day, it’s hard to believe that apps are starting to hit the end of the road. Yet studies consistently show that smartphone users have condensed their daily screentime time into just a handful of favourite apps, often a browser, a couple …

Making All Cars Driverless Would Reduce Emissions By 90 Percent

The green argument for driverless cars<p>With large tech companies like Google and Uber circling driverless cars, the conversation has mostly been one of “how soon can we do this?” and not “should we?” Of course, autonomous cars would be cool, but what are the advantages besides the obvious luxury of …

1. Curry

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer's and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the …

Fjuul Activity Tracker App Measures Exercise Intensity, Not Just Steps

Hardware fitness trackers are wrapped around the wrists of tech luminaries. Rumours continue to swirl about Apple’s intentions in the space. Facebook acquired Finnish fitness and activity tracker app Moves last month. The emergent quantified self/fitness tracking movement is gunning to go …

Foursquare’s new Swarm app means the death of badges & mayors

When Foursquare rips check-ins out of its app, it’ll shut down badges and service-wide mayorships with it.<p>As the launch of Foursquare’s new check-in app Swarm nears, the company today revealed new details regarding the future of many of its most popular features. As part of the move to split itself …

Flickr goes head to head with Instagram in total redesign of apps for iOS and Android

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Today Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to …

Tracking the rumor that just won't die: The Facebook phone

Facebook executives love to do verbal tap dances around the idea of a phone. It's been going on for years: reports, denials, reports, denials. And now, just two months after a categorical denial from CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, it seems that at its event next week, Facebook may well go ahead and …

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