Nic Hostetler

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Opera Opens Pre-Registration For Its Data-Savings Android App

Last December, Opera announced Max, a free app that would use Opera’s servers to compress all the non-encrypted data to your Android device. At the time, it opened up sign-ups for a small private alpha test, but starting today, it will take sign-ups for its soon-to-launch Max beta.<p>Max will compress …

Bored at Your Desk? Kill Time Feeding Some Real Fish via This Web App

Sometimes it can be relaxing to peer into a fish tank and just pass a few minutes in quiet contemplation. Just you and the fish. But if you’re at work, this isn’t really a very practical way of de-stressing.<p>Luckily for you, Mindworks Innovation Lab has created Aquard.io – a virtual aquarium Web app …

Technology may 'transform' healthcare treatments

In the future, people may be able to do medical check-ups from home instead of going to the hospital.<p>Smartphones and even home appliances may also be used to manage chronic diseases like diabetes.<p>That's the hope of some companies, which are looking at ways to harness the power of technology.<p>But can …

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A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …