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Soon This Futuristic 'Tree Building' Will Take Root in France

Designed in a collaboration between Japanese architect <b>Sou Fujimoto</b> and French firms <b>Nicolas Laisne Associates</b> and <b>Manal Rachdi Oxo architects,</b> this 17-story tower is set to pop up like a futuristic tree in Montpellier, France—thanks to its first place title in the Architectural Folie of the 21st …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

Google and Samsung just unveiled the first Chromebook you might actually want to buy

Google has slowly but very deliberately encroached on territory previously claimed by Windows PCs: low-cost notebooks. Now its latest Chromebook may pose a threat to Apple’s dominance of the higher-end market.<p>Previously, Google’s Chrome operating system has mostly been confined to sub-$300, …

Google

Microsoft’s Cortana Gets A Sneak Preview, Looks Like A Circle And Will Call You Whatever You Want

Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant is coming to its mobile devices in Windows Phone 8.1, and a new set of leaked screens from The Verge shows a bit of what you can expect from the Siri clone. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft decided against using a holographic female avatar (i.e., the Cortana from …

Volvo announces new 'human machine interface' and it looks a lot like a tablet (video)

Tesla isn't the only automaker with a tablet-like center console. Volvo's latest "human machine interface" will debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show -- however, it could be a bit simpler than what we've seen from the competition. The screen is divided into tiles, with navigation, media and …

IBM Wants The Power Of The Watson Supercomputer In The Palm Of Your Hand

Since its first appearance on "Jeopardy" in 2011, many have pointed to Watson as an indicator of where we're headed with technology like Apple's Siri.<p>If fed enough data, Watson can become an expert on a seemingly unlimited number of topics. Using probabilities, it's able to work out how different …

Cognitive Computing

Hands-on preview of Samsung’s S5 phone and Gear wearables

South Korean tech giant Samsung on Monday said its Galaxy line of smartphones has sold more than 200 million units worldwide, second only to an estimated 420 million of Apple's iPhone.<p>The smartphone war increasingly looks like a battle between two these two giants, and at the annual Mobile World …

Rejoice! Samsung shrinks Gear 2, Fit's redesigned charger

Forget that snap-on charging cover. The Gear family of wrist-worn smart devices sports a smaller cradle that takes up far less space.<p>BARCELONA, Spain --If you spent any time at all hating on the snap-over charging cradle that encompassed the original Samsung Galaxy Gear, you'll be relieved to know …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Gear Fit review: Curved-screen fitness smartwatch one step short - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Gear Fit has a forward-looking design, many more extras than the average fitness band, and the ability to measure heart rate. Its curved AMOLED display looks fantastic, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> The long display means text reads awkwardly on your wrist. The Fit only works with certain Samsung …

Fitness Technology