Patrick van der Terp

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The Story of This Viral Video Will Blow Your Mind! (Please Tell Your Friends!)

Got a song you want to turn into a smash hit on the Web?<p>Can’t get Apple to use it in one of their ads? Can’t get an iconic TV show to use it in the …

Viral

Fluential’s voice recognition tech lets your device understand you better than humans (exclusive)

Fluential claims to have devoted more than 85 “man years” of research to besting Siri.<p>Today the company announced it has closed $8 million in angel funding led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.<p>Fluential has developed voice recognition technology that makes it possible for your device to …

How Social Giants Are Trying To Take Over Your Text Messages

Eyeing deeper control of our mobile devices, social networks are developing their own applications to capitalize on the mobile-messaging trend. Facebook, Google and Twitter are moved in part by greed—the notion that they can form an even deeper relationship with their users, to the exclusion of …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

Snorkeling

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things