Sean Kearney

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No – Alexa & Siri are not your friends

'Alexa, are you filling my emotional void?'<p>We want technology to be your ‘friend’, but it’s important to remember that technology is not your <i>friend.</i> …

Elon Musk's Neural Lace Could Use Brain-Stimulating Tech to Make Us Smarter

Stimulating The Brain<p>We are now poised at a time in history when brain-computer interfaces (BCI) are the obvious next step. On the brink of the …

Google's three-step plan to make you love VR

Like search and advertising before it, Google is setting the stage to dominate VR and AR by going all-in on mobile.<p>Three years ago, Google debuted Cardboard, a clever sub-$20 DIY kit that turned nearly any phone into a VR viewer. It was brilliantly simple -- so cheap and universal that The New York …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft is putting AI everywhere it can

Today’s AI is tomorrow’s taken for granted.<p>It’s an insight you’d expect to hear from, maybe, Watson parent IBM, Alexa’s mom, Amazon, or even Facebook …

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

PAVE

Smart Cities 2017: Kansas City Is Well On Its Way

It might be time to stop thinking about Kansas City, Mo. as "flyover country." After a series of projects and millions of dollars spent, "“We will be …

Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

Ask yourself a simple question. If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, physical and mental pain, or depression? Or conversely, what would you pay to be happy, feel connected, feel understood, change bad habits into better ones, have a …

Four Questions To Turn Everyone In Your Company Into A Futurist

Keep asking the right questions, and you’ll be wrong about the future less often than your competitors.<p>Remember what 1997 was like? How well?<p>It was Amazon’s first full fiscal year. Microsoft’s Windows 97 operating system wasn’t there quite yet, and it soon became Windows 98. The internet bubble was …

Touch Surgery brings surgery training to augmented reality

Training surgeons on specific surgical procedures is expensive and hard. London-based Touch Surgery has created more than 200 training programs for surgical procedures to be completed on a mobile phone or tablet. At CES, it announces support for a new type of deeply immersive surgery training — and …

Google DeepMind knows you well enough to save your life

The UK's National Health Service cuts a deal with the AI company to scan medical records to find at-risk patients.<p>Technology is failing hospital patients. It's something DeepMind is determined to fix, but its solution is proving controversial.<p>The UK-based artificial intelligence company, owned by …

'Augmented Reality Listening’ May Be Coming To Music and Pro Sports Near You

Wireless ear-bud maker Doppler Labs has partnered with six organizations to bring its Here One “augmented reality listening” to sporting events, …

Mixed Reality

What Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Actually Do

When an app claims to be powered by “artificial intelligence” it feels like you’re in the future. What does that really mean, though? We’re taking a …

Machine Learning

Virtual reality powered by ... our minds? '10 years from now, it will seem obvious’

EyeMynd wants to create a system in which thoughts, not handsets, will control our actions in virtual reality worlds<p>Dan Cook first began exploring the commercial potential of brainwave technology 20 years ago, working with a government agency interested in developing better lie detectors and …

Brain implant helps paralysed monkeys walk in just six days

Spinal cord injuries typically cause communication between the brain and physiological areas to become disrupted, preventing the person from moving. …

The Biggest, Boldest Moments at Our Brainstorm Health Conference

Virtual Reality<p><i>Cool trips, without pain</i><p>Entrepreneur Arianna Huffington took a trip inside virtual reality and learned how the immersive tech can help …

Researchers claim that in near future your consciousness can be made immortal

Human brain is still one of the biggest enigmas in nature. A map of the human brain would have far-reaching implications way beyond the field of …

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Life is busy and relaxing can be hard. Avoiding distractions isn't easy, they are literally everywhere. Whether you need to avoid them to get some …

First Google Tango phone out now: But will buyers take to Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro?

Lenovo launches the first phone featuring Google's Tango design, offering Google an important test of whether consumers really want the …

CNN

Comment on The Astonishing Healthcare Tech of the Future Is Arriving by Quantium

re healthcare is broken: What is broken is delivering anything via dictatorial professions motivated by capitalism. What will replace it is a whole …

Emerging Technology

We Will Live Forever Through Bots and AI in the Near Future

This year has seen both artificial intelligence (AI) along with bots dominate tech news based on the advancements that have been taking place in both …

Singularity

Google Pixel phones, Daydream View and Chromecast Ultra: Everything Google just announced

After all the leaks there were few surprises, but the theme was Google Assistant Everywhere.<p>It feels like forever since the first rumors about Google's announcements for this event started cropping up, but now we can finally lay at least some of them to rest.<p>Just joining us? Here's what you've …

Google Pixel Upends the Android Universe

By the time Google announced its pair of Pixel smartphones on Tuesday, the devices had already been leaked all to pieces. Shape, size, specs; even …

Google Assistant Vs Google Now: What's New And What's The Difference?

Google just launched its Google Pixel smartphones this morning. One of the biggest draw card for the Pixel is that it comes with Google Assistant …

Google Assistant

Google Daydream View hands on

So long Cardboard, hello Google Daydream View. During Google’s announcement today in San Francisco, the company unveiled its latest mobile VR headset, which will work in conjunction with Daydream-supported smartphones – and right off the bat, that includes the newly announced Google Pixel and Pixel …

Virtual Reality
Google Pixel

Google Pixel XL review: a Pixel's perspective

Fans of the Nexus range, you can now wince as Google’s iconic Nexus range is dead. However, if you’re interested in the Pure Android experience as Google imagines it, you need not worry as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL bring with them many of the same characteristics.<p>Offering a Pure Android …

Phones

What the Google Pixel means for the future of Android

By all accounts, the new Pixel smartphones “Made by Google” should be the Android smartphone that the Android faithful should be rooting for. Though …

Google Pixel phone: The smart person's guide

Our comprehensive guide covers the origin of the Google Pixel phone, its specifications and features, and what it means for Google's mobile …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Netflix will kick off the new year with a new crop of original films and TV shows, as well as some classic favorites<p>8:07 a.m. Today8:07 a.m. Dec. 29, …