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Let’s Call The Amazon Echo What It Is

This morning, Amazon announced a new device called Echo.<p>With a built-in, cloud connected, “always on” microphone, the Echo can listen for your voice “from across the room.”<p>You can ask it about the weather. You can tell it to set an alarm. You can ask it for information about Abraham Lincoln.<p>It’s a …

3D Printshow: A Mind-Boggling Display of Art, Fashion and Design

3D Printing is the real-world answer to the magical question: What if you could make anything? The ability to print on three axes in layer upon layer …

Mark One: The World's First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

Carbon fiber is a wonderful material, strong and lightweight. But building with it is both intimidatingly complex and prohibitively expensive—which …

Beaconic announces availability of first Retail iBeacon Kits for Europe

We’ve seen Apple’s new iBeacon technology in use at several retail stores and events here in North America— Apple Stores, Macy’s, CES, MLB— but adoption of the new Bluetooth low power technology has been slower overseas. Beaconic aims to change that with a new iBeacon Retail Kit that will make it …

Finally, an Alternative to the Much-Hated QR Code

Marketers have been trying to make print and outdoor ads interactive for years, but despite their efforts, consumers are largely rejecting QR Codes. …

The Deltaprintr 3D Printer Nearly Sells Out On Kickstarter In Less Than A Week

What do you do when your school can’t afford a 3D printer? If you’re Shai Schechter and Andrey Kovalev you build one yourself. Their printer, called Deltaprintr, has just launched on Kickstarter and the pair has already hit $102,000 out of a $195,000 goal. Their goal is to create an inexpensive, …

Apple, PrimeSense And Perceptive Computing Or: Why Your Phone Will See In 3D

Last month Apple confirmed the acquisition of Israeli motion-sensing company PrimeSense. Initial thoughts turned towards applications in the Apple TV set-top box, but other reports that Apple was interested in its ‘mapping’ capabilities as well.<p>After some digging and asking around, it seems like …

Apple iBeacons will track shoppers in stores

Transmitters in Apple stores will soon be able to update shoppers with the latest news and offers<p>Apple is reportedly on the verge of implementing iBeacon location technology across its retail stores in a bid to boost sales and improve customer experience.<p>The iBeacon system allows a store to install …

Samsung Murders Language With “Fonblet” Name, Promises Displays For Those With Superhuman Vision

Samsung is doing all kinds of crazy things just to get kudos for being ‘First!’ these days, and now it’s added two more “achievements” to that list: coining the terrible term “fonblet” and promising displays that are way, way beyond the capabilities of human eyeballs. During its analyst day in …

Why The 'Second Screen' Is Now Ready For Prime-Time

The second screen industry has grown up around this now-established consumer habit. Social media is a big part of it. Social media helps to determine whether a piece of TV content will go viral, or flop. TV and ad executives spend a lot of time getting their second screen and social TV strategies …

Social Media

Internet in Brazil: Key Hard Facts You Must Know

What is the current status of Brazil’s Startup scene? Is it still booming, or has it lost its momentum? There are credible people with strong opinions on both sides of the spectrum.<p>Most optimists, like Indian-American tech entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa, predict that some Zuckerbergs will …

This is Why Twitter is Afraid of Chat Apps

If you read Twitter’s S-1 filing, or the resulting media reports, then you’ll be aware that the company highlighted a few Asian messaging firms that it sees as potential threats.<p>It might not make immediate sense why, since Twitter is a micoblogging service not a messenger (yet!). The answer isn’t …

Google+ Starts Offering Custom URLs to Established Accounts

In addition to the slew of Google+ updates today, Google has announced one more: custom URLs are now rolling out to almost everyone. If you don’t see the option yet on your Google+ profile or Google+ Page, don’t worry: Google says it is expanding availability throughout the week.<p>For those who don’t …

The factory of the future

BRITAIN, like many other countries, has gone through a period of huge deindustrialisation. Nearly 9m people were employed in British manufacturing in …

Microsoft Research Builds Kinect Sign Language Translator

Microsoft’s Kinect is a wonderful piece of technology that seems to know no bounds. Microsoft Research is now using it to bridge the gap between folks who don’t speak the same language, whether they can hear or not.<p>As you can see in the video below, the Kinect Sign Language Translator is a research …

BIG NEWS: Teens Are Officially Leaving Facebook

We already knew that Facebook was no longer the most popular social network for teenagers, but we now have confirmation from the company itself.<p>Facebook CFO David Ebersman said that although youth engagement on the social network is hard to measure, there was definitely a decrease in daily users …

Teens