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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 …

Chronic Disease

Computer chips in food packaging could 'text people when food is going off'

Scientists have developed the gadget for packets of perishable foods, which can tell when the contents are nearing their use-by date<p>Computer chips in futuristic food packaging could warn consumers when their food is about to go off, it has been reported.<p>Scientists have developed the gadget that can …

Cash-Based Payments Network PayNearMe Raises $20M Series E, Expands Via Family Dollar Partnership

Cash-based payments platform PayNearMe, which allows consumers to pay their rent, utility bills and loans, buy tickets online and more, is today expanding its footprint significantly in the U.S., thanks to a partnership with Family Dollar. The deal will allow consumers to use the service in the …

Lenders slash cost of personal loans

A price war in the personal loans market means that rates of just 4.5% are available for those with a squeaky clean record<p>Borrowers in search of a cheap rate are benefiting from a price war in the personal loans market. The lowest rates have tumbled from around 6% to just 4.5% over the past 18 …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

Banks Try To Save Big With 'ATMs Of The Future'

There's a drive-thru ATM in Charlotte, N.C., that looks pretty standard, but it has an extra function: a button that says "speak with teller."<p>The face of a woman wearing a headset sitting in front of a plain blue background flashes onto the ATM screen. "Good afternoon," she says. "Welcome to Bank …

Robocoin shipping first 2 Bitcoin ATMs to Asia this month — and will ship 45 more by March

Bitcoin ATMs are headed to Asia, and beyond.<p>Robocoin, the maker of Bitcoin ATMs, is shipping its first two units to “Bitcoin-hungry” markets in Taiwan and Hong Kong. It expects to ship eight units that dispense this hot “cryptocurrency” this month and 39 by March.<p>“The ensuing liquidity injection …

What does the closure of O2 Wallet say about the future of mobile payments?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Well so much for that — less than two years after Telefonica(s tef)’s U.K. carrier O2 launched its mobile wallet service, it’s …

Coinbase SDK Enables Bitcoin Payments in Android Apps

Coinbase is doing more than most to bring Bitcoin to mainstream audiences. The US startup — which recently raised $25 million — offers a consumer wallet and standalone merchant app, allows trading via SMS and more — now it’s released an SDK to enable support for Bitcoin payments in Android apps.<p>The …

Startup CEO salary: how much do founders pay themselves?

If you’re a startup founder, how much should you pay yourself? Not very much, according to data that Compass has shared with The Next Web.<p>The company collected salary data from 11,160 startups around the world that use its benchmarking tool. In Silicon Valley, 75% of founders pay themselves less …

Spinach Dinosaurs To Sugar Diamonds: 3-D Printers Hit The Kitchen

From cool casts for a broken arm to impressive replicas of Michelangelo's <i>David,</i> 3-D printing has come a long way in the past few years.<p>In fact, the technology is moving so fast that 3-D printers might be coming to your kitchen this year — or at least, to a bakery or bistro down the street.<p>A company …

Sensoria is bringing fitness tracking to socks March 15th

Happy 2014! If you had any doubt that the future was here, just check out these socks. It's hard to imagine we've lived through a time in which undergarments with sensors weren't the norm, isn't it? Fear not, because Sensoria's fitness tracking sport socks are set to start shipping March 15th. The …

Amazon Workspaces: What lies ahead and beneath?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Joaquin Torres Garcia<p>On the surface, Amazon’s newly introduced Amazon WorkSpaces is Desktop as a Service. But it may …

Marketers, take note: Some data scientists want ‘big compute’

Many companies have adopted scalable and flexible databases and open-source storage systems such as Hadoop to store and process varied and vast amounts of data to figure out how to proceed. But storing and accessing data is only part of the job of data scientists. They also need to run calculations …

Six Offbeat Cloud Services That Could Change Your Life

For cheap storage Copy is solid. The service gives you 15GB in the cloud for free (comparable to Google Drive and pretty good compared to Dropbox’s …

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Volvo Is About To Put 100 Driverless Cars On The Road In Sweden

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have the potential to cut road accidents dramatically, while reducing congestion and fuel usage at the same time. A recent report said the U.S. could save close to half a trillion dollars with a full fleet of AVs, simply because computers don’t get drunk or fall asleep …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

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Robinhood App Will Offer Zero-Commission Stock Trades Thanks To $3M Seed From Index And A16Z

Why pay E*Trade or Scottrade $7 to trade a stock when you could do it for free? That premise helped mobile investment app startup Robinhood raise the $3 million seed round led by Index Ventures it announced today. With the zero-commission trading it will launch next month, Robinhood is out to prove …

AirMule completes autonomous flights - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The Israeli developed AirMule, an unmanned VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft from Urban Aeronautics has successfully carried out …

Virgin Money to enter current account market

Virgin Money, the financial services company that took over Northern Rock, is expected to offer current accounts for the first time next year.<p>Virgin's entry into the market follows a similar announcement by Tesco last week. Both companies hope to take advantage of new rules that will allow …

Meet Revolv, The Missing Link To The Modern Smart Home

Automated homes are nothing new. For decades, people have toiled over connecting household object to intranets and servers in a desperate attempt to simplify lives. But the work rarely justified the results. Then came the so-called Internet of Things. Nest, Sonos, Hue, Yale Locks; all these …

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04Apr/18<p>Total Retail is excited to present to you its second annual Top 100 Omnichannel Retailers . The report, produced in conjunction with Radial , …

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Budget space trips planned from Canary Islands

European companies plan to 'democratise' access to space, with trials of technology to begin in 2020<p>A group of European space companies plans to offer "budget" trips to space tourists from Spain's Canary Islands.<p>Grégoire Loretan of Swiss Space Systems, the company leading the push, said trials were …

How Google's Products Evolved in 2013

Google’s reputation and influence within the technology industry can’t be understated. The company is unflinching in its desire to improve people’s lives by offering accessible, empowering products and services.<p>Make no mistake, Google is still focused on generating revenue and advertising remains …

Google kauft Robotik-Spezialisten Boston Dynamics

Google hat mit Boston Dynamics einen Hersteller von Militärrobotern übernommen. Über den Kaufpreis vereinbarten beide Parteien Stillschweigen. Ein …

Square Reveals A Thinner Credit Card Reader With Higher Accuracy And More Device Compatibility

Square did indeed reveal something new today as promised, and it’s a credit card reader design update, which is what we suggested was most likely yesterday when they teased the news. The new reader is thinner, and has a design that’s supposed to improve success rates at reading cards. Finally, the …

How mobile technology created a workforce that never stops working | Ars Technica

Smartphones and tablets let employees work anywhere—as long as IT is on board.<p>Is the end of the cubicle upon us?<p>For most people, the answer is "not …