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Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

Microsoft Launches Official 'Cortana' App for iOS and Android Devices

Microsoft today officially launched its virtual assistant Cortana as a downloadable app for iOS and Android platforms (via <i>Business Insider</i>). Similar to Apple's Siri personal assistant, Cortana allows Windows users to set reminders, preview the weather, and answer basic questions thanks to …

Cortana

Seven Cars That Might Be Too Powerful for Their Own Good

With great power comes great burnouts...and the challenge of figuring out where to use it safely.<p>With great power comes great burnouts...and the challenge of figuring out where to use it safely.

This $30 device defeats almost any keyless car or garage door

You probably don't think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary) hacks has created a device called "Rolljam" that cracks the wireless entry systems used by car- and garage-door makers. He demonstrated it at …

Alzheimer's researchers find molecule that delays onset of disease

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a crucial molecule that could put the brakes on the damage to the brain<p>The onset of Alzheimer’s disease could be delayed by a molecule that occurs naturally in humans, research suggests.<p>The study in mice showed that the “housekeeping” …

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance. Researchers at the University of Leeds have successfully tested gold nanotubes that are useful for both imaging and destroying cancer cells. Since the …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked photo hints at 5 different versions

It's been rumored there could be more than one version of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, but now it looks like we could see as many as …

Ready, Player? GameSpot Joins Flipboard

Whether you’re wondering where the next Minecon will take place or if you should get a dedicated gaming PC for your living room, GameSpot is …

Living Rooms

Tesla’s souped-up Model S has an “insane mode” and it’s as ridiculous as it sounds

It’s true: Tesla’s high performance Model S P85D has an option to switch acceleration modes from “Sport” to “Insane.”<p>And yes, insane mode is powerful. On Jan. 28 CEO Elon Musk tweeted a link to one owner’s dash-cam video that captured his passengers’ reactions when they were shocked by the full …

Two Galaxy S6 Smartphones Confirmed By Carrier

Few smartphones generate as much interest as iPhones, but the Samsung Galaxy S range is easily next in line. Unfortunately for Samsung it also suffers the same Swiss cheese security as Apple and following major leak after major leak its plans to step in a brave new direction have now been spoilt by …

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Leaked Galaxy S6 Details Hint At Samsung's Plan To Rival Apple Pay

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is going to be one of the most anticipated Android devices this year. The Galaxy S6 is expected to have a glass and metal body, improvements in the TouchWiz interface responsiveness, a major decrease in memory consumption, upgraded cameras and a boost in the chipset, according …

Phones

The Stars Of The Detroit Auto Show (And Why They Matter)

A total of 55 new vehicles were introduced — 49 of them making their worldwide debut — including pickup trucks like the Nissan Titan XD and Toyota Tacoma, luxury SUVs like the Audi Q7 and Lincoln MKX and future concepts like Chevrolet's 200-mile range plug-in Bolt and Hyundai’s fun Santa Cruz …

Google Glass can return – but it must clear four big hurdles first

If Google still wishes to make Glass a genuine consumer-focused gadget, rather than a niche-interest product, here’s what it has to fix<p>Congratulations to Google Glass: production may have been halted on its current form, but it will return – and this time as a fully fledged product.<p>Graduating from …

Google Glass

Why BMW's New Laser-Powered High Beams Won't Blind You

They're ten times more powerful than today's headlines while consuming 30 percent less energy<p>Conventional wisdom and legally required safety labels have trained us to understand that we shouldn't look directly at laser lights, lest we become blinded by their eye-searing output. That's still almost …

New Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Will Anger Apple

iOS. That’s what most iPhone and iPad owners cite when they explain why they bought their device. Being part of Apple’s ecosystem is a massive draw for many, but for Apple’s future Touch ID and its intrinsic role in security and finance offers a bigger differentiator than the subjective arguments …

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