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The Future Is Not Virtual Reality -- It's Something Else

Eric Pickersgill has captured the sad essence of widespread smartphone use.<p>In a series of black and white portraits, the artist shows people using their smartphones in the real world, but he carefully omits the devices, leaving empty hands aloft in awkward positions and eyes cast downward in vacant …

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BMW teases tons of new vehicles including a giant SUV and an ultra-luxury electric car

BMW has been going wild around its 100th anniversary celebrations this month, first with its Vision Next 100 concept car — a wild interpretation of what an Ultimate Driving Machine might look like a few decades from now. (And "wild" is an understatement, considering it has <i>several hundred morphing</i> …

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

From The New York Public Library<p>Organizations are more boundary-less, agile, global, and transparent — and will be even more so in the future. Work and workers (yes, humans) will always be essential to organizations, but organizations themselves will be more diverse, and work will be organized, …

Smart Vending Machine Scans Your Face to Serve Up Snacks

Just how well does your office soda machine know you? A network of smart, connected vending machines will soon use facial recognition, NFC and a membership program to market and sell everything from food to electronics on their giant touch screens. The product of software giant SAP, these new …

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Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your knowledge or consent—that are used to verify …

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Evrythng and Thinfilm collaborate on smart labels and barcodes for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Evrythng, the atrociously named, Cisco(s csco)-backed British startup that wants to provide the identity management layer for …

These Smart Chopsticks Analyze Your Food

Baidu showed off a prototype of its Google Glass-like eye werable yesterday, but that isn’t the only fancy gizmo that the Chinese web giant has been developing. At its Baidu World Show yesterday, it demonstrated a set of smart chopsticks. Yes, we kid you not.<p>The concept “began as something of an …

iBeacon Hack Makes It More Efficient To Wait Tables

It’s still pretty early days for beacon tech, but practical applications for the Bluetooth trigger hardware are set for big growth. Beacons can be embedded into all sorts of everyday objects linking them to smartphones and their users via a companion app.<p>Here at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt SF …

Vinli Promises To Bring Autos Into The Smartphone Age

With Vinli, cars are about to get apps. And not just cars made in the future. The system works with nearly any car made after 1996 and is compatible with Android and iOS devices. The company just launched on the Disrupt SF 2014 stage and announced that the Vinli device is available for …

Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Platform With Cross-Device Targeting And Offline Sales Tracking

As Advertising Week kicks off in New York City, Facebook is announcing a new version of its Atlas ad platform, which it says represents the next step in tracking ad effectiveness across devices.<p>The company first acquired Atlas from Microsoft last year, but in recent weeks both The Information and …

How A Small Radio Shop Overcame Disruption And Found Itself At The Center Of The Internet Of Things

As of 2011, only 67 of the original Fortune 500 companies were still in business. Meanwhile, Gartner estimates that by 2017, 50% of the applications for the Internet of Things (IOT) will come from startups less than three years old. We live in a truly disruptive age.<p>The truth is that success often …

Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Patrick Salyer is the chief executive officer of Gigya, a customer identity management company.</i><p>There’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones, with their array of shiny new features, bigger screens and better hardware. Early reviews seem to indicate that …

5 waves of technology disruption that are just getting started

Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. This has really begun to worry me, because we are not ready for this change and most of our leading companies won’t exist 15–20 years from now. Here are five sectors to …

The tech trends that will change the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every year, around the time of the International CES consumer technology show, I am asked to predict the future. It's a fool's errand. Aside from obvious riches and personal gain, if I were able to predict the future, it would be far less interesting than what truly lies ahead. It's not …

Skull found in Uzbekistan belonging to Timurlengia euotica, a horse-sized forerunner of Tyrannosaurus rex, reveals advanced brain and hearing ability that may have helped it become ‘king of the Cretaceous’ over larger rivals<p>The dusty remains of a horse-sized tyrannosaur have shed light on an …

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