Alessandro Arrigo

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Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Ion Glasses offer a discrete first step into wearables

In a world where wearable devices are just emerging, albeit rapidly, is it too soon to start thinking about products that feel a little less …

Stanford researchers to open-source model they say has nailed sentiment analysis

Stanford Ph.D. student Richard Socher appreciates the work Google and others are doing to build neural networks that can understand human language. …

Why Connections (Not Things) Will Change The World

Much has been made of the "Internet of Things" and a growing array of "smart" things that will soon change nearly every aspect of our lives -- from Google's driverless car and iRobot's Ava 500 video collaboration robot to "smart" pill bottles that will automatically renew a prescription and remind …

The price of creating a connected future

Future generations will live in a world more connected in almost every way, To launch a new series of Building Tomorrow, author Tad Williams asks how this connected world will change both our societies and ourselves as individuals.<p>"<i>The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable</i> …

You are your data: The scary future of the quantified self movement

Few if any consumers who fell behind on their credit card payments in the early 2000s thought that half a decade later employers would use their …

Bionic contact lens 'to project emails before eyes'

<b>A new generation of contact lenses that project images in front of the eyes is a step closer after successful animal trials, say scientists.</b><p>The technology could allow wearers to read floating texts and emails or augment their sight with computer-generated images, Terminator-syle.<p>Early tests show …

Contact Lenses

20 Important African Startups to Watch

Kenya's huge success with mobile money and the M-Pesa platform has launched Africa into the startup spotlight.<p>But African innovation goes way beyond …