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Bluesmart Bag: Luggage with Brains and Smart Traveling Gadgets to Make Traveling Easier

Traveling can be a joy or a pain, depending on whether the luggage you use to carry your stuff around affects that outcome. While manufacturers have made advancements in materials and design, suitcases really haven’t changed much. They may be more durable and stylized, but they’re still suitcases. But luggage is finally getting smarter, and the options for connected...

What is Known So Far About the Panasonic GH5 Leaks

In what has to be the worst kept secret (or one of the best purposeful leaks), the Panasonic GH5 has officially been unwrapped confirming everything we already knew, and perhaps more. On the video side of things we can now record 10-bit 4.2.2 up to 30p, with Panasonic promising future updates as well for more abilities as well as reducing...

What Amazon Alexa May Record about You, and Be Used Against You

If you’re a voice-activated Internet of Things (IoT) device, you don’t repeat things, but you may record and transmit them. Voice-activated IoT devices, including even smartphones and televisions, are always there. You know the services: Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. Mostly, these fine-featured friends are waiting for their activation command: listening, not recording. When activated, they gather...

Top 4 Things to Give Up in 2017 for Better “Tech Happiness”

Before 2016 ended, an anonymous quote made the rounds of social media: “For the coming year, keep only what you need – in your bag, in your home, in your heart, and in your technology.” That advice definitely makes sense by letting go of non-essentials especially in our tech lives. So here are 4 things you can let go of...

The Trigger App Wants to Warn Investors about Trump Tweets to Protect their Stocks

As much as it pains many people, especially those who voted for Hillary Clinton as well as investors in stocks, President Donald Trump’s tweets have a global impact on investments. So when the president-elect tweets about public companies, a finance app called Trigger wants to tell you about it. After all you may well have stocks in the companies...

The Global Dependence on Technology is Bringing Back Programmers as a Major Workforce

With the growing demand and dependence of the world on technology comes the growing demand for programmers that will increase exponentially over the next decade, and the proof is happening right in front of everyone every single day. Here’s what people may be doing by this year or next year, 2018: Wake up to an alarm set on Amazon Alexa. ...

Of the 8 Richest Persons in the World, 5 Own Tech Companies

The 8 individuals who are considered the richest on the planet are all men, 5 own technology giant companies, most are American, with one European, and one Mexican.  These 8 tycoon’s total net worth was also cited last Monday as highlighting the world’s income inequality. It also highlights the inequality of the wealth gained from the rise of technology. The...

Mobile Chipmaker Qualcomm Being Charged with US Antitrust Case

On Tuesday it was revealed that mobile chip giant Qualcomm was being charged with a US antitrust suit alleging that it abused its dominant position in the market for the production of processors used in cell phones and other devices. Qualcomm, the largest provider of chips for smartphones, has faced similar antitrust investigations in the European Union and China,...

Virginia Tech FutureHAUS is Really a Future House with No Buttons

Getting builders to construct your own planned house on your property is like having a car maker come and assemble your car in your driveway. But according to Clive Vorster, visiting professor of architecture at Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture and Design, it makes more sense to build the components off-site then ship them, but he and the research...

HTC U Ultra Review and Features

Last Thursday, HTC announced the first major smartphone launch of 2017, the HTC U Ultra, and that new device represents a unique combination of failed and bad ideas from other phone manufacturers in the past year. Instead of learning from the mistakes of others, the Taiwanese (Chinese still, which may explain everything, given how the Chinese brain works) company has...

Robot Butler HOSPI Being Tested to Assist in Hospital, Airport, and Hotel

HOSPI robots, created by electronic appliance manufacturer Panasonic, have been hard at work being tested in hospitals, assisting patients and staff alike. Now, they are moving on to provide assistance and being tested at airports and hotels. The age of robot butlers is nearly upon us as Panasonic launches a trial run of their indoor delivery robot, HOSPI. The...

QLED vs OLED: What Are They and Which is Better?

Samsung introduced a new type of TV technology at the recent CES 2017 that could prove to be a major leap forward in television picture quality. It’s called QLED, and you’re thinking that it is incredibly similar to OLED, you may be partly right, and there’s a good reason for it, because the two TV technologies share many similar qualities. Video...

Microsoft May Beat Samsung’s Galaxy X with Folding Smartphone Opening Up as Tablet

Microsoft’s Surface Phone is already beginning to capture the interest of smartphone fans and analysts alike. The computer giant’s smartphone business appears to lie in the rumored Surface Phone, which is speculated to carry innovations that would push Microsoft into the top of the mobile market. In a recently-published patent by Microsoft, it appears that the tech giant is...

It’s Total Sun Power for Tesla’s Gigantic ‘Gigafactory’ in Nevada

Since starting out the project beginning in 2014, Tesla has claimed that its massive “Gigafactory” near Reno, Nevada, will be the largest lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility in the world, and that it will achieve that feat using total renewable energy. Now we have some idea of the scale of Tesla’s commitment to that concept. Tesla began producing battery...

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Appear in Court Over ‘Stolen’ VR Technology

Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas court on Tuesday to defend his company over claims it stole virtual reality technology. Zenimax Media, owner of renowned games studio id Software, is suing Facebook for $2 billion, or around £1.6 billion. Zenimax is arguing that its early innovations in VR were unlawfully copied when Oculus built its own...

Eugene Cernan, Last Astronaut to Land on the Moon, Has Died at 82

On December 7, 1972, NASA’s Apollo 17 mission took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It was under the command of Eugene Cernan. Four days later, the crew touched down on the lunar surface. It was Cernan’s third and final trip to space. As it would turn out, it would be the final time that NASA would send a...

You Need to Wait a Little Longer to Buy These Techs: LED Guitar Tutor, Electric Scooter, Etc.

Every once in a while some really awesome techs shows up at crowdfunding campaigns like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Of course, that’s good considering that the majority of such so-called “technology projects” are nothing more than downright stupid, useless, weird, and definitely a complete waste of money. The ones we usually feature here are some real gems and worth the...

Technology Will Never Replace Human Intelligence

There’s common talk today of automation replacing people because of technology. Technology is definitely advancing at a rapid rate, and in today’s click-driven environment, just because tech can replace a human worker doesn’t mean we’re always going to want that. In some instances, even when tech can do an adequate job, we still need to deal with a person....

South Korean Prosecutors will Arrest Samsung Head in Cahoots with Impeached President

Samsung is still getting over the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco after its phone nearly burned down a lot of houses and probably a few airline jets. However recently, there is already an investigation into alleged bribery in its native South Korea that is threatening to plunge the mobile phone company into yet another crisis. Prosecutors in South Korea today...

Obama’s Legacy in Science and Technology is More Rhetoric than Reality

As the 44th president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama is about to step down in a matter of days. As POTUS contemplates his overall legacy to the nation, others are looking back at what sort of legacy he has left behind in matters of science, technology, and even innovation in the past eight years. While many agree that...

Fraugster is a Startup that Uses AI to Detect Payment Fraud

Fraugster is a German and Israeli startup company that has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help eliminate payment fraud, and has now raised $5 million in crowdfunding. Companies like Earlybird led the investors, alongside existing investors Speedinvest, Seedcamp and an unnamed large Swiss family office. Founded in 2014 by Max Laemmle, who previously co-founded payment gateway company Better...

First Launch of Space X Since Florida Explosion is Successful

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from California on Saturday with no hitches or problems and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit. This marks the Space X Company’s first launch since a fireball destroyed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. The two-stage rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force...

Finding Life on Mars May Require Spelunking Rather than Exploring the Surface

Recently, an International team of astronauts have been exploring the inner deep caverns of caves in Italy. The purpose is to train them in the skill of spelunking so that they can explore the underground caves of Mars. This is the newest element in the search for life on Mars now that satellites, telescopes, and robots mapping out the...

Facebook is Testing the Fight against Fake News Ability in Germany

Facebook is expanding its abilities and measures to combat fake news beyond the U.S. by testing first these waters by rolling out the updates in Germany. In a blog post yesterday the company said it will be introducing the updates to the market “in the coming weeks” to test in Germany how Facebook can combat fake news. Last month,...

This is the Answer to the West’s EV’s and Teslas: China’s Really Cheap Electric Cars

More electric cars are sold in China than in the rest of the world combined, but these are mainly local Chinese-branded models that are cheaper and have a shorter range than those offered by foreign automakers such as Tesla. The Chinese-branded electric vehicle (EV) market is propped up by huge government subsidies as part of Beijing’s policy to build...

The World’s Youngest Self-Made Billionaire, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, and His Fabulous Life (So far)

Evan Spiegel, at 26, has a net worth of $26 billion, making him the youngest self-made billionaire in the world. All this thanks to the company he owns, Snap, Inc., also known as Snapchat, the most beloved app by teens globally. Snap’s recently released Spectacles camera-glasses are one of the most sought-after gadgets. The company is set to go...

Qatar Airways is Giving Away Free “Golden Tickets” on Its Website, If You Can Find Them

If your New Year’s resolution or focus for 2017 is to travel more, then your wish might be about to come true, for free, that is. So, instead of a $69 ticket to England, why not go for free tickets to farther destinations like the Seychelles, Cape Town, or Dubai? Yes, that’s right, it’s free and no typos.  Qatar...

Instagram to Roll Out Full-Screen Video Ads Inside Instagram Stories

A little more than a year ago, Instagram opened its photo feed to advertisers large and small. Now, more ads are coming to the free app through its Instagram Stories, a successful feature it introduced in August of last year. The company, owned by Facebook, said 150 million accounts a day were now using Instagram Stories, which made waves...

In Their Bid to Move to Las Vegas, Raiders Have a New Big-Time Backer and a Flashy $2 Billion Stadium Waiting for Them

With the San Diego Chargers following the Rams to Los Angeles, the football world’s focus turns to the Oakland Raiders and their attempt to move to Las Vegas. While owner Mark Davis secured a proposal for a new and flashy $2 billion stadium on the Strip, there are unresolved issues with prospective partner Sheldon Adelson that could threaten to...

Bitcoin is Charging Higher and Just Broke the $800 Mark

The price of bitcoin enjoyed a break today from its recent volatility this week, spending most of the day trading within reasonably tight ranges. Overall, the digital currency’s price started by fluctuating mostly between $745 and $775 before tracking higher, this is according to CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) figures. Later, the price would edge upward, passing $800 in...

Amazon Will Be Adding More Than 100,000 Jobs in the U.S.

Amazon.com, Inc., announced on Thursday that it will be creating more than 100,000 jobs in the United States. The positions to be opened will be from software development to warehouse work. This is Amazon’s newest move to win over more shoppers by investing in faster delivery service. Amazon is now the world’s largest online retailer, and certainly the largest...

28-Year-Old Guy Sells Company for $54 Million, Travels World, Gets Paid Traveling, Never Touches Any of His Money

That’s about the gist of this story. While others are selling off their small companies to bigger players and spending off their millions, this guy and his family has a story to tell, with a moral lesson at the end, especially for big spender millennials. Scan used to be a tech company in Utah co-owned and founded by Garrett...

The Marco Polo Video Messaging App Could One Day Replace Snapchat

The new Marco Polo video messaging app sees itself as the “video walkie talkie” of 2017. It allows users to send quick messages back and forth with your friends. It may also one day be slated to replace Snapchat as a video messaging app. Like its rival Snapchat, Marco Polo can send video messages that are only a few...

Samsung Took the Top Spot in 2016 When It was Granted More US Patents

Samsung has taken the number one spot in a ranking of companies sorted by how many US patents they were granted in 2016. According to Sqoop, an online service that tracks patents and court documents, the site has published its ranking of companies according to how many patents they were granted and applied for in 2016. So when the...

New Battery Case from Mophie for iPhone 6 and 7 Will Keep Your Phone Dry for a Long Time

For the past 10 years even if it was somewhat ill-advised, many people put off trying on smartphone battery cases for their iPhones because of their bulk. Even during the original iPhone days people were more concerned about keeping their phone’s svelte design intact and visible rather than protecting the phone.  But, last year, when Mophie’s Juice Pack Air...

NASA’s Quest to Bring Back the X-Plane Experimental Program

NASA’s X-Planes were the most creative experimental aircraft to be created. Decades were spent researching and testing these pioneering aircraft that were used to test out sciences like breaking the sound barrier and flying at high altitudes. NASA now plans to bring back that program, with a few goals in mind like a supersonic electric plane or breaking the...

Millennials are Paying $40 a Night to Live Inside Tiny Pods

Traveling is actually expensive, even if you’re doing it in your own country. Food, cab rides, and of course, hotels can be expensive. It gets a bit harder when you have to travel alone with no one to split the check with. But if you’re traveling to Los Angeles and looking for something really cheap, you can check out...

Facebook is Doing Research to Read Brainwaves and Allows People to Send their Thoughts to Others

Telekinesis and telepathy are staples of sci-fi films in the past. Soon, however, this all could be the stuff of reality as sci-fi takes a back seat to real research and testing. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook and their research on mind gadgets may soon allow humans to read each other’s thoughts or communicate with each other using their own...

Alphabet (Google) Confirms Shutting Down Its Internet Drone Project

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has confirmed that it shut down and closed its internet drone project Titan, three years after it bought the business. What was seen as a somewhat promising project to bring the internet to rural areas all around the world through solar powered drones and hot air balloons seems to now to be, for some people,...

$27 Million Being Funded by Group to Overwatch Against Destructive AI

A group of entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations have just recently pledged $27 million to protect humanity from destructive artificial intelligence or AI. Funded by such notables as LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, eBay founder Pierre Omidayar, and the Knight Foundation, the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund will aim to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to turn an...

That HTC Leaked Smartphone Secondary Display Looks Familiar. Is that an LG or a Samsung?

For those not familiar yet what HTC is, it’s a Taiwanese consumer electronics company with its headquarters in the Xindian District of New Taipei City. It was founded in 1997 manufacturing mobile phones and tablets exclusively for the Taiwanese market. The company does its best not to be identified as “just another cheap Chinese phone brand” that come from...

Sony’s New and Wonderful OLED TV is a Japanese Brand with South Korean Innovation

The South Korean innovation mentioned here is courtesy of LG Display. One of the highlights at the recent CES 2017 in Las Vegas was Sony’s move to finally embrace OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) technology for its flagship line of Bravia televisions. Not only that, the Japanese company added up on the innovation by also featuring an integrated audio system...

The New LG G6 Has an Extra Tall 5.7-inch Screen

We also need to add that the phone also exhibits negligible bezels. What’s a bezel, you say? More on that later. Not many people also know that LG Display is a separate and pseudo-independent display-making arm of LG Electronics, Inc. LG stands for “Lucky Goldstar” for those who don’t know about this South Korean electronics company with the tag...

Sony Unveils Its New PS4 Slim for Europe and Japan, and Its Glacier White Pretty

Stand a Sony PlayStation 4 Slim and Microsoft Xbox One S side-by-side and what do you get? Both have great access to UHD video content and a 4K Blu-ray player. Okay, so what does the Xbox One S have over the PS4 Slim? Why the former comes in robot all-white color and design. Too bad, Sony, until now. Sony...

Researchers Invent a Method to Heal Skin without the Scar Tissue Outcome

Large or long wounds that have sliced up deep into the skin tend to leave a scar tissue when it heals even after the wound is sewn shut for healing. This is most especially evident even in the most cared for surgical procedures. Whether it results in physical or emotional discomfort, scar tissues can be a major problem for...

Gravity Rush 2 is an Overlooked 2012 Gem that is Shining Excellent in 2017

Kat, the super-heroine of Gravity Rush 2 has powers to save the day, and probably the world. However, like any normal young adult, she spends her normal days running errands, catching runaway balloons, delivering newspapers (they still do that in the future?), and attempting to expose and destroy a financial system that has caused a social inequality that favors...

Volkswagen Resurrects the Classic Kombi Minibus at Detroit Show

Remember the classic Volkswagen Kombi (Type 2) minibus back in the 1960’s up to the 80’s? If you were a hippie or surfie, you probably do since many of these iconic vehicles were seen at Woodstock and anti-Vietnam war rallies. But seriously, at that time it was the SUV of the period. Some innovative entrepreneurs even converted their Kombi...

Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone: How this Smartphone Changed Human Life in Just a Decade

Few people realized it at the time, but just a decade ago on January 9, the world shifted into another world when Steve Jobs showed the world the first iPhone from Apple’s bag of technological tricks. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs held up the first iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco a decade ago, this “magical product”...

Nokia and Blackberry are Back from the Dead at CES 2017 and They’re not Zombies

When thousands of people and enthusiasts descended on Las Vegas for CES 2017 last week, many must have felt like they’d seen a ghost, or rather two ghosts. Smart phones bearing the names of Nokia and BlackBerry appeared like apparitions among the futuristic robots and shiny new gadgets and devices. Yet while it may seem that a pair of...

Razer Debuts Its New Triple-Screen Laptop Innovation

Razer has been known to have a reputation for building crazy, out-of-this-world inventions that sometimes can be purchased, but most never pass the prototype stage. The Razer Switchblade for handheld mobile gaming that debuted at CES 2011 and the Razer Edge gaming tablet actually became available commercially in 2013. But Project Christine, a custom PC system with modular components...