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Who Needs Speakers When You Can Use Everyone’s Phones Using Amplify

Who needs speakers at a party when you’ve got dozens of guests with their mobile phones? And we all know that almost everyone is bringing a smartphone in one form or another. Amplify is a new app that was introduced at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon last December 3 and 4. The aim of Amplify is to...

Hydrogen Vehicles are Far Better than Electric, But There’s a Big Catch to It

A Utah-based startup car maker is attempting to make waves by revolutionizing the car – and trucking – industry by using hydrogen power.  The Nikola Motor Company recently revealed its new hydrogen-powered truck on Thursday evening, called the Nikola One. The truck mainly runs on hydrogen fuel cells along with a 320 kWh battery to give it a range...

Don’t Get Ripped Off by These So-Called Android Antivirus Apps

If you’re worried about security for your Android phone or tablet, then you need not concern yourself with these Android antivirus apps, well, at least 5 of them anyway.  In reality, Android antivirus apps are now being called “disreputable” and have been appearing more and more on lists of apps that you should never download. Also, no Android antivirus...

Nokia is Making like Douglas McArthur by Pulling an “I Shall Return” with Smartphones in 2017

Nokia… wait, what brand? Nokia, oh that brand from Finland? This is a brand, like the iconic Blackberry, that got swamped simply because it failed to innovate and catch up with the smartphone technology. As Nokia was the leading brand in cellphones back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s when phones were still two- or three-liner screens, it got...

Nestle is Using New Technology to Cut Out Sugar from Its Products But Leave the Same Taste

The Swiss food giant, Nestle, has recently announced that it has made a scientific and technological breakthrough that can sharply cut the sugar in its chocolate. And you probably didn’t even realize that the biggest confectionery producer is from Switzerland and not from the United States. Nestle, which makes popular confectionery like KitKat and Aero, says its researchers have...

Humans No Longer Need Apply: Robot Stripper Pole Dances at Australian ‘Sexpo’

This bit of news may someday usher in the age when women no longer need to apply as strippers or prostitutes. It may also signal some good news for mums who grieve for their daughters in the sex trade. Last week, the recently held X-rated “Sexpo” trade event in Melbourne, Australia, featured everything from an imposing 66-foot “Love Rocket”...

Google Map’s New TimeLapse Images Shows How the Earth has Changed Since 1984

We all love the use of Google maps and how it’s a great help in the absence of GPS. However, have you ever wondered what the world was like and how it has changed since 1984 by using time span satellite images? To put things in better perspective, our world has gone from using brick-sized phones with car battery-sized...

Niagara Falls’ New LED Lighting System is Just in Time for the Christmas Season

Some newscasters were joking when they started out the news with “how many people do you need to change the light bulbs… in Niagara Falls?” But in truth, they have truly changed the light bulbs, and those searing searchlights, at Niagara Falls. Of course, the view of the falls in the daytime is still simply majestic, with the water...

This is the Best Smart Jewelry You Can Buy That Looks Brainy and Beautiful

Fitness trackers and smartwatches may be all the rage today, but some women dislike the outer design of the bland straps or the glaring screens with the chunky designs. It’s a good thing smart jewelry is whole new class of fashion for those who want to look good and fashionable while still being able to use their devices. And...

Apple is Trying Everything from Curved Screens to OLEDs for its New iPhone 8

Apple is testing more than 10 different prototype styles for their new generation of iPhones that could go on sale next year, starting with the iPhone 8. Some of those prototypes may have a new design centered on a curved screen or new OLED technology. That technology would enable that curved screen, also called an OLED, to be a...

Cadillac’s New Race Car Looks like the Batmobile

Cadillac has always been associated with luxury cars with a certain bold American attitude, and that truly is what Cadillac is all about. But recently, the automaker, which moved its sales and marketing operations in 2015 to New York City, is becoming a serious player in auto racing, and it’s been keeping quiet about it.  So knowing Cadillac, the...

Virtual Reality is More than for Video Games: VR Can be Used to Recreate Crime Scenes or to Find a Cure for Pedophilia

Everyone associates virtual reality closely with video games, and rightfully so since headsets from Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Sony’s PlayStation VR are intended for PS and computer games. But virtual reality has found more medical uses in helping to treat PTSD, recreating a crime scene for jurists in court cases, and even potentially treating pedophilia. For court cases, immersive...

Space Poop is a Real Problem with NASA, So They’re Initiating the Space Poop Challenge

Since the first astronauts (or cosmonauts) first launched into space, moving the bowels or pooping in deep space has posed a still enormous problem. This one actually has NASA stumped for decades, even if it requires its astronauts to wear adult diapers, but this only adds to the problem in discarding the diapers with the poop inside. And so,...

Iceland versus Iceland: Can Relations Finally Thaw Out in this Trademark Feud?

Everyone knows that Iceland is a country (though we’re willing to bet you don’t know where it’s located). But mostly in England and other locations in Europe and the Mediterranean, Iceland is a supermarket chain. Taking everyone by surprise, Iceland (the country) filed for legal action on Friday, November 25, against Iceland (the supermarket) with the European Union Intellectual...

Huawei has a Secret Back Door Sending Data Back to China

Huawei is facing a major problem with all its phone models in the United States. According to security firm Kryptowire, software installed on phones from the Huawei brand and some phones from almost all Chinese manufacturers secretly monitored users and sent back text messages, internet data search, call logs, and location data back to Chinese servers every 72 hours....

Ebay Introduces the World’s First Emotionally-Powered Store Showing How the Brain Works While Shopping

Christmas may be the season of giving, family gatherings, and vacations, but tell that to those who need to do the stressful task of shopping. In fact, Ebay now has the scientific evidence to prove this. Ebay has partnered with US tech firm Lightwave to create the world’s first “Emotionally Powered Store” located in London. It uses facial decoding...

Parts of Nuclear Waste May be Converted into Diamond Nuclear Batteries that Will Last a Lifetime

Researchers, physicists, and chemists at the University of Bristol, UK, have discovered a way to convert thousands of tons of seemingly worthless nuclear waste into man-made diamond batteries that can generate a small electric current for longer than a thousand years. This is a truly fantastic breakthrough given the fact that the main problem in dealing with nuclear waste...

A Long-Range Anti-Drone Gun Can Keep a Large Area Secure

Aerial and pilotless drones are suddenly changing the face of both technology and security. Originally seen as just hobby toys and later graduating to camera-wielding reconnaissance or patrol vehicles, today’s drones can be anything ranging from a ground attack aircraft to a spy plane to a disaster relief delivery vehicle. So when drones are suddenly posing both a threat...

According to Some Users, There’s an Apple iPhone Bug that Shuts Down their iPhone with 30% Power Left

In the last couple of weeks some Apple phone users have complained that the latest iOS update is causing their iPhones to suddenly shut off with still 30% of power left or the battery drains off faster than normal. In the complaints filed with Apple and published on their Apple Forums and News, after users updated to iOS 10.1...

How Amazon Beat Microsoft to the Draw with Motorola

Motorola used to be a giant corporate conglomerate that employed 150,000 people, many at its massive headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. It churned out those really durable Motorola phones that wouldn’t quit even when run over by a car. But it has been hit by hard times, and over the last several years it sold off chunks of itself and...

Great Science Gift Ideas for Your Science and Techie Friends and Family Members

Thanksgiving is over but Christmas is peeking just around the corner, so it’s that time to go gift searching. Do you have friends and family who really dig science stuff? Well, instead of chocolates or a dozen dinosaur toys, here are some geeky gift ideas for the science or tech loving people surrounding you (you can even pick up a...

Folding Cardboard ‘Eco Helmet’ Offers Real Protection and Even Wins Major Award

The James Dyson Foundation announced on November 17, 2016, that the 2016 International winner of the James Dyson Award will go to Isis Shiffer for her original design of an Eco Helmet. This is a collapsible and biodegradable bike helmet that can be purchased from vending machines at urban bike stations. As a contest winner, Shiffer is awarded $45,000,...

These Exciting New Tech Products Might be Greeting You in 2017

This year will soon be over in a matter of weeks so anything that technology churned out are by now available in time as Christmas gifts or holiday splurges. So, just around the corner is a new year and 2017 looming ahead. Be ready for a new round of tech products that are most likely coming out in the first...

Facebook’s Fake-News Problem Was Solved in 36 Hours by Freshmen College Students

You’ve probably haven’t heard the names of Anant Goel, Nabanita De, Qinglin Chen, and Mark Craft. These names probably would have made Hillary Clinton cringe, but seriously, these four are normal college students who figured out a social media problem about fake news and made an open source app for it in just 36 hours. By now everyone knows...

Genetics Can Help Learners in the Future to Unlock Hidden Potentials and Even Talents

The author Salman Rushdie recently caused controversy by mentioning the lack of “rote learning” in schools. He spoke about the benefits of learning poetry by heart, something that has been outdated for many decades now. But actually, Rushdie may have just opened the life-long debate one the effectiveness of different learning strategies in modern education. It is already an...

This Battery Operated Vest Will Really Warm You in Winter Even If Outdoors

If you’re the type who loves going outdoors even in winter or you have a farm smack dab in the middle of Alaska, you no longer need to wear 3 or 4 layers of upper clothes.  A Norwegian company called The Heat Experience has recently launched a new line of performance outdoor apparel on Kickstarter that features battery-operated heating...

These Handy Car Gadgets Cost Less Than $100 (Great for the Holidays as Well)

Now that technology is far advancing more than people can churn out inventions, car accessories and gadgets most certainly will have their fair share. This is good news for the motorists since these gadgets are of really great help in both preparing for the road, during the driving experience, and for emergencies. And since Christmas is fast approaching, these gadgets...

General Motors Much Anticipated Chevy Bolt Won’t Be Widely Available Until Spring 2017

Bad news for those consumers saving up for the much anticipated Chevy Bolt. General Motors has recently announced that the Bolt won’t hit all the major dealerships until spring of 2017. It will still be released but only on a limited basis. The General Motors Chevy Bolt has attracted a fair amount of attention as only the second car...

The Air Selfie Handheld Drone is So Small It Fits into a Phone Case

In the pursuit of the perfect selfie, or to put it ably, the pursuit of how to comfortably take a selfie, many hand-held devices have been created. But the Air Selfie is completely different. It is a very small quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand and can also fit into a standard custom phone case for...

Spoiler Alert Makes Donating Surplus Food a Better Option than Wasting It

Spoiler Alert isn’t about movies. It’s a new app that wants to lessen the waste that comes from throwing away food. Not many people realize that food waste is an enormous problem that is as huge as the nation’s non-degradable garbage problem. This is why a startup company called Spoiler Alert is attempting to pitch in to tackle this...

Expecting Long Security Lines at Airports for the Holidays? Not If Things are “Clear”

Now considered as “just normal” is the fact that during the Christmas holiday season the security lines and pre-check lines at airports tend to get longer, and clogging up the TSA who are already woefully understaffed. Shockingly long lines at airports are the new norm during any holiday season across the continental U.S. And just when you thought Homeland...

These Startups from New York are Set to Become Really Hot

If you’re familiar with the popular “New York” song from Alicia Keys: “Ohh… New York… If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that’s what they say.” This just about sums up how the balance of technology is slightly shifting from the Silicon Valley back towards the east coast. Video Courtesy of Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne6zR0YT-I8 In fact, some Silicon Valley...

The New 2016 BMW X1 is Like a Happy Nimble Throwback, but Isn’t Really a Standout

The new 2016 BMW X1 compact SUV is a nimble and happy throwback to the usual traditional BMW designs and styles. And here is where the problem gets touchy as this traditional car maker attempts to compromise traditional designs and styles with newer types and technology. While the new, nimble, and compact X1 can hold its own against other...

McDonald’s is Now Leaning Towards Counter-less Hi-techs and Real Table Service

Fastfood giant McDonald’s Corp. is taking huge steps in order to bring back its appeal to millennials and to redeploy its labor force. It’s going to redesign its restaurants towards self-order kiosks, premium menu items, and real table service. This is also McDonald’s way to crash into the fast-casual restaurant industry competitors head-on before they can think of these...

These Awesome Tech Can’t be Purchased Yet, but You Can Start Preordering or Invest in Crowdfunding

On sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo there are literally thousands of new techs and other stuff just waiting for crowdfunding or major investors. While there is no shortage of the weird and virtually useless, there are more than their share of the really useful and very promising. So, once again, here are the latest just put up recently that seems...

The Microsoft Surface Book versus Apple MacBook Pro. And the Winner? Microsoft Hands Down

Another election is coming for computer and laptop users, but it’s not the political kind. This is a choice for users searching for the ultimate power in a machine. Of course this is something the recent low-tech candidates neither understand, what with Clinton who doesn’t know how to handle e-mails and Trump just discovering what Google search is all...

Here are Some Tech Gift Ideas for the Holidays that Won’t Break the $100 Barrier

It’s that time of the year when the commercialized holidays have you breaking your brains on gift ideas and what to buy for loved ones, family, a few close friends, and the occasional mandatory party exchanging gift sessions. But it’s the 21st century and tech gadgets are no longer the sole proprietary of the male side. Everyone is now into...

Nike’s New NY Store is Filled with Tech and is Massive like Disney World

Many, many years ago, the five-floor Nike Town store on Broadway in New York City was the sneaker heaven of Nike fans. This was the age of the Air Force 1’s and Dunks and Air Jordans. At that time this Nike Town Soho Store was considered the Disneyland for sneakers. Fast track to 2016 and Nike’s New York Soho...

This Wireless Brain Implant Could Make the Paralyzed Walk Again

Coming off successful field testing on monkeys, scientists announced that paralyzed people may be able to walk again with a recently developed wireless brain implant. Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have released its results from a collective research together with Brown University researchers conducted on monkeys with spinal cord injuries that can regain control of...

Nintendo Just Brought Back the Original NES and It’s not Even Expensive

30 years ago, Nintendo released its groundbreaking NES or Nintendo Entertainment System, and indoor home gaming was never the same again. Now, it is releasing the same NES Classic Edition console but in a digitalized version. The little console box will still look like the original 1985 NES but it will be noticeably smaller and will fit into the...

This Lamp Is The Lightest And Will Levitate While Lighting Your Day And Moods

This is a lamp that will have magician-wanna-be Harry Potters’ breaking out their wands. The lamp will light up a room, can change color and illumination that suits your mood, and will hover in the air, yes, levitate and still be lighting up. Perhaps this may be the decade that will end lamps with boring grounded positions. “Lighted” as...

Gryphon Is A Smart Router Designed To Protect Your Home Against Cyber Attacks

Big companies and banks aren’t the only ones being hit by hackers around the world. Home computer users are also targeted by hackers for the precious information to get into bank accounts and other cash-related data. Now, a startup company has found a way to protect homes from getting hacked. The new device is the creation of John Wu...

Dubai Is Deploying A ‘Drone Hunter’ To Keep Its Airport Safe

Drones have been used for a variety of tasks ranging from aerial photography, surveying, patrolling, property security, supply drops, to missile firing. Finally, a situation has come that now uses drones to hunt drones. Call this the drone-hunting drone. Dubai Airport has been having problems with drones entering its airspace for some time now. To counter this, it is...

5 Fun Games that Made the Switch and Can Now be Played on New Nintendo Console

Well, bad news for Gen X’ers because Nintendo just announced that its Wii U console will no longer be sold. Face it though, Gen X’ers, that the Wii U was a failure, so Nintendo just came out with its new generation console called “The Switch.” Technically and financially a flop, the Wii U was an underpowered hardware that couldn’t...

What Will the Next 10 Years Bring for Public Health and Life Longevity?

When looking towards the health of people in the future, it can’t often be helped to try to figure out what technology and other health efforts will bring in the next ten years. Will we be able to find fast cures or totally eradicate diseases or simply to just extend people’s lives? This story actually finds its roots from...

Buying Snapchat’s New Spectacles is a Spectacular and Fun Experience

Snapchat – now known as Snap Inc. – came out with its camera-embedded sunglasses called Spectacles recently and its technology definitely beat the tar and quite feathered Google Glasses that were a total failure. But if you think the new Snap Spectacles Sunglasses is a runaway splash, wait until you see how Snap Inc. debuts its sunglasses, an experience...

5 Apps That Make Better Phone Calls than Your Phone App, for Free, and Your Phone Probably Has Them Already

If you haven’t tried exploring your phone, you probably have a few or all of the apps we’re about to name and you didn’t even know they can make better quality phone calls than your regular phone app. Funny thing is, a couple of these are probably on your desktop or tablet and you didn’t even know what they...

Talking to Computers May be the Future of Technology

Imagine what it’s like talking to an AI robot or AI assistant for the first time. Sometimes it may seem weird because you know you’re talking to an inanimate object that can think on its own and answer back. It’s like suddenly you talk to your pet cat and it answers back. Well, many experts believe this is the...

A Bull Named Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief Created a $30 Billion Dairy Empire, but with a Downside to It

In 1962, a bull named Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief was born. Little did he know that he would change the face of the dairy industry forever, to the tune of $30 billion. Of course, being a bull, his job was to mate with the females to produce more cows that produced milk. Let’s call him “Chief,” so when cows...

The Film “Arrival” is a Big Surprise and is Destined to be a Screen and Oscar Favorite

It’s really a big surprise to many that the new film, “Arrival” is fast becoming one of the best movies for 2016, and with good reason. When the trailer for “Arrival” was first shown just before the Toronto International Film Festival, everyone – including the cynics and critics – were assuming that this was another of those CGI-heavy sci-fi...