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Planning to do a Halloween movie marathon for the end of the month? Horrors, that is such a 1980’s or 90’s concept. Watching a movie is basically just a passive pursuit. Sure, you might get scared every now and...
Jessica O. Matthews is the woman of the hour. She is the highly skilled and intelligent black female founder and CEO of a renewable energy tech startup called Uncharted Play.  Just recently, her company was able to close a $7 million Series...
Everyone at one point or another has an original idea to start a small service-oriented or product-based business. The fascination of launching this business is probably fueled by the idea that this business might eventually grow and expand. Often...
If there’s one thing good and effective Marketing has taught us, it is to be seen by the right kind of people, and you start building your business from there. If people recognize your business, then that is good...
Thalmic Labs is a Canada-based wearable technology company, which has recently announced that a whopping amount of $120 million (USD) Series B funding has been confirmed and was made possible and led by Intel Capital, Fidelity Investments Canada and...
Three years after this social media sole communication platform went public and IPO, Twitter seems to be up for sale. But haven’t we seen this story before? In fact, the similarities with Twitter today and what happened to Yahoo many...
Less than a year after Google experimented with connecting railway stations in India with free Wi-Fi service in September 2015, the company recently announced that it will soon launch a similar project to eventually bring fast Wi-Fi service across...
Robots have probably intrigued you since they are common characters in sci-fi films from the servile robots that do manual labor and other jobs in I, Robot to the almost human characteristics of droids in Star Wars. In fact,...
Almost everyone loves to ride a motorboat because it’s fun and the need for speed is safe because of the open water. But what if you could ride a motorboat that’s not only fast but can also dive underwater...
Take a gander through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find literally hundreds of crowdfunding campaigns just waiting for, well, funding. Unfortunately, most of these projects are pretty much stupid, weird, and just downright useless. But there are a few...
At the Florida Atlantic University, researchers led by Dr. Oscar Curet at its Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering are studying the locomotion of fish and applying it to fish-like robots. Its latest development is a 16-motorised robot based...
Recording companies in the US and UK through its legal organization representatives are taking legal action against Youtube-mp3.org, the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally “stream ripped” music. The site and its operator have generated millions of dollars...
Scientists at the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, recently demonstrated a new 3D-printed hyperelastic “bone” that can be used for future implants and grafts to help mend a variety of bone-related injuries. According to Ramille Shah, professor of materials...
Dell was the first company to launch a smartphone called “Streak” in 2010 that had a 5-inch display. At that time reviews were questioning if anyone was willing to carry a phone that big all the time.  Less than...
When Microsoft bought the Swedish company, Mojang, the makers of the insanely popular Minecraft game, in a $2.5 billion deal in 2014 that surprised everyone, everyone thought that it was the end of Minecraft, or at least the game...
The last thing you would probably think of that technology could reach is your shower head. After all, all it does is to spread out the water that comes out. But today’s technology has a way to reach even...
Snapchat is gone. But for those keen on using the social app, it hasn’t disappeared completely. Let’s just say they’ve leveled up, in a sort of different manner. On Friday (September 23, 2016) Snapchat surprised the whole world when they...
Last Thursday Apple announced that the slim and portable 11-inch MacBook Air will soon be replaced by the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. However, even as the 11-inch Air will no longer be manufactured and sold, the 13-inch MacBook Air...
Apple and its iPhone line have always been controversial for its lack of controversy. That’s right, and that’s because it can lay claim as the top honcho in the smartphone market, and rightfully so. The only controversy that ever...
Once wine is unsealed, rapid oxidization will cause it to change flavor. Recently though, a promising new startup device called Plum promises to extend the lifespan of wine with an automatic appliance that can preserve opened wine up to...
Starbucks is opening another Willy Wonka-inspired Roastery and this one is located in, of all places, Tokyo, Japan. This will be the coffee giant’s fourth Roastery, though the Tokyo branch won’t open until 2018. Starbuck’s first Roastery opened in...
Basically, you can use the Post Crimes app from Mozilla to create a sort of selfie postcard to protest outdated EU copyright laws. How outdated?  It is illegal to take a selfie or picture in front of the Eiffel...
There’s a new drone in the sky and it’s been launched by DJI. This is the new Mavic Pro quadcopter drone and it’s coming on the heels of the launching of the GoPro Karma drone after only a week....
Before we can travel and colonize Mars (which probably won’t happen for the next 2 or 3 decades), NASA is taking no chances when it comes to medical science and the possibility of being far from earth’s hospitals. NASA...
Daimler-Mercedes-Benz is making a killer move in trying to corner the Electric Vehicle (EV) market when it unveiled its all-electric SUV, the Mercedes Benz EQ, at the recent Paris Motor Show. The German automobile manufacturer is hoping that its...
Learning that must be stimulating, invigorating, and engaging isn’t just limited to the classroom. The school’s outside design and environment also plays a role in the learning process of the students. Certainly, beautiful school buildings will turn out to...
Homeowners now all over the country would love to find out just what is lurking in their tap water, whether it is really clean and safe, given the recent events in Flint, Michigan. Now, the new Ecomo Water Bottle...
A much underrated aspect and yet improved in a major manner by Apple for iOS 10 on their smartphones is the Apple Widgets. Before, you could only find widgets solely on the notification center. Now, with just a swipe...
Just a couple of months ago, Samsung had all but stolen Apple’s thunder when it introduced its new Android smartphone ahead of the iPhone 7 and Google Pixel for the market that doesn’t want iPhones, or for those who...
Actually, for better architectural terms, it’s more of living inside the side of a cliff. Confused? When a Dutch Firm, OPA, first published its concept for “Casa Brutale” on ArchDaily in July last year, it gained a position as...
If you recall, back in April of this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his grand 10-year roadmap showing what Facebook will become by the year 2026. Facebook’s (or Mark’s) conceived future is to connect almost everyone in the...
If you live in a small house or apartment, a tiny kitchen space may seem frustrating. When your kitchen counter is cluttered with the microwave, the toaster oven, the coffee pot, various pots and pans and utensils, and other...
Remember the Nintendo Entertainment System you played with back in 1985? Well, Nintendo is bringing back a miniaturized version of the original NES and its release is coming soon. It’s been over 30 years since, as kids, we used...
Driving a motorcycle is required by law to wear a helmet, but driving a bicycle is not. There’s no requirement or law in the US to wear a helmet while driving a bicycle, which is why many people don’t...
The Israelites in Nazi Hunting Groups would have loved this technology when hunting down Nazi German criminals had virtual reality been around in the 1950’s and 60’s. More than 70 years have passed since the last prisoners at the...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere recently tweeted on Wednesday that from the moment he joined the company his “out of this world” ideas and concepts have earned him a standing joke that “he must be from Mars or something.” Of...
You’ve probably seen on news features about the cheap houses that can be built using discarded soda cans or discarded soda plastic bottles. And while you’re busy figuring out things about fire safety and internal climate control, a French...
Now here’s an egg that won’t break, is smarter than the average egghead (far away smarter, mind you), and something you won’t mind leaving on your counter top. HelloEgg is the first ever smart kitchen assistant that uses both...
It’s not an upcoming Star Wars movie, but the new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic’s upcoming expansion “Knights of the Eternal Throne” is stunningly cinematic nonetheless. It’s even being touted as far better than Star Wars Episode...
Most tech reviews usually give good raves for expensive Bluetooth headphones from big brands like Sony and Bang & Olufsen. These headphones definitely deliver good sound quality at their staggering costs of more than $300. It’s too bad that...
Ever watched the reboot of Robocop and saw those police robots and drones checking out suspects? Well, this technology is still far from that extreme sci-fi concept, but the day may come when the police may use taser-equipped drones...
A television set is considered a major appliance purchase in line with others like a washing machine or a refrigerator. While smartphones are upgraded or replaced every 2 or 3 years while a computer or laptop every 5 or...
Facebook may soon lower its censorship standards and display more graphic content including violence and nudity that will be deemed more “newsworthy” or important enough to its millions of social media users. This standard lowering will now run contrary...
When you visit crowdfunding campaign websites like Indiegogo or Kickstarter, you will literally be deluged with hundreds of new technology and gadgets, some that are just downright stupid, useless, weird, or all three combined. It sometimes can feel like...
The science fiction of self-driving cars in films like Minority Report, The Fifth Element, Total Recall, and I, Robot may no longer be Sci-Fi for long. Tesla just announced that all of its production model cars including the much...
Though the glimpses are only of renderings and plans, Volkswagen is giving us a chance to view firsthand what may be the first ever electric sports car. The firsthand view comes after the automaker filed for a design and...
Apple will be moving its UK headquarters to the former Battersea Power Station, London’s iconic brick building. If you have Pink Floyd’s iconic 1977 album “Animals,” you will see the building portrayed in the background. The building’s redevelopment is...
Everyone knows who Hong Kong actor and stuntman Jackie Chan is, (he contends he is more proudly “Hong Kong” rather than Chinese) and with his success he is easily one of China’s (or Hong Kong’s) multi-millionaires. So it’s no...
They say that “people fear what they don’t understand” which is why in a recent survey done, 43.8 percent of drivers don’t want self-driving capabilities in cars. While this is understandable from a somewhat safety point of view, there...
Everyone knows that North Korea is one of the few remaining bastions of a closed country ruled by total dictatorship; notwithstanding that it is a communist state as well. And so, like previous dictator states before it like Nazi...