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Startup Producing A Viable All-In-One Solar Panel
Alternative energy is a real head-scratcher. Very few people doubt the benefits of clean energy and the need for…never mind, forgot the US Presidential debates were on last night. It turns out a large number of people actually doubt the benefits of clean energy. But moving on. Yes, clean... Read more
OMB: Stop Reinventing The Software Wheel
“Fraud, waste, and abuse” is a collective, catch-all term that the federal government uses as a cautionary highlight. It serves as everything from a justification as to why a change must be made, to a rallying cry to individuals to stop the drain of financial resources at every turn.... Read more
Advancing The Tech-Diagnosis Of Head Injuries
One of the hot-button controversies in all-levels of sports right now is the danger of head injuries. With the increase in numbers of kids and teens taking part in sports, the rate of concussions reported in 2012 was nearly four million individual cases, which has nearly doubled in a... Read more
Suicides And Extortion Linked To Ashley Madison Data Hack.
Two people in Canada with personal information allegedly associated with the Ashley Madison Data Hack are reported to have committed suicide as a result of the leak from the adultery website. Toronto police’s acting staff Superintendent, Bryce Evans, said on Monday morning, that while the deaths were as yet unconfirmed,... Read more
Dropbox Acquires Umano
On May 12th, 2015, Dropbox acquired Umano, a startup that provides voice actors who read content that can be recorded and added to content on websites and applications. Umano announced the news via blog post. “We’re thrilled to announce that the Umano team has joined Dropbox! Nearly three years ago,... Read more
23andMe Will Start Developing Its Own Drugs
Genetics are the future of biomedicine, at least that’s according to Anne Wojcicki, the founder of 23andMe, a genetics startup that tried to sell a toolkit for finding genetics information on ancestry and potential health issues. The toolkit did not work out due to the Food and Drug Administration... Read more
Early Warning Earthquake System Developed
Only a few weeks ago, on Aug. 24, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck terror across the Bay Area. Almost all were unaware until it had already struck, but one UC Berkeley professor received an early warning time of five seconds before the quake hit.  It came from a $110 homemade device.... Read more
Technology Helps Students Break Free From The Classroom
In the United States, educational experiments are in progress, which allows students to spend more time out of the classroom.  A key aspect of these experiments include mobile devices that redefine the old Victorian model of teaching, increasing performance in students by making learning fun!  Imagine that!  On top... Read more
Did Movies Get Their Technology Predictions Right?
Over the decades many movies have tried to depict what the future would be like, more importantly what technology of the future would be like but did any of them get it right? Check out the infographic below to see whether the Death Star Laser from Star Wars Episode... Read more
‘Look Up’ Video Goes Viral with 32M Views in 14 days
This five minute video written and directed by Gary Turk has taken the internet by storm, as it urges all of us to “look up from your phone, shut down the display, take in your surroundings and make the most of today”. Its message has divided opinion, with some labeling... Read more
And NASA’s New Spacesuit Design Is…
You may remember NASA asking the public to help the agency decide on what the next spacesuit prototype should look like. It would seem that as well as allowing the astronauts to carry out missions to Mars, NASA wants them to look stylish doing it too. The winner is... Read more
Kids Are Healthier When Parents Limit Their Screen Time
We all know that kids spend a heck of a lot of time in front of various screens throughout the day. What we may not know, however, is actually how much time they’re really spending in front of those screens. According to a fairly large study conducted by the... Read more
Bluetooth 4.1 Will Allow Headsets To Connect To The Internet Soon
It’s been a couple of years since I first heard online professionals ask, “What is the next big thing after the Internet?” I am still not sure that the next big thing is around the corner, but the “Internet of Things” is certainly making waves. Already acronymized as IoT,... Read more