Monthly Archives: January 2017

Logitech unveils revolutionary Spotlight Presentation Remote for PowerPoint, Keynote, and more

Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote presentations are often very boring, but unfortunately, they are a fact of life in the business world. If you have ever sat through a meeting that focused heavily on these slides, you have probably feigned

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Smartwatch-based signature verification is all in the wrist

Despite advances in biometric identification technologies, such as fingerprint, eye and facial recognition, the humble handwritten signature is still the most commonly used form of biometric used to verify someone’s identity. Researchers have developed software that blends the old and

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Smartwatch-based signature verification is all in the wrist

Despite advances in biometric identification technologies, such as fingerprint, eye and facial recognition, the humble handwritten signature is still the most commonly used form of biometric used to verify someone’s identity. Researchers have developed software that blends the old and

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Korea’s AIM raises $1.6M for its mobile trading service

 Seoul-based startup AIM has closed $1.6 million in seed funding to bring its artificial intelligence-powered app for financial investments to market in Korea, and potentially other parts of Asia. The fintech company has developed a system which works alongside existing investment institutions to

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Samsung teases new tablet launching at Mobile World Congress

 Samsung isn’t launching its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress, but it looks like the Korean firm will unveil a new tablet at the Barcelona show. Today, Samsung teased an upcoming device through invites to a press

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The Many Dangers of Donald Trump’s Executive Order

In November, 2015, the Islamic State mounted devastating attacks in Paris, gunning down more than a hundred people at a rock concert, in restaurants, and outside a soccer stadium. In response, Donald Trump, then preparing for the Iowa caucuses, fulminated

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A Biohacker’s Plan to Upgrade Dalmatians Ends Up in the Doghouse

The FDA wants to regulate animals altered using the gene-editing technique CRISPR.

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‘Taboo’ Episode 4 Recap: The League of the Damned

A show like Taboo, which is rooted in real life history and then spiced-up to taste with flashy bits of wild fiction, can only keep up the suspense so long when we all know how the story ends.

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What is Net Neutrality and is it important?

Net neutrality has been a hot-button issue for several years now, but what exactly does it mean? Should governments be stepping in and regulating this new digital space, or do we let the free market take care of it? Here

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What is Net Neutrality and is it important?

Net neutrality has been a hot-button issue for several years now, but what exactly does it mean? Should governments be stepping in and regulating this new digital space, or do we let the free market take care of it? Here

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Buildings Head Says City Won’t Back Apprenticeship Programs for Construction Workers

The Department of Buildings commissioner said that Bill de Blasio will not support an apprenticeship requirement for construction workers.

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ForeScout Technologies filed confidentially for IPO

 ForesScout has filed confidentially for an IPO, TechCrunch has confirmed. The security company has submitted its S-1 and will be unveiling it to the public closer to its debut. The IPO is likely to happen in the next few months,

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Why Corporate America Must Stand Up to Trump

Over the weekend, Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric, the venerable manufacturing conglomerate that dates back to 1892—and Thomas Edison—issued a statement to G.E.’s employees distancing the company from Donald Trump’s travel bans on people from predominantly Muslim

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Sequoia Capital has quietly announced a leadership change-up, with partner Jim Goetz taking a step back

 Prominent venture firm Sequoia Capital has famously handled well its transitions from one powerful team of investors to the next. Founder Don Valentine handed the reins over to Doug Leone and Michael Moritz earlier than he might have planned, then

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Watch President Donald Trump announce his Supreme Court nominee on Facebook Live

In the United States, the most prestigious position is president. Some people might think vice president is the next important position, but it arguably is not. Actually, some folks, including yours truly, consider Supreme Court Justice to be a more

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This $90 wristband zapped away our VR nausea

Before we’d tried much virtual reality, we imagined most VR experiences would involve physically sitting while virtually moving. Unfortunately, though, those kinds of games can trigger nausea for many (if not most) people. We recently tried a wearable that claims

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This $90 wristband zapped away our VR nausea

Before we’d tried much virtual reality, we imagined most VR experiences would involve physically sitting while virtually moving. Unfortunately, though, those kinds of games can trigger nausea for many (if not most) people. We recently tried a wearable that claims

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Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Librarus won a poker tournament against professional players

Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, made history by defeating four of the world’s best professional poker players in a marathon 20-day poker competition, called “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante” at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

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Researchers find lost continent Mauritia part of break of ancient 200 million year old Gondwana super-continent

Lava-covered piece of continent is an ancient remnant, left over from the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago. Scientists have confirmed the existence of a “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius

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The ‘Powerless’ Pilot Begs the Question: Where Do We Go From Here?

Powerless asks the eternal question: how would you act if you were the normal person in a superhero universe? This is a quandary presented in comics, books, and other media over the decades, […] The post The ‘Powerless’ Pilot Begs

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