Smart TV Eavesdropping on You? It’s Not the Only One

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Description: For the purposes of “improving their product”, Samsung announces that users of Smart TVs need to be conscious of what they say in front of the device, as voice recordings are being shared with subsidiaries and agents. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 9, 2015 In an era of increasing concern about data breaches and government eavesdropping comes… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 Display to Reach onto 3 Sides, Report Says

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Description: Smacked by competition from Apple’s new iPhone 6, Samsung is looking to jazz up its next flagship Galaxy phone with a wraparound display. Source: CNET Date: February 11, 2015 Samsung may offer a Galaxy S6 with a display that you can view from three sides — the front, left and right. The mobile phone maker plans… Read more »

Will Google and Uber Invade Each Other’s Turf?

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Description: Google’s partnerships seem to be all over the map lately…we will have to wait and see what the future holds for Google launches. Source: ECommerce Times Date: February 6, 2015 Google is working on its own ride-hailing service to compete with Uber, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Uber has announced a strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon… Read more »

Little Wrist Device Helps the Blind ‘See’ the World Like a Bat

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Description: A new device for the visually impaired is currently in the works and hopes to be another tool that may ease their way of life. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 4, 2015 Some Wake Forest University students are using bats as a model to help the blind navigate their world. Just like the… Read more »

The Psychology Of Notifications

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Description: In order to entice users, apps need to build notification triggers that are thoughtful, interesting and engaging or they risk being uninstalled. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 5, 2015 In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response… Read more »

4 Bad Things Internet Companies Can’t Do Anymore — If the FCC Gets its Way

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Description: If the FCC approves those new net neutrality rules, you’ll enjoy some extra protections. Source: CNN Money Date: February 6, 2015 Sure, there’s disagreement about how to best ensure net neutrality — an Internet where the cable owners don’t discriminate between the traffic on their networks. But one thing is certain: Internet providers have played dirty… Read more »

Microsoft Just Handed Us Our Holographic Future

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Description: Microsoft has created Holo Studio, which lets users create their own holograms, print them out on 3D printers, and share them with others within minutes. Source: Tech News World Date: January 21, 2015 Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows Holographic, a feature in Windows 10 that will let users create their own holograms and print them out on 3D… Read more »

Police Now ‘See’ Through Walls and Know if You’re Home

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Description: Technically Incorrect: The Range-R is a piece of military equipment that police are using now to check if there’s someone in a building. Source: CNET Date: January 20, 2015   Police forces increasingly are taking advantage of the technology behind military equipment initially designed for combat. Sometimes, though, the police might be coy about which of these… Read more »

How Far 3D Printing Came in 2014 – And Where It’s Headed This Year

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Description: As 3D printing becomes more and more of a reality, TechVibes takes a look at where it may go from here. Source: TechVibes Date: January 2, 2015 It’s kind of grown up in the past year-and-a-half,” say Andrew Finkle, the co-founder of Waterloo-based Structur3D, which sells 3D printers and develops technology for the devices. “People… Read more »

High-Tech Hair Dryers Aside, Beauty Industry Still Waits for Its ‘Nest’

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Description: Improved technology has let the beauty industry take steps forward lately, but it still lacks a clear link to the “smart” features that have disrupted other fields. Has Panasonic found the answer? Source: Mashable Date: August 14, 2014 When Panasonic debuted its high-tech hair dryer at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January… Read more »