Sky Taxis Are About to Become a Reality

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Description: SkyTran’s sky taxis are making their debut. Source: CNN Money Date: October 25, 2015 The aerial mass transit system features “cars” that magnetically glide 20 to 30 feet above the ground along elevated tracks. Skytran, based in Mountain View, California, has been developing the system for five years. The pilot project will debut in Tel Aviv at… Read more »

With the Click of a URL, Anyone Without Skype Can Still Join a Conversation

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Description: Skype is making it easier for literally anyone to chat long-distance. Source: Mashable Date: October 16, 2015 On Thursday, the platform launched an update that lets anyone join a conversation, even if they don’t have Skype. Share a unique link with someone via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, you name it, and anyone can join via Skype for Web…. Read more »

App for Rating People Draws Withering Scorn

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Description: An extremely negative response may have derailed the launch of people-rating app Peeple. Source: Tech News World Date: October 7, 2015   Canadian businesswoman Julia Cordray’s plan to launch Peeple, a Yelp-like app that would let people post reviews about other people, has drawn fierce criticism in the tech press and the blogosphere, including a petition against… Read more »

$650 for a selfie stick?

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Description: Drone-maker DJI is taking their 4K camera technology off the drone and onto a selfie-stick they call the Osmo. Source: CNN Money Date: October 16, 2015 CNN Business reporter, Samuel Burke takes a look at the new $650 selfie stick has an advantage over the GoPro with self-stabilization technologies. Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think this camera… Read more »

Experience Street View In Virtual Reality With Google Cardboard

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Description: Google is entering the virtual reality space. Source: TechCrunch Date: October 12, 2015   A lot of us chuckled when we saw Google Cardboard for the first time, but it’s actually quite genius. Google shared today that its virtual reality experience Google Cardboard is now available in 39 languages and over 100 countries for both Android… Read more »

You Can Now Watch Netflix on a Virtual Reality Headset

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Description:You can now watch Netflix shows like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” on the Samsung Gear VR — an Oculus virtual reality headset. Source: CNN Money Date: September 24, 2015 Netflix became the first of several streaming media apps to launch on Oculus’ virtual reality app store Thursday. Its shows will still be in… Read more »

Despite Mobile Expansion, Stingray Stills Sees Traditional Television as Growth Market

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Description: Although some believe traditional cable television is a dying industry, Stingray Digital Group is willing to bet otherwise. Source: Tech Vibes Date: Sept 18, 2015   Montreal’s Stingray Digital Group, still sees a lot of opportunity in traditional television. The company, best known for its audio music television channels, is increasingly expanding into mobile but it still… Read more »

One Big Sign the Apple Self-driving Car is Closer Than We Thought

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Description: Apple may just now be ready to go public with its self-driving car plans. Source: Tech Insider Date: Sept 18, 2015   Apple may finally be ready to talk about its self-driving car project. The tech giant met with officials from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles last month to discuss the state’s regulations for autonomous vehicles, the… Read more »

700 mph in a Tube: The Hyperloop Experience

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Description: This alternative travel concept could change our lives in a major way. Source: CNN Money Date: Sept 11, 2015 It’s Elon Musk’s idea, but Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is trying to make this “pipe dream” a reality. Questions for discussion: 1.  Do you feel that a technology like this is something that can be woven into mainstream society? 2…. Read more »

Why Apple Would Want to Take on Netflix

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Description:Producing original movies or TV series fits with the company’s business model, analyst says. Source: CBC News Date: Sept 7th, 2015 A never-ending media industry rumour has resurfaced: According to a report in Hollywood trade publication Variety, later confirmed by other news outlets, Apple is exploring options to produce original online programming, the goal being to… Read more »