Description: CNNMoney puts the Samsung Chromebook 2 and the HP Stream head-to-head to see which low cost laptop is the better buy. Source: CNN Money Date: April 1, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. When it comes to laptops; do you prefer Apple products, Microsoft products, or something else? 2. When it comes to purchasing a new laptop… Read more »
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Description: From the boombox to the Polaroid, Laurie Segall takes a look at how classic tech is inspiring today’s innovation. Source: CNN Money Date: March 27, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would you purchase the updated Polaroid? 2. Are you looking forward to seeing the classic Mario Bros. characters on your smartphone?
Description: Liquor delivery service Minibar buys out Booze Carriage and now claims to be the largest player in the liquor delivery space in NYC. Source: Tech Crunch Date: March 20, 2015 Minibar, an on-demand liquor-delivery platform operational in 13 cities, has announced the acquisition of one of its biggest competitors, Booze Carriage. The terms of the deal were… Read more »
Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »
Description: Senior bike riders are particularly at-risk for motor vehicle accidents. One dutch tech company is hoping to help. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 26, 2015 Dutch scientists have developed a smart bicycle that uses sensors, wireless technology and video to warn riders of traffic dangers. Questions for discussion: 1. Do you use a bike for transportation?… Read more »
Description: The way we watch TV is changing and the FCC is offering cash incentives to broadcast stations to give up their airwaves in order to allow for the switch to mobile. Source: CNET Date: February 20, 2015 Brian Cooley discusses why wireless carriers are chomping at the bit to buy available TV broadcast spectrum in… Read more »
Description: Imagine walking into a clothing store and having the ability to browse through recommended looks from the designer with the touch of a screen. Source: CNN Money Date: February 20, 2015 Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff is partnering with eBay to introduce touchscreen dressing rooms to her retail stores. Questions for discussion: 1. What are some benefits that might… Read more »
Description: The reality of dating is changing. Singles are no longer meeting in bars, they are meeting behind smartphone screens. Source: CNN Money Date: February 13, 2015 Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you signed up for any dating apps? Have you had any success on them? 2. Do you have any dating app “horror” stories?
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 »
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 »