There Will Be 30 Technology Companies In 2030, 10 in 2050, And Then There Will Be None. BlackBerry KeyOne review: part productivity, part nostalgia - The Verge. Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune. Image copyright Getty Images Wikipedia's co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers.
His goal is for Wikitribune to offer "factual and neutral" articles that help combat the problem of "fake news". The service is intended to be both ad-free and free-to-read, so will rely on supporters making regular donations. One expert said it had the potential to become a trusted site, but suggested its influence might be limited. Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine. Image copyright Juicero A US start-up that sells a wi-fi connected juicing machine for $399 (£310), has offered refunds after the gadget was mocked on social media.
Juicero makes the bulk of its sales by supplying pouches of pre-cut fruit and vegetables which fit the contraption. But the product was ridiculed by some after it emerged how the sachets could be squeezed just as easily by hand. Garadget faces backlash after locking out irate user. Image copyright Garadget The maker of an internet-enabled garage door device is facing a backlash after blocking its use by a customer who had complained about the tech.
Forecasts Flat Worldwide Device Shipments Until 2018. Egham, U.K., January 4, 2017 View All Press Releases Emerging Devices Can Enhance Conventional Device Sales Worldwide combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are projected to remain flat in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc.
Worldwide shipments for these devices are projected to total 2.3 billion in 2017, the same as 2016 estimates. There were nearly 7 billion phones, tablets and PCs in use in the world by the end of 2016. Says Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 7 Percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2016. Egham, U.K., February 15, 2017 View All Press Releases Fierce Battle Between Apple and Samsung to Hold the No. 1 Global Smartphone Ranking Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 7 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.
The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Apple leapfrog past Samsung to secure the No. 1 global smartphone vendor position (see Table 1). In 2016 overall, smartphone sales to end users totaled nearly 1.5 billion units, an increase of 5 percent from 2015 (see Table 2). Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness' Image copyright Empa A new fruit-shaped sensor could help cargo companies to keep fruit fresher in transit, researchers say.
The device - which mimics the size, shape and composition of real fruit - is packed in with produce in transit and closely monitors its temperature. It comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties, and alerts firms to problems with their cooling processes, allowing them to take action. It could also lead to fresher fruit for consumers, researchers said. China Development Forum: Bill Gates wants to tax robots, but ABB Group CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer says otherwise. Robotics, he explained, is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world, and it makes a "significant contribution" to society by helping to make work safer and less dull.
"If you look at economies with the lowest unemployment rates in the world and correlate it with robotics: Germany, Japan, South Korea have the highest robotics rates with more than 300 robots per 10,000 workers, and they have the lowest unemployment rates," Spiesshofer said. "So robotization and automation, wealth and prosperity go hand-in-hand. " "It drives competitiveness, it drives productivity and it creates jobs. " Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in. Has wearable tech had its day? Image copyright Nordic Walkers / Facebook With the clicking of poles and a determined stride, the Winchester Nordic Walking group is a distinctive sight as its members pound the Hampshire countryside.
The day I bumped into them, all but one was using some form of fitness tracker. A few Fitbits, a Garmin smartwatch, a couple of phone apps and one basic pedometer - and all, they claimed, were roughly counting the same paces. The Weather Channel App: You Can Now Receive Alerts Without a Cell Connection – TedxTech. This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours. MWC 2017: 5G - who wants it, who’ll pay?
The hot topic at Mobile World Congress this year is not a new phone - apart from the Nokia 3310, they all look the same.
Nor is it a new technology like virtual reality - compared with last year, there seem to be fewer VR headsets around. No, the biggest thing in Barcelona is something invisible that doesn't yet exist, 5G. The hype about the potential of the next generation of mobile networks has reached new heights, with every major company exhibiting here eager to explain how it will be at the cutting edge of the coming 5G revolution. Image copyright Reuters. Front end vs. Back end. We're witnessing the slow-motion collapse of the smartwatch. Hollis Johnson After several months of delays, an overhaul of its original vision, and some wrangling of hardware partners, Google's new smartwatch software, Android Wear 2.0, launches this week.
But it comes after months of dour headlines for smartwatches and wearable gadgets. Tech geeks may hyperventilate over the newest wrist computer, but it's becoming apparent that most people are increasingly skeptical of the category. Pebble, the startup darling that was credited with popularizing the concept of a modern smartwatch, was forced to shut down after poor sales and sell itself to Fitbit at a major loss. Smile, you're on camera, and it knows who you are. Image copyright General Photographic Agency Helen of Troy may have had a "face that launch'd a thousand ships", according to Christopher Marlowe, but these days her visage could launch a lot more besides. She could open her bank account with it, authorise online payments, pass through airport security, or raise alarm bells as a potential troublemaker when entering a city (Troy perhaps?). This is because facial recognition technology has evolved at breakneck speed, with consequences that could be benign or altogether more sinister, depending on your point of view.
High-definition cameras combined with clever software capable of measuring the scores of "nodal points" on our faces - the distance between the eyes, the length and width of the nose, for example - are now being combined with machine learning that makes the most of ever-enlarging image databases. Applications of the tech are popping up all round the world. 'Sweating bullets' - The inside story of the first iPhone. Image copyright Getty Images "Steve had expressly told me it was totally top secret. He said he was going to fire anyone who tells the world. "I was sweating bullets. " Tony Fadell was pondering just how he was going to explain to Steve Jobs that he'd lost the prototype of what would become the most successful technology product of all time, the Apple iPhone which launched 10 years ago on Monday.
Norway's controversial radio switch-off. Image copyright Thinkstock Norway will start switching off its FM radio network next week, in a controversial move that will be closely watched by other nations. Critics have said that the government is rushing the move, with one poll from newspaper Dagbladet suggesting 66% of Norwegians oppose it. Experts argue that the change needs to happen because digital radio can carry more channels and has clearer sound.
Switzerland, Denmark and the UK are also considering a switch-off. Leap second briefly catches out computer firm. Image copyright Getty Images. This rumored Galaxy S8 feature would be like nothing you’ve ever seen on an iPhone – BGR. After all the evidence that surfaced during trials in recent years, there’s pretty much no way to rationally argue against the fact that Samsung got its start in the smartphone business by copying Apple. Solar power at 1¢/kWh by 2025 – “The promise of quasi-infinite and free energy is here” Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation at the French energy company Engie SA, said in an interview at Bloomberg that he sees a potential for the cost of solar electricity to fall below $10-megawatt hour (1¢/kWh) in the sunniest climates by 2025. Lepercq believes “solar, battery storage, electrical and hydrogen vehicles, and connected devices are in a ‘J’ curve (of upward growth potential).”
One consequence of this new energy economy is that, “the price (of oil) could drop to $10 if markets anticipate a significant fall in demand.” Conductor : A microservices orchestrator. The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart. Image copyright Getty Images On 9 January 2007, one of the most influential entrepreneurs on the planet announced something new - a product that was to become the most profitable in history. The farmer who built her own broadband. Addressing Hoaxes and Fake News. By Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed. EU's Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years.
Gamepad Case - brilliant. Introducing Amazon Go and the world’s most advanced shopping technology. Why ‘Ok’ Buttons in Dialog Boxes Work Best on the Right. By anthony on 05/25/11 at 11:30 pm A question designers often wonder when designing dialog boxes is where to place their ‘Ok’ and ‘Cancel’ buttons. The ‘Ok’ button is the primary button that completes the action the user initiated. The ‘Cancel’ button is the secondary button that takes users back to their original screen without completing the action. Robot 'sets new Rubik's Cube record'
VoCo. Adobe MAX 2016 (Sneak Peeks) Adobe Voco 'Photoshop-for-voice' causes concern. Report: In 2017, 75% Of Internet Use Will Be On Mobile. Smartwatch sales show sharp decline, report finds. Smartwatch sales are tanking. $17 gadget turns any headphones into wireless headphones. Uber-like app for tractor hailing launched in India. Gartner Says Five of Top 10 Worldwide Mobile Phone Vendors Increased Sales in Second Quarter of 2016. Meet the HyperAdapt, Nike's Awesome New Power-Lacing Sneaker. Berlin’s bid for London’s tech talent. Shouting in the Datacenter. Which crowd will Adblock Plus will upset? Cloud computing grows up, one API at a time. Smartphone Apps Are Now 50% of All U.S. Digital Media Time Spent.
Onetime MS Office challenger OpenOffice: We may shut down due to dwindling support. HoloLens secrets revealed: Microsoft details its 24-core 'holographic processor' A computer-boosted power tool for craftsmen and creators. Interactive Dynamic Video. Edward Snowden: It’s Only Getting Better (HITRECORD x ACLU) Cloud-first distributed event-based programming service. The first IBM PC was released 35 years ago today - How it changed computers forever. MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone. My Text in Your Handwriting. Can a computer copy your handwriting? Ari Shaffir: Why I ditched my smartphone. Visa lanza un anillo NFC para los atletas de los Juegos Olímpicos. Engineers Create The First Dust-Sized Wireless Sensors That Can Be Implanted Into The Human Body. What is fog computing (fog networking)? - Definition from WhatIs.com. How fog computing pushes IoT intelligence to the edge. New head of Government Digital Service announced.
How MIT researchers created a 3D movie screen, no glasses required. Google's Project Fi boosts data speeds when traveling abroad. Get a grip: GM built a force-multiplying robotic glove, and I got to try it out - Roadshow. Developer humor. China builds world's most powerful computer. Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal Court.
Hands-free phone use by drivers 'equally distracting' Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016. Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute robot for the home priced at $599. Gartner Says Worldwide Smartphone Sales Grew 3.9 Percent in First Quarter of 2016. The long legacy of the floppy disk. CCP's Project Arena VR Gameplay (Mixed Reality Test) College student 3D prints his own braces - Mar. 16, 2016. UK developing digital driving licence. Random number generator 'improved' Kingspray Graffiti Simulator VR - Run through. Skin tracking smartwatch userface.