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Cubroid: An actually fun way to teach your kids programming?

So your kids have been playing a lot of minecraft lately, and you’re sure that its educational for them, but you wish that they’d stop spending so much time in front of the screen...
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Are Wearables the Next Big Thing for AR?

The Dramatic Intrigue of Fashion, Augmented Reality, and Functional Technology (For the purposes of this article, the term augmented reality is used despite mixed reality also playing a part in many of the same spaces.) With...

New Smart Home Products from Nest – Nest Hello and Nest Secure

Nest has just unveiled a new set of products for the smart home, including a wireless video doorbell called Nest Hello, and outdoor version of the Nest Cam IQ, and a security system called...

Concept For Smart Glasses That Can Control Devices Via Nose Gestures

Computer scientists from KAIST University in South Korea, Keio University in Japan, the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US have developed a concept for smartglasses...
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Walmart Throws Shade. Amazon Takes Note.

Listen to the audio version of this article! Google just announced that they’re entering a partnership with Walmart, no doubt in an effort to take on the e-commerce giant Amazon. Starting in late September, Google...
Augmented and Virtual Reality Shopping - Retailers Beware

Augmented and Virtual Reality Shopping – Retailers Beware

In contrast to last week’s blog topic, Why are Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Taking So Long?(a harsher subject surrounding artificial and virtual realities), I am shifting to something a bit lighter: shopping. Let me start...
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Consumer IoT vs. Industrial IoT – What are the Differences?

Although most ink dedicated to discussing the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone towards discussing the concept’s consumer variant, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is beginning to capture significant attention for its role...

How Does WiFi Work?  –  8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wifi

Listen to the audio version of this article! Ah, good ‘ole WiFi. From helping us to keep our phone bill low (except March, goddammit) to allowing our laptops/tablets/etc. to connect to the internet, WiFi has...
Google and IBM vs Alexa - The Competition for Voice-Enabled Virtual Assistants Intensifies

Google and IBM vs Alexa – The Competition for Voice-Enabled Virtual Assistants Intensifies

Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz estimated that between 10 million to 12 million Alexa and Google Home devices were sold over the holidays. With RBC Capital Markets predicting $10 billion in revenue for Alexa by...
The Impact of AI - Key Takeaways from PwC's Latest Report on AI

The Impact of AI – Key Takeaways from PwC’s Latest Report on AI

The global impact and potential of artificial intelligence (AI), an emerging technology that includes digital assistants, chatbots and machine learning — but can also extend far beyond those basic forms — is rapidly developing. Taking...