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A Wave of Wearables

William Halal's picture

While techies are trying to find valuable uses for the new Apple watch, our work at www.TechCastGlobal.com suggests this could be the start of big-time wearable computing.

Gizmos & Gadgets: Blancride Fills Empty Car Seats

Len Rosen's picture

March 8, 2015 - I got an email from a Toronto start up a few days ago telling me about a new smartphone app the company had created that takes Uber one step further. Uber is a headline-making disruptive alternative to the taxi industry that in many cities is leading to all types of controversy.

Two "Tony Starks" Join Forces with Google Investment in Space X

Len Rosen's picture

January 21, 2015 - Larry Page and Elon Musk are both billionaires and believers in the benefits of disruptive technology. And both are fascinated with space travel.

Gizmos & Gadgets - The Hemingwrite - All You Do Is Type, No Distractions

Len Rosen's picture

January 3, 2015 - Imagine you are author trying to write the definitive novel of our age and doing it on a computer system with all the distractions the Internet can offer.

Personal Space, Anonymity and Security in the 21st Century

Len Rosen's picture

December 26, 2014 - A recent Pew Research poll, the results released in November, paint a disturbing picture about American concerns regarding the full implications of "big data." If unfamiliar with the term "big data" it refers to collections of data sets that can be mined and analyzed for patterns and trends providing insight into human behavior.

New York To Reveal Something New - The 21st Century Payphone

Len Rosen's picture

November 18, 2014 - Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a news clipping from The Washington Post. But before I talk about the content of what he forwarded I want to take you down memory lane for a minute. What was the world like before the appearance of the cellphone?

Is Microsoft's Universal Translator for Real? Joins Google and Apple with Instant Translator

Len Rosen's picture

November 4, 2014 - In Star Trek it seemed all aliens could speak English.

Gizmos & Gadgets: Power through Ultrasound to Become Ubiquitous if uBeam Succeeds

Len Rosen's picture

October 27, 2014 - Imagine transmitting energy through the air to power everything in your home. Nikola Tesla, the inventor of alternating electric current, predicted it would happen one day, but it is only now that we are seeing technologies that can do it.

How Do You Reformat the Drive on a Martian Rover?

Len Rosen's picture

A labor of love is about to be carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) involving Opportunity, the ten-year veteran Martian rover. It seems fitting to write about this on Labor Day as the rover continues to set new records for distance and longevity on the Martian surface.

When Everyone Becomes Blackmailable

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Thomas Frey's picture

On a recent driving trip, my wife and I became immersed in the audio version of one of Tom Clancy’s last novels, titled “Threat Vector.” Without giving away too much of the plot, a Chinese super-geek villain has hatched a plan to hack into our most secure networks and blackmail people with their darkest secrets to subversively cause chaos and disruption for the American government.

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