Since new net neutrality rules were introduced on June 12, Sprint has stopped 'throttling' users with unlimited high-speed plans. The wireless carrier had been deliberately slowing heavy users’ data speeds when the network was busy.
Business Tech June 18, 2015
V-Moda has released new customizable 3D-printed panels for its headphones. The high-end ear pieces can cost up to $40,000 for personalized platinum plates.
Gadgets June 17, 2015
Scientists at Columbia University have discovered a way of using humidity as a power source. They managed to power a tiny vehicle using bacterial spores that expand in humid conditions.
FUTURE TECH June 17, 2015
SpaceX is building a test track for the Hyperloop high-speed rail that could transport passengers from San Francisco to LA in 30 minutes. Elon Musk has launched an open competition to design the pods that will catapult people through tubes at 760 mph.
Energy June 15, 2015
The Stanford Laptop Orchestra put on a concert played with a new virtual instrument called a Carillon. The virtual bell tower, created using gaming technology, is played by musicians wearing Oculus Rift goggles using Leap Motion controllers.
Computers June 15, 2015
A panel of experts discussing smartwatches argues the wearables market could be the first battleground to control the world of the Internet of Things and the tech of the future.
Wearable Tech June 12, 2015
Vidalife is an intelligent video camera that sits in your home recording your life. The camera from LensBricks uses artificial intelligence to select which moments to record and then put together for a family video.
Gadgets June 10, 2015
Microsoft researchers are trying to predict disease outbreaks before they happen. Project Premonition aims to use flying drones, cloud computing and advanced molecular biology to detect infectious diseases in mosquitoes.
Earth/Environment June 10, 2015
Security researcher Billy Rios has discovered a flaw in popular Hospira hospital pumps that could allow hackers deliver potentially fatal drug doses to patients over the Internet.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2015
iOS 9 highlights a number of improvements for Apple's mobile operating system. In a first for the company, the new Swift 2 programming language for iOS will be open source, and the News app will feature content from global news, sports and magazine sites.
Apps/Software June 8, 2015
Yahoo Maps, once one of the company’s biggest brands, is closing down. Yahoo is also closing Yahoo Pipes, GeoPlanet and PlaceSpotter APIs.
Apps/Software June 4, 2015
NASA is teaming up with Verizon to monitor all the commercial and personal flying drones using the cellphone network.
FUTURE TECH June 4, 2015
Amazon has started advertising on its packages. The first branded packages will feature Minions from the new 'Despicable Me' movie.
Internet June 3, 2015
Since the project started in 2009, Google's cars have now driven 1 million miles. That's the equivalent of 75 years driving experience for the average U.S. driver.
FUTURE TECH June 3, 2015
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has confirmed that no third-party ads are coming to the video streaming platform. He made a statement on his Facebook account after rumors spread online that Netflix streams were about to become clogged with annoying advertisements.
Internet June 3, 2015
Pinterest will launch a 'Buy It' button before the end of June. The social network has partnered with Apple Pay, Stripe, Braintree and major retailers to allow users purchase their favorite 'Pins.'
Apps/Software June 2, 2015
The first HomeKit-compatible devices have been released by Lutron, iHome, Elgato, Insteon and Ecobee, just in time for WWDC 2015. They include smart lights, thermostats and plugs which can be controlled by Siri.
FUTURE TECH June 2, 2015
Netflix is experimenting with advertising. For now, some users will see advertisements for other Netflix shows before and after movies and TV episodes.
Apps/Software June 1, 2015
Google's R&D experts have developed a touch-sensitive fabric, and now, Levi's wants to put it in a pair of jeans.
Wearable Tech May 29, 2015
Snapchat is finalizing another round of funding which values the company at $16 billion. The rise of the social network that was worth just $70 million in February 2013 appears unstoppable.
Business May 29, 2015
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