ALL POSTS BY Fergal Gallagher

New Net Neutrality Rules Force Sprint To Stop Limiting Data Speeds

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 Debuts $40,000 3D-Printed Headphones

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

Watch The Humidity In The Air Power This Miniature Car

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 Officially Building Hyperloop Test And Elon Musk Wants Help Designing Pods

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

Stanford Virtual Reality Concert Featuring Oculus Rift And Leap Motion Controllers

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

Why Your Smartwatch Purchase Could Determine Which Car You Drive In The Future

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

Meet Vidalife, The Smart Autonomous Camera That Chooses Its Own Shots

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

How Microsoft's Mosquito-Catching Flying Drones Could Prevent Disease Outbreaks

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

Hackers Could Remotely Send Fatal Doses To Patients Via Flawed Hospital Pumps

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

Apple's iOS 9 Ups The Ante On Google With A News App, Search API And Improved Maps And Siri

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 Shutters Maps, Pipes And More Products

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 And Verizon Plan To Monitor Drones Using Cellphone Towers

NASA is teaming up with Verizon to monitor all the commercial and personal flying drones using the cellphone network.

FUTURE TECH June 4, 2015

Why Your Next Amazon Package Could Feature A 'Despicable Me' Minion

Amazon has started advertising on its packages. The first branded packages will feature Minions from the new 'Despicable Me' movie.

Internet June 3, 2015

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Have Clocked 1 Million Miles

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

CEO Reed Hastings: No Third-Party Ads Coming To Netflix

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 Enters The E-Commerce World With The 'Buy' Button

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

First Smart Home Devices For Apple's HomeKit Are Released

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 Testing Advertising

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 And Levi's Want To Turn Your Jeans Into A Touchscreen

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 Now Valued At $16B, Up From $70M In Just 2 Years

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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