The nice thing about traveling for work is that you can hop in ataxiwithout worrying about the cost since, after all, you're not picking up the tab. The downside of that privilege is that, about a week or two after that, you'll have to sit down and tediously justify your expenditure to your boss.
For a company that'sobsessed with secrecy, it's no surprise to see that Apple imposes tight restrictions on what its suppliers can say. If your company leaks a product, or starts boasting about producing components for a future iOS device, then you'll be asked to pay a fine of no less than $50 million.
There's been a huge debate about how companies use personal data, withAppleandEllosquaring off against data-driven companies likeGoogleandFacebook. We place a lot of trust in these corporations, not bothering to read the terms and conditions before clicking agree.
Ever watched your iOS-device toting friends playingmodern-dayScalextricslot carsand wondering when it'd be your turn? Anki has announced thatAnki Driveis now available to use on yourAndroid device, that is, if you're rocking a GalaxyS4,S5,Note 3,4or10.1 (2014 Edition). Those not hoisted to Samsung's mast aren't excluded totally, asNexus 5owners are also able to join in on the fun.
Facebook's sufficiently chummy with advertisers that some people have gone and builttheir own social networksto escapeMark Zuckerberg's clutches. For those who remain, however, it's now going to be even harder to avoid people using your personal profile information to sell you things.
Artificial limbs controlled bymuscle movementare already a thing, but what if someone developed a way to wire aprostheticdirectly into someone's nervous system? That's what a team atChalmers Universityhave achieved with an implantable prosthetic system that relies entirely upon neural control.
Can a 6.1-inch smartphone ever be accepted in the mainstream? That was what Jonathan Fingas asked while reviewingHuawei's Ascend Mate, and found the answer to be a resounding "no." The handset offered a lot of things that did impress him, including a staggering battery life, big display and the company's Emotion UI.
One downside ofIndiegogo'slax attitude to projects is that there's no requirement for a prototype or any proof that the device being pitchedcould even exist. In fact, the site is so laissez-faire, that a creator could probably promise a hoverboard powered by unicorn tears, and the only limit to its success would be human credulity.
It was nearly a year ago that TiVo brought streaming to its iOS apps, enabling you to watch recorded shows anywhere with a WiFi signal. Eleven months later, and the company has finally added the same functionality forTiVo's Android app. The feature will work on most devices running Android 4.
If you can'tget to sleep at night, then you've probably been told to avoid cheese, say no to caffeine after lunchtime and drink a cup of warm milk before bed. That was good advice, or at least it was, until the advert of the Sleep Shepherd, which is a beanie that promises to gently send you tosleepand wake you up at the right time.
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