21, Jan 2017 Troy Wolverton: At CES, voice assistants assert themselves
In the very near future, instead of controlling your gadgets by pressing buttons or tapping on screens, you may just talk to them.
21, Jan 2017 New data-mining strategy that offers unprecedented pattern search speed could glean new insights from massive datasets
Searching for recurring patterns in network systems has become a fundamental part of research and discovery in fields as diverse as biology and social media. KAUST researchers have developed a pattern or graph-mining framework that promises to significantly speed up searches on massive network data sets.
21, Jan 2017 Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug review
With full Alexa and Google Home compatibility, the $35 Belkin WeMo Mini is a great smart-home starter gadget.
21, Jan 2017 Smartphone revolution blazes on as iPhone turns 10
The smartphone continues to change the world a decade after the debut of the iPhone, even as Apple is under pressure to come up with a new wonder.
21, Jan 2017 First phone filled with Nougat likely to come from LG
The South Korean company will take the wraps off its new V20 phone on September 6. For now, it is the first in line with the new Android 7. 0 Nougat operating system, beating even Google's Nexus brand.
21, Jan 2017 Arizona governor welcomes Uber fleet of self-driving cars (Update)
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday welcomed the arrival of a fleet of Uber self-driving cars delivered via a self-driving truck that transported them from California.
21, Jan 2017 Ten years on, the iPhone has taken us back as many steps as it has taken us forward
The 10th anniversary of the Apple iPhone reminds us that while it was not the first smartphone, it was the first to achieve mass-market appeal. Since then the iPhone has defined the approach that other smartphone manufacturers have taken.
21, Jan 2017 Eye tracking technology to assist navigation and other applications
Pedestrians often try to find their way about using their smartphones. The computer scientist Peter Kiefer and the geomatics expert Martin Raubal are at work together trying to make things easier for them. They work at the GeoGazeLab at ETH Zurich and are trying to refine smartphone maps so that pedestrians will find their way perfectly in any new environment. To this end they are developing special systems that involve attaching an eye-tracking module to one's head. These modules comprise different cameras that are variously focussed on the eyes of the user and on the user's field of vision. By means of eye tracking, Kiefer and Raubal can determine which landmarks pedestrians use to orient themselves. Their findings are interesting. "People ignore some elements on the map completely", says Raubal. In order not to confuse people, he suggests that these elements – railway tracks, for example – should be left off such maps altogether.
21, Jan 2017 Take a trip to the Dark Side with the PC classic TIE Fighter
We're crossing our fingers that this game gets a VR reboot, but for now, let's look at it in all of its original, VGA glory.
21, Jan 2017 Leica M10 Release Date, Price and Specs
The design and feature set of the company's latest full-frame rangefinder comes from the wish lists of its pickiest users, right down to shaving 4 mm off the depth of the camera.
21, Jan 2017 Verizon rumored to carry new 'Nexus' phones
Tweet from known leaker Evan Blass places quotation marks around Nexus. What could that mean?.
21, Jan 2017 Kodak Ektra review
A frustrating camera, sluggish interface and a cheap design make this pricey phone one to avoid.