We have more romantic choices than ever before — and much more uncertainty. Psychologist Esther Perel surveys how tech has completely changed the age-old process of dating and mating. Since time immemorial, human beings have lusted, loved, bonded, betrayed and broken up. Culture and religion have mediated the ways in which this behavior plays out — telling us who we can and cannot mate with, how many loves we may have, and whether we’re allowed to walk away, but more recently, ...
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM Team to benefit from REMUS’s 25 years of racing experience.
Colorado-based Boom Technology has raised $33 million in a Series A round to build and fly its first supersonic jet, a one-third-scale prototype known as the XB-1 or “Baby Boom.” Testing the XB-1 would blaze the trail for a full-scale jet capable of taking 40 passengers from New York to London in less than three and a half hours for a $2,500 one-way ticket. The round’s investors include 8VC, Caffeinated Capital, Palm Drive Ventures, RRE Ventures and Y Combinator Continuity Fu...
The Ubika Technology 20 index (UT20) surged 14.4% since January 16th, outperforming both of its benchmark indices, the TSXV and TSX Information Technology Index, which gained 2.1% and 6.6%, respectively. Sierra Wireless Inc. (TSX: SW) was the top-performing component company during the past two months, soaring 72% after Volkswagen chose Sierra Wireless to enable car-connectivity on its fleet starting in 2018, with Sierra’s next-generation 4G LTE embedded modules.  Clic...
AS little as a decade ago, the construction of high-speed rail was far from one of China’s strengths. But now, it definitely is. China and Thailand came to an agreement five months ago on a planned high-speed railway project, the first phase of which costs US$5 billion, and that is only the beginning for the 873-kilometer rail line that will link the Chinese border with Laos and ports on Thailand’s coast. The project epitomizes China’s efforts in recent years to export its...
'CRISPR' is a gene-editing method developed by Dr. Jennifer Doudna at UC Berkeley that could one day cure any genetic disease. Read more...More about Woolly Mammoth, Jennifer Doudna, Ucb, Real Time Video, and Diseases
Despite only recently commencing trading on the ASX (March 8), Quantify Technology (ASX: QFY) has been quick to articulate its strategy and announce material revenue earning contracts. This sets it apart from many peers in the Internet of Things space where some companies find it difficult to even define their revenue model, let alone provide any confidence regarding near-term income visibility. Consequently, today’s announcement that the group’s products have been specified for two projects...
Education Brands has acquired Ravenna Solutions. (Ravenna Solutions Photo) Ravenna Solutions, a Seattle-based provider of enrollment management software for K-12 private schools has been acquired by Education Brands, which works with more than 4,000 schools around the country. Linda Haitani, Ravenna Solutions’ former CEO, will stay on in a leadership role at the company as general manager. (Ravenna Solutions Photo) Together, Ravenna and Education Brands say they will become “the pre...
TRAVELLERS sometimes have to show their travel documents five times when catching a flight: at check-in, at security, then occasionally at outbound immigration, before another check when boarding. Finally there is passport control at the destination. Each is a potential queue. So regular flyers will be interested in anything that might speed up the process. One answer could be facial-recognition technology. In the past few weeks, a number of airports have begun to introduce a system that wi...
Good morning. President Trump submits his budget plan to Congress today, but details are in the press this morning. The plan, which just covers so-called "discretionary" spending--not the big entitlement programs--calls for deep cuts in most domestic programs and foreign aid in order to pay for big increases in defense spending and homeland security. You can read more details here. Meanwhile, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison yesterday engaged in Trump-like bravado, telling analysts in a phone call that ...
At Southwest, ramp workers still use pneumatic tubes to send notes to colleagues who make decisions about the aircraft's weight and balance. But that soon will change. Southwest AirlinesSkift Take: Southwest is the nation's most consistently profitable airline, which is amazing considering the carrier has operated for years with antiquated technology. It's finally updating its systems. There may be hiccups short-term, but over the long term, that should be good news for investors an...
NEW DELHI: In a bid to promote film education through short-term courses across several towns and cities in the country, Film and television Institute of India (FTII) has signed a MoU with Canon India. Minister of state, I&B, Rajyavardhan Rathore said that Technology has played a critical role in defining the contours of professional photography and art of film making. “The exposure of budding young talent to the nuances of technology has a positive impact on their learning curve. Thi...
New York is investing in technology to the tune of $5 million as Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the establishment of a Tech Training Fund. The goal is to "equip New Yorkers for 21st century tech jobs across the state." The post New York invests $5 million in technology with a new Tech Training Fund appeared first on Digital Trends.
With devices becoming increasingly mobile and lithium-ion currently dominating the electric car field, consumer electronics and other product categories, battery life has evolved into an integral aspect of our day-to-day lives. Researchers, however, think the technology powering lithium-ion can be improved. One of these researchers, 94-year-old professor from the University of Texas Austin’s Cockrell school of engineering, John Goodenough, who also happens to be the founder of lithium-ion tech...
REFRIGERATION compressors manufacturer Embraco said it seeks more revenue from variable-frequency compressors to adapt to China’s market changes and will continue to invest in new technologies. Marcio Luiz Schisssatti, business and marketing vice president at Embraco, told an interview with Shanghai Daily at the ongoing Appliance & Electronics World Expo that the company will continue to invest in technology and product portfolio to meet the demand of Chinese manufacturers' shi...
We are well into 2017 and the situation hasn't got any better, so here comes the routine alert from world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking that we're all gonna die — and it's all our fault.  SEE ALSO: Smart people everywhere celebrate Stephen Hawking's 75th birthday During an interview with The Times, Hawking repeated the concept that humanity faces existential threats from climate change, artificial intelligence and mass species extinction.  He also warned that t...
Computer scientists at MIT and Boston University have developed a system that uses human brain activity data to correct a robot’s mistakes in real time. Here's why it could be useful. The post EEG technology lets users correct robots with their minds appeared first on Digital Trends.
SHANGHAI will emerge as the closest rival to Silicon Valley as a technology innovation hub in the next four years with its financial and digital strength, KPMG said in a survey today. KPMG found 43 percent of respondents said that the technology innovation center of the world is likely or very likely to move from Silicon Valley to another country in the next four years, according to its survey covering 90 technology industry leaders from China and 168 from the US. Shanghai was selected by 2...
Vice President Mike Pence’s embarrassing use of an AOL email account is just another painful reminder of something that should be crystal clear to everyone: this administration doesn’t understand or care a lick about technology. It’s an especially painful reality as we come off the high of an administration’s 8-year-love affair with technology and social media. They held Maker Fairs on the White House Lawn, for heaven’s sake. Former President Barack Obama personal...
Donald Trump met with tech industry leaders including venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Apple CEO Tim Cook during his transition. (Image via YouTube) President Trump has tapped a top aide of Peter Thiel (best known for co-founding PayPal, investing in Facebook, and killing Gawker) as deputy chief technology officer. Michael Kratsios, who worked as chief of staff at Thiel Capital, was appointed the role on Friday, according to Politico and TechCrunch. He will be stepping into a position that was...