An iPhone 4S. Image obtained with thanks from Matthew Pearce on Flickr.

The Implications Of Modern Mobile Technology

Today’s mobile technology and social media apps have been equipped with many features and apps that enable you to get turn-by-turn directions, save and access your data via cloud services, and much more, but as is the case with modern electronics. It is not used in the smartest way possible, and smart use of it […]

Boosted Boards, top and bottom view.

My Ideal Boosted Board

The current Boosted Boards serve their purpose well as electric longboards, but this article is what I personally would like to see in the future. Personality mobility devices vary quite a bit, but only a fraction of them are on the market. Segways cost several thousand dollars, Hyundai made a nice little personal mobility device […]

Image credit: Discovery Channel.

Paul Rosolie Gets Eaten Alive By A Snake On Discovery

No, you didn’t misread that. A man named Paul Rosolie visited an unexplored ecosystem to find the world’s largest snake (anaconda) and get eaten by it on Discovery Channel’s Eaten Alive show.   A sneak-peek of the Eaten Alive show. Video Credit: Discovery Channel. Normally, people know a little about the locations they are travelling to […]

Samsung Gear VR.

What Is The Samsung Gear VR And Why Would You Want To Use It?

By Jennifer Birch. There have been rumors that Oculus, maker of the popular VR gaming accessory “Oculus Rift,” and Samsung are in cahoots for a new virtual reality gadget that would work on mobile gadgets. On September 3rd, the tittle-tattle turned to truth when Samsung officially announced the collaboration. The partnership will produce a new […]

A Model S in Wale. This vehicle got a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating.

Tesla Model S Receives A Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

The Tesla Model S electric car has achieved a 5-star safety rating from both the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the NHTSA. This says a lot about the unusual technology behind this car. Every vehicle has its strengths and weaknesses, and unfortunately: manufacturers skimp on one thing or another to meet their design […]

Westin Hotel in Santa Clara.

Image obtained with thanks from Peter Kaminski on Flickr.

Smartphone Keys Will Soon Unlock Starwood Hotels

Starwood will start allowing people to unlock their guest rooms at Starwood hotels using their phones this week. You can utilize this service by installing the provided smartphone key app on your smartphone. This is an invitation-only service. According to The Bulletin, Starwood will begin offering smartphone key apps at 10 hotels in its Aloft, […]

Inside Facebook's headquarter building.

Facebook Will Ban Giveaways On November 5

Facebook has decided to ban contests that incentivize social media engagement such as liking and sharing via rewards programs. Their reason: To ensure quality connections and help businesses reach the people who matter to them, we want people to like Pages because they want to connect and hear from the business, not because of artificial […]

A man wearing the HP MB Chronowing smartwatch.

The MB Chronowing Looks Exactly Like A Traditional Watch

Gilt Groupe, along with HP and the fashion designer Michael Bastian have created a smartwatch called the MB Chronowing that looks exactly like a traditional analog watch. It is more realistic than the Moto 360 I recently wrote about, however, it isn’t as advanced. The tastefully designed stainless steel MB Chronowing doesn’t have a touch screen, […]

Project Ara: An upgradeable, repairable phone.

Phonebloks Demonstrates Project Ara, A Modular Phone

Project Ara has demonstrated a working prototype of their modular Android smartphone. It enables you to swap out quite a few parts, including the application processor, battery, LED module, loudspeaker, and USB charge card. Modular technology like this is great for upgrades, repairs, and is more environmentally sound than traditional irreparable smartphones. Today, you’re lucky […]

Google Glass

Wearable Technology/Google Glass Banned From Cinemas

I always wondered how the motion picture industry would react if wearable technology with cameras such as Google Glass became mainstream. Before that even happened, the MPAA and the National Association Of Theatre Owners announced that wearable devices including Google Glass must be switched off or put away during show time. Currently, recording devices except […]

Samaritans Radar Warns Of Impending Suicide

Samaritans Radar is a web app by the U.K. charity Samaritans which aims to help detect if friends are depressed by checking their tweets. Samaritans Radar uses an algorithm to check for keywords related to severe depression and suicidal thoughts such as ‘want to die’, ‘kill myself’, and ‘end it all’. If the app thinks […]

The Next Jeep Wranglers Will Be Made Of Aluminium

The Jeep Wrangler will now be built with an aluminium body. Jeep will continue its body-on-frame design. I have seen people comment on the concept of switching to a unibody design, but there was a great deal of opposition to that. Some opponents of the switch cited that unibody designs are not as durable as […]