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New Technology Lets You Make Payments With Your iPhone

Apple is preparing to roll out a new payment system that enables you to pay for items via near-field communication using your iPhone. When using this near field communication technology, your iPhone would provide participating stores with payment details so that you don’t have to swipe your credit card and sign a slip for every…

The Moto 360 Smartwatch Is Round And Functional

Motorola has revealed their latest Android Wear Device, the Moto 360, and it has some unique characteristics, unlike other smartphones. One of those characteristics is a round screen, which is highly unusual for any device (except analog watches). Many people have an aversion to typical smartwatches from Pebble because they find them ‘ugly’. Many people…

Tesla Gigafactory Might Achieve $100/kWh Battery Cost

Electric vehicle battery technology is usually of the lithium-ion chemistry, and it costs $400 to $500 USD per kWh, down from $1,000 a few years ago. They have certainly made strides, and they are set to make even bigger strides in the near future, possibly to $100 per kWh of batteries. Tesla Motors has aimed…

Google Bans The Disconnect App From The Play Store

Google has banned the Disconnect Android app from the Google Play app store. Disconnect is an app available for iOS, Android, and PCs which is touted as a privacy protection tool that prevents apps and websites from collecting excessive amounts of your personal data. Google stated that it violates their policy which prohibits interference with…

Cloud Computing May Have A Cloudy Future

‘Cloudy’ in this case means uncertain, not dark. Before I get started, cloud storage is one thing, cloud computing is another. Cloud storage enables you to conveniently access files uploaded to it wherever you have internet access. Cloud computing involves remotely using another computer via a technology somewhat similar to a dummy terminal. This dummy…

This is Project Wing, Google's drone delivery system.

Google Drone Delivery: Is This A Good Idea?

In the Australian Outback, Google has been testing a drone delivery project called Project Wing. This is a project of Google[x], which is dedicated to major technological advancements. ‘Australia’s rolling hills, open sky and long-standing history of innovation with UAVs provided the perfect opportunity to safely put our prototype vehicles and delivery system through their…