Posts in Category: tech

IKEA Reacts to Apple Pencil with Brilliant Ad

IKEA Reacts to Apple Pencil with Brilliant Ad | Image credits: IKEA

You’ve got to hand it to Apple. They could sell you sand in the desert if they wanted to. Case in point, earlier this week the Cupertino behemoth unveiled new gadgetry, including one “completely familiar” and “entirely revolutionary,” pencil.

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An Apple Event Packed With Awesome

In usual fashion, Cupertino behemoth Apple Inc. yesterday put its finest execs on stage to announce all-new products and upgrades, taking the world by storm in a 2-hour event marked with unprecedented oomph.

This isn’t a liveblogging session, so we’ll jump right to the quick. One of the less exciting announcements Apple made yesterday was the Apple Watch update, which included Watch OS 2, new apps, new finishes, new bands, etc. Then came the iPad Pro. And everything changed.

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How Mobility Spurred the Most Lucrative Business in Recent Times

How Mobility Spurred the Most Lucrative Business in Recent Times | Image credits: nrf.com

Don’t you just dread waiting in line to get something as small as a box of Tic Tacs? How about having to cross the city just to sign a paper? Bureaucracy is still alive and kicking in 2015, despite technology lending a huge helping hand in virtually every field. But there’s one area that is seeing some much needed improvement: payments. And it’s all thanks to the cloud and mobility joining forces.

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5G: The Internet of Everything

5G: The “Internet of Everything” | govtech.com

Juniper Research has released a paper that forecasts rapid adoption for the 5G wireless standard from 2025 onwards, with 240 million active connections by then. Still, this figure would account for about 3% of global mobile connections, so this does not represent the all-encompassing vision that some technology giants (like Samsung) are hoping to make a reality.

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IT as a Business – ITaaB

ITaaB| Image credits: Matthew Butler (YouTube)

The annual Computerworld Forecast Study is out, revealing the IT priorities for this year in key spending areas like new technologies, and staffing up. According to the IDG-funded research, IT budgets are increasing and cloud services in particular are booming. IT is slowly but surely becoming a business in and of itself inside every company today.

With CIOs and CEOs joining forces to streamline IT decision-making, 2015 is showing growth in all areas and on all levels, according to the whitepaper. IT budgets have not only remained in place, but they’ve actually increased in 2015 by 4.3%. The spike potentially reflects a shift in IT decision making thanks to a younger generation of leaders.

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Here’s How a (3D Printed) Stepper Motor Works [Video]

If you’ve disassembled an electric motor at least once your life, you should pretty much know the basics of this fascinating invention. But motors come in all shapes and sizes, and for just as many different purposes.

A stepper motor isn’t very different from traditional electric motors, but it has a few particularities that make it, well… particular. The copper coils that traditionally wrap around the rotor’s blades

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Guess Who Won the Smartphone Wars This Summer

comScore is out with the latest “smartphone wars” data reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile industry by platform, OS, and apps. The results will come as no surprise to those keeping close tabs on the OEM battle and other aspects surrounding our beloved handhelds.

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People and Wireless Charging

How Wireless Charging Will Change Communications Forever

Wireless Charging stand built into furniture | Image credits: IKEA

Ask yourself this: “am I using my phone too much?” If you’re like most people, chances are you’ll say “yes.” And it’s difficult not to, with so much connectivity at our fingertips and everyone doing it. But the reality is our cell phone usage today is moderate compared to what’s coming.

One big limitation that keeps us from constantly fiddling with our phones is battery life. On a full tank, we have no problem watching videos, playing games and browsing Facebook, sometimes for hours at a time. But the minute that battery meter drops below 20% we enter power-save mode. And I’m not talking about dimming the screen or switching from 4G to 3G either. No. I’m talking about literally going into power-save mode ourselves, by limiting actual usage of the phone. However, all that is about to change really soon.

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Facebook M – Possibly The Next Big Step Towards True AI

Facebook M – Possibly The Next Big Step Towards True AI | businessinsider.com

AI is the talk of the town these days. Every major tech juggernaut is trying to grasp machine intelligence and Facebook seems to be on a very promising track with an all-new personal assistant called ‘M.’ Unlike Google Now, Cortana, or Siri, Facebook M doesn’t ask you to repeat what you said, nor does it dump a bunch of Internet links on you when the query is too difficult for the algorithms to handle. When it hits a search roadblock, it starts to ask around.

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