Wearable computing requires that an app be designed to compliment a user’s activities without also creating a barrier between the user and society. Finding the sweet spot between these two constraints is the challenge developers face.
IBM announced that its supercomputer Watson, famous for defeating humans on Jeopardy!, is being offered to third parties as a cloud-based development platform. This is IBM’s latest step to commercialize Watson’s impressive technology as the company tries to boost its revenue with cloud computing.
Of the many trends this holiday season, when it comes to doing the actual gift shopping, consumers are really embracing one: mobile devices. Mobile is more popular than ever, for people filling up virtual shopping carts from their homes as well as for the die-hards hunting down presents in stores.
As a veteran of quite a few Black Friday forays into the abyss, Joe Townsend had to wonder what role big data is playing in this annual ritual. Here, he examines the role big data is playing in Black Friday—and, now, Black Thursday (Thanksgiving Day)—sales.
Coin is supposed to be a replacement for all the plastic in your wallet. It can store programmed information for eight credit, debit, or store loyalty cards. Sounds pretty convenient, right? However, experts warn the card might not keep your information secure, and it still has issues to work out.
In this roundup of software-related news that matters to you, read about hackers who are attempting to disrupt GitHub and how a software glitch may have been responsible for delaying emergency help during the summer crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777.
Mobile phones have evolved from being the result of great business to becoming the starting point for joining a great business. According to reports, more than half of job seekers are using mobile devices in their job searches. Read more to discover how mobile can enhance the recruiting process.
What company would turn down a three-billion-dollar cash acquisition offer from Facebook? Snapchat would, and the reasons why are interesting. Unlike in the past, mobile technology offerings now don’t need a big parent company to become successful. Today's startups want to do it on their own.
Even a few years back, air travelers could only work with offline or downloaded material while in-flight. That situation has changed now, at least largely in the US, where most domestic flights have in-flight Wi-Fi. Is the increase in Wi-Fi availability a welcome change or are we too connected?
At Ohio State University, where Buckeye fans stay glued to their seats at halftime, the OSU Marching Band stepped it up big time this year thanks to two students who suggested using iPads to reduce the massive amount of paper used each week to diagram Saturday’s on-field performance.