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Are you smarter than a fifth-grader? Elon Musk takes advice from a 10-year-old

This week a fifth-grader from Michigan wrote to Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk with a great idea for a contest to help promote the company's green sports cars. The inventor not only embraced the idea, but wrote back to say thanks. The post Are y.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsMar 2nd, 2017

India Traditional PC Market Revives due to Strong Notebook Demand with 8.5% Growth YoY in Q1 2017

According to the latest IDC Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker May 2017, the overall India Traditional PC shipment for Q1 2017 stood at 2.16 million units (i.e. quarter on quarter growth of 12.5 percent over Q4 2016 and year on year growth o.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated News1 hr. 1 min. ago

Renewable Energy Powers Jobs For Almost 10 Million People

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) annual report, the renewable energy industry employed 9.8 million people last year, which is up 1.1 percent from 2015. The strongest growth was seen in the solar photovoltaic category w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 9 min. ago

Why climb Mount Everest when you can run it? Spanish mountaineer sets record

Spanish endurance athlete and mountaineer Kilian Jornet has set a new speed record on Mount Everest by going from Base Camp to the summit -- without using bottled oxygen, Sherpa support, or fixed ropes -- in just 26 hours. The post Why climb Mount Ev.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 33 min. ago

Meet Stan, a robot that can pick up your car and park it for you

Stan is a robot that wants to park your car for you. The innovative system powering Stan has the potential to utterly transform how large parking lots use space, making them far more efficient than they are now. The post Meet Stan, a robot that can p.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 33 min. ago

Here’s how Twitter aims to entice you into cosy DM exchanges with brands

Twitter's desire to get users to engage more with brands has led to a new card that aims to encourage a DM exchange. Direct Message Cards offer responses to a question which, when a user selects one, flip into a DM session. The post Here’s how.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 17 min. ago

Speaker Straight From The Past

Remember those tiny black pocket radios that you often saw strung around people’s wrists? They were especially visible during an important cricket match when the device was practically glued to people’s ears.  You could see people walking with t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News4 hr. 9 min. ago

Article: B2B Marketers See Most Value in CRM tools

New data from Leadspace suggests that US B2B marketers are more likely to find CRM tools more valuable than social media marketing tools or web analytics......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News4 hr. 17 min. ago

Keep Your Phone Clean With AVG

Have you ever dealt with an attack on your mobile device or computer? If you have, you know that it’s very difficult to deal with and you can lose a lot of personal information and sometimes even your device. However, the challenge that presents it.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News5 hr. 25 min. ago

World"s Smallest Garden lets you grow fresh herbs in the most cramped apartment

The World’s Smallest Garden is a small cylindrical device you place in the top of a regular bottle, which transforms it into a self-watering herb garden in seconds. Now available on Kickstarter. The post World's Smallest Garden lets you grow f.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 33 min. ago

When AI Botches Your Medical Diagnosis, Who"s To Blame?

Robert Hart has posed an interested question in his report on Quartz: When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who's to blame? Do you blame the AI, designer or organization? It's just one of many questions popping up and starting.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 1 min. ago

The Ambi Climate 2 will turn your old AC unit into a smarter version of itself

Ambi Climate has plenty of smarts to go around, now that it's introduced its second model, the Ambi Climate 2. Described as an AI-enhanced air conditioning tool, this smart home device monitors more than just your home's temperature. The post The Amb.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 9 min. ago

Sense Home Energy Monitor review

How inefficient is your fridge? What’s the biggest energy suck in your home? The Sense Home Energy Monitor can tell you all in an easy-to-use app -- and hopefully help you lower your electric bill. The post Sense Home Energy Monitor review appeared.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 9 min. ago

Two pros enter, one pro leaves: Microsoft’s Surface Pro takes on Apple’s MacBook Pro 13

The latest Surface Pro features updated hardware and a refined internal design, but how does it stack up against Apple's newest MacBook Pro? Here, we take a closer look at the hardware powering each. The post Two pros enter, one pro leaves: Microsoft.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 9 min. ago

Republicans Want To Leave You Voicemail -- Without Ever Ringing Your Cellphone

bricko quotes a report from Recode: The GOP's leading campaign and fundraising arm, the Republican National Committee, has quietly thrown its support behind a proposal at the Federal Communications Commission that would pave the way for marketers to.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 17 min. ago

How to Build Smarter Datacenters to Support Digital Transformation

This IDC Perspective outlines the importance of and the building blocks required for creating smarter datacenters to support digital transformation (DX) initiatives."Digital transformation is based upon the ability to make data-driven decisions to dr.....»»

Category: consumerSource:  idcRelated News8 hr. 25 min. ago

Google Following Your Offline Credit Card Spending To Tell Advertisers If Their Ads Work

One of the new tools Google has announced for its advertisers today promises to tie your offline credit card data together with all your online viewing to tell advertisers exactly what's working as they try to target you and your wallet. Consumerist.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 17 min. ago

Google will track your shopping trips to prove its ads work

First, Google followed you to the store using location data, much like Foursquare. Then its launched its Express shopping service. Now, it will track billions of credit and debit card transactions in an even bigger effort to prove its online.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 53 min. ago

Hackers manage to fool the Galaxy S8’s iris scanner with a photo

Members of Germany's Chaos Computer Club managed to trick the Samsung Galaxy S8's iris scanner with nothing more than a commercial printer, a high-resolution camera, and generic contact lenses. The post Hackers manage to fool the Galaxy S8’s ir.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 53 min. ago

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone?

Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago

Minibrew raises $2.8 million to help you make your own beer

 The Minibrew is a little keg with a big brain. When we first met the company in 2015 they offered a whiff of high tech to the brewing process, adding a monitored brew vessel and mobile app to the age-old technique of slopping a bunch of wheat,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 33 min. ago