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It Looks Like Segway's New Owners Finally Found a Way to Make Segways Fun

Watching videos of people flipping and falling off of two-wheeled hoverboards like the Segway miniPro is endlessly fun, but actually riding one and risking your neck? Not so much. According to Abacus News, however, Ninebot has created a kit that converts the miniPro into a steerable go-kart, eliminating the risk of…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Tech, Rumors, Segway, Hoverboards, Ninebot, Consumer Tech, Go Karts, Abacus News, Minipro


Most Buzzed Designs of June 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in June 2018.Funny enough, this is the camera concept that had the photography world buzzing when numerous sources believed this was truly the next Canon G7X Mark III.From the clever minds at Metafora Design Team, this is their interpretation of what a home brewing system might look like if Dyson created one.Technically classified as a trike (a contraction of the word...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Facebook, Design, Technology, San Francisco, Automotive, Dyson, Best Of, Canon, Stockholm, Product Design, Best of 2018, BB Network, Ethec Electric Motorcycle, Metafora Design Team


How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Legal Research

The research tools of tomorrow are here today, powered by AI and analytics.
Tags: Technology, Law, Artificial Intelligence, Legal Research, Thomson Reuters, Sponsored Content, Law2020, Westlaw Edge


MacBook Pro keyboard update might fix dust issues, experts reveal

Teardown exposes new silicone skirt around keys that could stop debris from blocking them Despite Apple stating that new 2018 MacBook Pro keyboards were not designed to alleviate key failures due to dust, a teardown has revealed a new barrier under the keys that could stop them getting clogged up.Repair specialists iFixit took apart one of the keyboards of the new £1,749-plus laptops to see what had been changed for what Apple calls its new third-generation butterfly mechanism under the keys th...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Computing, Laptops


Humans are actually inefficient recruiters

The Hard Way Almost every employer and agency is doing things the hard way as far as I can see. I’m not one of these commentators who has never worked in recruitment. I started my career placing accountants in an ongoing winner-takes-all death match against Michael Page and Robert Half so I learned about recruiting […]
Tags: Technology, Featured, News, Tech, Recruiting, Automation, Ai, Hiring, Branding, Robert Half, Michael Page, Tech Tools, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Tech Stack


A Truly Intelligent Lock

The KeyWe Smart Lock is one that actually lives up to the name! It offers a myriad of thoughtfully designed ways to secure and access your home or office.It can automatically lock and unlock on a timer to ensure your premises are always secure. NFC tech means unlock or lock when you (and your identified smartphone or other devices) approach or depart. It can be unlocked using a secret passcode. Better yet, it can store up to 20 unique passcodes for different users so you know who is entering a...
Tags: Deals, Security, Home, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Airbnb, Nfc, Lock, Product Design, KeyWe, KeyWeClick, Time Passcode OTP


Audiobooks pack a more powerful emotional punch than film

In getting people more involved in a story, the form of the novel – whether in print or audio – reigns supreme. By Emma Young
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Emotion


Is it possible to turn online aggression into a frank debate?

While trolls and idiots are best ignored, there can be value in seeking to genuinely understand those who disagree with usWhat is the difference between frank debate, bullying, abuse and a pile-on, and what are the appropriate responses to each?Let’s start with Mary Beard, who has responded very differently to very different types of online provocation in ways that feel to me to be vaguely instructive. I am a big fan of the Cambridge historian, who for a while there was the poster child for how ...
Tags: Books, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Society, Cambridge, Mary Beard, Online Abuse


UK in strong position to be leader in crypto economy, report says

Britain has required resources to be global hub for blockchain technology, analysts sayThe UK is well-placed to become a leader in blockchain technologies and the crypto economy, according to a new report.Britain has all the required resources, as well as industrial and governmental will, to become a global hub for the technology by 2022, according to analysis by the Big Innovation Centre, DAG Global and Deep Knowledge Analytics. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Internet, UK News, E-commerce, Bitcoin, Britain, Cryptocurrencies


Monday Memo: Microsoft earnings, Farnborough Air Show

The business week ahead
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, Economy, Boeing & Aerospace, Farnborough Air Show


I used Apple’s new controls to limit a teenager’s iPhone time (and it worked!)

I, for one, probably have a problem with compulsively picking up my phone. So when Apple announced new software to help people restrict the amount of time they spend on iPhones, I knew I had to test it — on myself, and on a “screenager.”
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, News


Hong Kong-China high speed rail line opens in less than 3 months

In September, the Hong Kong to Guangzhou high-speed rail line will open and cut the travel time from 120 minutes to 48 minutes. The Express ticket will cost 260 hong kong dollars (US$33). The giant... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Hong Kong, Technology, China, World, Innovation, Guangzhou, High Speed Rail, Hong Kong China


What Walmart’s patent for audio surveillance could mean for its workers

Customer service phone lines routinely tell consumers their “call is being recorded for quality assurance purposes.” But a new Walmart patent shows the retailer might someday collect checkout line sounds and capture conversations between customers and the cashier ringing up their milk and diapers. The patent, which was reported by BuzzFeed Wednesday, would use a […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Walmart, Retail


Increasingly Agitated Elon Musk Labels Diver Who Mocked His 'Submarine' a 'Pedo Guy'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accused one of the British divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex of being a pedophile on Saturday in retaliation for questioning Musk’s contributions to the rescue effort.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Thailand, Musk, Delete Your Account, Tham Luang, Thailand Cave Rescue, Thai Cave Rescue


Did Nikola Tesla build a revolutionary electric car?

Claims have been made that the famous scientist whose name adorns Elon Musk's range of electric vehicles made one of his own. But are they true? Jeff Glorfeld investigates.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Nikola Tesla, Jeff Glorfeld


Instagram users mistakenly believe new question feature is anonymous

People thought they could make unkind comments with recourse before discovering users could see who was asking whatInstagram’s constant kamikaze launch of new features, in which they desperately try to hold on to their sizeable but fickle user-base by throwing new story modes and face filters at them, installed an interesting new question and answer function this week.The feature is similar to sites like Ask.fm and the now-defunct Formspring, where users could ask anonymous questions of each oth...
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Society


After Resignation of HR Chief, Yet Another Uber Exec Faces Allegations of Discriminatory Behavior

Earlier this week, ridesharing giant Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned under allegations that she systematically shot down internal complaints about racial discrimination within the company—indicating at least some prior concerns about a toxic company culture of wild abandon during the tenure of…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Discrimination, Ridesharing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Barney Harford, Liane Hornsey


Facebook wants to cut down on misinformation. So why isn’t it doing anything about Infowars?

The right-wing media channel’s relationship to Facebook has come under closer scrutiny as the social-media giant has begun touting the other measures it says it has undertaken to try to reduce the amount of misleading information on its site.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, News, Nation, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Watch Toys "R" Us' Geoffrey the Giraffe Get Knocked Out of the Ring With an Amazon Box

Geoffrey the Giraffe, venerable mascot of the now-defunct Toys “R” Us retail chain, was doing pretty good for himself at the Florida Supercon’s FCSW 30-man wrestling rumble on Friday—until, like in real life, he was cold-clocked with an Amazon Prime delivery box and stumbled unconsciously out of the ring.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Viral Videos, Wrestling, Toys R US, Geoffrey, E Commerce, Florida Supercon, Geoffrey the Giraffe, Amazon box, Toys R Busted, FCSW


The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

We dismiss claims about mobiles being bad for our health – but is that because studies showing a link to cancer have been cast into doubt by the industry?On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, a heart tissue cancer in rats that is too rare to be explained as random occurrence.Eleven independent scientists spent three days at Research Tria...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Cancer, Society, Mobile Phones, United States, Telecoms, NTP, Research Triangle Park North Carolina


4 Free Android Apps for Cool Smartphone Videos

Video has become a very big deal, particularly on social media. If you’re still only posting plain text tweets and status updates, you’ve fallen far behind the times. And yes, if you’re only posting static pictures, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do too. Plain text status updates and pictures definitely still have their place, but you definitely need to include video as part of your overall social media plan. And this is true even if you have no interest in launching a YouTube channel or put...
Tags: Google, Videos, Technology, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Blogging, John Chow, Don, Twitter Facebook, Hyperlapse, Time Spirit, TimeLapse Studio


Solar power industry in turmoil a half year after U.S. slapped tariffs on imports

The ripple effects over the last year of the U.S. solar tariffs shows that the goal of boosting domestic manufacturing often conflicts with the real-world flow of goods. Once you launch a trade war, it’s very hard to control the consequences.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, International Trade


This Fighting Robot Packs A Mean Punch!

Standing proudly at 15 inches tall and weighing in at a hefty 4.6lb, this mechanical feat of engineering is Super Anthony, and he is far more powerful than his name makes him sound! The team at Limitless IQ have been thoroughly developing this medal-winning fighting robot for the past five years, and after enduring countless fights and intense battles, he is now available to be owned by you!Super Anthony packs a powerful punch… a 45kg servo punch to be specific! This earth-shattering, mountain...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Arduino, Anthony, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Hu Che-Wei, Super Anthony, Hu Che WeiClick


Microsoft calls for facial recognition technology rules given 'potential for abuse'

President Brad Smith warns authorities might track, investigate or arrest people based on flawed evidenceMicrosoft has called for facial recognition technology to be regulated by government, with for laws governing its acceptable uses. In a blog post on the company’s website on Friday, Microsoft president Brad Smith called for a congressional bipartisan “expert commission” to look into regulating the technology in the US. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, US, Computing, Facial Recognition, Brad Smith


A Sleek and Modular Wireless Charger

Wireless charging units come in a variety of forms aimed at a range of different demographics, and now there is a newcomer to the party, and it brings with it a unique and stylish design!This intriguing device is Mobile Island, a modular wireless charger with added functionality a toned-down design. At the heart of the product is Ground; the neat wireless charger that carries a simplistic aesthetic with minimal detailing. From this, further wireless chargers can be added as they snap together us...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Technology, Product Design, Jang Won, Acho Kim, Daegwan Kim, Jaewan Choi, Mobile Island, Soyoung Ko, ` Garden


Thermacell helps keep those pesky mosquitoes away

Thermacell has a few new products designed to keep mosquitoes away from your patio, pool or campsite. One is familiar, and one is a brand-new design.
Tags: Outdoors, Business, Technology, News, Thermacell


High-skilled white-collar work? Machines can do that, too

The fashion industry illustrates how machines can intrude even on workers known more for their creativity than for cold empirical judgments. Among those directly affected will be the buyers and merchandise planners who make inventory decisions.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Retail


Carefully crafted indictment of 12 Russian spies heaps pressure on Trump

The US deputy attorney general’s timing coincided with the president meeting the QueenIt was an extraordinary split-screen moment. On one side, president Donald Trump meeting the Queen at Windsor castle and strolling past a ceremonial guard of red-uniformed beefeaters. On the other, the US deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, was simultaneously indicting 12 Russian spies for hacking and leaking the emails of senior Democrats during the 2016 presidential election campaign.These latest indictm...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, US news, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Hacking, Gru, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump, Windsor, Robert Mueller


Restarting Print Spooler should free up a print-job logjam

Patrick Marshall answers your personal technology questions each week.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Patrick Marshall


Nintendo UK: “£180 To Fix Your Cracked Switch!”

Despite apparently being the result of a common design flaw, Nintendo UK is charging customers £180 ($240) to fix their cracked Switches; this is around two-thirds of the price of a new console. Even though cracks in the Nintendo Switch have been found to be very commonplace, with one fifth of customers encountering the problem, […]
Tags: Twitter, Games, UK, Technology, Bugs, Nintendo, Anime, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo UK