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The World’s First Public Website Went Live 25 Years Ago

August 8, 2016 8:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7141
This past Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of when the first public website went online on August 6, 1991—a date that effectively marked the start of the web as a widely available tool. The site is a basic text page with hyperlinked terms explaining how the webpage project work, and still remains active and accessible to… View Article

Make Payments, Unlock Phone Using Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner

August 3, 2016 9:20 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10247
On Tuesday, Samsung officially launched their new Galaxy Note 7, which is equipped with a built-in iris scanner that allows you to complete mobile payments using your eyes. On sale later this month, the Note 7’s infrared iris scanner can also read your eyes to unlock your phone in lieu of a passcode or fingerprint. With a curved, waterproof… View Article

FDA Announces They Will Not Regulate Fitness Trackers & Wellness Apps

August 1, 2016 4:18 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10020
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its highly-anticipated decision that they will not regulate fitness trackers and certain mobile health apps. The recently released final guidance is meant to provide technology companies with a better understanding of which products fall under the FDA’s regulatory authority, and which do not. The FDA said they… View Article

New Study Shows Pokémon GO is Used Twice as Much as Facebook

July 25, 2016 5:42 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 14055
On Friday the analytics company 7Park Data released data that revealed people are spending a significant more time playing Pokémon GO—the latest gaming phenomenon from Nintendo—than they are on Facebook, YouTube or Snapchat. 7Park Data’s new report shows that during its first week, Pokémon GO users spent 75 minutes per day playing the insanely popular… View Article

Macy’s Unveils New In-Store Mobile Shopping Assistant

July 21, 2016 7:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 20602
Ten stores are currently pilot-testing the AI mobile service powered by IBM’s Watson On Wednesday, retail brand Macy’s debuted “Macy’s On Call,” the department store’s first in-store digital assistant powered by IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Accessible via smartphone, the new mobile web tool provides shoppers with location-specific information and assistance as the shop around… View Article

How to Live Stream the 2016 Presidential Conventions

July 20, 2016 7:15 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7963
With the 2016 Presidential Conventions in full-swing, several digital media companies have lined up to bring live video coverage from the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention to their platforms. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch, started live streaming the GOP Convention in Cleveland when it kicked off on July 18, and will continue their… View Article

Disney Accelerator Announces 9 New Startups For 2016 Program

July 13, 2016 3:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 16896
This week Walt Disney Co. kicked off its third annual Disney Accelerator in Los Angeles, revealing nine new startups that have been admitted into the 2016 program. Each year the mentorship-driven investment program selects up to ten innovative media and entertainment startup companies to participate in a three-month program where they work on developing their ideas with the support… View Article

Apple Launches iOS 10 Beta Version to the Public

July 11, 2016 7:32 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12471
On Thursday Apple launched the new iOS 10 in public beta, allowing everyone the opportunity to experience the updated mobile operating system before the the official release in the fall. The public release comes two days after Apple first invited developers to download the new beta software and experiment with it on iPhones, iPad touch and… View Article

Hyperloop One Plans to Turn 300-Mile Trip Into 28 Minute Ride

July 7, 2016 7:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3536
The proposed ultra-fast transport system would run underwater and cut travel time by three hours The LA-based startup, Hyperloop One, released a new study on Wednesday revealing its plans for developing a hyperloop travel line in the Nordic region that would connect the neighboring nations of Sweden and Finland. The concept for the ultra-fast, tubular… View Article

Apple Encourages Organ Donation on New iPhone Update

July 5, 2016 9:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10631
Users will be able to register to become an organ donor through iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad software, which is expected to be released this fall Apple announced on Tuesday that the upcoming iPhone iOS 10 software update will allow users to sign up as organ donors via their smartphone. In… View Article