All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Technology’

Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math,” says Amazon on its new page. “We chose …

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Target Job Cuts: Company Outlines Plan to Restructure, Invest in Technology

Target has announced a corporate restructuring plan that will see it ax several thousand jobs – but the focus will be at the headquarters level and not at the company’s 1,800+ retail locations. In order to “fuel growth and drive profitability”, Target is looking to cut costs to the tune of $2 billion. “These savings will be realized through operations, …

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Anne Boleyn Portraits May Not Actually Be Her

Anne Boleyn is one of the most famous faces and stories in all of history, but that famous face in now under speculation. Anne Boleyn had many portraits painted of her while she was Henry VIII’s second wife. These portraits are treasured items, since many of them were destroyed after Anne Boleyn’s infamous beheading for fear that her image would …

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Technology’s Impact On Our Understanding of the Brain

This post brought to you by HP Matter. The content and opinions expressed below are that of WebProNews. These days, massive technological shifts – driven by big data, mobility, security and cloud computing – are rapidly transforming business and society. Entire industries are being completely transformed, and healthcare is one of them. These trends are unlocking new possibilities for hospitals, …

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Microsoft’s Knightscope Robots Guard Silicon Valley

Don’t be alarmed when you’re strolling along the roads of Silicon Valley and you happen to be stalked by a cold, heartless, egg shaped machine on wheels; it’s happening. Microsoft, the multinational technology corporation, has finally decided to hire robot security guards that will serve to protect the streets surrounding their branch in Mountain View, California, according to GdgtArena. As …

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iPad Mini 3: Most Underwhelming Apple Update Ever?

The iPad Mini 3 is being touted as, at best, a very anti-climactic update, and at worst, a brutal evisceration of the iPad Mini line. The iPad Mini 3 was doomed to struggle in the shadows of the new iPad Air 2 and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but its cool reception has some wondering just how long Apple …

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iPhone 6 Plus Pre-orders May Be Delayed By Weeks

The iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale September 19th, but was available for pre-order on Thursday. Of course, Apple set a new record for pre-order sales and has placed a strain on the existent supply of iPhone 6 Plus models. The iPhone 6 Plus now shows a delivery time of up to a month, but if you can settle …

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Google Acquires Lift Labs To Help Those With Parkinson’s

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Lift Labs, with the team joining the tech giant’s “moonshot” branch Google[x]. Lift Labs makes a spoon that uses a stabilization technology to counter tremors for those with Parkinson’s disease. Here’s a look: “Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people,” says Google in a Google+ post. “We’re …

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iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Features

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were debuted by Apple today to a very excited fan base. The new iPhones are bigger, as was rumored, now with the option of a 4.7 or 5.5 inch screen. These larger screens pack impressive resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 respectively. But size is not the only thing …

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Laptop Sales See New Revival After Decline Of Tablet

Laptop sales have been increasing lately with the decline of tablet sales. The tablet, once touted as the laptop killer, is slowly sinking in popularity. The reason behind the increase in laptop sales is said to be partly due to Microsoft stopping its support for the Windows XP operating system. Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly stands by this idea as …

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Google Deals With Novartis To Further Develop Its Smart Contact Lenses

Earlier this year, Google announced its smart contact lenses aimed at helping diabetics keep glucose levels under control. The company has now reportedly found a partner to to make them. Reuters is reporting that Google has struck a deal with Novartis to develop the contact lenses and better compete in the blood-sugar tracking market. But they’re not stopping there. According …

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Google’s Robots To Get Better At Squeezing Into Tight Places

Last year, Google bought Boston Dynamics, the robot makers who created such nightmare-inducing machines as this: …and this: …and this: Now, the company is working with researchers from MIT to add some more flexibility into the mix (via 9to5 Google): I’ll let your imagination run wild on its own with that. So, just to be clear, they have robots that …

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