Ad-blockers: the death of free content or the birth of creativity

Ad blockers are making life difficult for free content providers, who is going to pay the bill?

Microsoft Moves To Replace TV With Hololens: From The Super Bowl To Quidditch

If you didn’t turn in early to the Super Bowl you likely missed one of the most fascinating ads . This ad was a showcase of how Microsoft’s Hololens , which is in developer preview, could be used to transform TV watching. Unlike Google Glass which shines an image into your eye and provides a semi-transparent overlay Hololens is designed to fully alter what you see and hear so that you could put yourself in the position of quarterback, receiver, line, center, referee, or in the best seats in the stadium which could dynamically change based on the action. In fact the only thing you’ll miss is...

Able2Extract, a PDF wizard everyone needs

I am sure most of us have encountered the situation where you receive a PDF, but there is a typo, a wrong reference, something is missing or the data is wrong. And if you have ever tried to edit a PDF, you know what a pain it can be.

AMD And The Forgotten Benefits Of The Desktop PC

One of the interesting things I’ve been observing with regard to the near forced march to mobile devices is the increased need for a desktop computer where you can just sit and get work done. With all of the background sync capability in the various platforms provided by Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and others the old annoying problems of keeping you files in sync across multiple devices is pretty much over. You can pretty easily start creation on one device today and finish it on another. Gaming, although clearly increasingly focused on mobile devices, still favors desktop computers for the most...

Crowdfunding a revolution

A group of young scientists are looking for public support for their Public Transport Revolution.

How much smartwatch do we need? Is $50 enough?

Smartwatches are the new hype, do we need one and if yes how much is enough?

Lenovo + SAP: The Anatomy Of A Good Partnership

One of the hardest things it seems to figure out are whether an alliance is worth more than the announcement that tells us of it. Often it seems firms are kind of like teenagers in that they hook up a lot, every time they promise this one is serious, and the next day both parties have moved on. More like speed dating than marriage. Let’s use this recent alliance between Lenovo and SAP to look for what makes some alliances last and others not so much. Aligned Goals One of the most famous alliance disasters was between Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. I was at the announcement and the promise...

Does Technology Aid Learning in the Classroom?

From school recruitment to homework sessions, the internet now pervades every aspect of school life. Why should it not?

Is our virtual social life a catastrophe or an evolution?

Are we losing the capability to socialize or are we just adapting to new technologies?

Self-Drive Cars: What to Expect In 2016

In 2016 we expect to see more and more evidence of self-drive cars and features becoming available on the market.

Corning Moves To Kill Car Guages And You’ll Like The Result

One of the interesting displays at CES this month was the one by Corning where they showcased a car dashboard that was almost entirely flat panel displays . Companies like Audi and particularly Tesla have been very aggressive at this approach but Corning pushed the envelope by making about 95% of the dash displays. On top of that they announced they would be using Gorilla Glass for their Windshield of their stunning new Ford GT Supercar . This layers on top of the coming wave of autonomous automobiles to suggest the car of tomorrow may be vastly different than the car of today. The Glass...

NVIDIA vs. Qualcomm And Self-Driving Cars: Contrasting Strategies

It turns out that autonomous cars, also called self-driving cars, require a massive amount of computational power.

Can Thin Film Technology give Solar Energy a boost?

Solar installations are expected to more than double over the next 12 months, growing from an estimated 7.1 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015 to 15 GW by year-end. Environmental concerns and high energy costs are making solar energy more relevant.

How To Protect Your Site From A DDoS Attack: 4 Step Protection Plan

Of all the online threats your company currently faces, a DDoS attack has got to be one of the most daunting and dangerous.

Panasonic Kicks Tech Butt At CES

CES was full of great stuff but Panasonic was kicking it.

5 Big Things That Didn’t Take Off In 2015

As we come to the end of 2015 there are five things that didn’t really take off like the industry seemed to think they would.

What's to come in 2016 for Apple Technology?

Apple recently reported record fourth quarter results with a revenue of $51.5 billion and a quarterly net profit of $11.1 billion – and 2016 is looking to become just as successful a year for the brand.

Dell Adamo 13 vs. Microsoft Surface Book: How Far We Have Come In 6 Years

I thought it would be interesting to contrast these two products to give you an idea how far we have come since this decade began.