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Lesser-known Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, recently appeared on Reddit’s ‘Ask Me Anything’, fielding questions from a range of topics. Wozniak, who also gave a video interview for Reddit’s Formative web series, gave nuggets of information on Apple’s showdown with the FBI, Apple Watch, Tim Cook, and the Apple iCar. APPLE’S FIGHT WITH THE FBI During the AMA, Wozniak took time to answer a few intense questions such as the ongoing tiff between Apple and the DOJ, and the legal implications for the tech industry. The Department of Just...
Google has catastrophically failed to unseat Facebook from the social network throne several times. But that doesn’t mean Google will stop trying. Its latest attempt to create a social network comes in the form of Google Posts, a Tumblr-esque feature for the elite. Currently, the feature is only available to presidential candidates, and will allow politicians to share videos, images, and text that will show up on the top bar of Google search results when users look up the candidate’s name. Google is calling this an experiment for...
Elio Motors is a Phoenix-based manufacturer of an aerodynamic, three-wheel car has topped $1 billion market valuation, two days after becoming the first equity-crowdfunded company to list its shares on the public markets. This makes Elio the first small company to list shares on an exchange, following a mini-IPO made possible by the new Securities and Exchange Commission rules. The Startup Business Act or JOBS Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, in support of entrepreneurship and small business growt...
For those familiar with the patents realm, it would come as no surprise that more than half of the patents filed are from patent trolls with no other business than litigation. Statistics show that the year 2015 saw the highest number of patent lawsuits. These patent disputes are resolved through the process of IPR (Inter Partes Review) or a proceeding involving the PTAB (Patent Trademark and Appeals Board) at the US Patent Office. Based on some chatter thus far, mova technology used to animate the faces of Marvel superheroes may pu...
In a breakthrough announcement, Mobile carrier Three said will begin a network-wide ad blocking to appease its customers. Three UK and Three Italy will implement Israeli company Shine’s technology by preventing ads across the cellular network, followed by a rapid roll-out across its operations in other countries. The landmark move will create havoc amid rising concern for digital advertisers and publishers, which are dealing with an increasingly resolute audience who block advertising when they browse through their phones. Three ...
The much-anticipated Mobile World Congress (MWC) is only a couple of days away from officially kicking off, and we’re already starting to see more details emerging on upcoming devices through the nooks and corner of the internet. The latest being HP Elite X3, a Windows 10 Phablet, for you to feast on. The device, originally named Falcon, is packed with high-end viscera. By the looks of it, it could be one of the best Windows 10 mobile devices, and its biggest rival is going to be the Microsoft Lumia 950XL. Let’s take a look at the f...
Marvin Minsky, one of the great pioneers of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology, died on Sunday from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 88, according to MIT Media Lab. Minsky’s work on artificial neural networks and the modern field of deep learning has paved the way for companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Facebook, which consistently train neural networks to learn from data such as photos to make adaptive interfaces. In 1951, he built SNARC, the first neurocomputer, followed by the first visual scanners, and the...
Lately, material scientists have created ever-stronger metals by involving intricate microstructures, but the welding technique every so often ruin their properties and microstructure. Ohio-Engineers at The Ohio State University have developed new technique to weld the materials which were previously un-weldable. This technically advanced method consumes 80 percent less energy than a typical welding technique, yet generates bonds that are 50 percent stronger. A common technique used to weld metals, by passing a high electrical c...
Boom! Wham! Apple hits back the tech pavilion with its opulent lineup of iOS devices. This time the tech behemoth has rolled back in the gadget streets with a high-end iPad Pro from its iPad lineup series. It has also released iPhone 6S and the Apple TV simultaneously, but there is no denial in the fact that the new iPad Pro and the Apple TV plunder the show entirely. In an event organized in San Francisco, the “Think Different” company revealed the extra large tablet- iPad Pro, with an updated version for iPad Mini 4, and l...
Is it possible that stem cells can be a root cause for common form of cancers? Well, a startup firm known as Stemcentrx believes so. Talk About Stemcentrx Silicon Valley is familiar with the private and rapidly growing imminent tech companies that are worth a million dollars mostly, like Square, Uber, and Calico. The same phenomenon is widely spreading to the biotechnology fields, where all the investors are throwing their pennies in a huge amount at firms, which promise to smack away the historically lower odds of drug success ...