Survey of 3,240 Americans Crystal Balls the Future and What We Will See

November 18, 2017 – Considering how disinformation and alternative facts have become mainstream in America these days, this survey done by Fluent, a New York City-based market ... Continue Reading →

“All of Us” Project to Use Fitness Trackers to Study One Million People From Their Genome to Lifestyles

November 14, 2017 – The Scripps Research Institute will be handing out fitness trackers to help in the U.S. National Institute of Health‘s (NIH) “All of Us” ... Continue Reading →

A Small Ontario City to be Testing Grounds for Autonomous Vehicle Systems

November 9, 2017 – Every year Stratford, Ontario, hosts a Shakespearean festival that features the playwright’s many works plus other contributing plays and musicals. A ... Continue Reading →

The Unintended Consequences of the Social Media Revolution – Democracy Under Threat

November 8, 2017 – In a recent statement, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, stated, “one of the things I did not understand was ... Continue Reading →

Escaping the Confines of Virtual Space

August 17, 2017 – “Behind a computer screen, the lonely person has control. But the contact this produces is not the same thing as intimacy.” So states Olivia Laing ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: $99 Augmented Reality Mira Prism May Prove to be a Breakthrough Technology

July 20, 2017 – When Google Glass was first introduced it didn’t really catch on because the technology was considered to be intrusive to wear. I’m not sure that any ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Communicating with Robots May Have Just Gotten a Bit Better

July 15, 2017 – Computer scientists at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, have developed new software that makes it easier for robots to understand human requests. ... Continue Reading →

The Internet of Things: The Future is Already in the Present

June 10, 2017 – Today we hear from Jim Burch, a guest blogger who has already written for this site in the past. Born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri, Jim is a devoted baseball ... Continue Reading →

Augmented Reality to Change Wearable Technology Completely

May 31, 2017 – We welcome guest blogger, Carl Hanson, who writes about Augmented Reality (AR) and the role he expects it will play in the near future. Hanson contrasts virtual ... Continue Reading →

You Soon Won’t Have to Answer Your Email – Leave it to the Machine and Google

May 25, 2017 – Google Smart Reply is a new artificial intelligence (AI) application for Gmail, on a range of platforms including Android and iOS. It even works with Google’s ... Continue Reading →