The Google X lab has posted a first look at their new drone delivery system that (they told Wired) hope will, “open up entirely new approaches to moving things around—including options that are faster, cheaper, less wasteful and more environmentally sensitive than the way we do things today.” So, just so we’re clear, the purpose of this new technology is going to make sending small items slightly easier, not to hasten the take over of humanity by soulless machines bent of global domination. Good to know ... Discuss
Some Apple analysts are predicting that the highly-anticipated iWatch—as well as the iPhone 6—could be releasing very soon. A writer for the tech site Re/code suggested that the release could be as soon as Sept. 9, and others, including Morgan Stanley, think the release will either be this fall or winter in order to be ready for the holiday shopping season. In the meantime, a slightly larger version of the iPad will just have to hold you over until the new Apple product is officially announced. But don't be surprised if we get a first look at the iWatch sooner rather than later ... Discuss
Apple may be getting ready to launch the next big thing. No, literally, rumor has it, they’re about to release an iPad that is several inches bigger than the current iPads. Bloomberg News has spoken to “people with knowledge of the matter” and is reporting that “the new iPad will have a screen measuring 12.9 inches diagonally,” compared to the 9.7 inch display of the standard sized iPads. Who needs new, innovative products when you can just re-release old ones at a slightly larger size? The larger iPads are expected to be available sometime in “early 2015” ... Discuss
Over the past several years, high-end hybrids and futuristic electric cars have slowly become more prominent on American roads as consumers realize the impact of fossil fuel consumption on the environment. But, until now, one obstacle has prevented many potential consumers from fully embracing fuel-efficient technology: the price.
Recently, a handful of automakers and innovators have decided to put affordability on the same level as sustainability, bringing fossil fuel conserving transportation solutions to consumers at affordable prices. Read More
It’s taken an ugly, high-profile tragedy, but officials from Twitter have said that they are finally changing their policies to crackdown on harassment. Following the revelation that her father, Robin Williams, had committed suicide, his 25-year-old daughter was subjected to so many hateful messages that she quit social media all together. In a statement published by The Washington Post, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety said,
We have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue for violating our rules and we are in the process of evaluating how we can further improve our policies to better handle tragic situations like this one. This includes expanding our policies regarding self-harm and private information, and improving support for family members of deceased users.
Details of how they plan to change their policies are still unclear ... Discuss