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Nokia unveils a 360-degree virtual reality camera with 3D sound

Confirming previous rumours regarding what Nokia was planning to unveil at its VIP press event this week, the company has announced that it is developing a virtual reality camera for the movie industry that can capture 360-degree panoramas.

Op-Ed: Early results of banning mobile devices at school coming in

In a disturbing statement back in February, a pediatric occupational therapist Cris Rowan called for parents to ban the use of handheld devices for children under the age of 12. A few months later, a new study proves that she may have had a point.

Gun-firing 'drone' built by U.S. teen under investigation

New York - The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it was investigating an online video that shows an alleged home-made "drone" firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside.

Iran's long-term nuclear ambitions survive deal

Tehran - Iran by agreeing a pact with world powers has accepted temporary curbs on its nuclear programme, but it has not abandoned atomic research and long-term uranium enrichment plans.

Drone postal deliveries begin in Switzerland

En La Gottaz - Wondering where your package is? Look up!Switzerland's postal service said Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years.

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

Mumbai - Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

MasterCard wants to replace passwords with selfies and speech

Card provider MasterCard has begun a trial of a new technology that could see its customers verifying purchases with a quick selfie as opposed to a password. The aim is to make something "cool" that is quicker and easier than a password.

Mysterious FCC approval could reveal a new Google Glass

A mysterious FCC approval for a new Google device has surfaced. Details are scarce but it is believed that the product could be the next iteration of the wearable Google Glass headset, showing that the program is not cancelled as some have thought.

Big brands utilize mobile gaming to increase marketing ROI

Mobile gaming continues to boom and advance many areas of our lives. Businesses are seeing an increase in ROI within many departments-marketing being one of them.

Op-Ed: Can our toys make us healthier?

Where do you learn to be healthy? Apparently not in American schools. While general literacy rates are strong, public health literacy rates are lagging.

Hotel installs bedside switch to liberate you from the Internet

The Internet has added a whole new dimension to our lives, but many feel in the process, it has intruded into areas, physical and mental, where it does not belong — a luxury hotel is trying to restore the balance.

Facebook's facial recognition can recognise you without your face

Facebook's facial recognition has become so accurate that it is now able to identify you in a photo even if you have your back to the camera. The system is not available on Facebook's public site but should be coming soon for any photo that you upload.

Incredible contact lens technology revealed

The arrival of the first-ever FDA approved contact lenses in 1971 had both the health and technology fields in a flutter.

Artifical platinum is the basis for cars of the future

Platinum is a rare and expensive metal, and one classed above gold. The metal has a more important use than jewelry; it is proving to be the most efficient catalyst for the power industry.

Op-Ed: What you need to know about marketing today

Don't miss out on growing your customer or client base. Below are the four trends that shine a light on the future of marketing.

BBC experiment lets you change TV channels with your mind

The BBC has announced that it is experimenting with brainwave reading devices that could let you control the iPlayer with only your mind. The broadcasting company has already built an internal prototype that lets you choose a program by thinking of it.

Pope to blame profiteers for killing the planet

Vatican City - Pope Francis will call Thursday on the world's leaders to pull together to fight global warming, publishing his hotly-anticipated thesis on the environment which slams profiteers and slaves to progress.

Hackathons take on Islamic State in cyberspace battle

Sydney - In a small room close by the Sydney Opera House, 60 people representing a vast range of communities and industries are working feverishly to come up with ways to combat the Islamic State group's online propaganda machine.

A new social media study illustrates why users check in

There are many types of social media users out there. Some of us rarely get on, checking in a few times a week to stay updated with the times.

Mourning Sandberg gets personal in Facebook post on late husband

Los Angeles - Facebook number two Sheryl Sandberg, whose husband David Goldberg died suddenly last month, said Wednesday in an emotional post that in mourning she had become sadder and wiser."I have lived thirty years in these thirty days. I am thirty years sadder.

How many people in a crowd? Tech has the answer

Milan - Smartphones can be used to accurately assess the number of people forming a crowd. This has been made possible through advances in technology.

Report: Fiat Chrysler company offered merger to GM

Detroit - The largest U.S. automaker refused to even consider an offer to merge with Fiat Chrysler earlier this year, according to published reports.

Real life hoverboard sets world record

Quebec - A Canadian inventor has given us a glimpse of the future with his hoverboard, setting a Guinness World Record in the process.

Eurovision to install anti-booing technology for Russian act

The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest are installing "anti-booing" technology for the final this year. It comes after Russia's performance was met with heavy crowd protests last year, something that organisers have called "embarrassing."

Tanium, the $1 billion company you've never heard of

It's not extremely popular with millions of millennials like Snapchat. Nor is it doing something incredibly futuristic like SpaceX. Security startup Tanium has however quietly reached more than a billion-dollar valuation.

Op-Ed: Fiber optics firms see gains from growth in data demand

Following the dotcom crash, the fiber optics industry struggled with oversupply. But recent increases in demand for data and growing requirements for faster bandwidth are resulting in a boon for the industry.

China 'severely concerned' over U.S. spying accusations

Bejing - China said Wednesday it was "severely concerned" over the arrest of one of its citizens in the U.S., one of six Chinese nationals charged with economic espionage.

Obama urged to support encryption by Apple, Google & Microsoft

The largest and most influential technology companies including giants Apple, Google and Microsoft have formed a coalition to deliver a letter to President Obama, urging him to reject any proposal to deliberately weaken the security of smartphones.

US charges China academics in trade theft scheme

Washington - US prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three university professors, with a years-long scheme to steal mobile phone technology trade secrets for Beijing's benefit.

Teen scientist wins Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000

A pair of precocious teenage scientists from Vancouver have been awarded this year's prestigious Intel prizes for science and engineering
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