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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

'Cicadas': U.S. military's new swarm of mini-drones

Washington - U.S. military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.

Octopus-inspired robot could save your life in the future

Taking its cue from the agile and transient form of an Octopus robotics engineers have created a prototype arm that could perform invasive surgery.

2015 MacBook set to hit stores May 25

Apple announced their latest version of the MacBook in late February, released it for sale online in late April, and it’s now set to hit stores later this month, May 25 to be exact.

Apple Watch release met with excitement and challenges

The Apple Watch has now been on the market for a few weeks and those lucky enough to get their hands on the first batch are taking one for the team, so to speak.

Skype Translate now available for everyone

After being launched last year on an invite only basis Skype Translate is now freely accessible, and could be a template for future business and personal communications

Canadian startup Carmigo could simplify the car buying experience Special

Recently launched automotive service Carmigo seeks to simplify the car shopping experience by allowing buyers to speak anonymously with multiple dealers to get the best possible deal.

World's first 6TB 2.5 inch SSD is latest in iconic inventions

On Thursday, May 7, Fixstars announced their release of the world's first mega Solid State Drive in a small 2.5 inch size. Although larger 8 TB SSDs are available, this is truly a breakthrough in the novelty of its small size.

Review: Can the Samsung Galaxy S6 reignite Samsung's smartphone sales? Special

Samsung's complete design overhaul of the Galaxy S6 is Samsung's attempt to prove that an elegant design combined with a fast processor and camera can truly make the S6 the "Next Big Thing."
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