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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."

How has Google’s mobile-friendly update influenced the internet?

We’re now a few weeks into what many in the SEO industry are calling Mobilegeddon – or Google’s newest algorithmic update that places a heavy emphasis on mobile-friendliness – and the effects for many companies and websites have been quite dramati

New version of IQ Option: Advanced technologies for your success Commissioned

The new version of the trading platform IQ Option, released in April 2015, demonstrated the innovative focus of its developer.

Inside the future of payroll technology

If there’s one way to inadvertently drive your business into the ground it’s by making mistakes on how you pay people—or by failing to pay them at all.

Zuckerberg further verifies the validity of virtual reality

Like it or not, virtual reality is closer than you think. The technology is already here, it’s just a matter of encouraging widespread adoption and finding ways to adapt it to meet lifestyle demands.

Op-Ed: Who really invented the selfie stick?

The selfie stick was the hottest item in stores leading up to Christmas last year. In fact, according to Spencer Soper, writer for Bloomberg, an estimated 100,000 selfie sticks were purchased in America in just the month before Christmas.

Want to learn more about technology? Try these courses

Whatever your experience level, there are some great courses available online to teach you more about the world of technology. Covering skills from programming and web development to network management, everybody can learn new skills in their own time.

Apple Watch back-ordered by well over a month after just 6 hours

The Apple Watch has barely been on sale for six hours but the company is already acquiring massive amounts of orders. The Apple Store is now showing delivery times as over a month away for new orders.

Is it a new stable version for Elementary OS this time?

Visitors reaching the Elementary OS (operating system) website are greeted by a countdown screen, which, at the time of writing this article, has a little over four days remaining.

Microsoft lays off hundreds more employees in restructuring plan

Microsoft has laid off hundreds more employees amid its continuing "restructuring" plan started last summer by CEO Satya Nadella. It is unknown exactly how many have been affected by the latest round of cuts.

A self-driving car just drove 3,400 miles across the US

A self-driving car has just successfully completed a trip across the US from San Francisco to New York City, making history and highlighting how far the technology has come in recent years.

New traffic light tech reduces congestion by turning lights green

A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.

Graphene light bulb headed for shops, cuts energy use by 10%

The first commercially viable consumer product to be built from graphene is to go on sale before the end of the year. The dimmable light bulb will use 10% less energy than other bulbs but will last longer because of graphene's increased conductivity.

Nigerian president quits voting station after tech glitch

- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan turned up Saturday to accredit himself and his wife Patience for his re-election bid but problems with new voting technology forced to him to temporarily abandon his plans.

Live-streaming app Meerkat challenges social media conventions

The story of Meerkat begins just over two weeks ago, when the live streaming application first became available to the public.
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