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As the global smartphone market grows more crowded all the time, it’s become a favorite move of niche players to focus their efforts on affordable mobile devices for developing economies, with the idea being that developed economies like the United States and Europe have a smartphone market that is already completely dominated by Android and

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As a company that tries to be all things to its customers, I guess it was only a matter of time before we saw Amazon try to make an entrance into the burgeoning streaming music market. That entrance finally came last week when the A-to-Z retailer announced Prime Music, an unlimited, commercial-free music streaming service

Good news: Researchers funded in part by the UW Commercialization Gap Fund have discovered a way to transmit wireless signals with absolutely no external power source whatsoever. This will no doubt lead to tremendous leaps in the development of technology related to the Internet of Things. Bad news: It can only send a signal two meters

In recent years, many people in the technology industry have celebrated online freelancing platforms like eLance and oDesk for their ability to connect people in developing economies with equal access to technology work opportunities from across the globe. These observers have rightfully celebrated these contracting opportunities as a potential source of self-empowerment and social change.

In this era dominated by Silicon Valley giants, the recipe for technological innovation and disruption is fairly well established: someone with an entrepreneurial spirit has a great new idea, and brings it to market in the form of an ultra-lean startup company. Over time, based on how well the idea actually meets the needs of

To look at some of the new items being developed using Internet of Things technology, you might be surprised to see as many tea kettles and diapers and trash cans as they see earbuds, heart rate monitors and wristwatches. The Internet of Things is the Internet of All Things, not just popular consumer electronics. Yes, there

The hospitality industry has already adopted the Internet of Things a little earlier than many other fields. Just consider the automatic mini-bar. Guests pull a bottle of beer or a can of peanuts out, and the mini-bar automatically adds it to their bill. No need to sign anything, no need to call for room service,

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I have always been of the opinion that sooner or later, a technology company will show you who they really are based on their decisions. Does a company truly care about innovation and changing the world, or are they willing to do whatever it takes to keep making money, even if it means betraying its

These days, it seems like everyone is talking about drone technology, but I’ve yet to see an application of the technology that could really be life changing. Big-name companies like Amazon and Domino’s have been experimenting with using delivery drones, but even that feels more like a publicity stunt than part of a serious change

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What does technology mean to you? How has it changed your life? The simple answer is that technology makes our lives easier and more convenient. The real truth may be far more complicated than that. For years, commentators have tried to determine exactly what effect technology has on the lives of people who use it.

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