University libraries in the US are starting to phase out physical books

Bookless libraries aren’t quite so far-fetched as they used to be. Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall, features a $60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main building with a library that doesn’t hold a single paper book within its walls. Instead, the library has space for reading, desks for doing work, and a… Continue reading University libraries in the US are starting to phase out physical books

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The BlackBerry Passport will reportedly feature 4K video recording

BlackBerry Passport, the next flagship device from the Canadian mobile tech major, will support 4K video recording, suggests a new disclosure. But the feature will not be available when the handset is unveiled, which is expected in September. BlackBerry is currently looking at the 4K recording feature. If the testing is successful, the video capability… Continue reading The BlackBerry Passport will reportedly feature 4K video recording

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The Somebody app sends strangers to verbally deliver messages to you

How do you make messaging more interactive? Perhaps by removing the phone intermediary – by adding a human intermediary. Artist, author and filmmaker Miranda July has launched a brand new messaging app that doesn’t send the app to you – it sends it to someone close by, who then has to hunt you down and… Continue reading The Somebody app sends strangers to verbally deliver messages to you

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Microsoft is reportedly interested in CyanogenMod

The Cyanogen team is behind the most popular custom ROMs developed for Android smartphones and tablets. The team also develops software for the OnePlus One smartphone. Its safe to say that they have made quite a name for itself, but have they grown enough to appear on some behemoth’s radar? According to The Information, Microsoft… Continue reading Microsoft is reportedly interested in CyanogenMod

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Google’s self-driving cars still can’t drive through bad weather

There’s no arguing that Google’s self-driving car is a thrilling development worthy of enthusiastic discussion, but there are a number of reasons to rain on this parade – rain itself, for one thing. That’s because the autonomous automobile has yet to prove that it can drive through heavy rain, not to mention snow, parking garages… Continue reading Google’s self-driving cars still can’t drive through bad weather

Apple teams up with American Express for its mobile payments service

There have been many reports over the past few months that Apple is looking to enter into the mobile payments space. A report published today claims that the company has teamed up with American Express for a new iPhone payments system. Apparently American Express is the biggest of several partners that Apple will bring onboard… Continue reading Apple teams up with American Express for its mobile payments service

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