It’s still hard to believe that we now live in a world where playing video games is a viable career, and where video games themselves are being used for both educational and medical purposes. There are numerous examples of this, but one of the more recent ones comes from the University of Western Australia, where a… Continue reading Can video games help autistic children improve their social skills?
Have you ever seen the movie Minority Report? If you haven’t, all you need to know is that it’s about a special police unit that’s able to predict crimes, and is therefore able to arrest criminals before they actually commit those crimes. We don’t have anything close to the technology required to predict crimes, but theoretically, we can use… Continue reading Chicago tried and failed to use big data to predict crimes
If Apple did it, then you can bet your ass that Xiaomi is gonna do it too. In all fairness, the majority of Apple’s competitors do the same thing, but most of them are just following Apple’s lead, whereas Xiaomi tends to just blatantly copy what ever Apple does. Whether or not this will be… Continue reading Xiaomi might unveil its first smartwatch later this week
Google isn’t afraid to experiment, and as a result, the company ends up having to kill off a lot of products and services that didn’t end up being as successful as it had hoped. Chrome apps aren’t really experimental so much as outdated, but they fall into the same category as Google’s experimental stuff because most people don’t even… Continue reading Google is killing off yet another thing that nobody knew existed
Lyft has always been a distant second to Uber in the ride-sharing market, and always will be, but considering how Uber is a $68 billion behemoth, that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Being a distant second hasn’t stopped the company from raising $2 billion in funding from the like of General Motors and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed, so there’s… Continue reading Lyft wants to sell itself but nobody is interested in buying it
As an organization that’s all about being community-driven and whose products are all about being open-source, it seems only natural that Mozilla would have its community crowd-source its new logo. Mozilla announced as much back in June, and you can learn all about it on the Mozilla blog, but the gist of it is that the organization… Continue reading Which of these crowd-sourced logos should Mozilla use?
Just because it’s not fresh doesn’t mean it’s not edible. For people willing to eat food that’s old, but not too old, a new app by the name of Too Good To Go sells leftover food that restaurants would normally throw out. Naturally, the food is much cheaper since it’s not quite as fresh as what the restaurants normally sell,… Continue reading This app let’s you buy the food that restaurants want to throw away
Members of ISIS have been using social networks like Twitter to recruit new members and spread their propaganda, and many people feel that Twitter should be held accountable for allowing this to happen, so much so that the families of two victims of a terrorist attack in Jordan have sued the company. However, a California… Continue reading Twitter can’t get in trouble for allowing ISIS activity on its service
Due to a combination of cultural differences and regulations designed specifically to hinder foreign companies, it’s very difficult for Western companies to operate in China. That notorious difficulty wasn’t enough to stop Uber from trying to establish itself as China’s dominant ride-sharing service, however, but despite the company’s extensive efforts, it failed. Uber announced on Monday… Continue reading Not even Uber was able to succeed in the Chinese market