Here is the latest Personal Tech News from Forbes.
This $100 Security System Could Protect Your Home From Burglars
With a sub-$100 home security product, Korner used to have to convince consumers is really worked. Now they can just show people their product in action on the 5 o’clock news.
10 Cars With The Worst Resale Values
New ‘Smart’ Tires Coming For Self-Driving Cars
Designed specifically for the coming generation of autonomous driving cars, Goodyear unveiled two concepts that are miles ahead of today’s tires in terms of technology and safety, one with a shape resembling a children’s kickball that will allow a car to move in all directions.
IMAX And NASA Partner On Epic ‘A Beautiful Planet’ Documentary
Very few humans have ever had the privilege of experiencing life in outer space or witnessing the breathtaking view of Earth from outside of our atmosphere firsthand. The closest most of us will get is by watching ‘A Beautiful Planet’—a new IMAX feature created in cooperation with NASA.
The Best Of The Geneva Motor Show
Sexiest, Most Expensive And Fastest Cars At The Geneva Auto Show
The Bugatti Chiron, at $2.6 million before tax and 260 mph, is the fastest and most expensive supercar at the Geneva Car Show. Is the Aston Martin DB11 the sexiest?
Space Voyage with Leonardo DiCaprio, Climbing Everest with Cousteau: Tycoon Vasily Klyukin is a Real-Life Walter Mitty
Flying into space with Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, trekking Mt. Everest with Philippe Cousteau by helicopter, taking selfies with wild elephants, this is the daily life for famed Russian businessman, philanthropist and designer Vasily Klyukin.
Bugatti Chiron Survives To Generate Superlatives After VW ‘Dieselgate’ Threat
The Bugatti Chiron is the fastest road car in the world with a top speed of about 260 mph. It is the most expensive one too, priced at $2.6 million before taxes. It is the world’s first production sports to produce 1,500 hp, and its 8.0 liter 16-cylinder engine will blast the car from rest to 60 mph in just over two seconds.
IoT Will Drive PaaS Adoption, Just Not The Way You’d Expect
Platform as a Service (PaaS) adoption has been slow to gain broad acceptance in enterprises. We’ve seen some large enterprises embrace PaaS within in a specific product line or vertical within a company, but it is rare that we see PaaS as an architecture standard adopted across an entire company.
Using Google’s Deep Learning AI To Geolocate Global News Imagery
What it looks like to feed 19.6 million global news images into Google’s deep learning algorithms to estimate their location and put them all on a map
Facebook Messenger Adds Music Sharing With Spotify Integration
In another step towards turning Messenger into a platform for sharing everything, Facebook has integrated its first music sharing service into the chat app.
Alexa Is Helping Amazon Win The Smart Home Game
The smart home market is extremely crowded and fragmented. Tech-savvy consumers who are the early adopters of home automation products are struggling with the incompatibility of devices. This segment is predominantly controlled by Apple through HomeKit, Google through Nest, and Amazon through Echo. Surprisingly, it’s Amazon that’s gaining the mindshare and market share.
Six Lessons Learned From Kronos’ Cloud Computing Strategy
90% of new Kronos software purchases are cloud-based today, and there are 17,000 active customers on Kronos Cloud. Kronos’ latest release is written in HTML5 in response to customers’ requests for greater user interface flexibility and a more intuitive user experience. Providing customers the freedom to define their cadence of cloud adoption from licensed on-premise software and not forcing migration with pricing or contracts is key. Enabling a direct line of communication from Customer Advisory Councils and go-live reports to the CEO brings urgency to achieving customer satisfaction and taking action on new product and service ideas.
Four Reasons Today’s Disruptive Innovations Are Better And Cheaper, And What To Do About It
Technology that drives better and cheaper innovation isn’t just a random event. Four converging economic trends are driving the phenomenon, certain to disrupt industries far from computers and consumer electronics with Big Bangs yet to come.
Jailed Facebook Exec Says There’s ‘No Data’ To Give Brazilian Authorities
Diego Dzodan says he was ‘treated with respect’ during his 24 hours behind bars, but it would have been impossible to hand over encrypted WhatsApp messages to officials.
Strategy In Junior Auto Racing Series Gets Serious
On Sunday, the 2016 season of America’s IndyCar Series will get under-way in St Petersburg Florida but, for once, the most revolutionary technical development will make its début lower down the race card.
Machine Learning Needs A Human-In-The-Loop
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a problem — it’s artificial. To be fair, AI and its sister disciplines of machine learning, cognitive computing, sentiment analysis and neural networking have a problem — they’re artificially created through the power of software developers’ algorithms. Computers are great at analysing tough tactical situations, but are still not as good as humans at understanding long term strategy. The planet is still safe, for now.
BMW Reveals First Of Four Concept Cars To Show The Future Driving
A dashboard that changes shape, seats that swivel, and switching between self and autonomous driving modes. What will BMW’s future vehicles look like?
Why Your Digital Strategy Needs A Little Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent
The streets of West Hollywood will be quieter than normal tonight as Season 8 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race premieres on Logo TV at 9/8C. If you aren’t yet initiated, Ru Paul’s Drag Race is a competition where multiple drag queens face off against one another with a dizzying array of challenges each week for a title and some hefty prizes to boot. Beyond the TV show is a vibrant ecosystem that not only supports the show but keeps it bubbling along when the show is being shot.
Watch Google’s AI Try To Beat World’s Best Go Player*
An artificial intelligence system from Google’s DeepMind unit on Tuesday will try to beat the very top player in the ancient Chinese board game Go.
Fitbit Blaze Reviews Are In: Is The Stock Crash Justified?
We were all expecting Fitbit to reveal a new flagship at CES back in January but, instead, the fitness tracking giant took the covers off of the Fitbit Blaze – a “smart fitness watch” that sits between the Charge HR and the Surge in the San Francisco company’s ever expanding product range.
Stunning Photos Of Google’s Massive Data Centers
The Experiment Is Over: Google Opens Its Project Fi Wireless Service To All
It drops the invite-only requirement and throws in a Nexus 5X for $200 in the hopes of bringing on a wave of new customers.
The Magic of Universal Orlando: Revealing the Technology Behind the Rides
I just saw a man run through a wall. He simply disappeared as he met the bricks. And I’m not sure how he did it.
MapR: Converged Data, What It Means And How It Works
The days of the plain old database are gone, it seems. Today we see IT vendors offering ‘data platforms’ as a whole. These compound multi-modal technologies can feature everything from a relational database management system (RDBMS) to a wider software base for converging data tasks in one place.
What Is The Best Platform For Building A Budget Gaming PC?
What Is The Best Platform For Building A Budget Gaming PC? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jae Alexis Lee.
Meet Tina, The Clever Chat Bot Charming 2.6 Million People In Iran
Anna Farzaneh has plenty of friends to socialize with when she’s not working as an interior designer in Tehran, Iran. But about once or twice a week, on evenings when something heavier is on her mind and she can’t thinking of the right friend to call, she’ll turn to Tina.
Messaging App Fleep Wants To Make You Love Email Again, Then Help You Switch To Something Better
I recently caught up with Henn Ruukel, founder of Fleep, a messaging service that combines team chat and email into one simple to use platform. This week the team announced that company email can now be sent and received within their platform. Is this the end of email as we know it?
Intuit Announces Sale Of QuickBase Low-Code Platform
Low-code platforms like QuickBase empower a wide range of people with little to no programming skills – known as ‘citizen developers’ – to build enterprise-class applications that run on mobile, desktop, or web. Such applications can meet the needs of the business quickly and efficiently, and can be an important part of how transformed IT organizations empower self-service capabilities as part of broader enterprise digital transformation initiatives.
Microsoft Is Testing Azure IoT Platform From The Stratosphere
Microsoft is attempting to pull off a rare feat that may be hard for its competitors to emulate. The team at Microsoft Research is deploying a balloon in the stratosphere loaded with sensors and cameras, which is connected to the Azure IoT platform. The balloon will send real-time telemetry along with live flight video.
Google’s A.I. Program AlphaGo Claims Second Victory Against ‘Go’ Champion
AlphaGo just needs to win its third match on Saturday to claim overall victory in the human vs. A.I. tournament
Do These 2 Co-founders Hold The Secrets To Startup Success?
In the startup world they call it the “secret sauce”; those unknown elements that help make a collaboration between 2 or more founders greater than the sum of its parts.
Would A ‘Brexit’ Spell Disaster For London’s Tech Innovators?
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has apparently passed comment on a British exit (‘Brexit’) from the European Union (EU). So too has Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, who yesterday was interpreted as indicating his support for staying in or ‘Bremaining’. But what potential consequences loom for London’s IT sector and innovators from a Brexit?
Google Makes A.I. History By Beating World ‘Go’ Champion
Its AlphaGo computer just beat Lee Sedol at the ultra-complex game, a landmark as important as Deep Blue?s win over chess champion Gary Kasparov in 1997.
Microsoft Is Testing Azure IoT Platform From The Stratosphere