What the future holds for fitness technology

Swarms of drones follow you while you run, recording video of your workout. Sensors hidden in your T-shirt track your heart rate and how many calories you’re burning. Your sunglasses log your miles and respond when you ask, “How’s my pace?” No, you and those sci-fi gadgets aren’t starring in the next action-packed Marvel flick. […]

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The economics of future technology … explained with comics

We’re going to take a detour here to the not-too-distant future to see what technologies might shake up the economy and help determine the future of our species. Kelly Weinersmith is a biologist and her husband, Zach, does comics, “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal” among them. Their new book is called “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll […]

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China’s Xi calls for more technology development

President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how. In a speech at the opening of a party congress, Xi called for making a “country of innovators” and creating competitors in aerospace, cyberspace, clean […]

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Purported BlackBerry Krypton images leak

Although the BlackBerry Krypton has collected almost all the necessary certifications (including those from Bluetooth SIG, WiFi Alliance, and the US FCC), there was no information on its design yet. Well, that changes now, as a couple of images of the handset leaked. They focus on the back of the device and reveal a return of […]

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Apple iOS 11 arrives to all compatible devices today

After months of testing, iOS 11 is ready to start rolling. Nearly twenty iDevices will receive the upgrade today. The iOS 11 comes with a new UI, enhanced AR capabilities and an improved camera app.    Siri also got an update. New voices are more natural and the assistant also gained translation capabilities from English to […]

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Samsung Pay launch in France seems imminent

Back in May this year, there were reports that Samsung will launch its mobile payments service Pay sometime in September. It was also said that the service will arrive along with a new smartphone. And now, it looks the the launch is about to happen. Firstly because the Samsung Pay app has started arriving on compatible handsets […]

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Augmented reality: Apple and Google’s next battleground

Apple’s ARkit, due to be released with the launch of its new iPhone. Photograph: Apple This year the next big battleground between the titans of the smartphone industry will be augmented reality, as both Apple and Google duke it out with new phones, cameras and systems designed to provide Terminator vision – or Pokémon Go on steroids […]

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