CES 2017: 5 Trends To Expect This Year Smart Cars and Autonomous Vehicles: In 2017, autonomous vehicles and connected cars will likely steal the show. Self-driving has gone from technology from a distant future to a technology that’s actually real. Internet of Things: The Internet of Things, or IoT, will be represented in just about every product shown in one form or another. With the major VR players already having devices out and about, CES 2017 could serve as a venue to showcase how these companies plan to improve their offerings. TVs: With 4K gradually gaining ground, 1080p HDTVs have been losing steam and major TV makers are expected to virtually phase them out in favor of 4K versions. Alexa, Alexa, Alexa! You can also expect to hear about Alexa over and over and over. Sure Google Home is in there fighting it out, but Amazon’s Alexa platform will be integrated into all kinds of products
Dan Roberts changed his mind about the Apple Watch after using the Nike version of it.
Apple is putting the list of the most downloaded apps of the past year out. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the list of the top ten.
Amazon Prime memberships are up by 20 percent, since they recently changed their fees. That's one way to get your Christmas shopping done, but if you still like to go out and buy your gifts then Lindsey Granger has three apps that have the best shopp
The University of Wisconsin Green Bay is notifying potential students of their acceptance via Snapchat.
Nov.30 -- Drones are quickly buzzing into new and unfamiliar territory, from military use to deliveries. But there's one type of commercial drone you may not have seen yet. It's designed by Massachusetts-based drone-maker Cyphy Works. And the startup has landed partnerships with UPS and the U.S. Army. Bloomberg's Anne Mostue visited the company's FAA-approved test facility for an exclusive look
Instagram users will now be alerted when someone takes a screenshot of photos or videos from their Instagram Stories. Buzz60's Djenane Beaulieu (@djenanebeaulieu) reports.
Google Play is rolling out some interesting new features based on their smart technology. The music streaming service will be able to suggest music based on your activity, location and the weather. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Trump trounced Clinton in terms of Facebook engagement for live video viewed during October. At some points during the month, he saw roughly three times as much Facebook engagement as her, according to the report by EzyInsights.
Mercedes-Benz have installed new technology in its E-Class models that could protect drivers’ hearing during car crashes.
University of Texas at Austin wins the RoboCup challenge soccer final at Beijing's World Robot Conference. Roselle Chen reports.
Nintendo is throwing down the gauntlet in the gaming world, announcing its new hybrid mobile gaming console, called the Switch.
Ars Technica's Ron Amadeo told the Google Pixel "I'm feeling lucky", and he got a rather unexpected response.
Google's getting into the hardware game with the pricey Pixel and Pixel XL. But has it done enough to tempt iPhone users to switch to Android?
The music compilation tape, a mainstay of the 1970s and 80s, has been given a 21st Century digital makeover by researchers at Lancaster University. Jim Drury reports.
How to get a quick look at notifications: With iOS 10, you don’t need to press any buttons to get a look at your notifications — you can simply pick up your iPhone and the screen will come to life. For the first time ever, Apple has added the option to remove some stock apps that come pre-installed on iOS devices. How to use Split View in Safari: If you’re using Safari on your iPad, you can tap and hold on the screen and choose Open in Split View from the resulting menu to get two different web pages side by side. How to get a good night’s sleep: the Clock app is much darker now, so it won’t hurt your eyes. There’s also a new Bedtime tab at the bottom which hooks up with the Health app to monitor your sleep. How to collaborate on notes: Launch the Notes app to begin writing a note, and you’ll see that there’s a new share icon in the top right. Tap on it, and you can choose to add people to this note. How to set effects for messages: Tap and hold on the send icon after you’ve written a
Sept. 8 -- In what’s sure to be a college student’s dream come true, drones will soon be delivering burritos on the campus of Virginia Tech. The experimental service, to begin this month and last just a few weeks, is a test by Project Wing, a unit of Google's parent company Alphabet. Chipotle Mexican Grill and the Blacksburg, Virginia, university have agreed to participate. Bloomberg's Alan Levin has more on "Bloomberg Markets."
Chinese firm Qihan launches Sanbot at this week's Berlin IFA exhibition, as it seeks to crack the increasingly competitive personal robot market. Jim Drury reports
The first driverless taxi has been trialed in Singapore as developer nuTonomy hopes to launch the service in 2018.
Auto-parts suppliers Mobileye and Delphi Automotive are teaming up to develop systems for self-driving cars. The companies aim to have the autonomous driving systems ready for production by 2019. They face competition from Google, GM and Ford.
Remember trying to set the clock on your VCR? You needed a PHD in engineering to figure it out! With the last videocassette recorders rolling off the line this month, Bradley Hasemeyer and Data Doctor’s Ken Colburn decided to take a look back at ol
Researchers at a Swiss university have developed a robot that can beat humans at table football. Liane Wimhurst reports.
A Japanese robot that controls its own movements in response to its environment is showcased in Tokyo. Amy Pollock reports.
Children learn to program through play with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun.
Scientists in Poland have developed a fetal heart monitor that can be used on the move, so pregnant women can monitor the heart rate and movement of their unborn child. Liane Wimhurst reports.
Instagram users will soon notice a new section called 'Stories' where photos and videos disappear in just 24 hours.
A new wearable breathalyzer wristband, BACTrack, will be available. It tests your alcohol levels and lets you know when you you've hit your limit. Alyse Barker (@IamAlyseBarker) has the story.
A group of military veterans from Israel-based start-up Zore have created a firearm safety device to prevent the unauthorized use of a gun. Roselle Chen reports.
A newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle. Ben Gruber reports.