Amazon has been one of the pioneers of the technology with Prime Air, its drone delivery programme that aims to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes. The FAA has granted the online retailer permission to start testing its unmanned aircraft as part of its Prime Air initiative. However the U.S Aviation regulator advanced certain rules on the drone flights limiting their utilization. However, the drones will be used for delivering some packages and inspecting pipelines since companies have shown tremendous potential of drone technology for this. The proposed rules by the Federal Aviation Administration involves obtaining special pilot certificates by the unnamed aircraft pilots,Read More →
The unlikely alliance between Google and wireless carriers to match Apple’s hit service has set a new benchmark for prolonged competition. Google joined hands with major U.S. wireless carriers to spur more people into using Google wallet. Companies that provide mobile wallets make money by collecting processing fees from merchants and banks. Google wallet was launched in 2011 and all three carriers behind Softcard blocked Google’s mobile payments service. Softcard was known as Isis Mobile Wallet & is owned by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. It was launched in 2010 as a joint effort to enter the mobile payment market. Softcard works mainly with NFC-enabled AndroidRead More →
With around 700 million active users worldwide, WhatsApp finally made a move to the web. Whats App is the most popular mobile application acquired by Facebook last year for nearly $22 billion was accessible only on phone until it unveiled its desktop version. The web version of What App is simply an extension of mobile version. The browser exhibits the reflection of the conversations and the messages of your mobile phone. We rely on this app as much as we rely on the next person; it always pinched that the app can be accessed only through phone. The service works by opening the latest version ofRead More →
Microsoft the computing giant has recently announced that bitcoin will be one of the payment options for buying digital content from Microsoft. Their US based customers will have bitcoin to add money to their wallets to buy digital content on games, videos and apps for Windows, Windows phones and Xbox platforms. This step of Microsoft comes as a surprise as they become the first tech company to implement bitcoin completely as compared to Apple and Google who are their major rivals. Microsoft had added the bitcoin currency converter to their Bing Search Engine earlier. After a few months of that they announced that all theirRead More →
How will the world will differ, when giants like NASA and Nissan will come ahead, join hands & do things that are highly automated & bring up new ventures in technological advancements. The two would be working together for the next 5 years to design and develop this robotic technology which will be useful not only for earth but also for the space. Researchers from NASA and NISSAN will be working together on this project at Silicon Valley. This association brings together the best experts of NASA and Nissan. NISSAN, who has promised to have these robotic cars in the market by 2020, is havingRead More →
SpaceX CEO and founder, Elon Musk while speaking to CNBC about how the future of mankind is tied to get off this planet is that he shall transport human on mars within 10 to 12 years. This goes along his previous comments about establishing a Mars colony in the 2020s. Apparently, NASA lately declared that it would try to put a human on Mars in 2035, if the economic and financial conditions are favorable beforehand. Not-for-profit MarsOne also has plans of building a Martian colony, aiming to do so by 2025. Musk professed about SpaceX going public on the stock market, much necessarily to procureRead More →
Monster, an audio technology company, which co-designed the original Beats by Dr Dre headphones, filed a lawsuit against Apple Beats electronics over allegations of fraud. Monster CEO Noel Lee claims he and Monster invented the technology behind Beats by Dr Dre headphones and claims Lovine and Dr Dre committed fraud by pirating the technology from Monster. This was done with a “change of control” clause when Taiwanese phone maker HTC acquired a 51 percent stake in Beats in 2011, depriving the company of hundreds of millions of dollars.
The ability to raise money on a massive scale was actually one of mankind’s most important inventions. In an age where people fetishize technology and convenience, banks are one of the stodgiest parts of our infrastructure. Cryptocurrencies appealed to people who don’t see why we should still wait over the weekend for a bank to process a transaction, or why the government can deny your donation to Wikileaks. At its most successful, these currencies changed our global conception of what makes up a currency. Cryptocurrency will bring about the next evolution of fundraising. Cryptocurrencies have the potential to change the financial world and in manyRead More →
SMS ruled the technology for almost a decade and people believed that this rule won’t end soon. But with the launch of instant messaging apps we have forgone the use of SMS and calls and are highly dependent on these apps for most of our communications needs. If we consider WhatsApp, Viber and Wechat; WhatsApp will be rated highest according to its popularity worldwide but WeChat features the most and the best Emojis that allow us to make our exchanging messages with more fun. Viber has a very slow growth of usage and is basically only used for making international calls.