Coin: a universal payment card that tidies up your wallet

While various market players are wagering for non-physical payment methods, U.S. start-up Coin has come up with a surprising alternative: a universal payment card that can modify the data on its magnetic strip with lightning speed! For players such as Google, PayPal and Square, it’s quite a challenge to widen the adoption of non-physical payment […]

Marc Teerlink: ‘I, Robot’ scenarios don’t pose a threat despite computers with anticipating capabilities’

IBM BusinessConnect was held yesterday. During this convention, professionals discuss topics such as the way in which Big Data analytics may benefit various business sectors. One of the speakers there was Marc Teerlink, a member of the team that was responsible for the development of the supercomputer Watson. This presented Numrush with a unique opportunity […]

Watson in de cloud: IBM’s supercomputer to become available to developers

Using a supercomputer from time to time… this sounds like a privilege for the happy few, but if it’s up to IBM, the near future should see programmers should be able to use its famous supercomputer Watson. According to PC World, Big Blue is working on a cloud service that lets developers leverage a ‘light’ […]

New Jawbone UP has just been announced: wireless synchronization at last!

The new version of the Jawbone UP activity tracker has just been announced. This comes rather as a surprise, although everybody was eagerly anticipating a variant of the wristband capable of wireless synchronization. While competitors like Nike, Fitbit and Withings were steadily increasing their wireless capabilities, the UP still found itself in limbo as a […]

TapTap: a wristband that creates a private world for lovebirds

We know most wearables by now. There are activity trackers, smartwatches, wristbands that provide notifications, you name it. This makes it pretty difficult to come up with something new. However, a recently announced crowdfunding initiative attempts to do just that with the TapTap: a wristband for personal communication. Thanks to social media and ubiquitous Internet […]

How self-tracking and sports apps manage to actually change human behavior

Self-tracking has a long history in the area of sports. It’s therefore not surprising that a large number of the most popular apps are found in the sports market. For instance, apps for runners represent one of the most popular app categories in the various app stores. Currently over 100 million sports apps are downloaded. […]

How Big Data and Predictive Analytics are changing the world for IBM and its clients

Last week, Numrush was present at the annual “Information On Demand” event that was organized by IBM in collaboration with 300 of its business partners in Las Vegas. Attracted by the enticing slogan “Think Big, Deliver Big, WIN Big”, approximately 11,000 relations, staff members, clients and media representatives attended the event to learn about current […]

Numrush to predict the future in the coming weeks

The last couple of years has seen the pace of technological developments really take off. As you may have noticed, Numrush is able to report something new each day. Every new piece of technology offers the promise to improve your daily lives. So where do all of these predictions stem from? Research shows that a […]

Neck tattoo by Motorola allows wearers to operate a smartphone

Motorola, which was acquired by Google two years ago, has submitted a patent that is tantalizing to say the least: the mobile phone manufacturer intends to develop electronic tattoos. These tattoos are to function as a mobile microphone, digital display and lie detector. The electronic tattoo allows its wearers to directly record sounds. All background […]

Tone: direct insight into weight loss from sports activities

It can be difficult to gain insight into the quickest way of burning fat. For the one person this could be a half-hour running session, while someone else would have more success with muscle exercises. A scale doesn’t always help, either: any lost weight may just as well be due to lost fluid or muscle […]