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 […]

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 […]

Amazon set to broadcast its own TV series after exhaustive data analytics

This month, Amazon will broadcast two new television series that it has entirely produced in-house. Needless to say, this was not done in a spur of the moment, but in typical Amazon fashion: after an in-depth analysis of various data streams. Already this spring, CEO Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon would start producing its own […]

AIRO wristband analyzes what you’ve eaten in real-time

The activity tracker arena may see an interesting addition in the shape of the AIRO wristband. Besides tracking your sleeping patterns, counting the steps you take and measuring your stress levels, the wearable device is said to be capable of analyzing what you’ve eaten during the day. With the new wristband, the AIRO team not […]

IBM aims to enhance mobile payment security with an NFC card

Increasingly, new technological developments show a shift towards the Bluetooth camp. And now IBM is introducing a new concept that uses NFC to enhance the security of personal data during mobile payment transactions. Should we be surprised by this move or actually consider it a logical development? We see this trend occurring time and again […]

Google helps entrepreneurs visualize their data on a map

Google has well-documented expertise in searching, and has been a major player in the field of cartography for the longest time. With Google Maps Engine Pro, the Big G wants to take things in the latter field to the next level with a new service that allows entrepreneurs to quickly visualize data on a map. […]

Anki Drive: a cool racing game for the iPhone and harbinger of the Robot Revolution

Don’t worry: its not the start of Skynet. However, the advent of domestic robots seems to have been officially kick-started with the introduction of Anki Drive, an iPhone racing game with a twist. No less than four and a half years have gone into the development of these small racing monsters that can best be […]

Strava trumps Nike by launching the first app with M7 support

I can just picture it: high-fives all around the Strava office: “We just did it!”. Because the new version of Strava Run is the very first app to use the M7 processor in the new iPhone 5S, trumping sports giant Nike. The new M7 coprocessor was first presented during the launch of the iPhone 5S […]

Gamers solve HIV puzzle that went unsolved for years in just 10 days

Two years ago, if you attended a lecture on the impact of gamification, it was only a question of time before the speaker would list FoldIt as the eminent example of what a collective of gamers can achieve. FoldIt now strikes again, this time in relation to an HIV-related puzzle. It was a last-ditch effort, […]