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July 9 2014
Big data collection is a part of everyday life now. But do the collectors even know what they are looking for?
July 8 2014
GoPro has fueled $1 billion markets, influenced the traditionally stodgy Olympics and spawned the “super selfie.” Its latest achievement? A public offering.
July 7 2014
When it comes to forestry and wildland management, unmanned aircraft hold great potential. But data — not the “bright shiny objects” that collect it — is what firefighters really need.
July 3 2014
MELBOURNE — When people don’t want to wear a hearing aid or forget to take their insulin, the costs are high. A designer comes up with a creative solution.
July 2 2014
Business is booming in Kenya’s feature phone mobile sector, enabling companies to reach the 80% of adult Africans who do not use financial services.
July 1 2014
While massive open online courses get a lot of attention, the San Francisco-based organization has received $25 million to test an ambitious blended approach to undergraduate programs.
June 30 2014
A lot of big ideas like exercise-ball chairs and treadmill desks have already fallen flat. But new ideas at the recent NeoCon office furniture fair in Chicago suggest a renaissance of style.
June 27 2014
When Ericka Dotson downsized from a career in tech, she had no idea she would end up launching a worldwide beauty trend.
June 25 2014
BUENOS AIRES — Democracy hasn’t changed much since the 18th century — at least until these two apps came along.
June 24 2014
If you thought baseball fans, players and managers were obsessed with statistics already, wait until you meet the sport’s latest tech recruit.