Technology

6 local schools featured in technology showcase

David Nelems Submitted A retrofit for a school bus that will enable buses to collect solar power and sell it back to a power company. Art created by using a welding simulator. Robotics, 3-D puzzles and site-surveying drones. Sound like the latest episode of “Shark Tank”? It’s actually just a sample of the work and innovation happening right now at ... Read More »

Broken Technology Hurts Democracy

American democracy is in crisis. Part of that crisis has to do with technology. But there’s another, often overlooked, factor at play. I’m a professor, so I think that fixing America starts with education. We can help improve our democratic processes by using technology to improve schools. I don’t mean that we should put iPads into every school, or give ... Read More »

Injustice 2 Released on iOS, Goes Up for Pre-Registrations on Android

If you are a fan of fighting game genre, chances are that you are eagerly waiting the release of Injustice 2, sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, from NetherRealm Studios. While the game will be released on consoles on May 16, it has already been released on iOS. If you are on Android, unfortunately you can only pre-register for ... Read More »

Samsung to give away Gear S3 to all attendees at Tizen Developer Conference

The Tizen Developer Conference will take place in San Francisco from May 16 to May 17. According to latest info, all attendees will receive the Gear S3 and will also have the ability to enter a lottery draw for a Galaxy S8+, a Galaxy DeX and Samsung Serif TV as well. Sources do not specify if the Gear S3 will ... Read More »

Airtel, Ola Partner to Offer ‘Integrated Digital Offerings’ to Their Customers

Bharti Airtel and Ola have partnered to integrate Airtel Payments Bank and Ola Money into their respective services. This partnership looks to leverage Ola services on Airtel platfoms, and vice versa, in India. Notably, all Ola devices used by driver partners will now be powered by Airtel 4G, and in return, Airtel’s suite of entertainment will be offered on ‘Ola ... Read More »

Technology approaches real human voices; could ‘new reality’ of fake audio be on horizon?

Asher Labovich, 13, and his 10-year-old brother, Emerson, left, mess around with the family’s Alexa, an Amazon Echo voice assistant, while their mom, Laura Labovich, watches in Bethesda, Md. (Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post) What if you could make President Trump say whatever you wanted? How about listening to the vaguely robot-like voice of yourself, programmed into an app ... Read More »

Google Allo Update Brings Chat Backup, Link Previews, and More; Duo Hits 50 Million Downloads on Android

Google launched its Allo and Duo social applications last year and both of these applications have now seen interesting developments. While Google Allo is receiving useful and long-awaited new features with the latest update, Google Duo has reached an impressive milestone as the app has now been downloaded over 50 million times from Google Play store. First talking about the ... Read More »

Samsung Marshmallow Parental Control App Launched for Android

Samsung on Sunday launched its new parental control app, called Marshmallow (no connection with Android 6.0 Marshmallow except the name), which is meant to encourage children into developing healthy smartphone usage habits. The South Korean company says that the smartphone management app is based on self-control and rewards the children with gifts based on smartphone usage. Interestingly, unlike some other ... Read More »

Clean Technology Innovation Is in Decline

These last two years, we’ve been having fewer green technology ideas. At least that’s according to a new study by the Brookings Institution, which reveals that the number of clean energy patents granted in America has declined since 2014. While the number of new patents per year doubled between 2001 and 2014, it has since fallen by 9 percent (see ... Read More »

Kids are doing ‘real science’ in this school with technology, nature

Metro-East Montessori School teacher Carrie Wilson Herndon won two awards for innovative use of technology in her classroom. Her students are making robots that can open a chicken cage, another robot that collects eggs, and another that can provide water to the birds. The students also don protective beekeeper suits and take care of honeybee hives the school maintains at ... Read More »