We Counter Hate Turns Hateful Tweets into Donations for Equality

We Counter Hate Turns Hateful Tweets into Donations for Equality

WeCounterHate is a new campaign by POSSIBLE that seeks to reduce hate speech on Twitter by turning retweets of these hateful messages into donations for a good cause. What topic gathers more tweets and retweets than the MLB, the Grammys and the Super Bowl? Hate. Racist messaging is unfortunately one of the more popular topics on […]

Intel unveils smart glasses that look like regular frames

Intel unveils smart glasses that look like regular frames

Intel’s own take on smart glasses has been unveiled. It’s called Vaunt, and where Google Glass failed to blend into the designer crowd of eyewear, Intel’s attempt mostly nails that endeavor. Vaunt looks just like regular frames and a big part of that accomplishment stems from the fact that Intel’s glasses aren’t like Google’s discontinued […]

Facebook is coming closer to humanizing its chatbots

Facebook is coming closer to humanizing its chatbots

Over the past several years, Facebook has devoted a considerable amount of its resources towards developing chatbots. It has made several advancements in this area, but is now focusing its efforts on improving conversational abilities. Despite their label, chatbots aren’t very good at making small talk. In a recent report, Facebook’s researchers pointed to several […]

Sweden’s first driverless buses hit the streets

Sweden’s first driverless buses hit the streets

Telecommunications company Ericsson has partnered with local Swedish public transportation and technology providers to conduct a six-month trial of two electric self-driving shuttle buses on public Stockholm roads. The goal is to test how the autonomous vehicles perform under real-word conditions for an extended period alongside cars, cyclists and pedestrians. The fully-electric buses can carry […]

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

 Amazon is finally opening its checkout-free brick-and-mortar convenience store to the public, nearly a year after it originally planned to open its doors. Amazon Go is an 1,800 square foot automated store based at Amazon Seattle headquarters. The store relies on sensors and cameras to detect what items shoppers have taken from the shelves, […]

Text messages with a scent: Downy and Grey Group Hong Kong introduce “Scent by Downy”

Text messages with a scent: Downy and Grey Group Hong Kong introduce “Scent by Downy”

Text messaging is often read as cold and is toneless. In commemoration of the brand’s foray into China, Downy introduced: Scent by Downy. Because scent triggers emotions and Downy Unstoppables is one of the most popular in-wash fragrance beads, the Procter & Gamble-owned brand found a way to communicate and introduce these scents in one […]

Deloitte predicts UK technology sector trends for 2018

Deloitte predicts UK technology sector trends for 2018

 The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has announced its predictions for the UK technology sector in 2018. The news comes following the launch of the seventeenth edition of TMT Predictions 2018. Machine Learning: Bargaining Chips A surge in deployment of FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and ASICs […]

Blippar partners with Magnum for Singapore AR campaign

Blippar partners with Magnum for Singapore AR campaign

AR (augmented reality) technology company Blippar has teamed up with Unilever’s Magnum ice cream brand and Mindshare to launch its first Asia-Pacific campaign using its AR digital placement (ARDP) unit. The ‘Make My Magnum’ experience allows users to create their own personalised Magnums—by selecting from a list of 18 toppings—on their smartphones using Blippar’s ARDP. […]

Hike brings internet to smartphones, without mobile data

Hike brings internet to smartphones, without mobile data

Mobile messaging service Hike just launched Total, a new service that lets Android users in India make payments to businesses and transfer money, read news, book train tickets, and chat with their contacts on the platform – all without mobile data. The company, which claims 100 million users on its platform, has been working for […]

Gekko’s Dan Todaro discusses how retailers can win the Smart Home revolution

Gekko’s Dan Todaro discusses how retailers can win the Smart Home revolution

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas is where the globes Technology Brands for the past 51 years have converged to brag, showcasing what they are doing in advancing technology. This year an estimated 3,900 exhibitors from 150 different nations will have done so to over 180,000 forecasted visitors and a global media audience. […]