An unofficial Star Trek fan film, hailed as one of the most successful crowdfunding exercises of 2015, is facing potential catastrophe after the owners of the long-running space saga moved to sue for copyright.
It's going to be hard to 'resistor.' A life-like cyborg was unveiled this week by engineers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore- - and is being touted as the first emotionally intelligent humanoid. Nadine has been working as a university receptionist to test her skills -- expressing a range of emotions and changing moods depending on the subject and tone of her conversations, according to UPI.
In September, 2014, after investing in a ride-sharing company called Sidecar, Richard Branson declared that it was "early days and, like a lot of other commodity businesses, there is room for innovators on great customer experiences." He added that he was not putting his money into a "winner-takes-all market."
In an effort to keep up with an increasingly data-dependent society, U.S. broadband speeds have tripled over the past 3.5 years. The Federal Communications Commission's fifth Measuring Broadband America report, released Wednesday, said average download speeds increased to nearly 31 megabits per second (Mbps) in September 2014 - up from 10 Mbps in March 2011.
The International Consumer Electronics Show, known universally as CES, will be bigger than ever this year, expanding its Las Vegas footprint to 2.4 million square feet to swallow up 150,000 attendees for a glimpse into the future. But unlike in many prior years, there's no single large overriding theme.
Here's my take on some of the more interesting and significant products for 2015. Apple Watch - The eagerly-anticipated Apple Watch finally arrived, and once again showed Apple's unrivaled skills in design and integration of software and hardware. While not a must-have, it's a useful tool for helping us do small tasks.
While cellphones have gone from giant bricks to flip phones to smartphones, consumers in the U.S. have generally bought the things in the same way. They pay a fraction of the true cost of the phone, with carriers subsidizing the difference and making it back on the monthly service fees they charge.
With the ubiquity of web and cloud-based software applications, security hackers are continuously capitalizing on software application security flaws to steal customer information, expose sensitive customer records and, ultimately, hurt a business' reputation. In response to this trend, security testing solutions have been seeing a steady rise in demand.
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