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4 Ways Stadium Hospitality Technology Is Defending The Live Event

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
 This year’s Super Bowl XLIX broadcast on NBC had 114.4M viewers, making it the most-watched TV broadcast in history — reflecting the fact that television has clearly mastered the art of broadcasting sports games for the comfort of the living room. While the high TV ratings across all sports are great, team owners are increasingly [...]

Next-gen sports and fitness devices to launch at Wearable Technology Show

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
The Wearable Technology Show is nearly upon us. The event — the largest such show in the world — takes place on 10-11 March 2015 at ExCeL in London and will be a must-attend for anyone in the UK with an interest in wearables. The show will feature over a hundred technology innovators from all [...]

MWC 2015: Fujitsu shows off its new iris-scanning authentication technology

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Forget using your fingerprint to unlock your phone – how about using your eyeball, Minority Report-style, instead? That’s the future being promised by Fujitsu, which has been busy showing off its latest iris-scanning technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this type of tech – check out a [...]

Archos unveils world’s first 256GB Android tablet and ‘Fusion Storage’ technology

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Android tablets are a dime a dozen nowadays, making selecting one a bit daunting. Unlike iPad where you only must decide between full-size and mini, tablets running Google’s OS come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and prices. In order to stand out among the sea of rectangular slabs, a company must do something bold and [...]

U.S. says absurd Chinese rules on selling technology to banks violate trade agreements

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
The U.S. government has accused China of violating trade agreements by imposing “intrusive” and “protectionist” rules that would prevent companies like Apple selling technology to Chinese banks. The regulations, announced by China last month, would have required Western companies to turn over source code for products sold to banks, supposedly to permit security checks to be [...]

Branch Metrics Raises $15 Million For Its Smarter Mobile Deep Linking Technology

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
 Palo Alto-based Branch Metrics, one of the many companies focused on developing better mobile deep linking technology – that is, links that point users to specific pages within mobile applications themselves – is announcing today the close of its $ 15 million Series A round of funding, led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA) [...]

AVAC Launches $150 Million Fund to Invest in Technology That Will Disrupt Agriculture

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Calgary’s AVAC this morning announced the first closing of the Finistere Ventures FVII Fund. The mandate of the $ 150 million fund is to identify and invest in world-class technologies across early to growth stage companies in the agriculture technology space. Verdex Capital, AVAC’s Ag Tech arm, will oversee the Canadian arm of the fund [...]

Microsoft technology invites non-human nurses into your home — will you let it in?

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Technology is increasingly changing our lives. It seems like every day, a new technological advance is revealed that impacts humanity. Virtual reality masks like Oculus, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard, for example, are changing the way we look at the world. You can travel anywhere by simply looking through a face-mask — you can [...]

Tim Cook & Apple Technology VP Johny Srouji visiting Israel today (Photos)

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook & Israel President Reuven Rivlin Apple CEO Tim Cook is continuing his international tour this week with a stop in Israel, The Marker reports. The publication reports that Cook arrived in Israel today and has since met with President Reuven Rivlin (seen above) at his home in Jerusalem; Cook is also expected to meet with [...]

Leveraging Technology to Promote a Service Year among Youth

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
On Friday morning I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast panel where the focus was service and technology. More specifically, the aim was to open a discussion about how to leverage technology to create interest and opportunities in promoting a year of service among young people. It was hosted by The Case Foundation in [...]

Perceptiv Labs Lands Version One Ventures Investment for Drone Technology

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Version One Ventures announced today that they have made an undisclosed investment in Waterloo drone technology startup Perceptiv Labs. Perceptiv Labs is using computer vision to make drones more intelligent and fully autonomous. Founded by University of Waterloo alumni Neil Mathew, P.J. Mukherjee, and Yan Ma, Perceptiv Labs is currently a part of the winter [...]

Google Acquires Softcard Technology, Inks Deal With Carriers to Pre-Install Google Wallet on Android Devices

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Following rumors of an acquisition, Google today announced that it has purchased some technology and intellectual property from NFC-based mobile payment service Softcard, formerly known as Isis Mobile Wallet. The purchase will allow Google to improve upon its existing mobile wallet technology to better compete with Apple Pay. Owned jointly by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, [...]

Google buys Softcard technology to improve Wallet, will pre-install it on new US Android devices

by Gizmoration February 23, 2015
Google has announced a deal with Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T to pre-install Google Wallet on all of their Android devices in the US from later this year. As part of the agreement, it’s buying technology from Softcard, the mobile payments app owned by the three carriers. There had been rumors that Google was teeing up [...]

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

by Gizmoration February 22, 2015
 My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay for the ride. The journey was pleasant enough but little did I know I was about to encounter a bit of psychological trickery designed to get me to pay more for the lift. Read More

Viv, Built By Siri’s Creators, Scores $12.5 Million For An AI Technology That Can Teach Itself

by Gizmoration February 20, 2015
 The company behind Viv, a powerful form of AI built by Siri’s creators which is able to learn from the world to improve upon its capabilities, has just closed on $ 12.5 million in Series B funding, an SEC filing reveals. Multiple sources close to the matter also confirm the round, which was oversubscribed and [...]

Technology Was The Surprise Star Of Sundance

by Gizmoration February 20, 2015
 True to its reputation, the Sundance Film Festival debuted a variety of fascinating and cutting-edge independent films during its annual run in Park City recently, but this year’s biggest breakout star was not celluloid. It was technology, as Silicon Valley innovation invaded this year’s festival in a big way. Filmmakers, studio representatives and festival attendees [...]

A Look at Fuel Cell Technology With Intelligent Energy’s ‘Upp’ Hydrogen Power Pack for iPhone

by Gizmoration February 20, 2015
Fuel cells, which generate power via chemical reactions, aren’t exactly new technology, having been invented in the 1830s, but they’re seen by some as one of the next steps in the evolution of electrical power. In the not-so-distant future, we may adopt fuel cells for powering cars, homes, and a whole range of consumer electronics [...]

More proof Apple is working on car battery technology

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
A new lawsuit against Apple seemingly lends even more credence to the somewhat incredulous rumor that the company is working on developing an electric car. Originally spotted by 9to5Mac, a company called A123 Systems is suing Apple for hiring five key Ph.D scientists who were researching advanced battery technologies for them. According to the suit, the employees are in violation [...]

Enphase Says It Sees Itself as ‘Energy Technology’ Firm, Posts Record Microinverter Quarter

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
Enphase had yet another record-setting shipment quarter in its microinverter business, a segment it dominates — but the firm is positioning itself for more. Calling itself an “energy technology company” and aspiring to build more than just inverters, Enphase has introduced an energy storage system and a home energy management system and has moved fully [...]

MaRS Launches Canada’s First Financial Technology Cluster; Applications Being Accepted

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
MaRS this evening announced a series of strategic partnerships to power financial technology innovation and entrepreneurship. The announcement included mentioning that a new “fintech cluster” based at MaRS will connect leaders in the technology and financial services sector with startups developing next generation technology in payments, financial services, peer-to-peer transactions, alternative lending, and crypto-currencies. Partners [...]