Multi-Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Market And The Role Of Technology.

Over the last 20 years, more than one trillion dollars have been spent building our information infrastructure– and what a great outcome for the investment. It changed everything in our lives and in the economy. The opportunities over the next 20 years, however, will be massive with the focus on physical infrastructure. We will likely have to spend multi- trillion ... Read More »

First Look: Specialized Enduro Updates for 2018

Specialized first introduced their latest Enduro around this time last year, and for 2018 there are several changes to the bike in spec and geometry. I spent some time talking with the product team and getting the details on what’s new. Upon first look, the Enduro frame is nearly identical to the 2017 version— but some key details refresh the ride for 2018. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) Price Cut in India

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) will be available at Rs. 25,900 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) at Rs. 22,900 Both were launched in March 2017 The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) have received permanent price cuts in India. The company on Friday announced the price revision for A-series phones. With the price revision, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will now ... Read More »

The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

Before technology came along, hazards were mostly self-explanatory.Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Granger Wootz/Thinkstock. Musk. Hawking. Gates. The tech visionaries have redoubled their warnings about how we could destroy ourselves with technology. But they’re not talking about deliberately pushing buttons to trigger annihilation—Kennedy and Khrushchev could have done that back in ’62. They mean accidentally killing ourselves with something that we invent for our own benefit, ... Read More »

$25 million bond project providing new technology in WSFCS

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system is putting about $25 million to work to better prepare their students for when they hit the workforce. As part of the 2016 bond referendum, Forsyth County residents approved the funds which go largely to updating technology in classrooms and media centers. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s very exciting for ... Read More »

Gadgets & Gizmos: Not An Idiot Box

If you’re shopping for the best TV tech these days, you’re probably going to have to pick between OLED and QLED. OLED TV panels are insanely thin, some even wallpaper-like, and offer uncompromised contrast levels, but they come with a price tag as large as the TV itself! Samsung’s rival QLED tech, on the other hand, claims to deliver significantly ... Read More »

Bridgeport Middle School gets technology coach

Bridgeport Middle School Principal Jonathan Colvin and technology coach Shannon McClain (Source: WAFF) JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) – A Jackson County middle school is partnering with Internet giant Google to better use technology in the classroom. It involves the hire of a full-time technology coach. This is actually the first of two Google grants that begin this school year. New technology ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Emergency Call Issue to Be Fixed via Software Update [Now Rolling Out]

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus confirms software update for OnePlus 5 The update will aim to fix emergency calling issue Users earlier reported their phone reboots when they dial 911 Several OnePlus 5 users recently reported a bug that prevented them from making emergency calls. According to the users, the OnePlus 5 smartphone rebooted every time an emergency number was dialled. OnePlus had earlier said ... Read More »

Indeed expansion signals rise of technology jobs in southwestern Connecticut

Southwestern Connecticut’s economy is programmed to grow its technology sector for years to come, according to industry experts. Job-search giant Indeed’s recent announcement that it would increase its Stamford contingent by some 500 people in the coming years represents a milestone for the local economy. Many see the company’s expansion as proof the area is developing into a top destination ... Read More »

New Lip-Sync Technology Uses Audio Clips to Generate Realistic Video

Scientists have developed new computer algorithms that can turn audio clips into a realistic, lip-synced video of the person speaking those words. The researchers successfully generated highly-realistic video of former US President Barack Obama talking about terrorism, fatherhood, job creation and other topics, using audio clips of those speeches and existing weekly video addresses that were originally on a different topic. “These type of ... Read More »