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Today’s Five Most Important Tech Charts

She’s one of the best in the business at spotting major tech trends before they happen. And since we’re all about spotting big trends early, too, venture capitalist Mary Meeker is well worth our time and attention. Particularly right now, too. Each year, Meeker releases a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation on the state of the internet....

Four Factors That Will Drive Home Automation

Within the tech world, there’s plenty of excitement over the potential for home automation – i.e. the prospect of controlling the functions in your home (temperature, lights, etc.) from your smartphone or from a single dedicated device such as Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo device. Frankly, though, a fair bit of the excitement is just hype...

Google Wants to Control Your Home

In my article here last week, I discussed how Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) unveiled a range of updates and new innovations at its recent Google I/O conference. Among them was Google Home – a dedicated in-home device similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo, combined with a huge expansion to Google Now, which has been renamed Google...

Google’s New Innovation Just Raised the Bar

There are several eagerly anticipated tech events over the course of a year that unite analysts, commentators, and geeks across the globe – from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) new product unveilings. The Google I/O annual developers’ conference is no exception. Held...

Microsoft Goes All In on AI

Humans have always had a complicated relationship with new “technologies.” From awe to fear, centuries ago, Plato even worried that writing would adversely affect people’s memories. Modernity has had a particular curiosity regarding artificial intelligence (AI). From Terminator-style killer robots to emotive humanoids, the mention of AI brings to mind the many silver screen renderings...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

Google’s New “Big Bang” Will Change the Future

Google (GOOGL) is busy inventing your future. And judging by the company’s new products and initiatives, it hopes to be as disruptive as a modern-day “Big Bang.” But if you think that its ultra-futuristic inventions won’t be around for many years yet… you’re dead wrong. At the company’s annual I/O conference for Android and other...

Will Microsoft Windows 10 Win Back the Masses?

Microsoft (MSFT) wants you to know something… It’s very sorry… it misses you… and wants you back. Now, this might come as news to you, as you may not even realize that you broke up in the first place! After all, chances are you have a PC with a Windows operating system… you used Microsoft...

Hate Daily Chores? Get These Apps…

Pardon the personal question, but… How drunk are you right now? Not sure? Well, there’s an app for that. New York-based startup, Alcohoot, to be exact. Curious where roadkill is? Remarkably, there are apps for that, too. Indeed, there are around 1.2 million apps available in Apple’s (AAPL) App Store. And at this month’s Worldwide...

The Big Lie About Big Tech

At CES 2014, all the tech heavyweights were falling over themselves to show off their latest, greatest technologies. No surprise there. But a funny thing happens after their unveilings… Consumers begin to correlate all the new technology with the company that’s unveiling it. For example, I heard one guy say that Qualcomm (QCOM) has created...