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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...

New Wristband Provides on-Demand Mood Change

Forget regular wristwatches, smartwatches, and Fitbit (FIT) bands… this is the next level of wearable technology. London-based Team Turquoise has designed a new age wristband called doppel that can instantly change your mood. Or, as the team puts it, “Doppel helps you focus or relax on demand. It’s a completely natural way to control the...

Smart Sensor Monitors Your Car for Damages

At some point or another, most of us have had to rent a car. Whether for a vacation, business trip, move, or some other temporary period, it’s essential. Especially given often weak and unreliable public transportation. The only trouble occurs when you decline the insurance coverage… only to see the car get dinged in a...

Now Boarding: The “Uber of the Sky” Private Jet

It’s simple… it’s brilliant… it’s disruptive… And it’s ruffling feathers across the world. I’m talking about modern-day taxi service, Uber. Its smartphone app and slick business model have revolutionized the traditional taxi ride. Regular cabbies hate it, of course. We’ve seen many high-profile protests against the app, and some places are banning it altogether. But...

These Tech Leaders Are Set for Strong IPOs

2013 was a banner year for tech IPOs. Want proof? Two key facts tell the story… Renaissance Capital says that of the 256 total IPOs in 2013, 99 of them were tech- and biotech-related companies. Combined, the two sectors raised $16.5 billion in funding – around one-third of the entire IPO total from 2013. Impressive....