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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....

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...

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...

Samsung and Google Ignite Mobile Payment War

Whatever you want in today’s smartphone age – there’s an app for that! You can find thousands of apps online that range from incredibly useful to utterly useless… informative to entertaining… brilliant to bizarre. However, there’s one part of our lives that phone manufacturers, wireless providers, software companies, and app developers haven’t managed to crack...

Our Verdict on This Emerging Biometrics Company

This technology was once so niche and expensive, it was reserved for governments, the military and high-tech companies. Today, it’s spreading fast. Schools and colleges, hospitals, apartment buildings and a host of other places now use it to boost security. I’m talking about biometric technology – which identifies people through unique features like fingerprints, facial/voice...

Artificial Intelligence Just Got Much More Real

Artificial Intelligence (AI). We’re all familiar with the term – one that’s existed since the 1950s when computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term during his work. And as the decades have rolled on since then, we’ve seen fantastic advances in AI and robotics translate to a growing presence in many more sectors and industries....

The Biggest Takeover Since 49 B.C.

As I mentioned last Saturday, if you’re looking to double your money on tech stocks in 2014, buying Apple (AAPL) isn’t going to do it for you. Instead, you need to focus your attention on the smaller niche companies that Apple wants to acquire. Companies like: IM-Sense: This small company has helped Apple pack more...

Want to Get Inside Someone’s Head? There’s an App for That…

This may well be the ultimate technology… How many times has someone said something to you, but you weren’t actually sure how they really feel, or thought? Sometimes, you’re not even sure what they really meant! After all, it’s well-documented that about 93% of our communication is non-verbal, so unless you’re a Jedi master at...

Forgot Your Password (Again)? No Problem…

Okay… be honest: How many times do you forget your username and/or password when you log into your accounts or certain websites? With most of our personal information and accounts stored online these days, it can be challenging to remember multiple passwords for e-mail, bank and trading accounts, healthcare services, media, etc. Especially when the...