Apple, Samsung, Google & others back universal anti-theft tools agreement

Apple, Samsung, Google & others back universal anti-theft tools agreement

April 16, 2014 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

The world’s biggest smartphones makers all agree on at least one thing: it’s time to find a new way to protect the personal data on your device. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and several…


A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

April 16, 2014 10:07 am by | 0 Comments

Thanks in part to a $1.5 million grant from NIH, Great Lakes Neurotechnologies thinks it can make its Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring technology more scalable and flexible by taking it…



Samsung’s love/hate Android relationship continues: Plans Tizen phone, Android Wear watch for this year

Samsung’s love/hate Android relationship continues: Plans Tizen phone, Android Wear watch for this year

April 16, 2014 9:34 am by | 0 Comments

Just as Samsung is planning a break from Android, its reliance on Google’s mobile OS is also getting deeper. Samsung says it aims to release its first smartphone running Tizen,…


Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

Better debuts a ‘personal health assistant’ app based on Mayo Clinic expertise. Will consumers pay?

April 16, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic has put its money and its brains behind a new mobile health startup that wants to give everyday consumers access to a personal health assistant to help them…


Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

April 16, 2014 5:55 am by | 0 Comments

Just about a year ago, Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer at Palomar Health, a public health district in San Diego County, was driving up the California coast to the investment…


eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

April 16, 2014 5:40 am by | 0 Comments

The push to enable more seniors to stay in their homes rather than move to a nursing home is one of the major trends in healthcare. eCaring is one of…


Here’s how Google can boost the mobile ad market

Here’s how Google can boost the mobile ad market

April 15, 2014 8:00 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Google doesn’t know everything about the world, but it does know this: Some companies don’t buy mobile ads in bulk. Not yet, at least. Googlers have come…



Twitter’s future is mobile ads, mobile data, says engineering VP

Twitter’s future is mobile ads, mobile data, says engineering VP

April 15, 2014 4:11 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — With 75 percent of its users coming from smartphones and tablets, Twitter is more eager than ever to make its mobile revenue streams count. The San Francisco-based…


Anti-Google anarchists vs. a Google venture capitalist

Anti-Google anarchists vs. a Google venture capitalist

April 15, 2014 3:21 pm by | 0 Comments

The growing San Francisco culture war between concerned residents and Internet companies was beautifully encapsulated in a short, three-minute video. Earlier this month, a guerrilla worker-rights group, The Counterforce, protested in…


Buy Google Glass today if you want, but don’t be surprised when Google contact lenses pop up

Buy Google Glass today if you want, but don’t be surprised when Google contact lenses pop up

April 15, 2014 2:46 pm by | 0 Comments

Yes, today is Google Glass Day, a single planetary rotation when anyone in the U.S. with an extra $1,500 can buy the questionably smart headgear. But is Google’s ultimate head-wearable actually a…


Google Glass: Coming soon to a Lowe’s near you?

Google Glass: Coming soon to a Lowe’s near you?

April 15, 2014 2:23 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Lowe’s, the home improvement retailer, is looking toward the future of wearable customer service, invisible technology, and AI-enhanced customer service. But for now, the company wants consumers…


What is the deal with mobile advertising targeting?

What is the deal with mobile advertising targeting?

April 15, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Mahi de Silva is the CEO of Opera Mediaworks. What is the deal with mobile ad targeting? To start, we have to acknowledge the giant differences between desktop and mobile….


Here’s a first look at Amazon’s Android smartphone — plus more details on that 3D interface

Here’s a first look at Amazon’s Android smartphone — plus more details on that 3D interface

April 15, 2014 12:45 pm by | 0 Comments

After years of rumors, details about Amazon’s Android smartphone are finally coming into focus. Leaked photos released this morning have given us our first look at the phone (albeit in…


Google Glass update kills video calls & adds KitKat, better battery life

Google Glass update kills video calls & adds KitKat, better battery life

April 15, 2014 10:50 am by | 0 Comments

Google is dropping one of the most interesting features from Google Glass in its next update. The company announced that it will nix video calls in an update coming later this…


Samsung designer: Samsung didn’t steal Apple’s precious gestures

Samsung designer: Samsung didn’t steal Apple’s precious gestures

April 15, 2014 10:24 am by | 0 Comments

Locked in a legal tussle with Apple, Samsung strongly denies swiping patented features from the iPhone maker. Yesterday in a San Jose, Calif. court, the two tech giants butted heads over five Apple…