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3 Reasons Why Nike’s FuelBand Will Fail

A week ago, Nike announced plans to focus on software and scaled back its efforts from the Nike FuelBand by letting go up to 55 of its 70-person Digital Sport division (CNET). This isn’t surprising, as Nike only held about 10% of the wearable technology market (led by Fitbit and Jawbone Up) in 2014. So why…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy into 3D Printing

With the expiration of key patents on the 3D printing process, we are sure to see an immense surge in 3D printing these next few years. However, just because commercial companies are preparing to invest in 3D printing to manufacture their products doesn’t mean that everyday consumers will do the same. So why should you…

Facebook, SpaceX, FBI invested in artificial intelligence

What Does the FBI Have in Common with Facebook, SpaceX, and Ashton Kutcher?

  They’re all invested in artificial intelligence. Specifically, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Ashton Kutcher are invested in Vicarious FPC, a company that works to create an artificial brain. Vicarious FPC wants to replicate the neocortex, which is responsible for movement, vision, language, and similarly complex processes. If successful, this could generate a computer that thinks…

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How Secure are Your Texts? Apple Releases Report

Ever sent important information over iMessage, then immediately deleted it from your phone, wondering in the back of your mind just how secure that process was? Apple’s recently released iOS security document explains the security behind their apps, including the widely-used iMessaging tool. The complete document can be found here. Essentially, each phone has two…

General Electric Jets into 3D Printing

The power of 3-D printing is spreading to the industrial world. Last fall, as the world’s largest supplier of jet engines, GE took the first steps towards producing fuel nozzles and other jet parts via additive manufacturing, the industrial version of 3-D printing. A switch from conventional manufacturing methods to additive manufacturing would be a…