Impact of Emerging Technologies

ICT is always improving and changing and new technologies are being developed all of the time. Developments in technology will, by nature, impact on our everyday lives and this section discusses some of these.  Learning objectives of this section: # Know the different technologies that…

Bigcommerce vs Volusion: Battle of eCommerce Giants



Bigcommerce and Volusion are two of the biggest eCommerce website builders around. They offer great features and excellent service with no transaction fees, but which one is the best? See how they do when put head to head.November 2015 1. Features & AppsBoth sites offer loads of features to create a phenomenal eCommerce website for your customers. Bigcommerce has hundreds of apps in a searchable…

15 Pictures That Prove The Amazon is Totally Insane

Anyone who grew up in the United States probably had to endure more than a few classes dedicated to the rainforests and protecting them. For that reason, you may be sick of hearing about them. But, get over it! The rainforests are amazing, and the Amazon is perhaps the most amazing of them all. Why is that? Well, it'€™s simple. There are things that you'€™ll encounter in the Amazon that you won'€™t…

What is Innovation Management?



Innovation management brings together collaboration and social software, with a clear focus on generating results and developing a culture of knowledge sharing and innovation.Innovation has always required those with different skills and expertise to come together and co-create. Globalization ensures expertise exists in every corner of the world, no longer is it easy nor cost effective to put…

Sri Lankan entrepreneur’s ‘iHelmet’ sensor up for $1 million grant



A Sri Lankan entrepreneur who created a motorcycle helmet sensor system is one of a dozen inventors vying for a $1 million Verizon-backed technology prize. The telecommunications giant’s Powerful Answers Award contest will award three of a dozen finalists a cool million each Dec. 9 to develop their products. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Emergency Response, The I of…

Facebook activates ‘Safety Check’ during Paris attack



Facebook users who were in Paris during the Friday night terror attacks were able to notify friends and family that they were safe through the site’s “Safety Check” tool. Users began getting notifications that friends who were in Paris were safe on Friday evening as those in the area were able to check in. The “Safety Check” tool was launched in 2014 and has been used five…

Japanese Robot Annoys People Until They Talk To It



Provided by Popular Science Talking Ally RobotSaturday :  “Talking Ally”, a robot made by researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology’s Interactions and Communication Design lab, can follow a human’s gaze and respond accordingly. For example, it can make a fuss if the person stops talking to it.The robot’s small body looks a bit like a stylized version of the Pixar lamp, a…

One of Silicon Valley's most secretive startups raised $105 million and is now worth over $20 billion



(YouTube/Screenshot) Friday :  Palantir added an extra $105 million to its last huge round of financing, according to documents filed with the SEC on Wednesday.Its latest round of financing now totals more than $554 million at a valuation of $20.2 billion, according to PitchBook data.In July, the secretive big-data company confirmed it had issued $500 million in stock, but had sold only $450…

After 100 years, Einstein's theory stands test of time



Provided by AFP Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921Saturday :  Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary, and his revolutionary hypothesis has withstood the test of time, despite numerous expert attempts to find flaws."Einstein changed the way we think about the most basic things, which are space and time. And that…

Could Apple’s Shares Drop 20%?

Sunday: The earnings season has been one of rallies or destruction, based on expected results and real earnings. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is next on deck to releases numbers, at least among the tech giants. And earnings miss will punish its shares. Very bad numbers could drive the stock down 20%, which is a drop similar to the one it suffered early this summer.Analysts’ estimates for the quarter are…

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