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Sony’s about to strap an Alpha lens to your smartphone
By Vlad Savov, theverge.com

Sony’s Smart Lenses were a delightful surprise at last year’s IFA trade show in Berlin. The idea of transforming a smartphone into a capable camera by strapping a high-quality lens and sensor to it was immediately appealing, however Sony’s executi…



LinkedIn Sales Navigator Comes To iOS As A Standalone App
Sarah Perez, techcrunch.com

LinkedIn over the weekend launched a standalone version of its “Sales Navigator” service, which is now available on iOS only. The addition of the new, native application follows a recent overhaul for Sales Navigator that saw it split off as its ow…



Apple’s ‘iWatch’ Reportedly at ‘Engineering Verification Test’ Stage, Components in Production
Chris Hauk, mactrast.com

Apple’s ‘iWatch” has reportedly reached the “engineering verification test” (EVT) stage of development, and is likely to beginning shipping in 2015, says a new report from the not always reliable Digitimes.

iWatch concept by…



Technohyperbole
economist.com

THE annual “hype cycle” chart from Gartner, a market research firm, tries to depict the degree to which certain technologies are exaggerated. Smart robots? Don’t hold your breath. Big data? Not yet. I …


The Hidden Human Dimension of Innovation
paul4innovating, paul4innovating.com
Why do so many of us get fixated on new technologies, discoveries, inventions, the process, the structures, even the art of creativity within innovation? Certainly each of these have their importan…

The Hidden Human Dimension of Innovation
paul4innovating, paul4innovating.com

Why do so many of us get fixated on new technologies, discoveries, inventions, the process, the structures, even the art of creativity within innovation? Certainly each of these have their importan…



A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time
ADELE PETERS, fastcoexist.com

The H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight to clean water and power. What were you doing when you were 17?

Around the world, many of the 783 million people who don’t have clean drinking water also don’t have access to electricity. A new design fro…



The 10 Most Popular Street Art Pieces Of August 2014
Street Art News, streetartnews.net

1. Pejac - Vitry, FranceWith summer coming to an end, its time to unveil the 10 most popular pieces this August (based on unique pageviews) on StreetArtNews. August’s top ten features solely animals and human subjects but in a broad selecti…



Why Burning Man courts the tech elite
Gregory Ferenstein, venturebeat.com

Dusty tech billionaires may be the only thing that can help Burning Man, which came to its annual fiery conclusion this weekend, overcome a pleasant problem: Even after capping attendance at around 70,000 people, the interactive arts and music…



Mobile payments — not that big sapphire screen — will be the iPhone 6’s killer app
Dave Smith, Business Insider, venturebeat.com

Mobile payments is an idea that sounds much better than it is in practice. At least for right now.

The despite the efforts of PayPal, Square, and even Google Wallet, few people have actually replaced their wallets with their smartphones, which w…



LinkedIn Is Quietly Retiring Network Visualization Tool InMaps
Ingrid Lunden, techcrunch.com

A little autumn cleaning underway at LinkedIn. The company is quietly retiring InMaps, a tool that let you map out how your LinkedIn network looks. A notice on the InMaps homepage notes that today, September 1, is the last day for you to use it, a…



NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones
By Rich McCormick, theverge.com

Space agency says system will be used for agriculture next year

NASA is developing an air traffic control system for drones. The New York Times reports the US space agency is working on creating a management system for vehicles that fly a…



Improve urban infrastructure? There’s an app for that
BY KIRK KARDASHIAN, fortune.com

Strava began as a way for runners and cyclists to track and map their progress, but city planners are using the app’s data to improve infrastructure.

Every weekday morning at approximately 6:30, Willem Heydendael, a 35-year-old medical consultan…



Apple partnering with Visa and MasterCard in addition to Amex for so-called ‘iPhone Wallet’
Aldrin Calimlim, appadvice.com

Earlier today, it was reported that Apple had reached an agreement with American Express to work on the iPhone maker’s long-rumored mobile payment service. Now, it appears that a couple of other major payment companies, Visa and MasterCard, may be…



Inhabitat’s Week in Green: biofuel, supersonic submarine and a 3D-printed home
Inhabitat, engadget.com

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

Mobile technology continues to expand and evolve, but until we develop a way to charge our devic…



A Startup Has Created An Incredibly Small Chip That Could Turn Our Clothes Into Wearable Computers
Lisa Eadicicco, businessinsider.com

When most people think of wearable computing, they may envision bulky smarwatches or computerized glasses that make us look like cyborgs. A new chip, however, may be small and discrete enough to fit seamlessly into our everyday clothing.

A compa…


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