Siri wasn't just a phenomenal technological achievement. "She" also segued
into the core of pop culture, serving as a guest star on hit shows like "The
Big Bang Theory" and some even say serving as inspiration for the
Oscar-nominated film "Her." However, it looks like she's about to have some
stiff competition as makers of Windows phones such as Nokia's Lumia are
getting ready to reveal "Cortana." With a more exotic name, this digital PA
might just give Siri a run for her money according to a recent report in The
Verge. With Microsoft behind the project, Cortana has piqued every tech
geek's interest, but does she have what it takes to make Siri lovers stray?
According to The Verge, they have "sources familiar with Microsoft's plans"
and claim that Cortana will be revealed at the Build Conference in San
Francisco in April 2014. She'll be a part of the 8.1 update for t... (more)
Over the course of the past decade, there's been a lot of hype pertaining to
the_ Internet of Things (IoT)_ and how China leads the U.S. in this
technology -- yet many who are active on the Internet are still unaware of
In its simplest form, IoT is an evolving wireless network of objects and
devices that will eventually all be connected with each other. Using RFID,
Bluetooth, GPS and other emerging semantic technology, and working in tandem
with cloud computing, Web portals and back-end systems, in essence our
"things" will be be able to "talk" with each other.
"Why buy the cow when the milk is free?" is a question that one usually
doesn't associate with high-tech. However, it's an appropriate question to
ask the executives at Apple right now.
Apple's latest iPhones come with a new operating system with
state-of-of-the-art features. Although this operating system is
unimaginatively named iOS 7, it's definitely a "must have" for people who
want to stay on the bleeding edge of the technological revolution.
However, old school iPhone users can get the exact same operating system on
their mobile devices without spending a dime. The new vers... (more)
If you were going to list the aptitudes for success as a doctor, your would
definitely include having a good grasp of math and science. A keen sense of
observation would also be important, since doctors need this skill every time
they conduct a physical exam or review x-rays or test results. Clinicians
also need the ability to gather information and evaluate it carefully in
order to maketo make a diagnosis.
Doctor jobs are not just about practicing medicine, though. Anyone who is
considering this career path is also going to have to make sure that he or
she is comfortable with m... (more)
Surely you know the parable. One guy builds his house on rock. It's tough,
it's expensive, but the house is secure and it lasts. The other guy
constructs his home on sand. Easy, cheap ... but then it slides into the
ocean. Everything's lost.
A story to encourage children to work hard? Perhaps. But a surprising number
of new businesses are building their online futures on foundations that are
just as unstable.
Free ... and worth every penny
Too many otherwise sensible business people see an offer for free web hosting
and leap at the "opportunity." Some think that adding a top-lev... (more)