recommended reading

author archives

Results 231-234 of 234

The ‘Instant’ Internet of 2035: Virtual Worlds, Self-Driving Cars and Online Doctor’s Visits

January 7, 2015 With smartphones and their touchscreens, we were given the ability to interact with the internet like never before—we could touch, pinch, and zoom in on webpages—but aside from occasional popups and notifications, we didn’t get much interaction in return. The next generation of wireless devices could change that. In perhaps...

We’re One Step Closer to a Totally Mobile Wallet

December 11, 2014 Leaving the house without your wallet may no longer be the disaster it once was. Along with a slew of other wallet-oriented apps, a new program from the US state of Iowa promises to get you one step closer to a wallet-free life. The state’s department of transportation announced plans...

These Are the Best iPhone and iPad Apps of the Year, According to Apple

December 9, 2014 Apple’s iOS App Store is frequently criticized as having mediocre discovery capabilities—people searching the store often only see the ‘top’ lists, which tend to favor apps that are already popular, regardless of their quality. So it’s helpful when Apple takes a critical approach, such as its annual list of the...

Google Wants to Replace Passwords With Fingerprints and Eyeballs

December 4, 2014 Google Glass is due to receive an update in 2015, and if a Google patent submitted last month is any indication, it could include a new feature to let wearers use their fingerprints, or scans of their eyes, instead of passwords on websites. In November’s patent application, Google explored ways...