How art inspires technology

By Diana Zelikman, Fueled As a child, I was enamored with the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. When asked what I wanted to be as an adult, I frequently replied, “the Red Ranger.” He

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Fueled

How Microsoft’s Cortana will make you a better brother

SAN FRANCISCO - We got a first look at Microsoft Corp.'s mobile digital assistant Cortana at its Build conference on Wednesday. Cortana, the name plucked from videogame franchise Halo in which an artificial

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

The coming age of ubiquitous predictive analytics

In the first post of this series, I defined the differences between business intelligence, big data, and predictive analytics. In the second entry, I looked at the benefits of predictive analytics. In this

Published on: February 8th, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Microsoft plucks videogame character to compete with Siri

Microsoft Corp. is set to unveil a voice-activated assistant to compete with Apple's Siri when it launches Windows Phone 8.1 later this year, Bloomberg is reporting. Developers attending Microsoft's Build conference in April

Published on: February 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Robotics and AI Predictions for 2014

For predictions on robotics and AI for 2014, I consulted with a former colleague, David Dodds, who now resides in British Columbia. He has completed extensive work in these fields and provided a

Published on: January 4th, 2014 Hugh Chatfield

Google’s Hummingbird and how voice search can impact SEO

So, Google has performed the biggest update to its search algorithm since 2001, Hummingbird. Early buzz is that it improved search results already. But here is the real kicker, it was implemented for

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Curtis Sheppard

Gartner Symposium opens by heralding age of Chief Digital Officer

I'm at the Gartner Symposium conference in Orlando where it is raining as I write this. What is the Gartner Symposium? It is advertised as THE technology conference to attend for CIOs and

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

All Hands on Tech: Google Glass

To put on Google Glass is not to see what wearable technology is capable of today. It's to get a vision of the future. The technology is so new, it's barely beyond the

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 8 new features in Apple’s iOS 7

Apple Inc.’s annual developers conference conquered Twitter trends and tech news headlines all over the world. It unveiled its latest OS for iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads and amidst a curious crowd at

Published on: June 11th, 2013 Wolston Lobo

Apple Siri vs. Google Android voice recognition

In a head to head test, PC World asked Apple's Siri and Google's new voice recognition services in Android Jelly Bean 17 questions. The results were interesting, as each proved to have its

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Martyn Williams

Apple reveals iOS 6, new 3D Maps app

Apple on Monday took the wraps off iOS 6, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Senior vice president for iOS software Scott Forstall told

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Lex Friedman

Is Siri coming to the iPad?

iOS 6, internally codenamed 'Sundance', could bring Siri to the iPad at last.That's according to TechCrunch,who reports that the delay in bringing Siri to the iPad has been causedby user interface issues."I've been

Published on: May 15th, 2012 Ashleigh Allsopp

Siri ads misleading, class-action suit claims

A Brooklyn man recently launched a class-action lawsuit against Apple over Siri, the popular personal digital assistant on the iPhone 4S, claiming the feature can't understand directions, locate nearby stores, and often produces

Published on: March 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

Express IT: How in-car tech leads to innovations like ‘Siri’

Who was talking conversationally with a friendly computer before Apple fans had Siri? Who was using QNX software well before it appeared on the BlackBerry Playbook? Who was the first to wear a

Published on: February 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson