Fatalities are up on U.S. roads for a second year, and officials aren’t sure why
Increased miles traveled cannot account for the rise in U.S. traffic fatalities, which so are about eight percent higher in 2016 than 2015. Eight consecutive quarters have seen vehicle deaths rise over the previous year's statistics. The post Fatalities are up on U.S. roads for a second year, and officials aren’t sure why appeared first on Digital Trends....
Toontastic 3D launched by Google, an educational animation app for kids
Google has launched Toontastic 3D, a free app meant for children that adults might find fun to use as well. The application allows kids to create animated videos for use in school projects, short stories, design pitches or just to explore their creativity. Google describes the application as a “digital puppet theater.” The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Using the application is very simple and straightforward. There are a number...
Clothing maker Scott Jordan talks about the future of fashion
 Scott Jordan never meant to make clothes. He was a lawyer by trade and wanted something he could wear to keep his Walkman from snagging on doorknobs. A few iterations later he invented the ScottEVest, a vest with loads of pockets and secret channels for headphones and other cables. Now, after over a decade in the business, he believes that while our clothing might seem more high tech the… Read More ...
Samsung Smartcams have a critical remote execution security vulnerability
The humble webcam can by its very nature open you up to privacy concerns and can be used to host botnets for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Recently, Samsung's Smartcam has been identified as having a serious vulnerability. The post Samsung Smartcams have a critical remote execution security vulnerability appeared first on Digital Trends....
A new lawsuit alleges anti-aging startup Elysium Health hasn’t paid its sole supplier
 Chromadex, the sole supplier of anti-aging startup Elysium Health‘s two main product ingredients pterostilbene and Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), is suing the startup for failure to make payments on those ingredients and for breach of a trademark and royalties agreement. According to a document on Chromadex’s website, dated December 29, 2016, Elysium “made false promises… Read More ...
Raspberry Pi’s new Compute Module 3 is an even lower cost single-board PC
While there is a place for single-board PCs like the Raspberry Pi with a full complement of ports and storage options, some applications can get by with even simpler versions. The Compute Module 3 is the perfect solution. The post Raspberry Pi’s new Compute Module 3 is an even lower cost single-board PC appeared first on Digital Trends....
5 ways cloud telephony is powering growing businesses
By Devishobha Chandramouli Microsoft has listed cloud telephony as one of the four technology trends that have the potential to shape businesses. Cloud telephony is emerging as a major enabler of new business trends for both established businesses and startups- as somewhat of a magic solution that intersects service and scale. And this is precisely the reason why cloud telephony is a boon for growing businesses. For a business in the growth phase, reliability and scale are the two most...
AT&T denies refunds for DirecTV Now customers, despite the service’s performance issues
 A number of consumers report they’re unable to get a refund for their subscription to AT&T’s recently launched streaming service, DirecTV Now – something they’ve requested after being unhappy with the new service’s performance. According to several postings on AT&T’s official forums, customers found the only way to get help was through a… Read More ...
You may soon be able to hail Lyft in across the globe, if signs are accurate
Lyft already has international partners, but may be changing course to build its own ridesharing brand internationally. Recent financial reports indicate profitability sooner than Uber. The post You may soon be able to hail Lyft in across the globe, if signs are accurate appeared first on Digital Trends.
OpenAI has admirable intentions, but its priorities should change
 Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics in business and science. Developers and industry analysts are all-in, building castles in the sky with tales of an impending AI “awakening.” In preparation for this sea change, Elon Musk and Sam Altman founded OpenAI, a nonprofit with the dual mission of ensuring that AI stays safe and its benefits are widely and evenly distributed. Read More ...
How to convert a WMV movie to MP4, online or offline
WMV files may offer terrific quality and take up less space than an MP4, but they can't compete with the latter option when it comes to compatibility and features. Here's how to convert WMV files to MP4 using Windows or Mac OS X. The post How to convert a WMV movie to MP4, online or offline appeared first on Digital Trends.
Twitter’s latest feature prompts you to tweet your updated profile picture
 Twitter is rolling out a new feature designed to increase the amount of visual content in users’ timelines and encourage more tweets and replies: it’s prompting users who have just updated their profile picture to post a hashtagged tweet about the change. The tweet will be appended with #NewProfilePic, which can then be seen by all the users’ Twitter followers.… Read More ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors and news leaks
After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung is likely thrilled to turn its attention to making this year's flagship, which we know as the Galaxy S8. Here's everything we think we know about the phone so far. The post Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors and news leaks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Toontastic 3D launched by Google, an educational animation app for kids
Google has launched Toontastic 3D, a free app meant for children that adults might find fun to use as well. The application allows kids to create animated videos for use in school projects, short stories, design pitches or just to explore their creativity. Google describes the application as a “digital puppet theater.” The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Using the application is very simple and straightforward. There are a number...
Understanding our new President’s priorities through Twitter
 While President-elect Donald Trump built a campaign around making America great again, his public statements don’t seem to reflect a similar focus. Since Twitter seems to be the primary source of communication, it’s worth taking a look to see what Mr. Trump prioritizes for the public. Read More ...
Everything we know about the ‘Justice League’ movie so far
From development and casting to super-powered plot points, here's everything we know about director Zack Snyder's much-anticipated DC Comics superhero team-up movie, Justice League. The post Everything we know about the ‘Justice League’ movie so far appeared first on Digital Trends.
5 ways cloud telephony is powering growing businesses
By Devishobha Chandramouli Microsoft has listed cloud telephony as one of the four technology trends that have the potential to shape businesses. Cloud telephony is emerging as a major enabler of new business trends for both established businesses and startups- as somewhat of a magic solution that intersects service and scale. And this is precisely the reason why cloud telephony is a boon for growing businesses. For a business in the growth phase, reliability and scale are the two most...
London startup launches chatbot to help renters exercise their rights
 London-based startup RentersUnion has created what it’s hoping will be a socially useful chatbot, pitching their web-based bot as a robot replacement for (expensive) housing lawyers. Read More ...
Sharp expands European appliance lineup, including a ninja-like refrigerator
Ahead of the LivingKitchen appliance show in Cologne, electronics giant Sharp debuted a stunning new lineup comprised of a fridge/freezer combo, several dishwashers, and an innovative new washer and dryer setup. The post Sharp expands European appliance lineup, including a ninja-like refrigerator appeared first on Digital Trends....
11 Reasons why you should migrate your Database to Azure SQL
There are many SQL databases in the market, some better than others. Microsoft’s Azure SQL Database, which leverages on Windows Azure cloud computing platform and which borrows from SQL Server database technology, is one of the industry leaders. SQL Azure is Microsoft’s cloud database benefit. In light of SQL Server database innovation and based on […] The post 11 Reasons why you should migrate your Database to Azure SQL appeared first on eITWebguru. ...