BMW's new gesture-controlled 7 Series shows us how it's done

BMW's new gesture-controlled 7 Series shows us how it's done

We've seen gesture-controlled technology in other concept cars and in prototypes by Google, among other examples. But the BMW 7 Series is here now.

Ready or not (and it's not) 5G is coming

Ready or not (and it's not) 5G is coming

5G is expected to make its debut in 2020. There are a few problems though, such as key standards aren't anywhere near being ready and there's no one universally-accepted definition of 5G.

A pilot project in New York could pave the way for widespread municipal Wi-Fi

A pilot project in New York could pave the way for widespread municipal Wi-Fi

A smart waste management company is testing adding Wi-Fi units to its containers in the hopes that cities will want to deploy its system to get a twofer: smart waste disposal and municipal Wi-Fi that works.

Your brain as a biometric marker

Your brain as a biometric marker

We haven't found that perfect combo of infallibility and convenience in a biometric-based security system. But research shows we are getting closer.

The laser fix to broadband capacity is almost here

The laser fix to broadband capacity is almost here

Google thinks it can bolster Internet capacity and connectivity with Project Loon. Microsoft has just invested in more underseas cables to keep its cloud-based operations flowing smoothly. There are all sorts of proposals to address...

These are not your father's holograms

These are not your father's holograms

Holograms have been part of the business and science community's toolset for some time but Microsoft is highlighting just how advanced they have become lately.

What's your IoT device's superpower?

What's your IoT device's superpower?

As the IoT gets consumerized, people are playing with various theories about what will stick with the public and what will fade away into fad territory. Following is one man's very interesting idea.

More tales of security fails

More tales of security fails

Security experts continue to dish on mistakes companies make with their online protection.

 What's your security fail?

What's your security fail?

Companies are still making basic online security mistakes such as unsafe email.

How Thinfilm will tell you the story behind that glass of Johnnie Walker

How Thinfilm will tell you the story behind that glass of Johnnie Walker

Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm's tracking technology lets consumers know where their individual bottles were manufactured and if they were stored improperly. But why would manufacturers want to give consumers this kind of...

Face off: Are contact centers ready for IoT?

Face off: Are contact centers ready for IoT?

There will be 15 billion IoT-connected devices sold this year. Are contact centers ready? It depends on whom you ask.

Mars One: Drama queens not welcome

Mars One: Drama queens not welcome

Who will go on the trip to Mars? Not robots but not drama queens either.

The secret to successful price exception for sales: Lots of bureaucracy

The secret to successful price exception for sales: Lots of bureaucracy

A new way of looking at sales compensation and strategy.

Why won't mobile retailers do what's necessary to prevent fraud?

Why won't mobile retailers do what's necessary to prevent fraud?

There are products and methodologies available that could reduce the incidences of fraud but only a minority are using them.

Hacked because of the weather

Hacked because of the weather

Computer infections rise, dramatically in some cases, city by city for no obvious reason. Except one.

The real problem isn't online ad fraud -- it's viewability

The real problem isn't online ad fraud -- it's viewability

New offerings based on eye-tracking methodologies might be the long-sought answer to this issue.

Neuromarketing's 'wild west' days may be coming to an end

Neuromarketing's 'wild west' days may be coming to an end

It used to be you could slap a 'neuro' in front of any scientifically sounding approach and no one would question you. Not anymore.

Why video-based shopper analytics will bow to mobile

Why video-based shopper analytics will bow to mobile

Video is a powerful tool to study in-store shopper behavior but mobile has a number of advantages too, starting with lower costs.

Qualcomm's releasing a robotics platform. Here's how it happened.

Qualcomm's releasing a robotics platform. Here's how it happened.

Qualcomm's three-year old program to foster innovation has led to, among other developments, a new robotics development platform.

Why Google wants to save your life

Why Google wants to save your life

Google is working on a nanoparticle-covered pill that could cure a lot of health woes. Here's why.

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