Image source: PRI Tesla’s Powerwall is rewriting the renewable energy cycle and stealing the spotlight but it’s really only one in a growing series of technological advancements that have put solar at the forefront of the ongoing energy crisis. By investing heavily in research and the development of its Gigafactory in Nevada, Tesla is strategising the …
Social media marketing isn’t new – businesses of all forms and sizes have taken to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to join the conversation online. Brands post content daily, sometimes hourly, hoping to raise awareness, spread messages and reach new audiences with the products they sell or services they offer.
Just eight weeks after being launched, Apple’s iPhone ResearchKit is producing benefits. Medical researchers, for example, have been able to sign up more than 11,000 volunteer participants for a cardiovascular disease study in one day. It used to take a year! With more than 700 million iPhone users worldwide, ResearchKit enables medical researchers to commence …
It’s rare that a tech announcement is met with a collective sigh of relief, but that is exactly what happened when we learned that Samsung and Samsonite are teaming up to give us smart luggage.
Apple took another step in its goal to achieve net-zero impact on forests and the use of 100% renewable energy in its operations globally. Apple has announced it is partnering with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) China to sustain environmentally friendly plantation forests for pulp, paper and wood products on a massive scale in China.
This year, Loves Data is bringing the Godfather to Australia. Well, not The Don himself, but rather the other Don of web analytics: Jim Sterne, the Founding President and current chairman of the Digital Analytics Association.
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has unveiled iris scanning on its new smartphone to meet privacy and security issues as more and more apps and services such as shopping, payments, banking and salaries make their way onto our phones.
Check out Lily. She’s a cool, sweet looking selfie-drone. She’s been developed by Lily Robotics, a five-person company in Silicon Valley. She’s a waterproof go-anywhere lass who’ll follow you around taking photos and video.
Google Analytics is used by around 60% of the top 100,000 websites, and we’re guessing that most of our blog readers are also users. That said, while having the technology used on your website is an essential step, the insights you glean from it are only as good as the data flowing in.
In another marriage of medicine and technology, the University of Michigan Medical School is piloting a program using Google Glass to help learning outcomes for senior students.
It was announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference 2015 in Chicago late last week that future Windows updates will be more like those of apps and browsers with incremental updates in regular instalments.
Tech giants already collect an astounding amount of data about us, from location and interests to friends and buying behaviour. Now, with an upsurge in wearables, whole new datasets are being captured on ‘number of steps’, ‘calories’, ‘heart rate’ etc. But are you ready to share your DNA?
The prototype debuted back in 2012 with subsequent versions funded through Kickstarter. Oculus Rift has been previously seen as targeting gamers. However, the company is now owned by Facebook so it’s unlikely to remain on the fringes for long.
One of our previous blog posts ‘Sharing your iPhone Health Data for Medical Research’ about Apple’s ResearchKit described how sensors in iPhones are being used to collect and share medical data on a range of medical conditions to improve treatments.
Daimler-Benz has been granted a license to test its self-driving trucks on public roads in Nevada, USA. While Tesla and Google have grabbed the headlines with their driverless car developments, economics and logistics have driven the transport industry faster.
Facebook announced this week that it will start hosting articles from publishers, possibly as soon as this month. The new feature called ‘Instant Articles’ reportedly already has major media partners such as The New York Times and BuzzFeed.
By default, your website’s homepage will be reported by Google Analytics as ‘/’ in the top content and drill down reports. But depending on how your website is coded you may also see a long-form homepage appearing in your reports as well. Read on to find out how to work around this.
To help Nepalese people connect on the ground and with friends and family around the world Skype and Viber are offering free calls into Nepal. Google Voice has lowered its rates for Nepal to 1 cent/minute.
In an AdWords Performance Summit blog post Tuesday 5 May 2015, Google confirmed speculation that the number of searches on mobile now surpasses those on desktop. Google says this currently applies to 10 countries but only specified USA and Japan.
Google+ now allows you to share content using ‘Collections’.The new feature adds Pinterest-like sharing options to Google’s social network, allowing users to place content into different categories. These categories can be private or public and people have the option to follow Collections that have been made public.