Microsoft’s Surface Hub costs $21,999 and delivers 84″ of touchscreen. The idea? Use the Hub as an all-in-one video conferencing, white boarding, and presentation device for business meetings. Video conferencing: You can connect up to 250 people for large conference calls or video presentations. The Hub features two eye-height cameras, so the people calling in have […]

Marriott, Renaissance, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridian, and other properties operated by HEI Hotels have been hit by a malware attack that left credit card terminals at its locations vulnerable. Hotels all over the United States have been impacted, including locations in southern California. If you’ve used your credit card at any of these hotels for business or personal travel, […]

WhatsApp made news earlier this year when the company rolled out end-to-end encryption, a system that ensures that all messages on its platform are protected from viewing by third parties. We covered the system in detail in a previous post, and the system further ensured user privacy and security while using the app. However, recent […]

Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, last week called on wireless and landline phone carriers and robocall infrastructure companies. His point? It’s time to get proactive about blocking robocalls. Consumers on the Do Not Call Registry don’t want to report violations after the fact. They want to eat dinner uninterrupted by automatic phone calls. In […]

In the last month, Pokémon Go, the augmented reality mobile game based on the Pokémon entertainment franchise, burst onto the scene and sent people out to explore the world around them. This is a great evolution for gaming, but presents a slightly awkward conundrum for business owners. Players chase virtual creatures through the very real world—sometimes businesses—in an attempt […]

You can order a pizza, hail a cab, and book a flight using your smartphone—why not see the doctor too? Technology has taken the pain out of waiting for services and now telemedicine is doing away with the dreaded doctor’s office waiting room. Telemedicine is the delivery of remote clinical services through electronic communications. Using email, teleconferencing, smart […]

What if you could think your password and gain access to your bank account, email, or photos? John Chuang and teammates from the BioSENSE Lab at Berkeley have been working on brain-wave password authentication for several years. They call this type of password a passthought. A passthought needs a brainwave reader that uses EEG (electro-encephalography) sensors. EEG machines used to […]


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