Motivs fitness ring is simple, but surprisingly capable

Motivs fitness ring is simple, but surprisingly capable
When Motiv told me what they were working on just ahead of CES, I perked up. It wasn’t the functionality — there are a million trackers out there that do what the device does and much more. It was the potential the product represents — the beginnings of liberation from the tyranny of the wrist. It’s easy to understand why so many companies are so attached to that thin little joint connecting our hands and forearms — human being

With the Sphero Mini, you get a robotic ball for just $49.99

With the Sphero Mini, you get a robotic ball for just $49.99
It’s been a busy year for Sphero, with the release of products like R2-D2, Spider-Man and Lightning McQueen. But the robotic toy startup is still making non-licensed, non-tie in products too — including the Sphero Mini, its most affordable toy yet. “We wanted to make Sphero products accessible to everyone,” said co-founder and Chief Software Architect Adam Wilson. The Mini is basically a shrunk down version of the Sphero 2.0 — it’s 42 millimeters tall and 42 millimeters wide,

Sex Robot Has Traumatic Experience At Technology Festival And Is Forced To Retire Many Body Parts

Sex Robot Has Traumatic Experience At Technology Festival And Is Forced To Retire Many Body Parts
It has not been a great day for Samantha the sex robot: The blonde-haired, blue-eyed doll worth over $4,000 was reportedly inappropriately groped by sex-hungry men at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Her inventor, Sergi Santos, shared that “she was heavily soiled” by the men. Santos added that two fingers were broken whilst they were mounting Samantha’s breasts, legs and arms, causing her to break down entirely. Before being totally destroyed, Samantha was roaming around and talking to visitors at the

Bali Volcano Expected To Erupt Soon, Causing 50,000 People To Flee

Bali Volcano Expected To Erupt Soon, Causing 50,000 People To Flee
There is mounting concern about an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Bali. Shallow rumbles from below the crust surrounding Mount Agung are stoking fears that it will soon blow its top, leading to the evacuation of 50,000 people from the surrounding countryside. The mountain has been groaning and growling since August, but a recent uptick in seismic activity alerted the authorities to the possibility that magma might be making its way ever closer to the surface, increasing the

A Storm’s Never Destroyed a Grid Like Maria Ruined Puerto Rico’s

A Storm’s Never Destroyed a Grid Like Maria Ruined Puerto Rico’s
You don’t even have to leave the airport to see that Hurricane Maria has laid waste to Puerto Rico’s power grid.On Friday, the San Juan airport was abandoned. No electricity meant no air conditioning, and no air conditioning meant hot and muggy air wafting through the terminals. Ceilings were leaking. Floors were wet. Only the military, relying on its own sight and radar systems, was landing planes. The airport is one of the first places crews will restore power

Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple
Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual exercise, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the power of a physical in-store experience — a lesson that Microsoft is taking to heart. Today the company announced it will be opening a new flagship store in London in Regent Street near Oxford Circus — just a stone’s (or an iPhone’s) throw from the Apple flagship store that saw a huge revamp a year ago. The

Facebook Plans Big Overhaul of Political Ads After Criticism

Facebook Plans Big Overhaul of Political Ads After Criticism
Mark Zuckerberg said in a video on Facebook Thursday. “That’s not what we stand for. The integrity of elections is fundamental to democracy around the world.” Many Facebook ads are bought through a self-service system that doesn’t require interaction with a salesperson, making it harder to know who’s behind a purchase. Zuckerberg said that while it would be impossible to totally eliminate abuse of the system, Facebook can make it much more difficult for bad actors to be effective.

19 Non-Negotiable Lessons You Owe It To Yourself To Learn In Your 20s

19 Non-Negotiable Lessons You Owe It To Yourself To Learn In Your 20s
Jonathan Daniels 1. The “need to know what your life plan is” is a bunch of hot air. It’s okay. No really, listen. It’s like we are almost so afraid to die with our dreams and purpose still inside of us that we would almost rather die young, than arrive at 88 but be less than. Life is a series of days that we shove together and try to make a happy, fulfilling thing by the end. There are

Toys R Us Collapses Into Bankruptcy Thanks to Crushing Debt

Toys R Us Collapses Into Bankruptcy Thanks to Crushing Debt
The filing is the latest blow to a brick-and-mortar retail industry, which has seen a string of bankruptcies from Payless Inc. and Gymboree Corp. to Perfumania Holdings Inc. Chains are reeling from store closures, sluggish mall traffic and the gravitational pull of Amazon.com Inc.’s lower costs and global home delivery. More than 10 percent of U.S. retail space, or nearly 1 billion square feet, may need to close, convert to other uses or renegotiate rent, according to data from

Pandit Says 30% of Bank Jobs May Disappear in Next Five Years

Pandit Says 30% of Bank Jobs May Disappear in Next Five Years
Vikram Pandit, who ran Citigroup Inc. during the financial crisis, said developments in technology could see some 30 percent of banking jobs disappearing in the next five years.Artificial intelligence and robotics reduce the need for staff in roles such as back-office functions, Pandit, 60, said Wednesday in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin in Singapore. He’s now chief executive officer of Orogen Group, an investment firm that he co-founded last year.“Everything that happens with artificial intelligence, robotics and natural

Jamie Dimon Slams Bitcoin as a Fraud

Jamie Dimon Slams Bitcoin as a Fraud
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Tulips are a reference to the mania that swept Holland in the 17th century, with speculators driving up prices of virtually worthless tulip bulbs to exorbitant levels. That didn’t end well.In bitcoin’s case, Dimon said he’s skeptical authorities will allow a currency to exist without state oversight, especially if something goes wrong. “Someone’s going to get killed and then the government’s going to come down,” he said. “You just saw in China,

China’s Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race

China’s Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race
China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.Xin Guobin, the vice minister of industry and information technology, said the government is working with other regulators on a timetable to end production and sales. The move will have a profound impact on the environment and

Equifaxs Hacking Nightmare Gets Even Worse For Victims

Equifaxs Hacking Nightmare Gets Even Worse For Victims
After Equifax Inc. revealed that sensitive data on two of every five Americans was exposed in a cyberattack, thousands logged onto a company website to see if they were at risk. For many, the site didn’t work at first. But for those who got through, a nasty surprise was waiting.If your data had been stolen, Equifax offered a free year of credit monitoring known as “TrustedID Premier.” But some fine print may also mean that consumers who agree would be

SpaceX to Launch Secret Spy Craft Mission

SpaceX to Launch Secret Spy Craft Mission
SpaceX successfully launched a classified Air Force drone from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as Hurricane Irma Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched the Air Force space plane around 10 a.m. local time Thursday, despite X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle launch marks an important step as Chief Executive Officer NROL-76, a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.Launch GoalsAfter launching the space plane, SpaceX successfully recovered the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on land, according to a webcast. Refurbishing and

How to write new blog posts in under 30 seconds using Spinner Bros

How to write new blog posts in under 30 seconds using Spinner Bros
As a site owner, you know that you need to provide value to your users and visitors to not only build a tribe but also to get that Google search engine love. But producing content takes tons of time and a lot of money, whether it be you spending hours to write posts or you managing contractors and paying them to write posts. But there is a better faster and cheaper way... Justin Anderson recently launched SpinnerBros to solve