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Are our cars getting too smart?

Are our cars getting too smart?

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to speak to your car, to ask it to navigate you to a point of interest without knowing the address, or asking for restaurants by cuisine type that are closest to your current location? How about just telling your vehicle “I’m hungry”, and it bringing up a list of restaurants

For Google, it’s all about the data

For Google, it’s all about the data

Google recently grabbed headlines with its US$3,2bn acquisition of home automation company Nest Labs. The deal is the second biggest in Google’s history, after the $12,5bn it splashed out for Motorola Mobility in August 2011. But why did it buy it? Nest Labs designs and manufactures Wi-Fi-enabled

How technology is making us healthier

How technology is making us healthier

Self-tracking, body hacking, life-logging, wearables, the quantified self — you may have heard these terms being thrown around a lot in the past year thanks to companies such as Fitbit, Nike+ and Jawbone. It was these three companies that were largely

Spoken like an addict

Spoken like an addict

I always seem to be defending myself when the topic of cellphone or Internet addiction comes up. When it happens, everyone around the table turns to look at me first. Why is it that I have to explain myself? Yes, I have a smartphone and, yes, like many people, I use it a lot. Except