Hey Siri! Why are food retailers so slow to embrace technology?

Your own voice will likely become the most significant focus for food retailers and restaurants over the next little while. Voice searches are increasingly becoming the norm. A recent study suggests that more than 50 per ...

Japan develops mobile phone with human touch

Japanese researchers said Thursday they have developed a human-shaped mobile phone with a skin-like outer layer that enables users to feel closer to those on the other end.

NatGeo's 'Secrets of the Whales' surfaces little-known facts

When a killer whale slowly circled back toward wildlife photographer Brian Skerry in the middle of the ocean after discarding the giant sting ray it was devouring, panic is not what came to mind: "Part of my brain is thinking, ...

Google will put Majel on the line to rival Siri

(PhysOrg.com) -- Majel is Google’s voice controlled assistant in the wings and it is poised to compete against Apple’s iPhone 4S-based Siri. The new chatter surrounding the yet to be launched Majel can be translated ...

Remote control pushed aside by gesture-sensitive devices

The remote control has never been much beloved. If it's not getting lost or running out of batteries, the device - and its inscrutable buttons - is confusing some family member or acting as a totem in an argument about what ...

Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease

British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.

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