Month: September 2017

Where human intelligence outperforms AI

David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. More posts by this contributor: With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence, one company is betting that human...

/ September 30, 2017

Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility

Gunnar Lovelace Contributor Gunnar Lovelace is the founder of Thrive Market. More posts by this contributor: Today we consume more than twice as much as our relatives did only 50 years ago. In the US, this means generating upwards of...

/ September 30, 2017

Defakto’s Vektor strikes a great balance as a minimalist, slim automatic watch

Defakto is a small German watchmaker that has made a name for itself over the years thanks to the unique, but classic designs it boasts thanks to mark founder Raphael Ickler. The latest watch from Ickler and Defakto, the Vektor,...

/ September 30, 2017

Thinking about the social cost of technology

Every time I call my mum for a chat there’s usually a point on the phone call where she’ll hesitate and then, apologizing in advance, bring up her latest technological conundrum. An email she’s received from her email provider warning...

/ September 30, 2017

Gionee S11 pops-up on TENAA with a 6-inch, 18:9 FullVision AMOLED display

Gionee is definitely keeping busy lately. Only a few days ago the company unveiled the M7 and M7 Power and a recent TENAA filing suggest a third budget-oriented 18:9 device is on the way as well. Well, now we can...

/ September 30, 2017

Motiv’s 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...

/ September 30, 2017

ZeroLemon’s new 5500mAh battery case is a snug fit for the Samsung Galaxy Note8

One of the biggest concerns both fans and critics express regarding Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 crown jewel is battery life. While in our in-depth review, we found that the Exynos-powered handset handles its 3,300 mAh worth of juice surprisingly well, the...

/ September 30, 2017

AI hype has peaked so what’s next?

2017 has been the year of AI, reaching a fever pitch of VC and corporate investment. But, as with any hot technology, AI is outgrowing this phase of experimentation and hype. According to research firm Gartner, we’re past the “peak...

/ September 30, 2017

Alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 renders show dual camera setup and a near bezel-less design

Last week, Xiaomi reinforced its Redmi value lineup with yet another strong offer – the Redmi Note 5a. But as appealing as the 720p, Snapdragon 435 device is, considering its €89 starting price, what fans are truly waiting on is...

/ September 30, 2017

The vivo X20 is now up for sale in China

The vivo X20 and X20 Plus are undoubtedly two of the more interesting new devices to take on the ultrawide aspect trend. They were finally unveiled last week and didn’t exactly fly under the radar, thanks to seductive specs sheets....

/ September 30, 2017