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  • Researchers hope to diagnose deadly Ebola virus with nanotech

    With more than 6500 cases of the Ebola virus in West Africa, 3000 deaths and now one confirmed case in the United States, scientists are trying to find a way to detect the deadly virus more quickly, cheaply and easily.

  • 4 smartwatches (almost) ready for business use

    If there's any segment of the population that might gravitate to the smartwatch trend, it's business users. With a quick flick of the wrist, you can see the time, your meeting schedule and even whether you're running late for a flight. Many business folks already wear a watch to keep track of the time during a hectic day filled with meetings and other appointments. Plus, a smartwatch is an extension of the smartphone we already rely on for business trips (and just about everything else).

  • Mobile payments to grow 60.8% by 2015: Capgemini

    Mobile payments are projected to grow by 60.8 per cent to 47 billion transactions through to 2015, up from 29.2bn in 2013, according to Capgemini’s World Payments Report 2014.

  • Mercedes-Benz shows off self-driving 18-wheeler

    Mercedes-Benz showed off an autonomous semi-trailer truck that will be available in a decade and allow long-haul drivers to relax and tend to paperwork and other duties other than driving.

  • Private Health Insurance Exchanges Poised for 'Hypergrowth'

    As the second year of open enrollment under healthcare reform nears, there are both celebrations and complications.

  • Apple (Mostly) Not To Blame In iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' Fiasco

    Earlier this month Apple released a new iPhone. Well, Apple actually released two new iPhones, but only one of them is getting significant media attention beyond the expected glowing reviews from iPhone fan (iPhan) sites: The iPhone 6 Plus, and it's in the spotlight for the wrong reason.

  • Intel Encourages Women to Pursue Cloud Training

    Despite making up slightly more than half the U.S. population and filling slightly more than 50 percent of professional positions in the U.S., the percentage of women in technology jobs in the U.S. has been in decline. Intel sees that as a big problem with many causes, says Raejeanne Skillern, general manager of the Cloud Service Provider Business at Intel.

  • Online Daters Looking for Love In All the Wrong Places

    Online dating is common and popular today, but does it really lead to the Happily Ever Afters promised by companies such as eHarmony and Unfortunately for romantics scouring the Internet in search of spouses, it frequently does not, according to researchers at Michigan State University.

  • Internet of Things Prompts IT to Borrow Startup Strategy

    Whirlpool, a huge company with 69,000 employees and $19 billion in sales, is borrowing startup strategies as it builds its Internet of Things capabilities--and IT is intimately involved. The appliance maker has put employees from various functions, including marketing, product development, finance, procurement and IT, into what it calls a Connectivity Team to work collaboratively in one physical space.

  • NRMA accelerates startups with Jumpstart

    The National Roads & Motorists’ Association (NRMA) is the latest large organisation to engage with Australian startups, launching an accelerator program called Jumpstart.