Biden signs AI executive order, what you need to know
Monday, October 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order specifically focused on artificial intelligence (AI). The order is a testament to the ever-growing importance of AI in various sectors, and it outlines a comprehensive strategy aimed at harnessing the transformative power of AI while addressing the ethical, national security, and economic aspects associated with its...
Is Temu safe, legit, or dangerous: Perspective from an app developer
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
Temu is a shopping website, and app chalked full of products from overseas at ridiculously dirt cheap prices. They have almost everything you can imagine too. From laser pointer slingshots to Expresso makers, the entire ecosystem is built around keeping you shopping with a gamified experience, and it gets addicting quickly.
Some of the ADM staff have placed orders an...
Warning to app developers from dating app founder
Thursday, May 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Leading consensual non-monogamy (CNM) app 3Fun, is the victim of an attempted trademark infringement extortion plot that has included the temporary removal of the app from the iOS App Store. This unexpected disruption has greatly impacted 3Fun's business, as it loses new and current iOS users and risks losing its high ranking in the App Store.
The extortion plot ...
iOS 17 to allow sideloading apps on iPhone
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, iOS 17 will reportedly open up the iPhone to sideloading.
"Apple Inc. is preparing to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads, part of a sweeping overhaul aimed at complying with strict European Union requirements coming in 2024.
Software engineering and services employees are engaged in a major push to o...
ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
Web3 map app to launch from Illust and partners
Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Illust is proud to announce a partnership with BUIDL Week and the ETHDenver Web3 Festival (along with amazing artists, DAOs, local businesses, and musicians), to produce the very first official web3 city map of Denver. This revolutionary "application" will feature a channel for Denver designed to capture its history, culture, and inhabitants. Newcome...
Apps Americans trust the least
Thursday, February 23, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Pull out your phone…it’s time to see if you have any of America’s least trusted apps. As easy as it is to download an app, it’s also easy for providers to collect & possibly distribute your data.
So, Secure Data Recovery conducted a study to find out which apps Americans trust, and which collect the most data.
A survey from Secure Data...
Switching to a 4 day work week
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
Employees have increasingly voiced the value of their work-life balance throughout the past few years, and with Americans quitting their jobs at staggering rates, it’s becoming increasingly clear that employers will need to listen if they want to retain top talent. According to Gartner, a shortened workweek is the most-wanted recruitment and retention strategy by ...
Classic video games are still close to our hearts
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Video and computer games continue to evolve and new technology has allowed them to be more advanced than ever before, but more than half of Americans say newer isn’t always better.
A new report found more than 3 in 4 Americans would still play classic computer/video games if they were available and almost half say they’d be willing to donate money or crow...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
Exclusive NFT issued from AMC Theatres and Wax
Thursday, December 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
AMC Theatres has announced that after the favorable public response to a movie-themed NFT offered a week ago exclusively to AMC ticket buyers, AMC will now offer a second NFT to all AMC Investor Connect members, to be delivered by the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX). The movie-themed NFT was the first-ever NFT issued in significant quantity by a theatrical exhibitor, and...
Eric Adams takes the first paychecks in Bitcoin
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Matthew Le Merle announced that the Mayor-Elect of New York City, Eric Adams, will take his first three paychecks in BTC, in a nod towards the future of currency being digital.
Mayor-Elect of New York City Eric Adams takes the first 3 paychecks in Bitcoin
Matthew Le Merle says:
"Smart politicians are embracing digital monies and assets now. It is...
AI is transforming Medicare shopping
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Between the four Medicare parts (A – D) and various supplemental coverage options, Medicare is a complex but customizable system. Medicare shoppers can pick and choose from a wide variety of plans and coverage options, which while convenient, the sheer number and complexity of these options can make the shopping process more difficult. At the same time, there&rsqu...
Cashless society growing in popularity
Monday, March 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The argument for a cashless society has been around for a while, but the rapid rise of the Coronavirus crisis has intensified the debate again amid concerns about banknotes and coins transmitting the virus. In addition to this, the increasing decline of high street bank branches and ATMs has made the possibility of a cashless society in the next few years more likely th...
Brands and anti-racism movements
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Jenna Jackson
The death of George Floyd, a black Houstonian, has triggered waves of protests across the nation. A situation that has catapulted anti-racial demonstrations to the forefront of public issues. Hopefully, it can cause the critical change that we know is long overdue.
While 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global pandemic, the scale and sheer force of these...
Fitness app installs up 67% since COVID-19
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As gyms and fitness studios closed during COVID-19 lockdowns, consumers have increasingly relied on health and fitness apps to help them stay healthy and maintain fitness routines from home. New data from app marketing platform Adjust shows that in addition to the New Year’s Resolution trend of increased installs in early January, COVID-19 lockdowns drew users to ...
Flight to the Future adds 1 million drone-based jobs
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Earlier this summer, Aquiline Drones (AD) launched a new employment initiative called Flight to the Future (F2F) to help pilots and the general public re-boot their careers by becoming certified commercial drone operators. This is to fulfill the increasing demand for commercial drone services nationwide. Now, the organization has announced a massive corporate offi...
Density raises $51M from Kleiner Perkins to reopen buildings safely
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Density announced it has successfully closed $51 million in Series C funding. The new funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins and includes 01 Advisors, Upfront Ventures, Founders Fund, Ludlow Ventures, Launch, DTA with participation from Alex Rodriguez, LPC Ventures, Julia and Kevin Hartz, Cyan and Scott Banister, and others. Kleiner Perkins Partner, Ilya Fushman,...
MyPrivacy app has officially launched
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
MyPrivacy has officially launched. The breakthrough product, which was built to make privacy vulnerabilities easy to manage for the average user, is a one-stop app that offers a VPN, App Lock, Password Manager, Private Browser, Photo Vault, and Social Permissions Manager sharing a simple, user-friendly platform.
The app has already been downloaded over 300,000 since ...
BuildPro mobile app from Hyphen Solutions is here
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Hyphen Solutions, a provider of cloud-based construction management software, has announced the BuildPro mobile app, an updated version of the iPad app now available on mobile phones for builders. "This is the only offline builder-focused mobile app on the market. We have released the application to the Hyphen Solutions' BuildPro user group for testing and...
Should I upgrade my iPhone, WalletHub survey says many won't
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Roughly 28% fewer people plan on buying the new iPhone this year than last year, according to the personal-finance website WalletHub’s 2019 iPhone Survey, released today. To help people save money on their cell phone bills, WalletHub has also produced a handy Cell Phone Savings Calculator, which crunches the numbers on whether it’s better to buy a ...
American attitude towards restaurant technology
Monday, August 5, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
When we Americans eat out there are certain luxuries we've come to expect, and some that we are astonished haven't made it to our favorite dive yet. According to a Forbes report in 2018, One-third of Americans on average eat out every night. OnBuy.com surveyed 1,689 Americans about their attitudes towards restaurant technologies as they exist today. Here’s...
Testing software updates with production traffic
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Robert Ross
Test and development cycles have significantly changed under the DevOps model. To remain competitive, software developers must continually release new application features. They’re sometimes pushing out code updates as fast as they are writing them. This is a significant change from how software and dev teams traditionally operated. It used to be that teams could ...
American dating app registrations drop almost 500 percent
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its third annual dating apps research and analysis. The most comprehensive and longitudinal study of its kind, the data reveals sweeping demographic and regional changes in the world of dating apps that mobile marketers need to know to succeed in 2019. Chief among the insights are the rise of Latin America (LATAM), a drop-off in North America (NAR), and...
OneSignal hits 850,000+ push notifications per second
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
OneSignal set a new throughput record with their push notification service, delivering 850,000+ notifications per second - more than twice the competition.
OneSignal sends 4 billion push notifications per day, up 25% since September. OneSignal is used by 550,000+ developers and marketing teams including many Fortune 500 companies.
On election day, push notificatio...
Scripts app gamifys language learning using finger swipes
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Drops has launched Scripts for iOS and Android. With just a few swipes of a finger, users will be able to write Japanese Kana, Korean Hangul, and traditional Hanzi characters. In the coming months, Scripts will add simplified Hanzi, Thai, Kanji, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian Cyrillic, and Hindi.
In the past few years, Americans have expressed significant interest in learni...
Presidential Alerts and the future of mobile communication
Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
FEMA has sent their first emergency test message to all of the mobile devices throughout the United States. They reported every American who owns a smartphone - which is about 75% of the population, should have received the test alert. In total the message went out to a total of 225 million devices right around 1:18 PM CST reading "Presiden...
Digital therapy app proven to reduce chronic back pain by 40 percent
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Boston based digital therapy startup, Kaia Health, has launched a new app that uses AI and motion tracking technology to personalize treatment programs to manage and treat chronic low back pain (LBP) which has been shown in clinical studies to reduce chronic back pain by 40% - and "could save the US economy billions each year."
Created by Kaia Health the mo...
What American companies can learn from Europe's new GDPR laws
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
People around the world have recently started to receive tons of emails from companies updating their privacy policies. Naturally, many ask, why this is happening, and the ones with a deeper understanding of the process mutter a four-letter combination - GDPR. While an astounding part of the US Senate appears to be confused about the concept of Net Neutrality, Europe&rs...
Learning to code with Salesforce
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
While accessible technology is a must to elevate developers, developers also need better educational resources. Learning needs to be bite-sized, continuous, flexible and fun. That is why Salesforce says they launched Trailhead, the free online learning platform, that takes learners on guided, hands-on journeys to learn today’s in-demand skills. The pace of innovat...
Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report
Monday, February 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills as an indication of hot freelance job market trends. According to a recent study, 57.3 million Americans (36 percent of the U.S. workfor...
What the Section 702 bill means to your digital privacy
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Recently, President Trump signed the Section 702 bill “to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection.” The NSA warrantless surveillance program is still a sweeping up Americans’ online communications, even though Trump has tweeted:“This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election. I will always do the right thing for our country and put the ...
Open Sesame technology changes the world for paralyzed people
Friday, December 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
Sesame Enable seeks to open a new door to independence for millions of quadriplegics and people with disabilities around the world through the development of the first touch-free smartphone and tablet app called Open Sesame.Open Sesame technology works by tracking user’s head movements using the front-facing camera of a smartphone or tablet. Users activate the app throu...
This is how much dating apps make every minute
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
There’s no denying the huge impact dating apps have had on our romantic lives, with 49 million Americans having participated in online dating at least once. With so many people now looking for love online, just how much money are our favorite dating apps making?Tech buy-back site Decluttr has crunched the numbers, looking at just how much money apps like Tinder, Bumble ...
People are worried about internetconnected car security
Monday, December 4, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Thales announced survey results revealing how respondents feel about the potential risks connected vehicles pose to their safety and the security of their personal information.Connected cars use mobile internet technology for safety systems and remote diagnostics (like “OnStar”), as well as controlling key functions via a smartphone, smartwatch, tablet or computer - ena...