Startup looking to make car rental as easy as using Uber
Jun 15, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—A new startup based in Paris, France has created a service called Virtuo that allows customers to rent a car without having to visit a rental office—instead, they can do everything they need to do to rent ...
Researchers find that Amazon might not always be pitching you the best prices
Jun 02, 2016
You need a new Chromebook computer, so you go online to Amazon and start your search. You click on an attractive item on the product page—an Acer 11.6-Inch, CB3-111-C670. Up pops the computer's price ($188.88, new, last ...
Xiaomi pairs with Uber to get phones delivered a day early
Jul 24, 2015
People living in Singapore and Kuala Lampur are set to be the beneficiaries of a deal between Chinese phone maker Xiaomi and ride-arranger Uber—for one day only next week, people using the Uber app will be able to order ...
Anticipation grows over Nokia news at upcoming LA event
Jul 23, 2015
Now sending Nokia what's-next watchers into a collective buzz: A story that Nokia is set to introduce a virtual reality product next week. Ina Fried in Re/code said the information came from sources "familiar with the company's ...
Apple patent focuses on tools for commuters
Dec 06, 2014
Should you take the arthritic trolley today or the local bus with over a dozen stops? Where do you change? When does the bus stop running? Once on the N line, does it pass close enough to the shop? If you waited for the express ...
Google's Nest welcomes still more product partners
Oct 26, 2014
In the Internet scheme of things, home-automation products face a problem that vendors will need to overcome. Without common standards and partnerships, how will the gadgets talk to one another? One bit of good news is that ...
MasterCard, Zwipe announce fingerprint-sensor card
Oct 18, 2014
On Friday, MasterCard and Oslo, Norway-based Zwipe announced the launch of a contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor. Say goodbye to PINs. This card, they said, is the world's first contactless ...
HTC phone users to power up scientific research
Feb 25, 2014
HTC announced at Mobile World Congress on Monday its new Power To Give project, which aims to donate processor power to scientific research. Planning on bringing together the power of millions of smartphones, the Android ...