WALMART SHOPPING APP TO CHALLENGE AMAZON BY SPEEDING UP IN-STORE RETURNS

WALMART SHOPPING APP TO CHALLENGE AMAZON BY SPEEDING UP IN-STORE RETURNS

When you consider that nearly a third of items ordered online end up getting returned, ecommerce companies need to ensure that the process of sending something back is as simple and straightforward as possible. Walmart, which has been steadily building...

HARD DRIVES OF THE FUTURE WILL BE FASTER AND LARGER THANKS TO NEW GLASS PLATTERS

HARD DRIVES OF THE FUTURE WILL BE FASTER AND LARGER THANKS TO NEW GLASS PLATTERS

Even if many modern systems eschew classic hard drive storage designs in favor of solid state alternatives, there are still a number of companies working on improving the technology. One of those is Hoya, which is currently prototyping glass substrates fo...

MICROSOFT SURFACE BOOK 2 NEWS: NEW MODEL LIKELY WON’T APPEAR UNTIL 2018

MICROSOFT SURFACE BOOK 2 NEWS: NEW MODEL LIKELY WON’T APPEAR UNTIL 2018

Microsoft hasn’t released much Microsoft Surface Book 2 news yet, and we’re not certain exactly when it will officially announce the new version. Unlike in years past, there doesn’t appear to be a specific Surface hardware event planned for October; rathe...

Having seconds thoughts? Here’s how to recall an email in Outlook

Having seconds thoughts? Here’s how to recall an email in Outlook

We all know how it feels to click “Send” on an email, only to realize you’ve included an embarrassing mistake in it. Or even worse, you accidentally hit “Reply All” and sent your embarrassing mistake to the entire office. Before you start cringing at the...

SpaceX could launch ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ by year’s end

SpaceX could launch ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ by year’s end

SpaceX has been launching and landing its Falcon 9 rocket on such a regular basis recently that the missions hardly make the news these days, a testament to the impressive progress made by Elon Musk’s private space company in recent years. So now atten...

Smart Umbrella Lets You Know It’s Going to Rain Half an Hour in Advance

Smart Umbrella Lets You Know It’s Going to Rain Half an Hour in Advance

Giving Mary Poppins’s magic umbrella some serious competition is the all new high-tech ‘Oombrella’ – not only can it predict the weather, it’s also impossible to lose. The smart umbrella syncs with a smartphone app, sending users updates about weather con...

BOEING ACQUIRES MAJOR DRONE, AEROSPACE DEVELOPER WITH FOCUS ON MORE AUTONOMY

BOEING ACQUIRES MAJOR DRONE, AEROSPACE DEVELOPER WITH FOCUS ON MORE AUTONOMY

The American multinational corporation known as the Boeing Company has just made some very interesting plans, according to CNN Money. The aerospace corporation, founded in 1916, is planning on purchasing Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, which is a worl...

Loud “Booms” Occurring All Around the World Leave Experts Scratching Their Heads

Loud “Booms” Occurring All Around the World Leave Experts Scratching Their Heads

Mysterious boom sounds have baffled people all over the planet throughout the past year. There have been 64 recorded incidents within the last 12 months, with the majority heard on the east coast of the USA, but also reported everywhere from the Middle Ea...

Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

When they hear the word “Styrofoam”, most people think about disposable food containers or packaging material, but for one Japanese modular home manufacturer, it is the building material of the future. Its increasingly popular Styrofoam dome houses are hi...

HERE’S HOW AMAZON COULD CHANGE WHOLE FOODS (AND GROCERY SHOPPING)

HERE’S HOW AMAZON COULD CHANGE WHOLE FOODS (AND GROCERY SHOPPING)

What would the world be like if Amazon owned actual retail stores? We’re on the cusp of the answer to that question. Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market has been finalized. Amazon now owns 431 Whole Foods supermarkets. But don’t worry — Whole Foods...