Bringing up babies in the age of artificial intelligence

“Alexa, play the song The Wheels on the Bus”, I commanded the recent addition to our lives and the mounting pile of technological gizmos making the many shelves and drawers in the house burst at the seams. I watched our almost year old toddler crawl purposefully towards the source of the music that had become…

Samsung’s next foldable smartphone could double up as a SMARTWATCH

Last month, Samsung amazed fans around the world when it revealed its first foldable smartphone , dubbed the Galaxy Fold. Now, it seems that the tech giant could be working on a second folding smartphone, with a very different design. A patent filed by Samsung has been discovered by LetsGoDigital , detailing a foldable smartphone that doubles up as a smartwatch.…

Social robot Jibo goes out with a song and a dance

The servers running Jibo, a connected home robot, are about to be shut down, and the robot has started informing its owners with a bittersweet message. Reporter Dylan Martin tweeted a video showing Jibo saying that its functions will soon be “limited,” but it “really enjoyed our time together.” “Thank you very, very much for…

What’s new in headphone tech?

The slow death of the 3.5mm headphone jack—the once ubiquitous audio connector present on smartphones, portable audio players and laptops—might not be the most convenient technological change for consumers, but it has sparked some remarkable innovations. Wireless connectivity, active noise cancellation and even integrated digital assistants have transformed the humble headphone into cutting-edge technology. Best…

Oppo also has a foldable phone and it kinda looks like the Mate X

It’s officially a foldable phone party. Huawei revealed its ultra-expensive foldable Mate X at this year’s MWC in Spain, a not-so-subtle attempt to upstage Korean competitor Samsung, who had showcased the Galaxy Fold at a special event just a week ago. And now, the latest smartphone maker to join the fold is Oppo. On Monday,…

Mood-forecasting tech could help stop bad moods even before they strike

Imagine an app or wearable device that could tell a day in advance that an at-risk individual would experience suicidal thoughts — and alert the person and their trusted contacts. That might soon be a reality, thanks to the nascent field of mood forecasting. We’ve become used to fitness trackers and other electronic devices that monitor our physical…