Chief Technology Officer for the US Raises Up Women in Technology

Chief Technology Officer for the US Raises Up Women in Technology

Megan Smith, the current Chief Technology Officer for the United States spoke at a Q & A in Manhattan, hosted by Hearst Magazines. Her focus was on encouraging techies and highlighting women in technology. Her hope is to inspire future generations of women in science and technology. Smith said:”Women played critical roles in the early development of computers, Smith said, but that history is often forgotten”   She spoke about several women who were instrumental pioneers in technology advancements, and how no one really knows about them. She showed pictures…

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Netflix Price Increase For 17 Million Customers

Netflix Price Increase For 17 Million Customers

Netflix is raises its prices next month for some of its early subscribers. Two years ago, Netflix was in the news when it announced they were raising the price of their subscription based streaming service. But, in order to avoid an uproar, current subscribers would stay at the $7.99 rate for two more years. That will end next month. Everyone will now pay the same rate of $9.99 per month for the HD streaming service. A letter was sent out in January which said: In Q2 and Q3, we’ll be releasing…

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Wearable Way To Know Your UV Exposure

Wearable Way To Know Your UV Exposure

Beauty giant L’Oréal has entered the wearable market with a new patch that will monitor your UV exposure. La Roche-Posey, which is the parent company of L’Oréal, will be marketing this device that was created by a health tech company called MC10. Introducing My UV Patch The My UV Patch  goes on your body anywhere it has sun exposure. There is an app you download that interacts with the patch. Simply take a picture of the patch and it will diagnose how much UV exposure you had. You also receive…

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Test Drive Your Next Car On Instagram

Test Drive Your Next Car On Instagram

Do you like to test drive cars but hate dealing with the pushy salespeople? Now you can, with an app and a thumb. Volvo has introduced a way to test drive the new XC60 on Instagram. It is like playing a game, where you use your thumb to control the car. You can test drive it in various places, such as Los Angeles or New York City. The game provides information on the integrated technology and advanced features in these new snazzy cars. The idea behind this is being called…

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Detect Allergies in a Beautiful Way

Detect Allergies in a Beautiful Way

With the growing concern of allergies, Allergy Amulet is entering the wearable field to provide some beautiful help. The tracker looks like a necklace, but it really is a life-saving device. The device only watches out for pollens and other airborne allergens. No step counting, calories burned or floors climbed. But this could be more helpful to some than all the other fitness trackers out there. Their website states: The Allergy Amulet is a rapid, portable, point-of-consumption allergen detection device. The device will enable simple, mobile measurements to help individuals…

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