Technology Archive

Smart Home Services Delivered Through the Crowd

It’s a classic homeowner’s anxiety—did I leave the oven on? Did I lock the front door on my way out? So classic, in fact, that it’s been a plot point in countless sitcoms, movies, and books. It’s easy to imagine that problems like these are just a fact of life, and that we humans are doomed to banal anxieties like these for the rest of …

4 Tech Trends We’re Watching in 2017

It seems like it’s every month that a new technology takes the world by storm. Just ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable that virtually everybody would be walking around with a tiny computer in their pocket. From transit to entertainment to food, tech is revolutionizing how we humans do just about everything. One aspect of our life that technology seems to be impacting more and …

Our Ten Favorite Tech Fails

Few things are more infuriating than having to deal with a malfunctioning piece of technology. That said, few things are funnier than watching someone else deal with a malfunctioning piece of technology! Writers of movies and TV shows have always known the great comic potential of Schadenfreude and this potential has been harnessed time and again through scenes in which characters are beset by tech failures. Here are our …

How AI Will Affect Service

Remember the Steven Spielberg film A.I., about the adorable child robot with feelings? Back then, artificial intelligence, or AI for short, was an obscure term used only by sci-fi enthusiasts and computer programmers. Nowadays, it affects all our lives, and in many more ways than most of us realize. No, we may not have fully realistic, high-tech android children to play with (yet?), but we’re …

Deloitte Says Tech is “The Great Job Creating Machine”

Is technology creating or destroying jobs? It’s a question that’s been asked since the Industrial Revolution, and one that’s gained more credence as the pace of technology has disrupted — or threatens to disrupt — an increasingly larger swath of professions. Driverless technology could do away with taxi and lorry (truck) drivers, while artificial intelligence and its ability to crunch through large amounts of data …