The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review on Neuroscientists Object to Europe’s Human Brain Project

More than 180 neuroscientists have signed an open letter to the European Commission calling on it to reconsider the technical goals and oversight of one of the world’s largest brain-mapping projects, predicting it is likely to fail. The European Union agreed last year to invest more than one billion euros … Continue reading

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful

The way we navigate in cities has been revolutionized in the last few years by the advent of GPS mapping programs. Enter your start and end location and these will give you the shortest route from A to B. That’s usually the best bet when driving, but walking is a … Continue reading

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: A Smart Home Knows When to Blast the AC

The newest idea in home automation is letting your thermostat track your smartphone, and only blast the air conditioner when you’re at home. WSJ Personal Tech Columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler put Honeywell’s new Lyric thermostat to the test. When it’s hotter than Hades outside, wouldn’t it be nice if your … Continue reading

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: GE Device Measures the Calories on Your Plate

Self-tracking devices like the Fitbit do a fair, if imperfect, job at measuring how much you move and then inferring how many calories you’ve burned in a day. But they don’t measure how many calories you consume. You can enter calorie estimates into an app, but doing so is a … Continue reading

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: UK Businesses Ignoring Consumer Demand for Mobile Payment Tech

Mastercard warns: invest or face economic consequences. Many UK businesses are struggling to expand and develop to their full potential due to a lack of proper investment into new technologies such as alternative payment methods, a senior Mastercard executive has told CBR. Marcia Clay, the groups’ UK and Ireland head … Continue reading

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: When Technology Helps Consumers Challenge the Status Quo

Adapting to change is hard, especially when your family’s livelihood is on the line. That’s why, when companies face competition, their tendency is to reach out to the government to ask for protection and demand that competition be squashed using the regulatory and coercive power of the state. The best … Continue reading

Facebook acquisition of Oculus could end up boosting crowd funding

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review – The concept of crowd funding new technology companies took a hit earlier this year when Oculus was bought by Facebook FB  for about $2 billion. Participants in a $2.4 million Kickstarter campaign that helped fund Oculus and its development of a virtual reality … Continue reading

How Can Space Tech Help Detect Bank Fraud On Earth?

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review – Drawing on their experience building complex software for simulating spaceflight, Portuguese scientists have created a 21st-century way of detecting banking fraud here on Earth. Today, every electronic purchase in Portugal runs through their software. Around the globe, Feedzai products screen some US$229 billion-worth … Continue reading

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: Space simulation technologies inspire anti-fraud systems on Earth

  Main Control Room at ESOC, ESA’s operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany. Credit: ESA-J.Mai Drawing on their experience building complex software for simulating spaceflight, Portuguese scientists have created a 21st-century way of detecting banking fraud here on Earth. Today, every electronic purchase in Portugal runs through their software. Around the … Continue reading

Growing fraud detection firm latest tech firm to redesign in Big Pink

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review – The leadership team at online fraud detection firm iovation had a choice to make: remodel their existing 18,500 square feet in U.S. Bancorp Tower or move into new, bigger space to accommodate its growing 88-person Portland team. They decided to stay, work with … Continue reading