David Minick

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These cute, tiny sensors will soon be watching you everywhere

One of the promises of the “internet of things” is that it will connect the real-world with the virtual. Low-energy Bluetooth beacons are emerging as one of its stronger early technologies.<p>Here’s a quick look at where beacon technology stands today: Estimote, one of the leading beacon startups, …

Internet of Things

Tommy Ramone on Birth of the Ramones: 'It Was Time for Something New'

<i>Tommy Erdelyi, who passed away Friday of bile duct cancer at age 65, never forgot how thrilling it was to be a Ramone during the band's formative</i> …

Indie Music

What Data Brokers Know About You

<b>The companies that sell information about how much money you make—and whether you’re pregnant, divorced, or trying to lose weight—are facing new</b> …

Solar-Powered Robot Farmers Are Almost Ready to Start Working the Land

The $1 million Ladybird bot can locate insect invaders, pluck overgrowth, and one day, harvest crops.<p>Image: University of Sydney<p>So it looks like we're going to live to see the rise of the autonomous robot farmer after all. Or at least, the robot farmhand. There are plenty of promising agricultural …

British Airways Has A New Way Of Tracking Customers' Emotions During Flights

The airline has created a new way to measure and track exactly how you feel throughout the entire flight with one simple tool — a blanket.<p>The "happiness blanket" helps the people at BA pinpoint exactly what makes people happy and what makes them anxious when they fly, this way the airline can …