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Apple-Picking Robot Prepares to Compete for Farm Jobs - MIT Technology Review

Roughly $4 billion worth of apples are harvested in the U.S. each year. Startup Abundant Robotics hopes to suck up some of it with a machine that …

Robotics

30 Great Quotes From Inventors That Will Definitely Inspire You

So, you want 30 inspiring quotes from inventors eh? Well, welcome my friend. The ability to look at the world in new and unique ways is the hallmark …

Wikimedia

Augmented reality makeup is the future

When we think of augmented reality face filters, we tend to think of goofy novelties like Halloween masks, face swapping, or inadvertent racist caricatures. As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out yesterday, AR could go far beyond that, putting objects in real space with sophisticated tracking …

Augmented Reality

Amazon has patented an automated on-demand clothing factory

Standard operating procedure in the apparel industry goes like this: Make clothes, and then sell them. It can take weeks, if not months, to manufacture clothes, so that step has to come first. It can be a costly upfront investment, and items that don’t sell get discounted, eating into margins.<p>But …

eCommerce

Dressed by the World Around

Hold onto your Expedit: Ikea restaurants are coming

If you've ever spent three hours in Ikea, chances are you weren't there just for the dirt-cheap furniture and the opportunity to go home later and …

UnSheeping s'integrarà amb Trivago

L'app que permet a turistes reduir el cost de l'hotel en funció de la despesa que realitzin en comerços associats, UnSheeping, <b>preveu aconseguir</b> …

A Swedish mall is entirely dedicated to reselling everything

Add / Remove We’re seeing ever more initiatives aiming to raise awareness of waste and changing shoppers’ approach to how they purchase products, …

This futuristic coffee table has Bluetooth speakers and a refrigerated drawer

The 'Sobro' coffee table was designed to be the life of the party. It has everything you will ever need within reach from the couch, like Bluetooth …

Apple is reportedly working on sensors for diabetes treatment

Apple is quietly developing sensors that can track the body’s blood sugar levels in a bid to help people with diabetes, CNBC reports. The company has apparently hired a small team of biomechanical engineers to work on the project, which would monitor glucose levels through contact with the skin, …

Little Spoon is a baby food delivery service hoping to fly where others flopped

Food delivery startups have proven to be a hard business – focus is often on growth more than profits, with high burn rates, low returns and they can be logistics nightmares. But nevermind all that, a new, more niche prepared meal delivery service seems to be popping up — for babies.<p>Yumi (formerly …

Cities of 2050: How Data and Technology Will Fuel the Megacities of the Future

This feature was originally published on Autodesk’s REDSHIFT – a site dedicated to inspiring designers, engineers, builders, and makers. Architizer will share a new article from Redshift twice a month. This article was written by Terry D. Bennet, the senior industry strategist for civil …

At This Bike Shop, You Can Trade Your Old Car For An Electric Bicycle

E-bikes can be pricey. Get rid of your car for good to help pay for one.<p>If you show up at The New Wheel, an electric bike shop in San Francisco, the store will give you a chance to trade in your old car for a new e-bike.<p>As you browse or take an electric bike for a spin up one of the city’s hills, …

De la recepción a la habitación, así sería la visita a un hospital gestionado con inteligencia artificial

La combinación de aprendizaje de máquinas, aprendizaje profundo, procesamiento del lenguaje natural y computación cognitiva, pronto cambiará la forma …

2018 Global Human Capital Trends

<i>Organizations today are judged for more than their success as a business. They’re now being held responsible for their impact on society at large.</i> …

To understand the genius of Elon Musk, Thomas Edison, and Mark Zuckerberg, look at their desks

Desks have long been the home of the mind: an intimate space where you figure out what you think. Desk spaces have changed through the years to accommodate different styles and types of work, and the recent trend toward co-working also represents a change in the nature of the workplace. You can now …

Mark Zuckerberg

ChatBots for Senior People and Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

We believe that this technology will allow senior people and Alzheimer's disease patients to fully experience the joy of communication.

Alzheimer's Disease

New trend report: The Well Economy

The Well Economy, the newest trend report from the Innovation Group, comes at a time when the definition of “wellness” is expanding rapidly.Consumers …

Trends

'Electronic skin' to monitor your health

Researchers in Japan have developed "electronic skin" with an organic circuit that can be worn on the human body. It is 10 times thinner than a skin cell and lighter than a feather.<p>It has many potential uses including monitoring your health, it could be worn as an electronic tattoo or in the future …

Imagining the Retail Store of the Future

LONDON — What will the store of the future look like? Will we be served by fleets of gleaming robots, using built-in facial recognition technology to adjust each sales pitch to a person’s current mood or past spending preferences? Will there be voice-activated personal assistants, downloading the …

Netflix doesn’t care whether you think the film is good—it just wants to know if you liked it

Starting today, Netflix users will no longer have star ratings to help them decide what to watch. Instead, they’ll see a percentage score for each title that indicates how likely Netflix’s algorithms think they are to like that series or film.<p>“This is the promise of internet TV,” said Cameron …

Entertainment

A Relationship Saving Station at IKEA [Pics]

Couple argue all the time when they’re at IKEA, so Jeff Wysaski from Obvious Plant installed a “Relationship Saving Station” at his local swedish …

Creativity will be the source of our next industrial revolution, not machines

Growth in the first industrial revolution was driven by engineering, the second through electricity and production lines, and the third by technology and information. The modern economies that will undergo a fourth industrial revolution will not be those that worship machines, but those that …

Manufacturing

International Design Competition Shows Off a Wide World of Color

Nearly 25 years ago, Kiku Obata, founder of London- and St. Louis-based Kiku Obata & Company, first came across glass with a color interlayer.<p>“I walked into a room where there were hundreds of little 2-inch-square colored glass samples,” she recalls. “I stopped and said, ‘What is that?’ and was …

Review: TreePod Camper

For those of us who are innately distrustful of nature, there is something immediately appealing about a tent that is suspended in mid-air. No hard …

With Amazon Cash, you can shop online without a bank card

It opens the internet retailer to anyone with enough money in their pocket.<p>Internet shopping is great, but most of it is off-limits if you don't have a credit or debit card. Unless you thrive on gift cards, you'll have to settle for whatever is in physical shops. Today, though, Amazon is removing …

Cuando Tesla vale más que Ford…

Ayer lunes, la valoración bursátil de Tesla, una compañía fundada en el año 2003, con unos 30,000 empleados y ventas en 2016 de 7,000 millones de …

We love IKEA because it is the capitalist version of Stockholm Syndrome

Walking into IKEA is an Alice in Wonderland–level vertiginous feeling: down the rabbit hole and into a catacomb of rooms upon rooms. A veritable Disneyland for middle-class living, the IKEA store blends fantasy, the social, and cheap cuisine in a wrap of stark yellow and blue. The meals include, of …

IKEA

Always-On Strategy

Un robot imprime une maison en moins de 10h

L’impression 3D est-elle l’avenir du BTP ? C’est la question que nous posions dans notre sujet de juin dernier. A en croire le robot du jour …