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Watch This Guy Summon His Tesla With An Apple Watch

Tesla recently added a feature to its Model S allowing users to summon their car like an obedient dog, and now the Apple Watch is on board too. Other …

Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tip

Your hotel's newest bellhop may be a robot.<p>A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up and its "autonomous robot helpers" received $15 million in new financing last month. Savioke's goal is to put robots in hotels across the country, building on its current stable of 12, including one near Los Angeles …

Hospitality

Elon Musk is thinking about building an electric airplane that takes off vertically

Electric cars and and commercial spaceflight are clearly not enough. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he’s mulling how to provide super-convenient, electric-powered air travel.<p>When asked to reveal his “next great idea” during a brief Q&A session this week, Musk answered: “Well I have been …

Elon Musk

The innovators: micro micro-breweries causing a froth

The Pico squats on the kitchen counter much like a microwave while the Brewbot fits into your garage or under the stairs<p>Brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell shared a passion for homebrewed beer but, when they shared a recipe, the pair could never seem to get the same result. Although Jim’s Angry Amber …

MIT Tool Gives the Cost of Installing Solar Panels on Any Roof in Your City

How good is your roof for solar power?<p>The world, it seems, is falling in love with solar energy. Recent years have seen the increasing adoption of solar power around the world as an alternative energy source for everything from individual homes to the entire energy grid, with the United States' …

Data, drones and 3D-printed hearts: 2015 highlights from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

<i>This article is published in collaboration with MIT News.</i><p>It’s been a busy year for MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory …

The 10 Best TED Talks of 2015

Everybody loves TED. Here are my favorite talks of the year.<p>If you follow my column, you know I'm a huge fan of TED. Billed as the nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading," TED's short presentations can teach you a lot about the current state of business and technology and where …

These 4 startups are changing the face of AI in 2016

<i>This post is produced by BeMyApp.</i><p>According to researchers, 2016 will be the year of AI. Believed to be replacing the screen age as one of the “hot consumer trends,” the latest in AI allows for much more than robots, personal assistants, and self-driving cars.<p>Facebook recently announced that the …

10 Big Data predictions for 2016

<b>The year of predictive analytics</b><p>Mark Darbyshire, Chief Technologist at SAP UKI: “With the dawn of the ‘zettabyte era’, and the world churning out …

These are some of the crazy things scientists did using gene editing in 2015

One technique in particular, known as CRISPR/Cas9 , has made it possible to quickly and precisely edit genes by cutting and pasting bits of DNA, opening the door to curing genetic defects and preventing the spread of disease. It's already been used in everything from mice to human …

Genetics

The Best Way to Run a Startup With a Full-Time Job

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Elon Musk is right about the threat of AI, but he’s dangerously wrong about why

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are right: AI is dangerous. But they are dangerously wrong about why.<p>I see two fairly likely futures:<p>Future one: AI destroys itself, humanity, and most or all life on earth, probably a lot sooner than within 1000 years.<p>Future two: Humanity radically restructures its …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla’s mysterious rival is building the ‘ultimate connected experience'

The problem is, we've had no idea what that means — the company hasn't shared many details about its cars or what sets them apart. Until now.<p>We recently spoke with the Richard Kim, Faraday Future's lead designer, to try and get a better idea of what will make its cars so special.<p>Kim shared some of …

Electric Vehicles

Social robots: The solution to our screen addictions, or just more digital weirdness?

Jibo is a social robot. He has two high-resolution cameras, and should be able to recognize you amid a gaggle of people. Jibo is smarter than a smartphone, and crammed with artificial intelligence algorithms. He can learn your preferences, and adapt to them, like a well-trained dog.<p>And yes, he's a …

Robotics

See the High Tech Hunger Games-Level Workout Gear Geniuses from MIT Made

Getting motivated to work out isn’t always a breeze. Sometimes all it takes is a funky, upbeat playlist and killer headphones to get the endorphins pumpin’; other times you need a workout buddy to nag you out of making excuses to skip. But if you need another kind of motivator, this amazing …

Athletic Apparel

Best of 2015: Wikipedia-Mining Algorithm Reveals World’s Most Influential Universities - MIT Technology Review

Where are the world’s most influential universities? That’s a question that increasingly dominates the way the public, governments, and funding …

Higher Education

A Harvard Medical School professor makes the case for the liberal arts and philosophy

<i>In this commentary, David Silbersweig, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Institute for the Neurosciences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Stanley Cobb Professor of psychiatry and Academic Dean (Partners HealthCare) at Harvard Medical School, makes the case for the</i> …