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6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

The Disappearing Paper: Why Cash Is A Dying Payment Method

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist who splits his time between the U.S. and the U.K. This post was originally published on the TransferWise blog.</i><p>A cashless society has been a talking point for futurists for years, but for one reason or another, has never quite been within our grasp. Now, …

Prepare For Takeoff: Where Drones Will Make The Next Big Impact

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose on <i>60 Minutes</i> that he’d like to see drones delivering packages to customers, people assumed that unmanned aircraft were already taxiing on a runway somewhere.<p>But by the time drones start dropping Prime purchases on our doorsteps (if that happens at …

How Google Glass Is Building New Venues For Sports Sponsors

You’re at a Washington DC Capitals game, and decide to make what turns out to be a very ill-timed run to the restroom. To your dismay you hear the crowd roar. Ovechkin has scored! A league-leading 40th goal! The team goes on to win 4-2. And you missed the key moment.<p>Well maybe not. As it happens, …

Humans, drone ships are coming to take your jobs

Rolls Royce is moving toward a world where a single tap on a smartphone could set a massive cargo ship in motion half a world away.<p>As reported by …

Dow posts largest weekly gain in 3 months

Jun 8, 2018<br>5:55 PM<p>Amazon.com Inc. said late Friday it plans to open a new fulfillment center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will create 1,500 jobs. Amazon said the center adds to another one announced for South Oklahoma City. Those jobs provide “opportunities for employees to engage with robotics …

Stock Markets

Google’s brilliant plan to get millions to adopt its e-money system: Gmail

In May 2013, Google soft-launched a straightforward scheme for sending money to other people. It lets you connect Gmail with a Google Wallet account and send money to a friend for free (from a linked bank account) or for a small fee (from a credit card).<p>While the service has been available since …

Pay with Your Fingerprint - MIT Technology Review

Anyone with an iPhone 5 can use its fingerprint reader to unlock the device and pay for apps or music in Apple’s iTunes store. Owners of Samsung’s …

FinTech

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

Google vs. our humanity: How the emerging “Internet of Things” is turning us into robots

More and more, our lives are becoming automated. But what does that really mean for us?<p>According to a new Pew Research Center report, by the time 2025 rolls around the Internet of Things will dramatically improve our lives. Janna Anderson, co-author of the document, says experts expect “positive …

How Google's Project Tango and depth sensors will disrupt apps

Amir Rubin is the co-founder at Paracosm, a development partner on Google's Project Tango, and he is currently trying to build a crowdsourced 3D map …

The Robots That Will Change the World Are Already Among Us - OpenMind

They have been slower in coming than science fiction books had predicted, but they are starting to leave the factories and the most innovative …

Robotics

The New Era Of Smart Dining

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rajat Suri is the founder and CEO of E la Carte.</i><p>The restaurant industry has been around for a long time – since the dawn of Western civilization itself. Starting in Ancient Rome, some of the earliest known public restaurants, called thermopolia, were local hot-spots where the …

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

10 Business Breakthrough Technologies For 2015

While 2014 is still only half over, many in the tech world are already looking to the future and to the new gadgets and technologies set to hit the market next year. Based on existing information, 2015 looks likely to be a big year for tech breakthroughs, particularly in the business world. While …

What Commercial Aircraft Will Look Like in 2050

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>The …

Google's Project Ara could be the future of phones

Seth Newburg has a phone. It's a new phone, just a prototype.<p>Almost no one here at Google has seen it yet. Newburg is sitting in a corner conference …

10 New Innovations That Could Change the World

<i>New TechTank Blog Posts Are Available Here</i><p>Since 2001, the MIT Technology Review has released their list of the 10 most important technological …

IBM reveals 'brain-like' chip with 4,096 cores

The human brain is the world's most sophisticated computer, capable of learning new things on the fly, using very little data.<p>It can recognise …