Mary McGuire

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Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” …

University of California

Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Are About to Transform Business. Here's How to Be Prepared.

While we have heard the words AI and VR for years, now is the time to understand that they may significantly change your business.<p>Discussions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) inevitably evoke descriptive images of a room full of gamers. But, AI and VR will change the way you …

5 Tech Predictions for 2017

I’ve been writing a tech predictions column for nearly 30 years now. I study our research and look for trends and information that give me hints of …

Why is corporate America picking wind power over solar?

Google, Microsoft, Dow Chemical and other big companies are buying five times more wind than solar electricity in the race to hit ambitious emissions targets<p>Businesses are buying more wind and solar electricity than ever before to help lower their carbon footprint in offices, stores and factories. …

Renewable Energy

Las Vegas Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached with the …

This 25-year-old just raised $5.8M for a startup that will make VR experiences ‘indistinguishable from real life’

Jake Rubin’s inspiration for launching a virtual reality company began inside his grandfather’s magnet lab at MIT nearly two decades ago. That’s …

Renewable energy is here to stay: The industry has grown up, and it’s too big to kill

<b>Al Gore; Donald Trump (AP/Getty/Alex Sanz/Mandel Ngan/Martha Irvine/Salon)</b><p>Donald Trump’s meeting with Al Gore could signal he understands renewable energy isn’t a do-gooder business now<p>Angelo Young<p>December 7, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>If you’re an American environmentalist, there’s a lot to be sober about …

Google's DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream - ExtremeTech

Google’s DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream<p>By on November 28, 2016 at 10:05 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

11 Exciting New Materials Designers Should Watch

Flexible batteries, Velcro metal, colorful conductive inks, and more.<p>Andrew Dent, vice president of library and materials research at Material ConneXion, is like a sommelier. Presiding over the world’s largest library of materials, his job is to listen to the requirements of his clients–a list …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we …

Artificial Intelligence

VW's Future Electric Car Will Have an Augmented Reality Navigation System

Using all sorts of futuristic tech, navigation directions will appear to be projected on the road in front of you.<p>Volkswagen's upcoming, all-electric I.D., previewed in concept form a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, is as important to the company as the original Beetle and Golf. The concept …

Elon Musk: We Need Universal Income Because Robots Will Steal All the Jobs

Spacentrepreneur Elon Musk thinks we’ll eventually need a basic universal income because of “automation.”<p>“People will have time to do other things, …

Where the Candidates Stand on Your Taxes

How much of your paycheck you'll keep under Clinton and Trump.<p>The Obama years saw the Bush tax cuts made permanent for all but the wealthiest, plus …