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Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution

How General Electric, Local Motors, and an army of DIY inventors are rebuilding American manufacturing<p>This past February, in a nondescript industrial building near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, a few executives from GE Appliances set out to stage the division’s first hackathon. Louisville is home …

Manufacturing

Trains Could Use Lasers To Blast Leaves Off Track

Why rake ‘em when you can burn ‘em<p>Autumn: It’s a time for cool, breezy weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and the buildup of colorful tree leaves on the ground. While many enjoy the picturesque leafy exodus, there are some who don’t always look forward to the yearly ritual – notably railway …

Trains

The Google misery index: The times of year we’re most depressed, anxious and stressed

Depression. Anxiety. Pain. Stress. Fatigue. Below, I've plotted the past year’s worth of daily Google search interest in these five terms, which I've aggregated into a index of misery.<p>Higher numbers indicate greater search interest in the five terms, which all had a lot of search volume with …

How to Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is Her Name

Picture Mildred, Agnes, Ethel and Blanche. Perhaps you imagine the Golden Girls or your grandmother’s poker game. These are names for women of age, …

Your Online Journal, Built from Heartbeats, Sleep Patterns, and Hikes - MIT Technology Review

In the spring, Web designer Anand Sharma saw his doctor for an annual physical and became worried upon learning he had a low level of vitamin D. To …

Wearable Tech

Visualizing meteorites

•<p>found meteorites<p>fell meteorites<p>•<p>Bolides - The project<p>BOLIDES is an attempt to visualize and explore the meteorites that have collided with the …

Meteorites

Andrew Ng: Deep Learning, Self-Taught Learning and Unsupervised Feature Learning

The Week In Drones: Flying Cars, Robotic Starlings, And Braaaains

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Drones On The Brain, Brains On The Drone</b><p>DARPA researchers tested a human-brain-inspired microchip on a drone. To test the new chip, …

Your Amazon Order Might Now Be Filled By A Robot

Amazon is deploying 10,000 robots in order to streamline the process of order-picking at its cavernous warehouse spaces.<p>Problem: Workers at Amazon warehouses have to walk up to 20 miles a day while picking up items from shelves to fulfill orders. Solution: Have robots bring 4-foot-by-6-foot shelves …

Wearable tech's most important race: Turning heartbeats into cash

When Apple releases the Apple Watch next spring, people around the world will want to know what this long-awaited wearable can do, how it feels and what it means. But as all-consuming as that will be, the discussion misses the bigger issue: the value of the data the Apple Watch and its competitors …

10 enterprise Internet of Things deployments with actual results

Much of the media focus on IoT has been on connected devices like smart appliances, wearable devices, and other novelties. However, at Cisco’s …

Data Visualization Is The Future - Here's Why

We’ve all heard that Big Data is the future. But according to Phil Simon’s new book <i>The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions</i>, that may not be quite right. Big Data is a powerful discovery tool for companies seeking to glean new insights. But without …

TECHNOLOGY Tuesday #3 – 3D printed houses

A Chinese company is using 3D-printed blocks to build cheap and quickly assembled houses. The blocks are made from a mixture of sand, concrete and …

Meet a water heater with Wi-Fi and a little bit of AI

As much fun as it is to connect my lights, there are plenty of less sexy appliances and items that could probably benefit more from a bit of …

Anonymising router Anonabox suspended from Kickstarter campaign

An internet router that promised to anonymise online activity and raised over $600,000 in funds has been suspended from the Kickstarter fundraising site after an online backlash.<p>Anonabox developer August Germar confirmed to the Guardian on Friday that the fundraising site had suspended its pitch. …

Robotic Octopus Can Crawl, Carry Stuff

Scientists have built a robotic octopus that is not only capable of swimming and moving in the same way as its biological inspiration, but that can …

Get Discovered

There's a lot of talk about the Internet of Things, and everybody wants a slice of the pie.<p>C2M® is creating a comprehensive database of products and …

Business Intelligence

Sense Mother review: "Mother" is here to take charge of your smart home - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Sense's $299 Mother is as flexible a home automation kit as we've ever seen.<p><b>The Bad</b> $299 is a high price to pay for an automated, organized smart home, and the remote sensors are limited to a 65-foot range. A bit pricy, Limited by range.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you can get past Mother's odd and …

Beacons und Apples iBeacon: NFC-Killer oder Spielerei des E-Commerce?

Beacons und vor Apples iBeacon sind seit einiger Zeit in aller Munde und werden durchaus kontrovers diskutiert. Aber was genau steckt dahinter – und …

Digital

This Is What a 'Data Selfie' Looks Like

Data artist Laurie Frick wants users to take back their data and make some "data selfies."<p>In the 2013 book <i>Who Owns the Future?</i>, virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier poses a question: can internet users reclaim their data? Instead of giving it away to enrich tech companies, Lanier called for users …

Cambridge Intelligence

Unlock a whole new dimension of your data<p>Over the last three years, we’ve helped customers around the world unlock the full potential of their data. …

Customers

Gyroscope

The Making of April Zero<p>Part 1<p>This is the first chapter of how I designed the original April Zero website. I will share some sketches, deleted …

Blood Tests

Why We Don’t Talk About “Wearable Software”

By Tina Amirtha7 minute Read<p>It’s no surprise that the wearable tech craze is focused on hardware. After all, it’s the device we’re referring to when …

Wearable Tech

What three small businesses learned from big data

Small Business

Self Knowledge Through Numbers

Posted on June 29, 2018 by<p>Listening to music is often a passive past-time; we listen to what we like, while enjoying the lyrics and beats. Even …