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Japan Mints First Robot Billionaire

Yoshiyuki Sankai, founder and head of cyborg-robot maker Cyberdyne, joins the ranks of Forbes’ Billionaires at a $1 billion net worth as the share price of his medical robotics company has quintupled since its March debut on Japan’s Mothers market for startups.<p>The University of Tsukuba PhD invented …

Robotics

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

Quantum dots, a Ghostbuster backpack & the future of solar technology

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Sometimes, it just takes a Google search to overcome a big technical hurdle in a lab. OK, so it didn’t quite happen that way, …

New York City ponders bitcoin and Apple Pay for parking tickets

New York City wants to make it easier for the recipients of its some 8-to-10 million annual parking tickets to pay their fines. To do so, it's accepting pitches for payment systems that'd take advantage of mobile tech and things like Apple Pay and bitcoin. New York has an online payment system in …

LG announces a curved, 34-inch monitor that's tailor-made for gamers

You're going to see lots of curved things at CES 2015. TVs, all-in-one PCs, and plenty of desktop monitors. LG's one of the main pushers of curved displays, and tonight it's announcing one of those products before we head for Las Vegas. The 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor has been designed for …

Meteor wants to be the warp drive for building real-time apps

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: dezignor/Shutterstock<p>For most organizations, building a modern-day cloud application that rivals something as clean …

These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

Automotive HUD Market Could Be $8.3b By 2020

In 1977 when Luke Skywalker first put away his targeting computer, few would have guessed just how lucrative heads-up displays (HUDs) would be.<p>Market research firms vary in their estimates for growth in the HUD automotive sector over the next few years but most would agree that 25% compound annual …

Agtech Upstart FarmLogs Raises Another $10 Million

Agricultural management software company FarmLogs just added $10 million in venture backing, bringing its total raised so far to $15 million.<p>The Series B round—which comes less than one year after its Series A event—includes existing investors Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, and Hyde Park …

One-Third Of Coleman's Third-Quarter Transactions Involve Technology-Related Stocks

Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio), founder of New York-based Tiger Global Management, is said to be a member of the “Tiger Club” – i.e., managers who learned their investment strategies from Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio). Coleman has a preference for small caps and technologies, and, in the …

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …