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4 technologies that will unlock AR’s full potential

Apple’s ARKit is capturing the attention and imagination of developers and media alike, drawn in by an estimated 700 million iPhone owners around the world who now have AR devices. ARKit is setting the stage for the next era of AR development, and now Google has entered the fray with ARCore to …

Meet Flippy the Burger-Flipping Robot (He's Hungry to Steal Your Fast-Food Job) | Inc.com

One of my first jobs out of high school was working one summer at a busy Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant in Southern California. I'll never forget manning that flaming-hot grill during lunch hour, when there were lines of hungry customers from the registers to the door, our drive through was …

Fast Food

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?

Solar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could start to shape up.<p>Founded in 2014, Swedish Algae Factory is an algae …

Hyperloop's First Real Test Is a Whooshing Success

Your dream of one day zipping from one city to another in a pod in a pneumatic tube just took one more step toward reality. Hyperloop One announced …

The newest Philips Hue smart LED bulb is already discounted on Amazon

LED light bulbs are a dime a dozen these days, and plenty of them have “smart” features built in. Try as they might, however, no other company has …

OwnBackup grabs $7.5M Series B investment for SaaS data backup service

One of the great advantages of the cloud is that your vendor is supposed to take care of all the hard management bits for you — including backup. While that’s true for the most part, the vendor can’t help you recover data if one of your employees makes an error that results in data loss or …

SaaS

Meet The Newest Recruits of Dubai's Police Force: Robo-Cars With Facial-Recognition Tech

Robocop just got wheels.<p>Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial-recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets …

Robotics

Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.

Google just placed yet another bet on the idea that artificial intelligence will remake the world—and throw off wild profits.<p>The company disclosed …

Machine Learning

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

Number One Most Stupid Reason That Start-ups Fail | Inc.com

When you look at the stats for first-time business failure, they are truly startling research shows that anywhere from 50-95 percent of start-ups fail within their first 18 months. Probably more startling are some of the reasons for failure.<p>According to a study by CBS Insights, 95 percent of …

Startups

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation