Christos Makiyama

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Smart radar startup MetaWave raises $10 million from Hyundai, Toyota, and others

Wireless technology company Metawave announced today a $10 million investment from five backers, including Hyundai, Toyota, and automotive supply company Denso, to build a “smart automotive radar system” for autonomous cars.<p>“We’re working with all tier 1 [manufacturers] to develop technology that …

Startups

China is monitoring employees' brain waves and emotions — and the technology boosted one company's profits by $315 million

Employees' brain waves are reportedly being monitored in factories, state-owned enterprises, and the military across China.<p>The technology works by placing wireless sensors in employees' caps or hats which, combined with artificial intelligence algorithms, spot incidents of workplace rage, anxiety, …

IDC: Smartwatches aren’t dead just yet

• According to the IDC, the total number of wearable shipments in 2018 is projected to be 132.9 million, which is a 15.1-percent increase from last year’s figure.<br>• Not only that, that number is expected to grow, reaching 219.4 million in 2022.<br>• Smartwatches are expected to overtake fitness trackers to …

Project Soli

The Soli chip incorporates the entire sensor and antenna array into an ultra-compact 8mm x 10mm package.<p>The concept of Virtual Tools is key to Soli …

Brain-Like Chips Now Beat the Human Brain in Speed and Efficiency

Move over, deep learning. Neuromorphic computing—the next big thing in artificial intelligence—is on fire.Just last week, two studies individually …

Tinnitus: New Device Targets Brain's Neurons to Treat Ringing in the Ears

A new experimental device may finally bring relief to the millions of people who suffer from tinnitus, often referred to as “ringing in the ears,” or …

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.<p>The droll …

Could We Build a Machine with Consciousness?

Not quite yet, but neuroscience research is giving us some clues about how it may be possible in the not-too-distant future.<p>In a paper published in</i> …

Apple, Fitbit to Join FDA Program to Speed Health Tech

A federal agency that regulates apples wants to make regulations on Apple Inc. a little easier.<p>The Food and Drug Administration, which oversees new …

The chip inside the iPhone X and iPhone 8 makes them more powerful than a 2017 MacBook Pro

The A11 Bionic SoC powers the newly announced iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.<p>Benchmarks are synthetic tests that put a device's SoC to a squeeze to understand its capabilities, mainly speed. They address the chip's cores and calculate how long it takes for them to complete a task.<p>Cores can …

Before we fix health care, we need to focus on our food

The fundamental underlying challenge is cost - the massive and ever-rising price of care which drives nearly all disputes, from access to benefit levels to Medicaid expansion.<p>So far, policymakers have tried to reduce costs by tinkering with how care is delivered. But focusing on care delivery to …

Retinal prosthesis could enable blind to see shapes, even text

A nano-engineered electronic prosthesis under development by a UC San Diego spinoff may one day restore usable eyesight to those with retinal …

Why It’s Taking Less and Less to Manufacture More of the Things We Want

Manufacturing productivity has been on a tear. It’s nearly doubled versus construction productivity over the last couple decades.Ever wonder why? I …

Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running super-fast AI

Microsoft made a splash in the world of dedicated AI hardware today when it unveiled a new system for doing high-speed, low-latency serving of machine learning models. The company showed off a new system called Brainwave that will allow developers to deploy machine learning models onto programmable …

The Most Important Question Underlying Artificial General Intelligence Research – Is Math Real?

The Fundamental Question<p>Will artificial intelligence replace humanity? The answer rests on one fundamental question – do numbers, and the math we use …

Strange Noise in Gravitational-Wave Data Sparks Debate

The team that discovered gravitational waves put their data online. Now an independent group of researchers claims that they’ve found what might be a …

6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

Computers don’t exist in a vacuum. They serve to solve problems, and the type of problems they can solve are influenced by their hardware. Graphics …

The Walls Have Eyes, and They’re Watching How You Walk

MIT’s WiGait wall sensor can unobtrusively monitor people for many health conditions based on their walking patterns Photo: Jason DorfmanThe WiGait …

Tricorder XPRIZE Awards $2.5M for Device That Detects Illness Using Your Phone

In a few hundred years, doctors will scan their patient with a handheld device called a Tricorder to diagnose virtually any ailment. That’s according …

Panasonic can read your heart rate by looking at your face

Being a sports professional means keeping calm in high-pressure situations, or at least pretending you are when actually freaking out. Spectators are typically none the wiser, but Panasonic will be giving viewers some additional insight into the mind of golfers competing at the Panasonic Open Golf …

Panasonic

Future ‘lightwave’ computers could run 100,000 times faster

TeraHertz pulses in semiconductor crystal (credit: Fabian Langer, Regensburg University)Using extremely short pulses of teraHertz (THz) radiation …

Why This Deal Unveils A $100 Billion Opportunity

<i>By</i> <i>Matthew Carr</i><i>, Emerging Trends Strategist, The Oxford Club</i><p>Over the past couple of years, I’ve urged investors not to underestimate "the cloud." And …

New Artificial Synapse Bridges the Gap to Brain-Like Computers

From AlphaGo’s historic victory against world champion Lee Sedol to DeepStack’s sweeping win against professional poker players, artificial …

Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks

The revelation through Wikileaks that the CIA has explored hacking vehicle computer control systems should concern consumers, particularly as more …

How Metamaterials Are Reinventing 3-D Radar Imaging - MIT Technology Review

Synthetic aperture radar is a remarkable imaging technique that produces high-resolution 2-D and 3-D pictures from radar reflections. Because it …

Nanotech

Scientists rewrote the DNA of an entire species

Biologists designed a new type of yeast from scratch. Now, they want to bring it to life.<p>In just a few years, scientists will unveil a creature whose every letter of DNA was written by a human being. It will be a yeast cell with a fully designer genome, and biological capabilities seen nowhere else …

Best GPS Trackers for Kids: Tracking Watches for Children

“Technology to Wear” is the stage where most developments are happening these days. With excellent functionality, usage simplicity and elegance, the …

GPS Tracking

Altair Readies Cellular IoT IC with GPS Inside

MADISON, Wis. – Is this the year for service providers to take the plunge into cellular IoT networks?<br>Cellular IoT chip suppliers certainly hope so.<p>In …

This Super-Fast 3-D Printer Is Powered by Holograms - MIT Technology Review

A bright-green laser flashes on, shining into a petri dish full of goo. From nowhere, the shape of a paper clip emerges—ghostly at first, then solid. …

Want to Keep Hackers Out of Gadgets? Try International Law

Imagine this scenario: You're on vacation in the beautiful Austrian Alps, heading out for breakfast, but your room's door won't open. The hotel uses …

Cybersecurity