The Internet of Things

By dana blouin | A world of connected devices.

What is IoT’s disruptive role in the rise of sustaintech?

Environmental technology is breaking out of its shell and transforming into what is becoming today’s new buzzword: sustaintech, a combination of cleantech and smarttech.<p>What does the emergence of sustaintech mean? It signals that we are witnessing how disruptive innovations are breaking down the …

Wearable tech to become mainstream in manufacturing facilities by 2022, says Zebra survey | Technology

Zebra Technologies Corporation, market leader in mobile computers, scanners, and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable …

The Next Mobile Computing Platform: A Pair Of Sunglasses

<b>Within the next several years, wearable, lightweight smartglasses will replace your smartphone, your monitor, even your television.</b><p>Osterhout Design Group (ODG), just raised $58 million to turn its successful R-7 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for enterprise into a $1,000 consumer product (the R-8) …

Augmented Reality

Silicon Valley vets head to Cleveland for Startup Scaleup

Now in its third year, Startup Scaleup is pulling in Silicon Valley executives who want to see Cleveland’s entrepreneurial spirit up close.<p>Former Yelp and Move.com executive Rob Krolik and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Alex Bard are among the speakers appearing at the event, which is organized by …

Silicon Valley

Innovators Gather to Talk Fintech and More at ‘Techsauce’

Events like Techsauce, which unfolded over two days this past weekend in Bangkok, give startups exposure to potential partners and investors while …

Innovation

What moral code should your self-driving car follow?

Teaching a robot to make ethical decisions is pretty complicated.<p>Imagine you are driving down the street when two people — one child and one adult — step onto the road. Hitting one of them is unavoidable. You have a terrible choice. What do you do?<p>Now imagine that the car is driverless. What …

Transportation

When blockchain meets big data, the payoff will be huge

If there is a “sweet spot” for blockchain, it will likely be the ability to turn insights and questions into assets. Blockchains will give you greater confidence in the integrity of the data you see. Immutable entries, consensus-driven timestamping, audit trails, and certainty about the origin of …

Big Data

Wisconsin may offer $3 billion worth of incentives to Foxconn in effort to create ‘Wisconn Valley’

As the hoopla that followed Foxconn’s announcement of a new plant in Wisconsin fades, details are starting to emerge about the steep cost the state will pay for 3,000 jobs.<p>If the plant is ever actually built.<p>Last week, Foxconn revealed that it would invest $10 billion in a new factory that will …

Foxconn

Net Censorship Undermines Opportunities of ‘Thailand 4.0’

ith the threat of a single gateway still looming over the heads of netizens, the recent dust-up over limiting access to Facebook content deemed …

Censorship

The reckoning is here! As wearables mature, only the strong will survive

Some of the biggest names in wearables and fitness tech are fighting – not for marketshare, but for survival. And they’re losing. Fitbit is dying …

Wearable Tech

Scientists Create a 3D Chip Capable of Making A.I. Systems Work

Nanotechnology saves the day again.<p>Imagine a world where A.I. is all around you. You get in your self-driving car to go to the doctor’s office, where …

Hologram announces world’s largest cellular IoT network

Hologram announced on Tuesday the world’s largest global cellular network dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, capable of working on 600 cellular networks in 200 countries.<p>Hologram has not revealed all of the supported networks, but said all U.S. carriers will work.<p>As part of the network …

Alphabet leverages mobile, video, cloud, and AI to keep revenue growing by 20%

If technology is ubiquitous these days, the areas where companies can make money from it seem much scarcer. In 2017, only a few sectors can be relied on to generate profitable businesses: mobile ads, streaming video, AI, and the cloud.<p>Alphabet has wended its way into each of these four markets. …

Women in Tech

How AI will become omnipresent

The resurgence of artificial intelligence in recent years has been fueled by both the advent of cheap, available mass processing capacity and breakthroughs in AI algorithms that allow them to scale and tackle more complex problems. Interestingly, this recent trend is reminiscent of the personal …

Intelligence

Amazon reportedly acquires startup to make Alexa smarter

Amazon has reportedly acquired data analysis and search engine startup Graphiq for around $50 million, according to LA Times, citing four sources familiar with the deal.<p>Launched in 2009 as FindTheBest, the startup offered online spreadsheets comparing vacations, technology, real estate, and more. …

Grab to raise $2.5 billion war chest to cement its lead over Uber in Southeast Asia

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab expects to raise $2.5 billion in a record round of fundraising to cement its lead over Uber in the region and grow its payments platform.<p>Southeast Asia has become a key battleground for technology startups vying for a market of over 600 million …

Uber

Waiting for the Bus Is About to Get Less Bad

OK, so the New York City subway is falling apart. Washington, DC’s Metro sometimes catches on fire and had to undergo serious repairs. But fear not, …

Google Maps

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Design Thinking

Amazon’s vision for the future: delivery drone beehives in every city

Amazon's drone delivery program stopped being a joke a while ago, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology …

Drones

A new wave of gadgets is setting out to secure your smart home

But it's not your fault you have to worry about it in the first place<p>October 21, 2016, was a rough day on the internet. Dyn, a company that provides domain-name services, was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS). Perhaps you tried to visit sites like Twitter or Reddit and found that …

Cybersecurity

China just flew a 130-foot, solar-powered drone designed to stay in the air for months

The CH-T4 has already set a national flight record.<p>Meet China's huge solar-powered drone, a 130-foot-wide machine designed to fly at more than 65,000 feet, for days on end. How? A super lightweight body and renewable energy tech that can power all eight of its electrical propellers.<p>Oh, and it can …

Drones

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History of Wearable Technology

<b>Fashionable Data: Trends and History of Wearable Technology</b><p>Wearable technology isn’t just trendy and cutting-edge; it is changing the way we interact …

Will These Flexible Skin Patches Replace Wires in Hospitals?

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed "epidermal electronics," thin flexible patches capable of monitoring vital signs and more.

Northwestern University

Think Like Your Customers

Mapped: The Top 263 Companies Racing Toward Self-Driving Cars

Forget dot coms and social networks. The hotspot for research and investment in Silicon Valley right now is the future of transport. Convince the …

Silicon Valley

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IBM Research creates a groundbreaking 5-nanometer chip

IBM Research and partners GlobalFoundries and Samsung have created transistors for a 5-nanometer semiconductor chip.<p>It’s a remarkable technical achievement, though a commercial version of the chip may not be possible for a while. Still, it should enable chips with 30 billion transistors, the on-off …

Engineering

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