The Internet of Things

By dana blouin | A world of connected devices.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak joins $9.5 million investment into ‘robotic digitization’ startup Ripcord

A new “robotic digitization” company launches to the public today with funding from some notable backers.Tapping robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence, Ripcord is striving to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace.” Today it announced its formal launch alongside $9.5 …

Startups

CAMEO360 - The World's Smallest Dual Lens 360º 4K Camera

There are many available action cameras in the market, but they are either too expensive or offer limited capabilities. Creating the perfect videos …

Shell's Gas Station Chargers Will End Tesla Range Anxiety

Shell, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, is planning to bring electric car chargers to its gas stations, starting with the U.K. …

Electric Vehicles

5 of the maddest gadgets at the London Wearable Tech Show

Is the world tired of wearable technology before it has even really taken off? We hardly saw any new wearables during Mobile World Congress, but at …

Gear & Gadgets
Cities

Zipcar Founder Robin Chase on Upending the Status Quo

This is the third in a series entitled The Future of Mobility, a joint project of CommonWealth and Meeting of the Minds.<p>Freedom no longer means …

Driverless Cars

Wearable tech is growing, it's just not fashionable yet

Wearable tech is a steadfastly growing sector that to date has yet to be fully embraced by the fashion industry. Interestingly, the worldwide …

Wearable Tech

Cardiomo's AI-powered smart patch wants to keep tabs on your heart

There's not always a great story behind every new piece of wearable tech we encounter, but in the case of the Cardiomo, a stick-on wearable that …

Self-driving cars and AI get boost from UK Budget

Self-driving cars and AI received a fillip in the budget, with a £270m investment fund for “disruptive technologies that have the potential to …

United Kingdom

In Smart Cities of the Future, Posters and Street Signs Can Talk

University of Washington engineers show how "smart" posters can send a message via FM radio waves to smartphone or car radio

Smart Cities

Apple iPhone 8: Patent hints at 3-D selfies, augmented reality and driverless cars

Apple has been awarded a patent for advanced facial recognition technology boosting rumors about features in the upcoming iPhone 8 and hinting at …

Augmented Reality

Worldwide Internet access via drones has still some way to go

Facebook’s solar-powered drone crashed on its very first flight. Google has announced it is closing down its solar-powered drone programme, though …

Drones

What it's Like to be an Entrepreneur in Southeast Asia | Q&A

Snap’s stock tumbles as short sellers bet on further declines

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Snap’s shares tumbled 12 percent on Tuesday and traders raced to position themselves to cash in on further declines after analysts gave the company a lukewarm reception following its red-hot market debut.<p>Snap’s $3.4 billion public listing on Thursday was the hottest technology offering …

Wall Street

You Can Control This Robot With Your Thoughts Just by Watching It Work

Don't let it go to your head.<p>Researchers have developed a robot that takes its cues from human brain waves, changing its actions almost …

Robots

Video meets the Internet of Things

Video-analytics technology is transforming the Internet of Things and creating new opportunities. Are companies prepared to capture growth?<p><b>Some of</b> …

Internet of Things

How the Internet of Things Can Make Roads Safer

The transportation industry is associated with high maintenance costs, accidents, injuries and loss of life. In the 2016 statistics compiled by the …

Internet of Things

The Internet of things and the fire service

By Charles L. Werner<p>In today’s world, there are very few days that you are not hearing about the Internet of Things. The term IoT was reportedly …

Smartwatches know when you’re getting sick before you do

Have you been looking for a reason to wear your heart-rate tracking smartwatch or fitness band more often? How about that if you do, it has a better …

8 things to understand about the current boom in U.S. venture capital

Last decade, it seemed the venture capital model was facing a serious crisis following the dot-com bubble. Funds weren’t producing positive returns. Partners were fleeing for other industries. And the industry’s very risk model was being called into question.<p>No more. 2016 was the year that cemented …

Venture Capital

IoT predictions for 2017 depend on helping developers

The 20 to 50 billion new devices coming online over the next few years — estimates vary — represent a massive opportunity for businesses, and not just technology businesses. Smarter devices and troves of sensor data can improve existing business models and lead to the creation of entirely new …

Internet of Things

Connected cars feel the love as mobile industry continues its search for the next big thing

Clearly just about every major company exhibiting at the mobile industry’s largest trade show got the memo about connected cars being the future. While a visitor had to go hunting to find displays of new smartphones, connected and autonomous vehicles were everywhere this year.<p>Automotive …

Mobile World Congress

Google’s Robocar Lawsuit Could Kill Uber’s Future and Send Execs to Prison

Uber was having a bad month even before Waymo, Google’s self-driving car outfit, filed a bombshell lawsuit accusing the ridesharing giant of swiping …

Uber

This Smart AI Can Now Steal Code to Write Its Own Programs

We're not worried, honest.<p>Our artificial intelligence systems are continuing to get smarter, with scientists demonstrating that a system called …

Artificial Intelligence

Early Uber investors call on company to change ‘destructive culture’

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Early investors in Uber wrote to the ride-hailing company on Thursday to criticize it for failing to end a toxic culture of harassment.<p>Mitch and Freada Kapor publicly rebuked the company after former Uber employee Susan Fowler described in a blog how she was sexually harassed by a …

Uber

These Autonomous Wheelchairs Are the Future of Mobility

Congress Could Make Self-Driving Cars Happen. Or Ruin Everything

Congress just stepped into the robocar game. In the past two days, a pair of senators started drafting legislation to advance autonomous vehicles, …

Driverless Cars

New Google-Powered Smartwatches Set to Launch in 2017

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is doubling down on smartwatches, planning to launch a new line next year. The watches are expected to have …

Google

New Forecast Predicts A $2.9billion Future For Smart Fashion

Today, WiseGuyReports have released a new forecast confirming that the Smart Fashion Global Market will reach $2,938.90 million by 2022. That, ladies …