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Jibo Creator Cynthia Breazeal Is Building A Robot For Every Home

How robots will become like family members<p>When NASA’s Sojourner rover landed on Mars in 1997, Cynthia Breazeal remembers thinking, “We can send robots to space, but we still don’t have ones that can ‘live’ beside us.” What’s up with that? She set out to find the answer, and in the process, …

Robotics

Entrepreneurs & Startups: How To Brand Yourself

In this world full of adverts. If you do not brand yourself or your company, you are losing out big time to anyone else who does some form of …

Ford Motor Company

FinTech is Booming and Here's Why You Should Join in 2016

FinTech has become one of the hottest topics in the tech startup scene and will continue to dominate in 2016. For entrepreneurs, that stands for a …

Hong Kong

technfeed.com

Unicorns, ad-wrapped cars and other signs of a coming techpocalypse

Investor cash minted a new $1 billion startup every four days this fall. Analysts say that's "bonkers."<p>A symbol of the dot-com bust is back. Is it time to panic?<p>San Diego-based Wrapify recruits drivers and swathes their cars in vinyl advertisements, often for companies not much older than the …

Venture Capital

The 2015 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for your little nerds and nerdettes

My 8 year old (recently 7, they grow so fast) asked recently, "are we nerds yet?" Being a nerd doesn't have the negative stigma it once did. A nerd …

Raspberry Pi

The toys that will actually teach your girls engineering skills

Toy stores are no strangers to gender politics. But the new trend in science and tech toys for girls has brought the debate to an all-time low. Some common refrains:<p><i>Why is the doll blonde? Isn’t it supposed to be the Anti-Barbie?</i><i><br>Why are they so thin and what’s with the short skirts?</i><i><br>Does everything</i> …

Kids

Orbbec Persee 3D Camera Computer Unveiled (video)

A new project has launched over on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website to create the world’s first 3D camera computer called the Orbbec Persee.<p>The …

3D Printing

EVI Smart Lighting System Can Be Retrofitted (video)

Anyone that would like to upgrade their standard lighting to a modern smart lighting system, may be interested in a new smart lighting board that can …

Gear & Gadgets
Clean Energy

What's inside the Most Exclusive Website on the internet?

More than 45,000 people are currently in line to get access to the so-called "Most Exclusive Website" on the internet -- and most of them have no …

Internet

In a win for the lazy, Google makes food delivery even simpler

The best thing about delivery is that it’s practically instant. I’m not sure if American’s are getting busier or lazier, but the market for food …

Android News

Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium

Your pet jellyfish can now get a sophisticated home. The Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium provides a perfect home for your pet jellies as well as …

How Smart, Digital Stadiums Are Changing The Way We Watch Sports

There’s nothing quite like attending a major sports event in person. The sights and sounds from the field, the roar of the crowd, and the raw excitement of cheering for your team along with 40,000 or more of your “closest friends” is a unique experience.<p>But as today’s sports fans are streaming into …

Atlanta Falcons

Nikola Labs Launches iPhone 6 Case Which Harvests Electricity From The Air

Nikola Tesla pioneered the transmission of electricity over wires. Heinrich Hertz proved it could be transmitted wirelessly. But we still use 19th centre technology to power 21st century devices.<p>Nikola Labs — which pitched today on stage after being selected by TechCrunch editorial team and the …

Tesla

Implantable device could allow for better-targeted cancer treatment

While there are a large number of approved cancer treatments, identifying which drugs are best suited to individual patients is extremely difficult …

Cancer

Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

The Coin (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise …

FinTech

Stanford's flexible aluminum-ion battery can fully charge in a little over one minute

The current Lithium-ion batteries we have in our smartphones today are slowly improving, but it seems as though these types of batteries just can’t keep up with what the rest of the tech world needs. Many other types of battery tech have surfaced over the years, but none have been as efficient or …

Clean Energy

Equipment for making an adventure film

<b>This is an exciting time to be alive.</b> That’s true for a lot of reasons, but especially so if you are interested in making adventure films. Technology …

Internet of Things Relay For Home Automation Using Arduino (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists who enjoy making projects from home automation using different Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi mini PCs or …

Swyp Smart Wallet Combines All Your Cards Into One (video)

A new smart wallet has been unveiled this week called Swyp that has been designed to allow you to combine all your credit cards and store cards into …

Crowd Funding

Black Swift Tiny Wireless Computer Unveiled For $25 (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists that are looking for a tiny wireless computer equipped with ability to be added to other projects might be …

Raspberry Pi

See Inside The Most Futuristic Cruise Ship On The Planet

Quantum of the Seas is one of the most advanced ships on earth, and it will cruise in the Caribbean this spring before heading to the South China Sea in the fall.<p>It has a bumper-car track, a cocktail bar staffed by robots, and a skydiving simulator.

Royal Caribbean

This movie sharing service is the first good use of Ultraviolet we've seen

But it might not last long<p>Former Wall Street analyst Steve Wang has just launched Wavelength, a free movie-sharing service, or, as Wang is calling it, "the first social movie service."<p>Wavelength is powered by Ultraviolet, a cloud locker created by movie studios in 2010 that allows users to buy one …

UltraViolet

Meet Jeremy Cowart, A Photographer Who Snaps The Homeless With A High-Tech Light Ring And Cellphone

Some folks look away from homelessness. Jeremy Cowart looks straight at it, with kindness.<p>Cowart is a Nashville-based celebrity photographer and founded Help-Portrait, a global event that invites photographers to shoot and print portraits of the homeless and people in need in an effort to help …

New Free App Helps Drunk Drivers Get Safe Rides Home

A new mobile app to help people who have been drinking get a safe ride home was introduced yesterday in Washington, D.C as part of the federal government’s annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown on drunk driving.<p>The SaferRide app, designed to help keep drunk drivers off the roads …

How Wearables Are Being Used For Social Good

Even the Embrace, a sleeping-bag like device to keep premature babies warm, can be considered a wearable.<p>Most wearables are focused on feeding off of self obsession: How many miles you ran in a day, how much stress you’re feeling, how many hours you slept last night. And while there’s obvious value …

Transform A DSLR Or Smartphone Camera Into A 3D Camera With Kúla (video)

Owners of digital DSLR cameras and smartphones that are interested in taking 3D photographs might be interested in a new adapter which has been …

Mobile Photography

Led By Pixar Alums, ToyTalk Launches Its First Paid Kids App, Begins To License Tech

ToyTalk, the makers of kids entertainment applications for iPad, has just released its first paid application with the launch of a character-driven touch and play app called SpeakaLegend. But the team may have even bigger news on the way in the form of licensing deals for its speech recognition …

These Energy-Saving, Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power The Internet Of Things

In the beginning, it was speed and performance. We loved our electronic gadgets and PCs to be fast and furious, no matter if the energy consumption was over the top. The industry responded accordingly: the circuit design universe focused on speed and performance, so following Moore’s Law, doubling …