Julien Gomez

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3 countries are more prepared for AI than the rest of us

No country is fully prepared for the impact of robots powered by artificial intelligence. But South Korea, Singapore and Germany are the most prepared countries in the world in 2018, according to a new study.<p>To get ready for automation, countries need to focus on retraining their workforce and …

Artificial Intelligence

The Future Of Your Commute

Flying cars. Dockless bikes. Cars that watch you. We spoke with eight venture capitalists on the transportation technologies they’re betting on and why.<p>The way we move through the world is undergoing a deep tectonic shift. Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have come to dominate a new market, …

China Plans to Bring Artificial Rain to Area Three Times the Size of Spain

Artificial rain is set to fall on mountainous plains three times the size of Spain. At least, that’s the plan for China’s latest weather manipulation …

Why everyone should care about blockchain—even if you don’t understand it

This article is for everyone who tries to will themselves invisible at the mention of blockchain.<p>Imagine you’re admitted to the hospital for an emergency surgery following a freak selfie accident while on vacation on the other side of the world. Right now, there’s no way for doctors to know your …

Blockchain

Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US<p>Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door so it could leave packages inside your home, and a certain number of extremely trusting Amazon Prime subscribers (Amazon won’t say how many) said okay. …

North Carolina State researchers develop sensor to measure hydration in real-time

<i>Read about the latest sports tech news, innovations, ideas and products that impact players, fans and the sports industry at SportTechie.com.</i><p>North …

Pinterest introduces Lens, a Shazam for objects in the real world

New, more visual search<p>Pinterest today introduced Lens, a new visual search tool that uses machine vision to detect objects in the real world and suggest related items on the service. Lens, which is now in beta, is a tool inside the Pinterest mobile app that functions as a kind of Shazam for …

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

PATIENT NUMBER TWO was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …

Solar Power And Electric Vehicles To Halt Growth In Oil And Coal By 2020

After a terrible couple of years, this looks like a good time for the fossil fuels sector. Oil prices are on the up again, President Donald Trump promises to sweep away many of the restrictions the industry had imposed upon it during the Obama Administration, the former head of ExxonMobil is …

Fossil Fuels

BMW Built a Power Plant from Old Electric-Car Batteries - MIT Technology Review

With the electric-car revolution perhaps just a few years off, automakers face a looming question: what do you do with all the spent batteries? One …

Electric Vehicles

Elon Musk’s Plan: Get Humans to Mars, and Beyond

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Elon Musk’s plans to get to Mars start with a really big rocket. He still needs to figure out how to pay for it.<p>For years, Mr. Musk, the billionaire founder of the SpaceX rocket company, has been offering hints and teases of his desire to colonize the big red planet.<p>In a talk …

Google and Fiat Chrysler will build 100 self-driving minivans, on the road before 2017

Google today announced that it has partnered with Fiat Chrysler to get dozens more self-driving cars in the wild.<p>The partnership was rumored to be in the works last week, and now it’s real.<p>“We’re planning to more than double our fleet with the initial addition of about 100 new 2017 Chrysler …

The top 5 startups from Y Combinator Fellowship’s Virtual Demo Day

Pre-natal genetic testing, VR drones, and fracking nanoparticles were a few of the products featured in Y Combinator’s first Virtual Demo Day. They come from the YC Fellowship, a program designed to let the startup school help idea- or prototype-stage companies, beyond the full-fledged businesses …

Startups

See a guy summon his Tesla with an Apple Watch

Tesla's Summon feature, which lets you call upon the car to unpark itself out of the garage and arrive at your doorstep, is cool enough by itself, …

Tesla

Google Calendar gets reminders to keep track of your tasks

Google's services have had reminders for a while, but they've usually been kept apart from your day-to-day schedule. That's a bit counterintuitive, isn't it? However, the company is finally setting things right by incorporating those reminders in Google Calendar. As of this week, mobile users (the …

Google Calendar

The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up

A German-born entrepreneur, Ahlborn made a small fortune founding alternative energy companies in Italy, moved to the U.S., and lost that fortune shortly after. At one point, he found himself waiting tables to make ends meet while pursuing another startup. He took a lesson in unreliability from …

Companies want to launch satellites that can see a phone in your hand from space

Regardless, satellite imaging technology continues to get better and better. Not long ago we measured satellite image resolution in meters; now it's down to <i>centimeters</i>.<p>Last year the US government relaxed its restrictions on commercial satellite imagery. Satellite companies can now legally …

China Reveals Flying Robot Car

Jetsons meets Google Car<p>AVIC, the leading Chinese aviation conglomerate, unveiled a flying robot car during the September 2015 Third China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin. The Swift Gazelle (Sai Ling in Mandarin Chinese) currently weighs 100 kg, and uses its six side-mounted, digitally controlled …

Jeremy England, the Man Who May One-Up Darwin

On a sunny afternoon, at a bustling cafe less than a mile from Stanford University’s campus, near Palo Alto, and more than 5,000 miles from his home, …

IBM’s super fast, powerful and tiny carbon computer chips could soon be in all our devices

Moore’s Law be damned. IBM announced today (Oct. 1) that it had overcome one of the major hurdles preventing carbon nanotubes from being used as transistors for computer chips. It could mean the end of the silicon computer chip.<p>Carbon nanotubes are, as their name somewhat suggestions, thin …

Top 10 Implantable Wearables Soon To Be In Your Body

Wearables. A growing trend with very soon to have their “moment in the sun” but I am a firm believer that wearable technology is simply a transition …

Meet The Scary Little Security Robot That’s Patrolling Silicon Valley

The K5 never tires on patrols and only costs $6.25 an hour. But at least it’s not armed–for now.<p>Here’s why several companies are apparently considering hiring the K5 security robot, despite its strange appearance. It patrols your grounds continuously, no need for sitting down or going outside to …

Silicon Valley

A 2,100-acre former military base near San Francisco or a 32-acre fake town? Both sites have won interest from automakers and technology companies as they seek to develop the future of transportation<p>Silicon Valley thinks it has the answer to everything. No wonder, then, that it also has the answer …

Silicon Valley

This startup is developing an electric car battery that can charge in minutes

Tesla’s fast chargers can add about 170 miles worth of electricity to its cars’ batteries in about 30 minutes. If an Israeli startup achieves its …

The 3 Generations Of Smart Cities

Inside the development of the technology driven city.<p>Smart cities are getting more and more attention in the media, from technology companies and entrepreneurs, and increasingly from both local governments and civil society. On one hand, smart cities hold the promise to potentially make the growing …

Tiny Drones Can See The World Like Insects Do

Better for surveillance... and not crashing into each other<p>Tiny insect drones could be useful for disaster-area surveillance or delivering supplies to people in accessible places. But the technology is still new, and they run a high risk of running into each other in confined spaces. Now …

Google patents creepy connected toys that can interact with children

Uncovered just recently, a three-year-old patent filed by Google describes connected toys that would be able to interact with, listen and respond to users to not only entertain children, but also to control connected devices around the home. The patent creator goes by the name of Richard Wayne …

This startup wants to take on Uber and Lyft with self-flying cars

AUSTIN, Texas — Imagine a world in which you call up a plane on your smartphone as easily as you can summon cars from Uber and Lyft. Then take it to …

Flying Car

Elon Musk says he's going to 'end' one of Tesla owners' biggest problems this week

Range anxiety is a common fear among electric car owners that their car won't be able to last until the next charge.<p>Drivers end up playing it safe and recharging before they hit the upper limit of their battery's range, or simply choosing to take gas-powered cars on longer journeys instead of their …

'BeeRotor' drone uses an insect-style eye to navigate tight spaces

Accelerometers have become integral components for many of our favorite gadgets. By measuring acceleration forces, such as gravity or someone's arm waving clumsily back and forth, these sensors can accurately identify a device's angle in relation to the Earth. It's how your smartphone knows when to …

Drones