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Building your own chatbot is a lot easier than you'd expect

Three of the undisputed kings of technology -- Microsoft, Facebook and Google -- all bet big on bots in 2016. It's too early to say whether that was a good move, but if nothing else it's clear that bots haven't seen mainstream adoption yet. If you're a believer in the technology and want to start …

Artificial Intelligence

This Machine Makes Clean Water Out of Air

Two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen is all it takes.<p>Approximately one in ten people on the planet don't have access to clean water. Infrastructure issues affecting clean water have crept into the United States in Flint, Michigan, and concerns about water sources have become white-hot debate …

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of business

With the adoption of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our home lives.<p>Many of us also use a smart thermostat to monitor the temperature of our living rooms, and maybe even a smart doorbell to keep an eye on the front porch.

Meta’s New AR Glasses Let You Touch The Virtual World

The $949 headset, which is shipping now, lets you interact with digital objects without the need for physical controllers.<p>It takes automakers many years to go from design concept to showroom-ready cars, and by the time designers see their new vehicles in the flesh, it’s often too late to make any …

Augmented Reality

La increíble historia detrás del primer auto que Cuba recibió proveniente de los EEUU en casi sesenta años

La familia Albaisa es símbolo de aquellos primeros cubanos en escapar de la revolución socialista comenzando alrededor de 1959, <b>momento bisagra de la</b> …

Bendable and foldable phones are coming. Are you ready?

She pushed down hard on the rectangular phone and, like a slap bracelet, it cinched around her wrist. The audience gasped; the internet went wild.<p>This articulated wraparound phone -- known as the CPlus -- was a concept device Lenovo used to wow the crowd as part of a larger launch last June that …

Mobile

Scientists Successfully Lengthen Mice's Lifespan By 30 Percent

They used genetic modification to "reset" the mice to a younger state.<p>An incredible new study by scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California suggests the possibility of reversing the aging process through genetic engineering.<p>They based their experiment on the amazing ability of …

New Cassini photos show the hexagon on Saturn's north pole

The first images from the pentultimate phase of the mission<p>On November 30, the Cassini mission moved into its next, and second-to-last, phase. For the next five months, the space probe will perform 20 "ring-grazing" orbits, passing over Saturn's north pole and brushing the edge of the planet's main …

Parisians grapple with worst winter pollution in a decade

PARIS (AP) — Under deceptively blue skies, the marvels of Paris beckoned. But art dealer Sophie Vigourous wore a face mask to appreciate them because …

I Tried to Power Three Electric Vehicles With Solar Panels

Powering three modern electric vehicles with my home's solar array and an extension cord. Can the sun be your endless fuel pump?<p>Toward the end of last year, I bought a solar array: 24 LG panels up on my roof paired with Enphase microinverters, transforming sunlight into 7.4 kilowatts of …

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

Proterra's electric bus can travel 350 miles before recharging

A startup called Proterra has been working on electric buses for years, and its latest model has a pretty impressive range. Its Catalyst E2 Series buses can drive up to 350 miles on a single charge, which means it can go a quite a bit further than Tesla's top-tier Model S that already boasts a …

Dos dispositivos portátiles que podrían cambiar la medicina

En regiones remotas que experimentan un brote epidémico, una de las mayores prioridades es la disponibilidad de equipo de diagnóstico que pueda …

Nanowires help produce hydrogen fuel using sunlight

You ideally want to produce clean hydrogen fuel using clean sources, and Dutch researchers have taken a big step toward making that a practical reality. They've built a solar cell that uses a grid of gallium phosphide nanowires to make hydrogen gas from water. The approach gets a useful yield of …

How to implement scrum in 5 easy steps

Let the Scrum team revolutionize your development management.<p><b>Scrum is an agile software solution</b> that provides a flexible, holistic framework that …

New Aftermarket System Makes Your Car Self-Driving

Cruise RP-1 takes over highway driving duties<p>Self-driving and autonomous cars are being tested by tech companies like Google and auto manufacturers like Audi, and almost every new car on the market has some kind of driver-assist systems. Now Cruise Automation promises to bring that bleeding-edge …

Laser Breathalyzer Can Sniff Out Disease

Just breathe and let the 'laserlyzer' do the rest<p>Dogs are pretty good at sniffing out cancer, but now researchers have developed an “optical dog’s nose” that uses lasers to detect a range of diseases by analyzing the molecules in ones breath.<p>When someone gets cancer or an infection, metabolic …

Nanogenerators Will Let Car Tires Pull Electricity From The Ground

Reinventing the wheel<p>It’s becoming clear: electric cars are the future. Between electric mainstays like Tesla and legacy car manufacturers like Ford and Chevrolet, the auto industry is racing towards making truly viable electric cars. Now, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are …

Fiber Optic Fix Will Make Connecting The World Easier And Cheaper

Can you hear me now?<p>Wires are so old school. Nowadays, most of our information (whether on the Internet, TV, or phone) is communicated over fiber optic cables, long strands of material that can transmit information as light over distances. And with a new discovery, fiber optic cables could become …

The Wireless Charging Future Is Getting Closer To Reality

But it still has a long way to go<p>Imagine a world where we don't have to plug anything in. Your phone, laptop, tablet and headphones are constantly being topped-up whenever they're placed on an inductive surface, so that when you take them out with you into the wider world, your devices are always …

Redis Labs Raises $15M Series B For Its In-Memory, NoSQL Database Service

Redis Labs, a company that offers enterprise-grade services around the open-source NoSQL Redis database and memcached object caching system, today announced that it has closed a $15 million Series B funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures. Silicon Valley Bank also …

Databases

Device That Helps Blind People See With Their Tongues Just Won FDA Approval

Will more sensory substitution devices hit the market soon?<p>Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that medical device company Wicab is allowed to market a new device that will help the blind “see.” The device, called the BrainPort V100, can help the blind navigate by processing …

This Ancient Paper Art Makes Flexible, Super Strong Electronics

Kirigami is changing the way we design materials<p>Thanks to the art of paper cutting, Kirigami, soon stretchable plasma displays and batteries will become a more viable reality.<p>Material design teams across the country are taking cues from this variation on origami—popularized in the US in the 1960s …

Gartner Predicts By 2015, More Than 50% Of CRM Will Be Deployed As SaaS

The tipping point of on-premise versus SaaS-based CRM deployments is arriving next year, and Gartner anticipates “that SaaS deployments of CRM will reach a maximum 80% to 85% by 2025”.<p>These and other key insights from The Gartner CRM Guide, 2014 published March 10, 2014. It’s a useful reference and …

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black silicon solar cells that achieve a record 22.1 …

Data Science for Dummies - Interview w/ Lillian Pierson #DataTalk

Data Science for Dummies – Interview w/ Lillian Pierson #DataTalk<p>We had an opportunity to talk with Lillian Pierson, the founder of Data-Mania, about …

Data Science

Apple’s App Analytics feature now available to all developers, no request required

Apple’s TestFlight-based App Analytics service is now available to all registered iOS developers through the iTunes Connect interface. Apple recently made App Analytics available to select developers upon request (which were fulfilled in a short amount of time), but starting today all developers …

Just throw the Lily Camera drone in the air and it will automatically record your movements in 1080p

We live in a world where drones are constantly evolving, becoming more consumer friendly and dropping in price. There are many reasons to be excited about these in-air camera-wielding devices. But today, we are seeing one of the coolest new products that might potentially change the game for …

Wolfram, creator of Siri’s knowledge base, releases impressive new Image Identification tech

Wolfram Research, the company behind the Wolfram Alpha knowledge base that Apple’s Siri taps into, is today releasing new artificial intelligence tech to answer the question, “What is this a picture of?”<p>Wolfram is showing off what the <i>Wolfram Language Image Identification Project</i> is capable of using …