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Lithium-ion co-creator introduces new battery with up to 3 times the juice

Lithium-ion battery-cell chemistry is currently dominant in electric cars, not to mention consumer electronics and other fields.<p>But what seems to be an army of researchers thinks it can be improved.<p>That includes one of the people who helped create lithium-ion batteries in the first place.<p>John …

Clean Energy

CES 2017: Intel's ultra-slim Compute Card to ease upgrades for IoT devices

Roughly the size of a credit card, the super-tiny PC can fit a Kaby Lake processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more in a package that's just 5mm …

Another startup takes on the strange world of the digital paper tablet

The death of the devoted e-reader has been foretold time and time again. But while there’s been an unquestionable thinning of the herd, the devoted few still continue to move devices. That’s due in no small part to the benefits offered by E Ink. When it comes to battery life and daylight reading, …

Native advertising is the future of Internet marketing strategy

Native advertising—ads that have the look and feel of the content that surrounds them—are not really new.<p>Ever since the first radio programs interviewed sponsors about their businesses and early magazines turned over parts of their issues to "advertorials," smart advertisers have tried to slip …

Digital Advertising

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Ford CEO looks to autonomous cars, sharing economy

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ford CEO Mark Fields says the 112-year-old company is tripling its investment in new technologies that will ultimately lead to self-driving vehicles — but will keep making cars for drivers who want to keep their hands on the wheel.<p>Fields said it was no coincidence that Ford …

Mobile World Congress

Visa's new developer program has hundreds of APIs for mobile payment solutions

Visa is introducing a new developer program aimed at accelerating mobile payments, and will be opening the technology behind its platform up.<p>Dubbed Visa Developer, the program will provide access to account holder identification technology, as well as p2p payment solutions. It will also lean on …

Microservices

High School Kid Develops A Wearable Device For Parkinson’s Patients

Utkarsh Tandon’s OneRing started as a science fair project. Now he’s bringing his 3-D printed monitoring device to market on Kickstarter.<p>In 2014, Utkarsh Tandon, at the time a freshman at Cupertino High School in California, developed a machine learning model for his science fair project that …

Zano drone makers lacked technical skills, lost $3.5m

Last November, Torquing Group’s Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a palm-sized autonomous drone crashed and burned after raising $3.5 million from more than 12,000 backers.<p>Kickstarter, which listed the Zano drone as a ‘staff pick’, commissioned freelance tech journalist Mark Harris to investigate …

Crowd Funding

Hyperloop Transportation is about to break ground on its first test track

The race to be the first to test the supersonic transportation system is heating up<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the two Los Angeles-based startups working to make the supersonic transportation system a reality, announced today that it had filed permits in Kings County, California …

A Bad Day On Wall Street As Global Markets Plunge

The good news: slow-moving economies can't crash too badly. "It’s really hard to kill yourself jumping off a two foot ledge."<p>The Great Freakout of 2016 gathered steam on Wednesday as stock markets all over the world continued their sharp falls. While the big gains made in recent years began to be …

Meituan-Dianping, China’s Largest Group Deals Site, Closes Massive $3.3B Round At $18B Valuation

Meituan-Dianping, China’s largest group deals site, confirmed that it has closed a colossal $3.3 billion round at a valuation of $18 billion. The company claims that this is the largest single funding round ever raised by a venture-backed Internet startup in China.<p>Backers include returning investor …

Apple Doesn't Let Widow Get Late Husband's Password

Apple has a one, strict privacy policy. But it’s not alone.<p>Apple customer service has declined a widow’s access to her late husband’s Apple ID …

Amazon is ready to start automatically restocking your home for you

Dash Replenishment Service officially launches<p>It's been nearly 10 months since Amazon first introduced two new initiatives around effortless in-home shopping: its brand-specific Dash Buttons and the Dash Replenishment Service, a service for connected home appliances that promised to reorder the …

Income Inequality

All Windows Users Can Now Translate Speech in Real Time

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The One Challenge Every Startup Will Face

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Morphing Braille tablets offer graphics to the blind

You can use voice dictation and feedback to navigate a phone or tablet if you're blind, but that doesn't really answer all your needs. What if you need to read charts or other graphics? The University of Michigan has an answer. It's developing a Braille display that uses microfluidic bubbles …

A battery that shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools

Stanford researchers have developed a thin polyethylene film that prevents a lithium-ion battery from overheating, then restarts the battery when it …

Clean Energy

Has this Indiegogo campaign raised $100,000 selling a fake?

The Lucent 1.0 looks like hardware you want. The micro projector promises both 4K and 3D video packed into a device no bigger than your average smart phone. It’s racked up more than $100,000 from backers on Indiegogo who are keen to get their hands on its ultra-powerful, Android Lollipop UI. It’s …

Gear & Gadgets

Facebook made its Android app crash to test your loyalty

In an effort to see just how far it could go to get Android users to abandon its platform, Facebook reportedly sabotaged its mobile app in years past with errors that would cause it to crash for hours. <i>The Information</i> reports that Facebook wanted to test users' loyalty despite issues. Where the …

Emotions, Learning & the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience

If I told you that the reason your child is failing in school is that they are not emotionally connected to the academic material, how would you …

Emotional Intelligence

What is a startup?

Startups, fundamentally, are about creating technological innovation. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel put it best in <i>Zero to One:</i> he defined startups as …

Why Sweden Is Going Cash-Free

Sweden could very well be the first country to one day go totally cash-free.<p>In fact, the Scandanavian country is well on its way, according to a new …

Elon Musk Says That Tesla Vehicles Will Be Self-Driving In Two Years

We may never have flying cars (<i>Back to the Future II</i> lied to us!), but it seems more and more that self-driving cars are close to becoming a reality. While many different manufacturers are working on prototypes, Tesla seems to be the only one willing to give a tentative date of completion. …

Tesla

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

Antonio Villas-Boas / Tech Insider<p>You got a glorious, brand-spanking-new Android phone over the holidays, and you love it.<p>You can do anything with …

Apps

China is now at the top of everyone's watch list

While the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of Japan have offices in Beijing, the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank appear to rely on the same data - that may be flawed - as everyone else.<p>By raising interest rates on Wednesday the Fed removed one major source of uncertainty, …

Economics

Facebook enters transport business with Uber

<b>In Facebook's first foray into the transportation business, the firm has agreed to work with Uber to allow users to hail Uber cabs directly from the Messenger app.</b><p>The new service means Messenger users will be able to ask for an Uber vehicle without leaving the Facebook software.<p>Users will not need …

Transportation

Self-driving cars may already be obsolete before they get here

In 10 years, there's no question that driverless systems will be ubiquitous, but self-driving cars will not be, Ian Pearson, a futurologist, told …

Driverless Cars