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'Micro' Finance Giant Robinhood Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin Trading

Stock trading mobile app provider Robinhood is jumping on the crypto-trading bandwagon.<p>Announced today, the company, which was founded in 2013 as a …

Cryptocurrency

Deep in the Desert, the Hyperloop Comes to Life

When the hyperloop first sparked a frenzy in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea—very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, …

Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks

It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobility services to give it much thought. This year, however, Mercedes-Benz had one of the most interesting announcements at the …

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

Blockchain-based startups, many of which are using their own crypto tokens, are taking aim at the centralized monopolies on the web today.

Blockchain

ITER nuclear reactor may be the "holy grail" of limitless renewable energy

Not Just More Stable<p>Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could be a revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor, which …

The Five Most Amazing Things That Were 3-D-Printed This Year - MIT Technology Review

Additive manufacturing has been hyped for years. But in 2017 much of its promise materialized: 3-D printing took a series of big steps out of the …

CRISPR in 2018: Coming to a Human Near You - MIT Technology Review

Ever since scientists first used CRISPR to edit living human cells, in 2013, they’ve been saying that the possibilities for using it to treat disease …

News: What's the Difference Between HoloLens, Meta 2 & Magic Leap?

Augmented reality is beginning to leak out into the mainstream world. This is thanks, in part, to ARKit and ARCore making their debuts this year. …

Augmented Reality

New 3D printer will combine all your medications in one personalized pill

We increasingly live in an age of personalized health care, where treatment can be tailored to suit individuals on a person-by-person basis. A new 3D …

Rhode Island

Space Tourism: Russia Plans Luxury Hotel on the ISS

Russia’s space agency is planning a new luxury hotel module for the International Space Station (ISS) that will allow space tourists to visit the …

2018: The Year to Shift to a New Era of Innovation

The time to prepare is now<p>A century ago, most Americans lived much like people in ancient times. As Robert Gordon explains in <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, few had indoor plumbing, electricity or an automobile. Everyday chores, such as cooking a meal or washing yourself could take hours of …

Alibaba will sell cars with a vehicle vending machine

Chinese internet ecommerce giant Alibaba is still breaking online shopping records, but it's begun veering into physical sales, too. That the company is reportedly planning a shopping mall is in their retail wheelhouse, but last week's news was further afield: Alibaba will help sell Ford EVs in …

The Weaponization of Education Data

<i>This is part five of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories”</i>As in previous years, it would be quite easy to fill a whole article in this …

Education

Trying to understand blockchain by making one!

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies made a lot of noise lately. I have been rather disappointed by the turn the cryptocurrencies took, from an amazing …

Blockchain App that pays households to cut energy use wins Future Cities Hackathon

PRESS RELEASE<p><b>Sydney, Australia (6 December) 2017 –</b> An app that rewards homes and businesses for reducing their energy use is the winner of the second …

Schneider Electric

Elon Musk wants to meld the human brain with computers. Here's a realistic timeline.

<i>By James Wu, Ph.D. Student in Bioengineering, Researcher at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington, and Rajesh P.</i> …

Google AI Creates Its Own Offspring

The process of designing AI systems has historically been time-consuming and fraught with the potential for error. Google tested whether an existing …

Plan B? Ethereum Innovators Are Reviving the Fight for Net Neutrality

There's a tech meetup at a dimly lit New York City bar, in many ways a common occurrence.<p>But what's peculiar about this particular meetup is that …

"Space Kingdom" Asgardia says it's the first nation with all of its territory in orbit

The self-declared Space Kingdom of Asgardia, a nation founded by a Russian aerospace engineer and billionaire, just deployed its first satellite into …

Advice on how to predict the future, from a professor whose job is to predict the future

For a futurist, Richard Watson has funny ideas about time. The British writer and lecturer teaches students, governments, and businesses “disruptive futurology,” or how to think about tomorrow, while rifling through month-old Sunday papers—in print!—skimming dated headlines.<p>When I met him, Watson …

Brainstorming

Elon Musk's idea for city-to-city rockets just might work

City-To-City Rockets<p>Your day might start like this. You wake to a barrage of email and texts: Your boss wants you at an urgent meeting in London …

Blockchain Technology Is Creating a Sharing Economy, Even Better Than the Internet

The Internet was phase 1, this is phase 2.<p>Back in the 90s, consider the thought of someone telling you, "If you sit in front of this screen beside a humming box, you can access other people all over the world that are sitting in front of screens beside humming boxes."<p>(I'm talking about …

Internet of Things

This ‘Living Touch Screen’ Is Made out of Bacteria and Gold

When it comes to touch screen devices, “grow” isn’t the first verb that comes to mind. After all, smartphones and their silicon-based inorganic …

Nanotech

The next most powerful supercomputer in the U.S. is almost complete

Computing for Science<p>Inside one of the rooms of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at Tennessee, the next fastest and most powerful …

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street

How tech is breaking the bank<p>Thirty years ago last Monday, the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> fell by 508 points.<p>The 22.6% drop, known as <b>Black Monday</b>, was the biggest decline ever recorded on Wall Street. The culprit was an algorithm run amok: software automatically started selling off futures when …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

Magic Leap Unveils Mixed Reality Comics in Partnership with Madefire

Secretive augmented-reality start-up Magic Leap is partnering with online comic book publisher Madefire to deliver mixed reality comics to Magic …

Augmented Reality

Are we on the brink of a jobless future?

Futurologists have been predicting the automation armageddon -- robots replacing human workers -- for decades. Has the future finally arrived? …

Silicon Valley

5 Industries A.I. Will Disrupt in the Next 10 Years

Is your industry on the list?<p>Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest new technologies on the block, and entrepreneurs are rushing to get a solid understanding of what it means for them. It's predicted that AI bots will power 85% of customer service interactions by 2020 and will drive up to …

Artificial Intelligence