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Tactical Haptics Raises $2.2 Million to Build Haptic VR Controller Dev Kit

Tactical Haptics, a company pioneering a novel form of haptic feedback which can create compelling sensations that go far beyond rumble, announced …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Autonomous Connected Car Visionaries to judge & be judged @ AutoMobility LA (discount code)

The event formerly known as the Connected Car Expo that is now presented as Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA will be showcasing the “Design …

Volkswagen Is Designing a Windshield-Free Car

In the never-ending competition to build the Cool Car of the Future, Tesla has got some unlikely competition: a minivan.<p>New images released this week …

New Jersey town decides to pay Uber instead of building a parking lot

Pilot program is meant to test out ride-hailing as a solution to last mile challenge<p>Lately, Uber has been positioning itself as the ultimate solution to the eternal challenge of shuttling people between transit hubs and their homes, also known as the “last mile challenge.” To that end, the …

Transportation

Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines

Well it’s been a big week for search, I think we can all agree.<p>If you’re a regular Google user (65% of you globally) then you’ll have noticed some …

AdWords

What is an API? In English, please.

Before I learned software development, API sounded like a kind of beer.<p>Today I use the term so often that I have in fact recently tried to order an …

Leaving NHTSA for high paying Google self-driving jobs should stop says Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog asked Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind to “slam the revolving door” with the robot car …

Faraday Future says it is also making an autonomous car

Chinese-backed electric car maker Faraday Future says it is working on a self-driving vehicle.<p>The company not so secretly owned by LeTV joins a growing list of tech companies making autonomous cars, including Google, Tesla, Apple (big rumor) and even IBM now powers a self-driving bus.<p>Faraday …

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Automakers Don't Care Anymore If You Know Anything About Your Car 

A lot of car buyers, especially the folks that lease luxury cars, don’t have a clue about some basic aspects of their vehicle. This ad from BMW is …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict

Joab Rosenberg Contributor<p>Joab Rosenberg is the former deputy head analyst for the Israeli government and CEO of Epistema.<p>Nature magazine announced in late January that a computer designed by Google’s DeepMind defeated a human master in the ancient Chinese board game, “Go.” This impressive …

Best Times to Post on Social Media

Do you know the best times to post on social media for each specific network?<p>Social media is great, but it will only provide results for you if you …

100 noteworthy young startups — and what they tell us about tech this year

Looking at what early-stage startups are working on is not only entertaining — and sometimes concerning — it can also be a good indicator of where tech is headed.<p>Since we have data on these young ventures at my company, Startup Tracker, we have the opportunity to glimpse emergent product trends in …

Startups

Elon Musk makes bold claim about Autopilot, Tesla's self-driving car program, that could change the future of self-driving cars

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Elon Musk is no stranger to bold proclamations, so this latest one should come as no surprise to anyone. But his newest words could have a significant effect on the …

Tesla

Mark Zuckerberg thinks AI will start outperforming humans in the next decade

Computer systems that can see, hear, and understand language better than their creators<p>On yesterday's investor call, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked how the machine learning technology behind its recent introduction of bots to Messenger would manifest itself in the future. "So …

Fiat Chrysler Open to Working With Apple as VW Seeks Other Partners

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is in the late stage of talks with Google parent company Alphabet Inc. about an industry partnership involving self-driving car technology, according to automotive blog <i>Autoextremist</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>Moreover, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has reportedly …

Porsche Design: CEO Christian Kurtzke Talks Debuts and Inspiration

In late 2014, Porsche Design established Porsche Design Timepieces AG in Solothurn, Switzerland. Thus, the company is poised to push the design and production envelope even further and offer top-quality timepieces with Porsche heritage at an attractive price, according to Christian Kurtzke, CEO of …

This is why the 1920s were the Golden Age of car design

Many zero in on a manufacturer, category, country of origin, or, in the case of one lovely collection to be auctioned in Monaco next month, an era.<p>The sale will take place at an RM Sotheby's auction on May 14 which runs concurrent to the historical Grand Prix of Monaco.<p>Interestingly, all lots are …

New Apple hire is probably a sign that 'Tesla's graveyard' will eventually be a threat to Tesla

"If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple.”<p>Apple has reportedly hired Tesla’s former vice president of vehicle engineering, Chris Porritt. While Apple declined to comment, Porritt’s experience positions him to be a likely candidate to head up the company’s yet-to-be-announced electric …

Apple hired an engineering star who has designed cars at Aston Martin and Tesla

Apple has denied reports that it’s working on a car, but it now has the engineering know-how to design a pretty beautiful car.<p>A new report from Electrek and 9to5Mac today (April 19) says that Apple has hired Chris Porritt, the former vice president of engineering at Tesla to work on “special …

Tesla

Comment on Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future by Personal Bankruptcy Information | Mega Tech Software

[…] redeem their outstanding debts, since they do not possess any ways or means, or the resources. The futurist can aid you in your search for …

Ray Kurzweil

German automakers who once laughed off Elon Musk are now starting to worry

It wasn't long ago when the German car industry was still laughing out loud about Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors electric car company.<p>The proud makers of the world's top-selling luxury brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche could not fathom how a small-time, loss-making upstart from …

Tesla

Why Tesla's Model X Is Giving Some Drivers Double Vision

Windshields are rarely gush-worthy, but the one on Tesla’s Model X truly is: It swoops up and over your head, offering an unfettered panoramic view …

We just got a big clue about the Apple Car

On one hand, there's a consensus in the auto industry that Apple is doing ... something. On the other, the news around "Project Titan" continues to be kind of strange.<p>Here's the latest: Apple could be developing the Apple Car in a secret Berlin lab, according to a report from Frankfurter …

Inside Tesla’s Mysterious Desert Battery Factory

It'll be the largest battery factory on the planet and Tesla is betting it'll be revolutionary.

Betting

Siemens and Valeo team up to produce electric car engines | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German engineering giant Siemens and French auto supplier Valeo are teaming up to make engines for electric and hybrid cars, the companies said in a joint statement on Monday.<p>A Siemens logo is pictured on an office building of Siemens AG in Munich May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lukas …

Engines