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Startup creates renewable hydrogen energy out of sunlight and water

California startup HyperSolar and University of Iowa researchers have teamed up to make renewable energy in a way that draws inspiration from plants. …

Clean Energy

Android apps will be the best thing on your Chromebook

At Google I/O last month, Google announced plans to bring Android apps to select Chromebooks via the Google Play Store.<p>Most consumers won't be able …

Bluetooth 5: Quadruple the range, double the speed

Bluetooth is so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget it's still an evolving technology. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) defines the standard, and late last year teased what's coming in the next major version change since 2009. Today, the body shared a bit more about what we can expect from …

Five Emerging Technologies in Science That Will Shape our Lives in the Coming Years

Credit<p>Most of us don't think we are living in a futuristic utopia. But if you look around at many of the exciting advancements in technology, you will see that life is starting to look more and more like science fiction every day.<p>Cool new technologies are emerging constantly in the science world. …

This Underground Swiss Hydroelectric Plant Will Power 1 Million Homes With Gravity

It’s like a Bond villain’s lair, but for clean power.<p>Switzerland’s Linthal hydropower plant produces as much power as a nuclear plant, using nothing but the energy of gravity. It’s the world’s biggest pumped-storage facility, which means that it works as a kind of giant battery, using water to …

Solar Power

This Tech Founder Runs His Company Between Surf Sessions in Hawaii

Entrepreneur Contributor<p>This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>By day Joel Gascoigne works on the Hawaiian island of Oahu as CEO of Buffer, which netted $8.25 million last year from sales of its social media marketing platform. By night, the venture’s cofounder, Leo …

Tel Aviv

Tech CEOs Declare This the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant “neural laces” in …

Artificial Intelligence

Nanoparticles beat back atherosclerosis

Careening through the bloodstream, a single nanoparticle is dwarfed by red blood cells whizzing by that are 100 times larger. But when specially …

Media Industry Eyes Existential Risk Of AI, Ex-Googlers Weigh In

Israeli-based startup Twiggle recently hosted a small group in a private discussion on the existential risk of artificial intelligence to debate the …

Ultra-low power graphene-based transistor could enable 100 GHz clock speeds

For years, the two-dimensional material, graphene, has shown promise in making electronics smaller and more efficient. Now scientists have designed a …

Nanotech

Google Pushing Back Hard Against Microsoft's Android Success

Google has updated the Gmail client on Android so that every Android device running the app will support Microsoft Exchange (reports VentureBeat and others). Although Google’s Gmail app previously supported the well-loved protocol, this feature was only available on Nexus devices, that is no longer …

Satya Nadella

Google's AI Chip Could Be a Threat to NVIDIA

Image Source: NVIDIA.<p>Graphics chip company <b>NVIDIA</b> has had great success selling its products to enterprise customers. During NVIDIA's latest quarter, the company's data center segment generated $143 million of revenue, up 63% year over year. GPUs are far more efficient than CPUs for certain tasks, …

Computer Science

Eric Schmidt: Alphabet breaking up is 'as unlikely as anything I could imagine'

Alphabet businesses include Google proper, its internet access business (such as Fiber), longevity research division Calico, smart home product maker Nest, and its urban innovation division Sidewalk Labs.<p>At Bloomberg's Breakaway Summit on Wednesday, an attendee asked Schmidt when Alphabet would …

Eric Schmidt

Welcome to the future of holographic computing

Ask Sebastien Motte and John Howard about the post-smartphone future of computing innovation, and the two Seattle-area technology industry veterans …

Augmented Reality

This Mind-Blowing Theory About Dark Matter Will Make You See Space Differently

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark …

Apple's Plan to Catch Up to Google and Facebook

Critics say Apple's closed-off approach to artificial intelligence has slowed its efforts to compete. Now it's opening up.<p>Siri seemed pretty futuristic when Apple first released the voice-activated virtual assistant. But with Google, Facebook, Amazon, and a slew of promising startups pushing the …

The Hyperloop Is One Step Closer to a Full Scale Test Later This Year

Would you like to have Hyperloop in your city?<p>I’m proud to be a founding board member of Hyperloop One (the new name for what was formerly known as …

How artificial intelligence could transform the medical world

Artificial intelligence is already powering your Google searches, your Netflix recommendations, and your smartphone’s virtual assistant. It is …

Nicholas Branca’s algorithm (#mtbos30 – 9)

At #NCSM16, I went to a Math Solutions session given by Mike and Lisa. In that session they presented Nicholas Branca’s algorithm for substraction.<p>We …

Rise of the Robots Will Eliminate More Than 5 Million Jobs

The Algorithmic Trader’s Association, established in 2009, is the world's leading professional organization and resource center for the discussion of …

Google built its own chips to expedite its machine learning algorithms

As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips to expedite the machine learning algorithms.<p>These so-called Tensor Processing Units (TPU) are custom-built chips that Google has now been using in its own data centers for …

I Have Met the Algorithm and It Is Us

<i>Facebook is biased!</i><p>Facebook is hijacking the newsfeed!<p>Facebook could change the course of the US presidential election!!!!<p>Facebook will make us do anything it wants!!!!!!!<p>No doubt you have seen these headlines, amongst others, in your own various newsfeeds and such over the past couple of weeks.<p>And …

CNN

World's first 3D-printed office building completed in Dubai

We first reported on what's now dubbed the Office of the Future back in 2015. Taking up a footprint of 250 sq m (2,690 sq ft), the building is …

Google's New Project Could Change the Future of Smartphones

Google wants make modifying your smartphone as easy as rearranging Lego blocks.<p>That’s the premise of Project Ara, a plan to make phones with parts …

10 Tech Companies to Watch - Entrepreneur's Brilliant 100

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Our brilliant tech companies do everything from making us smarter to protecting our families and recharging our phones.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Looklive</b>’s specialized technology identifies where you can purchase the exact items of clothing worn by your …

Matched

Where Predictive Analytics Is Having the Biggest Impact

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>The big data revolution is upon us. Firms are scrambling to hire a new brand of analysts dubbed “data scientists,” and universities have responded to this demand by introducing data science courses into degrees ranging from computer science to business. Survey-based reports find …

Hyperloop will cover its pods in a new, super-real material: Vibranium

Well, this should help quell concerns that Hyperloop is a science fiction pipe dream...<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies revealed Tuesday morning …

Faraday Future: A second electric car factory in the Bay Area?

Electric car startup Faraday Future, often touted as a potential rival to Tesla Motors, wants to build an auto factory in Tesla’s Bay Area backyard.<p>Faraday, based in Los Angeles, has been in discussions with Vallejo officials to build a factory on the former Mare Island naval base, the city …