John Koetsier Contributor John Koetsier has built technology, written about it at VentureBeat, and researched it while spearheading a research venture. He now studies mobile as TUNE’s mobile economist.
While Tesla has not released a public API for developers to date, that does not stop one from hacking on the car anyway. Over the weekend I put together a working prototype with many of my favorite technologies,
At TED, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick called parking lots a terrible waste of space and car ownership an equally wasteful practice--most of the time our vehicles are sitting somewhere parked, not actually
As Uber ramps up its business globally with yet more money, four of its regional rivals are getting closer to each other in a bid for more scale and service continuity. Lyft in the U.S., Didi Kuaidi in
This shift to connectivity in once-inert things — the logical next step in the growing ubiquity of the Internet — will force companies large and small to transform dramatically. But how are the "things"
OMSignal Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The
There are certain things you won't be encouraged to do wearing one of these. Those are the things I did. Published in the December 2013 issue Google Glass mayor may not transform the future. But one thing
Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control,
Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that
Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control