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By Sérgio Figueiredo Jr | "The best way to predict the future is to invent it" (Alan Kay)
Switzerland's postal service is testing delivery drones, which could eventually be used to deliver urgent parcels directly to people's doors.
Swiss Post has teamed up with SwissWorld Cargo, the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines, and Californian drone manufacturer Matternet, to …Drones
Social robots like Amazon’s Echo can play music and tell you the weather today, but their real promise is potentially decades away. JiboSocial robots …Robots
Google just laid out a course for making apps obsolete. And it’s paved by Google Now.
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The chips inside driverless cars will be as powerful as those used in some supercomputers, according to Danny Shapiro, senior director of automotive at Nvidia
The car of the future will be the most powerful computer you will ever own, packing the processing power of a supercomputer into a box the …
SAN FRANCISCO — The world is one step closer to the day when people can, in good conscience, drive to work while sipping coffee, texting with a friend and working on a laptop computer.
On Friday, Google announced that sometime this summer several prototype versions of its self-driving cars are set …Google
Chinese search giant Baidu says it has invented a powerful supercomputer that brings new muscle to an artificial-intelligence technique giving …
Cheaper chips push the internet of things closer to reality.
Today in a garage in Oakland, California, a company that could pave the way for a new generation of hardware startups is being built. Much like William Hewlett and David Packard started Hewlett-Packard out of their garage in Palo Alto, a …
Tesla has unveiled a domestic battery which has the potential to revolutionise how power is generated, stored and used in the future
The Tesla Powerwall is essentially a giant lithium-ion battery pack, designed to store solar energy, and provide a back-up power system for blackouts or during times …
Tesla launches a stationary battery aimed at companies with variable electricity rates and homes with solar panels. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the …Batteries
Microsoft’s HoloLens lets the wearer see virtual 3-D objects along with real-world objects.
Microsoft is making fast progress with HoloLens, the …Microsoft
By equipping chefs with sensor-fitted gloves, robots can easily learn the specific ways they prepare meals, opening the door to professionally …Robots
Startup unveils a control system it hopes will become the industry standard for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles. An illustration shows Airware’s …Drones
Like John Torode and Gregg Wallace at the end of an invention test, Moley Robotics wants you to stop cooking. The UK company has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first robot chef at the Hanover Messe robotics fair in Germany.
The chef – more of an automated kitchen side – comprises two robotic …
Google’s top secret Google X research lab is working on a handful of projects to build better batteries for mobile devices, reports the Wall Street Journal.
It’s not just about making sure our cell phones last a little longer, though that’s a nice side-effect too. Really, what’s going on is that the …Google
A new study suggests that battery-powered vehicles are close to being cost-effective for most people.Electric cars may seem like a niche product that …Alternative Fuel
The future feast is laid out around a cool white room at Eindhoven's University of Technology . There is a steak tartare of in-vitro beef fibre, wittily knitted into the word "meat". There are "fruit-meat" amuse-gueules. The green- and pink-striped sushi comes from a genetically modified vegetarian …Food Science
Last year, Sean Donahue, a 37-year-old marketing director at a branding firm near San Diego, attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where, amid virtual reality goggles and 4K televisions, he saw a design that struck him as truly futuristic. “It looked like something out of the movie …Auto Shows
Engineers show off a simple way to make walking more efficient
"THE human body is a machine that winds its own springs," wrote Julien Offray de La …Cyborgs
The future is now.
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By: Kim Lachance Shandrow, Entrepreneur.com
Someday, just maybe, the modern factory worker could be replaced completely by technology. It’s a scary thought for some. What’s …
Finally, hydrogen is no longer just "the fuel of the future."
The world's first hydrogen-powered tram is red. It would have to be. It was built in China.
The Chinese seem to have a head start on a promising area for hydrogen: short-distance transit. Large-scale hydrogen car travel may be a few years …Asia
Digital shopping, meet physical buttons
Amazon is completely redefining “one click buying,” making it possible for customers to buy more of an item by clicking a physical button in their house.
The new “Dash Buttons” will target customers who generally use Amazon to buy certain products — like paper …
Billions of people could get online for the first time thanks to helium balloons that Google will soon send over many places cell towers don’t …Project Loon
AUSTIN, Texas — As everybody knows, Google made some mistakes with Google Glass. Now the man who led the project has come out and said exactly where he believes the company went wrong.
"We made one really great decision, and one not so great," explained Astro Teller, the head of Google X division …Google
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems, and business intelligence have …Artificial Intelligence
AeroMobil is already wowing people with a prototype of a flying car. But over the next decade, it wants to give new meaning to the term …Flying Car
What do the Hydrogen bomb, the Minuteman missile and precision guided weapons all have in common? They all provided crucial financing for technology that we now carry around in our pockets. It is a curious fact of modern society that civilian life, in large part, is powered by the technology of war.
Uber, the poster child of the sharing economy, came out of nowhere and managed to overhaul the traditional taxi business in just a few short years. It now has a valuation of approximately $41 billion.
Now Wall Street is searching for the next industry that can be Uber-fied. There are rooms …Health Care
BARCELONA, Spain – There are still 4 billion people in the world who are not online.
Figuring out how to address that problem and why it matters was one of the main themes this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But while the global telecom industry has embraced this as one its most …
The E-Cat, or Energy Catalyser, is an alleged cold fusion reactor invented by Andrea Rossi. While many researchers claim to have produced small quantities of excess heat using nickel and hydrogen, Rossi claims he can produce kilowatts and his technology is ready for industry. Rossi's claims are …Cold Fusion