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Why our roboticists are working for the 99 percent

Robots are taking over the world -- well, the front pages -- and are being blamed for the pre-crime of creating a dystopian world that may see huge …

Robotics

15 Emerging Agriculture Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging agriculture technologies.</i><p>Sensors help agriculture by enabling …

Kinetic Sculptures Vol.2

Codie Is A Fast, Rolling Robot Toy That Teaches Kids Progamming Concepts

A robotics company that teaches kids how to code, Codie Labs, took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London this afternoon to show off their fast, rolling and programmable robot, Codie, which is controlled via a mobile application for iOS or Android. The Budapest-based startup earned the opportunity …

Google’s Cloud Vision API brings deeper understanding to apps, robots and drones

Google is at the forefront of machine learning, and has already brought some of its AI-powered technology to apps like Gmail and Search. It’s also keen to get its tools in to the hands of developers and recently made Tensorflow machine open source. As part of that focus on giving developers the …

Machine Learning

Kano OS empowers kids to create the future on $5 Pi Zero

We love Kano. We’ve talked about the computer kit, — a DIY collection that allows children to take a nuts and bolts approach to building and operating a PC — and just over a week ago, the screen kit, an HD LCD screen that that kids can build themselves.<p>Now, the London-based startup has done it …

A Raspberry PI 2, Azure Service Bus and Microsoft Band walk into a...

We finish up our "OMG, I want one of those..." Hardware Event Theme Week, with not one or two posts, but six posts from Joost van Schaik.Yes, it's …

Microcontroller

3 technologies that Bill Gates thinks could help save the world

1/<p>Solar chemical: Turning sunlight into fuel.<p>REUTERS/Choi Dae-woong<p>We can all agree that solar panels are pretty awesome. It's hard to beat turning …

Clean Energy

The Inside Story on Wearable Electronics

Göran Gustafsson looks at people and thinks of cars—the ageing models that rolled off assembly lines a few decades ago. Today, says Gustafsson, cars …

Nanotech

Drones set to take off over farm fields

Zach Fiene, co-founder of aerial drone company DMZ Aerial, flies a drone at a test plot in Mazomanie. The company’s drone technology gives farmers an …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

New Qualcomm Tech Could Lead to the Ultimate Drone

In recent years, a whole lot of high-end Android phones have been built around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 series SoCs (system on a chip). There’s a …

A New Marketplace For Pilots: Make Money Flying Drones

Last month, in Southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest, a massive wildfire grew thanks to drones. Firefighters, carrying out an aerial attack, had to land because drones were occupying their air space and posed the threat of a midair collision. The three tankers that dispense water …

Drones

“Wire Cutters,” a wonderful short film on the rough lives of off-world robot miners

“A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet.”<p>On Reddit, filmmaker Jack Anderson explains that the making of his film …

Watson Can Help You Treat Your Diabetes

Through a new partnership with CVS<p>People with diabetes may need emergency care if their sugar levels dip too high or too low; those with heart disease must be rushed to the hospital should they have a cardiac event. Now CVS Pharmacy and IBM’s cognitive computing system Watson have teamed up to …

Digital Health

Amazon's delivery drones could make 30-minute deliveries a reality (and for a $1 fee)

Amazon recently received regulatory approval in the United States to test high-speed commercial drones. This development is good news for consumers. The use of drones in the supply chain is expected to drive down delivery costs.<p><b>Drone deliveries will translate to instant cost savings, part of which</b> …

Airware Launches Its Commercial Drone Operating System

Drones could save businesses big money by doing dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs much better than humans or helicopters. The problem is that drones can be difficult to program and pilot. Airware is out to change that with today’s launch of its Aerial Information Platform. Commercial businesses can …

What Microsoft Was for PCs, This Company Hopes to Be for Drones - MIT Technology Review

Microsoft’s Windows operating system had a vital role in turning the personal computer into a ubiquitous technology. Jonathan Downey hopes his …

Drones

How Drones Will Transform These 6 Industries

Once the government sets rules for commercial drone use in the U.S.—and it will, likely in the next year or two—business applications of drones will …

Commercial drones that fly beyond operator's sight could be OKed in U.S.

U.S. aviation regulators are talking to drone makers and service providers about testing commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's visual …

Venture Capital Pours Into UAS Startups

Jonathan Downey (center) and the Airware founding team. Photo courtesy of Airware<p>Despite delays caused by dense regulatory fog, investors are …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Milan Design Week 2014: Six Colorful Sofas

Delicate, subtly hued earth tones pervaded seemingly every facet of design in almost every pocket of Milan last week. But the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and its numerous offshoots weren't wholly packed with rich pastels and copper-congruent colors; like Americans' favorite (and impossible to …

Furniture

The World’s Smallest 80MP Medium Format Camera for Drones Unveiled by Phase One Industrial

In addition to its main photographer-oriented business, Phase One also develops camera gear under Phase One Industrial, a leading manufacturer of …

New technology keeps drones from crashing and burning

Small drones could easily be blown off course by harsh winds or lose access to GPS while passing through somewhat closed-off locations. Since either scenario could spell disaster for delivery or service drones of the future, a research team from the University of Zurich has devised a system that …

How to Create Easter Eggs Covered in Galaxies | Colossal

<p>Over at Dream a Little Bigger, Allison Murray created a fun tutorial that teaches you how to make easter eggs covered in tiny galaxies and other …

8 Gadgets That Might Make Your Home Smarter Than You

New smart-home products, as part of the Internet of Things movement, aim to connect phones with just about everything.<p>In the near future, you may no longer need to remember to turn the oven off when the cake's done, switch on lights when you enter a room, or run the clothes dryer when electricity …