Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gear

Side of Wendy's restaurant

Wendy’s to experiment with self-serve kiosks for ordering

Companies like Amazon and Uber have embraced automation to provide their services in ways that would have been impossible before. Now fast food companies...
QSCR for Ubiquitous Wireless Charging

Disney Research demonstrates an ‘ubiquitous wireless’ charging room

Wireless charging of phones today consists of setting it on a charging pad or dock. While this is technically wireless, it still keeps you tethered...
cisco smart city

Kansas City’s Smart City provides a glimpse of a future with IoT

In December of 2015 the U.S Department of Transportation issued the Smart City Challenge to any mid size city in America. The challenge was for...
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“Vanilla” drone breaks nonstop flight records

At New Mexico State University’s Unmanned Air Systems Flight Test Center the Vanilla Aircraft VA001 UAV drone took off for a record breaking flight. Vanilla,...
Turf Tank ION

The Turf Tank ION autonomous robot comes to a sports field near you

Autonomous technology made a huge splash last year as companies like Uber and nuTonomy tested their vehicles on the streets of major cities. Other...
macbook pro

Take two: Consumer Reports now recommends the new Macbook Pro

After an initial flub in December, Apple got the coveted recommended rating from Consumer Reports it had been seeking for its latest Macbook Pro....
robot facing to the right

The UN wants to ban killer robots before they’re created

If you worry at night about the prospect of robots someday evolving into killing machines brutally taking out human life, then the United Nations...
Phone with low battery in pants pocket

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 will give thirsty phones a faster charge

Qualcomm just announced it’ll soon only take five minutes of charging to get five hours of battery life on their latest processor. The company’s...
BMW RideShare

ReachNow by BMW expands services into Seattle and Brooklyn

A new luxury on demand car sharing service will be hitting the streets in a limited US launch starting next month. Where other car...

Tesla launching fully self-driving cars amid mounting criticism of Autopilot

Regulation woes can’t keep Tesla down. Despite governing bodies in both Germany and the state of California criticizing the automaker for misleading consumers about...

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Prime Wardrobe: Amazon aims to disrupt the clothing retail industry next

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Travis Kalanick leaves the driver’s seat at Uber

It’s only been a week into Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s sudden leave of absence from the ride-hailing startup but he’s already telling us he...
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US drops to 4th on the Top500 list of world’s fastest supercomputer

Coinciding with the kickoff of the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt Germany, the Top500 has released the rankings of the worlds most powerful supercomputers....

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