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A Wearable Robot Suit That Will Add Power To Your Step
Great article in Fast Company on an invention at Harvard. Not only for the disabled, and in warfare, but also for great use of you need to do specific kind of labor.
Full story at: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3035535/a-wearable-robot-suit-that-will-add-power-to-your-step
Wearable technology in Energy
Great article from Fast Company on how Google Glass is used in the oil business. Not only to optimise the workflow, but also to gather data !
Full story at: http://www.fastcolabs.com/3031171/the-surprising-reason-oil-companies-love-google-glass
Great demonstration on the progress of Nanotechnology
The Next Steve Vai in Action ?
Drones doing your delivery ! It’s getting very real
Robot prints Bridge out of sand
A very nice example of blend between robotics and printing based on alternative fabrics. Perhaps not Nanoprinting, but gives a good example how in the nearby future new infrastructure will be build in order to support our needs
More info @: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028528/this-robot-can-print-a-bridge-out-of-sand
People do not get broken, it is just their technology
One of the coolest speeches ever seen with a great moment at the end. This is where technology can lead us:
Lego robot crushes Rubik Cube’s record
Facebook buying Virtual Reality company.
(Link from The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/25/5547884/interview-oculus-founder-says-facebook-deal-will-make-virtual-reality)
Great example on how the largest companies in the world are trying to integrate VR into their businesses.
One year ago, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey told me that his virtual reality headset company had no intention to sell. He said that the team had agreed, for the time being, to stay independent — to make sure that it didn’t have to cater to another company’s business strategy in order to further its goals. When Oculus raised $100 million in funding, it seemed that independence was assured, even though the company picked up a few new bosses along the way. But today, Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion, including $400 million in cash.
If Oculus already had enough money to launch its consumer virtual reality platform, why would it sell to Mark Zuckerberg? We just asked Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and founder Palmer Luckey that very question. Luckey says that Facebook will not only allow Oculus to stay independent, but that it will also provide the resources to design and produce components purpose-built for virtual reality hardware. Though originally, Oculus piggybacked on the low cost of commodity components built for smartphones, Luckey says that won’t necessarily fly from here on out. “Great virtual reality has different requirements than great cellphones,” says the founder. “This is going to let us do things that would have just been far and away impossible without Facebook.”
You can read our full conversation with Luckey and Iribe at the following link: http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/25/5547884/interview-oculus-founder-says-facebook-deal-will-make-virtual-reality.
GM (Link from Recode: http://recode.net/2014/03/25/gm-president-too-soon-to-tell-whether-apple-or-google-is-ahead-in-cars/)
While General Motors sees a role for both Apple and Google in its cars, its president said Tuesday it’s still too early to say whether those companies or another technology name will win the battle for in-vehicle electronics.
“I think it is too soon to call,” said GM President Dan Ammann, speaking at the Rutberg Global Summit in Atlanta.
In-vehicle electronics and wireless connectivity are shaping up as a key battleground in the mobile business, drawing interest from many big names including Apple, Google, BlackBerry, Qualcomm and Nvidia, to name a few.
Ammann said that GM is a part of Google’s Open Automotive Alliance and has also worked with Apple to bring Siri to some of its cars.
“We are engaged with all the major players you would expect,” Ammann said. He also said that the company wants to ensure whatever system it puts in a car can accommodate shifts in the types of phones people use.
Ammann agreed with a rival carmaker that autonomous cars will arrive by 2020, but also said that they won’t drop in like something out of the Jetsons. Instead, he noted that cars have been slowly adding individual autonomous capabilities ever since anti-lock braking arrived 20 years ago.
GM has also said it will equip its future cars with LTE service from AT&T, but has yet to comment on pricing. Ammann didn’t add details there but said the company sees both a direct-to-consumer and business-to-business revenue opportunity.
Ammann added that, with OnStar, GM already has a connected car business with seven million customers. Some 185,000 people press OnStar’s blue button each day, he said.
“It’s a very real thing that is out there right now,” Ammann said.
On the car-sharing phenomenon, Ammann said GM needs to include shared vehicles in its vision for the connected car.
“It’s real,” Amman said. “It’s happening. It’s here to stay. … It’s a natural evolution of high-density urban living.”
IBM uses thinking computer to generate chocolate burritos and other weird food
For more information: http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/26/5451874/ibm-food-truck-uses-cognitive-computing-to-make-weird-food