A report released this week by global research and consulting firm Ovum has explored the changing identity of the customer in the digital age with the emergence of what they term the “Augmented Customer” — an interconnectedness between customers, retailers, and technology. “With the number of connected smart devices expected to double thanks to advancements in smart home, […]
French aerospace giant Airbus wants to have an autonomous car in the air by the end of the year, according to the group’s chief executive, Tom Enders. Airbus claims the autonomous flying car will alleviate traffic problems in major cities and could reduce infrastructure budgets for city planners, who won’t have to worry about bridges, […]
The wearable industry currently consists of fitness trackers and smartwatches strapped to our wrist, but that is likely to change in the next few years, as we start to strap technology to other areas of our body and integrate chips into clothes. Here are four emerging trends in the wearable space to watch out for: […]
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Imagine robots that teach themselves and smartphones that learn from behavior. Researchers are.
The head of Microsoft Research Peter Lee on how the trials and tribulations of artificial intelligence demonstrate how researchers create the future.
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An unboxing and overview of what’s in the box with Google Glass, a moonshot project that might just be crazy enough to catch on.
Google’s coolest know-it-all product opens up to iPhone and iPad users.
They must have made it out alive. New photos from the Glass Foundry show Google’s augmented reality future taking shape in the hands of eager developers.
Think some things will never change? Then the United States Postal Service’s proposed plan to halt mail delivery on Saturdays should knock you back a bit.
The Nest’s clean design, easy installation and wide availability is helping to plant the concept of smart home technology into the lives of everyday, non-techie consumers,
“A device that feels muslin, smells kidneys and hears pebbles? Fascinating, Captain.”
Is TED elitist? Curator Chris Anderson talks about what it took to get here, where TED is going and his organization’s real-world role.
The Media Lab, powered by students and professors often working on sponsorships by large brands or government grants, delves deep into aspects of technology that will fundamentally change the future. From 3D printing to the future of optics, holographic imaging to socially aware robots, there is a little something for everybody at one of MIT’s most progressive research centers.
There is no more powerful concept in futurist writings then the notion of artificial intelligence. The ability for humans to create machine-based life that thinks on its own and acts on its own has the potential to make our lives dramatically better – or worse, depending on what kind of science fiction you read. But getting there won’t be…