Internet tech companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Yelp, and Twitter only exist because you, the user, patronize them. HowMuch.net has broken down what one person using the services of these companies is worth to that company.
China’s Netflix, LeTV, is developing an electric car to take on Tesla. They’ve hired 600 people—including 200 stationed in the U.S.—to develop the car that they revealed for the first time.
The Transwheel drone is a new type of robotic vehicle that could soon be carrying our packages and parcels to our doors, according to designers.
HowMuch.net has come up with a very cool data visualization that’s a little bit unorthodox. The way it works is that it visualizes the entire world’s economic output as a circle. That circle is then subdivided into a bunch of blobs representing the economy of each major country. And then each country-blob is sliced into three chunks — one for manufacturing, one for services, and one for agriculture.
The Chinese government has begun to tighten controls on the internet as the police announced in August the arrests of about 15,000 people for crimes that “jeopardized Internet security.”
Futurist Thomas Frey: It was rather anticlimactic when it finally happened, but the front door simply failed to open.
Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh have constructed an antenna that can be lengthened—or shortened—to adjust their frequency using liquid metal.
The burning of fossil fuels and plastic waste are devastating to the planet. 3D printing has the opportunity to move away from non-toxic, non-petroleum-based plastics from the get-go and 3Dom is on a mission to produce environmentally friendly filament. Their latest is called “Wound Up” and, to put the third ‘r’ in “reduce, reuse, and recycle”, the material is made from recycled coffee grounds.
Futurist Thomas Frey: When my oldest son Darby was 8 years old, he looked at his 3-year old sister, Shandra, and pointedly said, “She’s worthless! She couldn’t save anyone!”