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The Internet Of Sound is here

July 31st, 2015 at 9:42 am » Comments Off

Birds communicate by singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound.  

The Search Engine of Things

July 31st, 2015 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

In the future ordinary devices will be sensor equipped and wifi-connected. But the Internet of Things might be missing a concept that is something like its inverse: Let’s call it the Search Engine of Things. That is, a device or suite of devices that can identify and contextualize the objects that surround us in the […]

Anti-inflammatory ‘smart drug’ activates only in high-inflammation areas

July 31st, 2015 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and the University of Colorado have developed a dynamic anti-inflammatory “smart” drug that can target specific sites in the body and could enhance the body’s natural ability to fight infection while reducing side effects.

Scientists program 3 humanoid robots to show self-awareness

July 30th, 2015 at 7:56 pm » Comments Off

One of the primary characteristics that artificially intelligent objects possess is self-awareness. Taking a step forward toward the new technology, a team of researchers claim to have found one such robot that showed a capability to differentiate itself from the others.

Top 20 cities Americans are ditching

July 27th, 2015 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

It might come as a surprise that New York City, Los Angeles, and Honolulu are among the cities U.S. residents are fleeing in droves. They’re all places you would think would be popular destinations for Americans.

The future of human swarming and collective intelligence

July 27th, 2015 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s the birds and the bees, the fish, or even slime molds, it goes back to all social creatures that use their collective intelligence to form real-time synchronous systems. We have many names for these natural assemblages, including flocks, schools, shoals, blooms, colonies, herds, and swarms. Whatever we call them, one thing is clear – millions […]

Robotic surgery involved in 144 deaths in the U.S. since 2000

July 27th, 2015 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Between 2000 and 2013, robotic surgeons were involved in the deaths of 144 people, according to records kept by the FDA. There are some forms of robotic surgery that are much riskier than others: the death rate for head, neck, and cardiothoracic surgery is almost 10 times higher than for other forms of surgery.

An illustrated history of wearable technology

July 24th, 2015 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

What is wearable technology? Who invented wearable technology? What is the future of wearable technology? These are just a few questions that are asked every day about wearable tecnhnology.. “Wearable technology” makes most people imagine a fitness tracker, a smartwatch or google glasses.  

Internet of Things will transform the insurance industry within the next 5 years

July 24th, 2015 at 6:08 pm » Comments Off

Over then next five years, the ability to bring internet connection to almost every type of consumer device will be huge implications for the insurance industry. Insurers looking to cut costs, improve business practices, and better assess clients’ risk levels, will increasingly invest in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Data is the future of machine intelligence

July 24th, 2015 at 5:55 pm » Comments Off

Douglas Coupland: I look at apps like Grindr and Tinder and see how they’ve rewritten sex culture — by creating a sexual landscape filled with vast amounts of incredibly graphic site-specific data — and I can’t help but wonder why there isn’t an app out there that rewrites political culture in the same manner. I […]