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Tesla’s inspired over a dozen new electric vehicle rivals

May 27th, 2016 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Elon Musk should be blushing. On top of the increased competition from big auto manufacturers, there are now many venture-backed startups that are kicking tires within the electric vehicle industry. According to Tracxn, a startup intelligence platform, some of Tesla’s rivals include Faraday Future, NextEV, and Atieva.



Did a Chinese startup just build the world’s first bendable screen bracelet phone?

May 27th, 2016 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

Okay, disregard that render above. Moxi Group, an unknown company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. However, here’s the fine print: Moxi actually claims to be working on a black-and-white version of this concept, with a color version “by […]



China to test ‘Straddle Bus’

May 26th, 2016 at 3:28 pm » Comments Off

If you’ve ever imagined yourself driving a monster truck over rush hour traffic, there might be a real job for you some day as a straddle bus driver.



World’s first 3D-printed office building completed

May 26th, 2016 at 3:21 pm » Comments Off

3D printing technology will revolutionize architecture in the near-future and allow designers to literally click-and-print complex buildings at a lower cost and faster speed than traditional construction methods allow. Another step forward in the field comes via Dubai, where what’s hailed as the world’s first 3D-printed office was recently completed.



Lithium-air catalyst could make car and phone batteries last five times longer

May 26th, 2016 at 3:14 pm » Comments Off

US and South Korean scientists discovered catalyst materials that could make it possible to create lithium-air (Li-Air) batteries that can potentially store five times more power than lithium-ion (Li-On) batteries do today. Lithium-air batteries work by taking oxygen from the air and then using it in chemical reactions that will produce electricity, rather than storing an […]



In-Ear device translates foreign languages in real time

May 25th, 2016 at 4:14 pm » Comments Off

Most of us have found ourselves in the awkward situation of trying to communicate in a foreign language. Sometimes it’s funny, embarrassing or downright disastrous. Thanks to a new translation device that easily fits into your ear, the days of struggling to speak the local lingo might soon be a thing of the past.



Take a Selfie with Fastest-3D Printed InMoov Robot Ever

May 25th, 2016 at 3:57 pm » Comments Off

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, will have a special guest taking selfies and playing “Simon Says” with visitors, courtesy of the Hoboken-based Stevens Institute of Technology. The LSC recently approached the school about 3D printing an interactive and educational robot for a new exhibition. Together, they settled on 3D printing the open sourced InMoov robot […]



Harvard 3D laser printer prints metal structures mid-air by lasering nanoparticles

May 25th, 2016 at 2:58 pm » Comments Off

All futurists agree that consumer electronics of the future will be flexible, wearable and packed with sensors and antennas to perform a wide range of biomedical functions. This sound great, but unfortunately today’s production techniques are suitable for little more than flat, bulky and rigid devices.



What “Sleep” Will Be Like in the future

May 24th, 2016 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Futurists are accustomed to launching headfirst into some very complex subjects, but even the most high-minded and enthusiastic of prognosticators may take a pass when it comes to dealing with the future of sleep. That’s no cop out, it’s just that we humans — those in the developed world at least — maintain such a […]



Ditch traditional banks for bitcoin

May 24th, 2016 at 9:13 am » Comments Off

I’ve been interested in bitcoin (BTC) as a concept since its inception. However, I considered bitcoin more of a cryptographic experiment than something that could affect my daily life.



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