Synapse’s system is like a real-time monitor, reminding people to wash their hands. A Huntsville, Ala.-based sensor-network company called Synapse Wireless is moving from the machine-to-machine world into cloud platforms and big data. Here’s how it did it and how it thinks its work could actually end up saving lives.
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The credit card industry is much bigger than just the credit card companies and the banks. There’s an entire ecosystem of payment processors, service providers, and would-be disruptors from Silicon Valley fighting over the space.
Tesla Model S at a charging station. When Elon Musk was designing the Tesla Model S he wanted an electric motor that had the same horsepower as the most powerful internal combustion engine but with nearly-instantaneous torque. He also wanted it to be the size of a watermelon. Musk was told this couldn’t be done […]
A new report, Sharing is the New Buying, offers important insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth. The collaborative economy is a powerful movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends […]
The real opportunity is building pan-device business services. The Internet of Things is exploding, but the big money will not come from Internet nor the Things. Instead, the big money will derive from business services that pull data from those IoT networks.
Legos The toy industry has become stagnant due to the competition from digital games, Lego is among the companies looking at 3D printing as a potential fix. The Danish plastic brick manufacturer told The Financial Times that it is considering “what potential opportunities there are for consumers.” Legos are very easy to print on home 3D printers […]
Pebble Smartwatch The crowdfunding startup, Kickstarter, has raised 500 million alone in the last 12 months. This week, Kickstarter announced it has passed $1 billion in pledges, contributed by 5.7 million users across 224 countries.
Tesla Motors, the electric car maker, hasn’t just blazed its own trail when it comes to designing and building a hot electric car. It’s also made breakthroughs in many aspects of the automotive business (the sales channel, the servicing, the over-the-air-software updates) and now it’s doing the same thing for the core part of the […]
The Dash in-ear headphones Bragi LLC is currently developing the Dash smart headphones that leaps innovation evolution altogether. Everyone would like to have all of their favorite gadgets compiled into one sleek device that is placed in the ear without having to fiddle around with their smartphone or having those annoying cords hanging dangling while they […]
BigRep 3D printers can make everything from toys to jewelry to food, but now makers are starting to think bigger. So big, in fact, that there is now a 3D printer that can print entire pieces of furniture. (Pics and video)