Michelin takes wraps off connected tire concept, 3-D printing, bio-sourced materials in the mix
Jun 20, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Michelin has let the world know of its concept tire and it does raise the idea of tires to a higher level.
Patent talk: A system to guide price-touring shopper back to base
Jun 20, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—As if Amazon did not garner enough of the recent headlines with its $13.7 bill move to rope in Whole Foods, there is now a patent headline to digest. With the patent news, the drums are getting louder to signal ...
Convenience mart on wheels viewed in Shanghai
Jun 15, 2017
We know about technology and business models having the power to shake things up for the taxi industry; we know the technology and business model kind of disruption that is shaking things up in the hotel trade; what's up ...
From chasing critters to chasing work projects: Our 9 to 5 futures may be tied to AR
Jun 07, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—We've seen the many videos, showing gamers and just plain curious friends chilling at home with the AR experience, wearing headsets and moving, kneeling, waving, stepping back and forth as they get immersed ...
Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups
May 17, 2017
Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people's lives, according to a new Yale University study. Even "dumb AI" can help human groups.
Job report weighs in on technology disruption: Too much or too little?
May 15, 2017
Self-driving vans and trucks are only part of the labor puzzle. Robots that can mix drinks, make sandwiches, deliver pizzas, stock inventory and join assembly lines are only adding to the big question: Are we to be replaced ...
Team develops smartwatch with all the moves
May 08, 2017
In an effort to make digital smartwatches more convenient for their users, researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Waterloo have produced a prototype watch face that moves in five different directions.
Patent talk: Wireless charging using Wi-Fi routers
Apr 28, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—We all like hearing about suggestions on how we could cut the time-outs and cords and forget about the docks to keep our phones running. What about having in hand a method where you can charge an iPhone wirelessly ...
Virtual reality: Do you feel that wall?
Apr 19, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Researchers are thinking on the lines of raising the bar on the virtual reality experience— by adding haptics to virtual reality walls and other heavy objects. Instead of your fingers passing right through ...
Smart bandage covering your wound and healing progress looks to 5G tech
Apr 18, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Some technology watchers this week are talking about "smart" bandages, and the question is, why are they smart, and what can they do?