Devices That Know How We Really Feel
Published: 4 May 2014
Researchers and companies are already starting to employ sensors that try to read and respond to our feelings.
A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It
In a series of interviews, which have been condensed and edited, seven people who are driving this transformation provided a glimpse into the not-too-distant future.
The Internet Of Things: The Real Money Is The Internet, Not The Things
Published: 3 March 2014
The Internet of Things is real and growing, but the money will come neither from Internet nor the Things. Instead, the big money will derive from business services that pull data from those IoT networks.
Making Robots More Like Us
Published: 28 October 2013
Until recently, most robots were carefully separated from humans. They have largely been used in factories to perform repetitive tasks that required speed, precision and force. That generation of robots is dangerous, and they have been caged and fenced for the protection of workers. But the industrial era of robotics is over. And robots are beginning to move around in the world.
The Onrushing Wave
Published: 19 January 2014
Previous technological innovation has always delivered more long-run employment, not less. But things can change.
Arm yourself: The API wars are coming
Published: 25 November 2013
... developers, armed with APIs, will radically change enterprise IT. Everything from banking systems to payment platforms, from airline systems to e-commerce platforms, from automotive systems to medical devices, will all soon have developer API access and it’s going to turn our world upside down.
Driverless Cars Are Further Away Than You Think
Published: 22 October 2013
Putting your life in the hands of a robot chauffeur offers an unnerving glimpse into how driving is about to be upended. The automobile, which has followed a path of steady but slow technological evolution for the past 130 years, is on course to change dramatically in the next few years, in ways that could have radical economic, environmental, and social impacts.
Empowering People Award
Profiles of the 23 winning submissions for the “Empowering People" Award organized by Siemens.
Innovation Imperative: Change Everything
Online Education as an Agent of Transformation
Published: 1 November 2013
Like steam, online education is a disruptive innovation — one that introduces more convenient and affordable products or services that over time transform sectors. Yet many bricks-and-mortar colleges are making the same mistake as the once-dominant tall ships: they offer online courses but are not changing the existing model.
castAR: the most versatile AR & VR system
Published: 14 October 2013
castAR is a projected augmented reality system that displays holographic-like 3D projections right in front of you. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope sparked our imaginations of what might be possible in the future by showing R2-D2 and Chewbacca playing a holographic 3D chess-style game. It has taken nearly 35 years since the film was released for this technological dream to come to reality, but with castAR, that reality can be yours.
In a Mood? Call Center Agents Can Tell
Published: 12 October 2013
New techniques in computational voice analysis are promising to help machines identify when smiley-sounding phrases ... belie frustration and grief within.
Seeking a Staredown With Google Glass
Published: 12 October 2013
Spurred by the coming of Google Glass, a handful of companies are joining the nascent market to float e-mail, text messages and the Internet in front of people as they ride their bicycles, buy groceries or pretend to be paying attention at meetings.
For Shoppers, Next Level of Instant Gratification
Published: 8 October 2013
A wave of experiments at various companies could take consumer convenience (and impulsiveness) to new heights. The ultimate vision is a form of shopping nirvana, where consumers can buy what they covet on the spot — straight from an attention-grabbing magazine ad, for instance, or off a television screen, or even from a refrigerator.
Young People Are Not as Digitally Native as You Think
Published: 7 October 2013
Everyone knows young people these days are born with smartphones in hand and will stay glued to the Internet from that time onward. Right?
Inside the Fall of BlackBerry: How the Smartphone Inventor Failed to Adapt
Published: 27 September 2013
More than exceptional technology is needed to remain relevant in the competitive landscape of digital technology.
Swarm of Rivals Seeking Share of Social Media Pie
Published: 6 October 2013
Twitter, poised to make its splashy entrance on Wall Street, has helped define modern social networking. But while seeking to establish itself as an Internet powerhouse, it must also prove it can fend off a rising threat from a younger generation of nimble social outlets that offer clever new ways for people to connect and share content.