News - 2016052304 - Google controls a smartwatch with radar-powered finger gestures

News - 2016052304 - Google controls a smartwatch with radar-powered finger gestures

Last year, Google gave us a taste of Project Soli, an effort to deliver radar-powered finger gesture control to wearables. Today, we got a closer look at how it could be implemented in real products, starting with a customized LG Urbane smartwatch. Google reps were able to control the watch simply b..


News - 2016052303 - This freaky electric motorbike was 3D printed with metal powder

News - 2016052303 - This freaky electric motorbike was 3D printed with metal powder

The Light Rider is an electric motorbike that weighs just 77 pounds and has a frame like an alien skeleton. Its creator, Airbus subsidiary APWorks, crafted the bike with 3D printing -- but it's not plastic. The hollow frame is aircraft-grade aluminum (this is Airbus, after all) and it takes sha..


News - 2016052302 - Self-driving Uber cars, and more!

News - 2016052302 - Self-driving Uber cars, and more!

The self-driving cars are coming: This week Uber unveiled its first autonomous vehicle, while Google patented a sticky "fly paper" car hoodthat could protect pedestrians caught in self-driving car crashes. Los Angeles celebrated the completion of its first new metro line in 60 years, while France tr..


News - 2016052301 - London man receives bionic arm with a USB port and built-in flashlight

News - 2016052301 - London man receives bionic arm with a USB port and built-in flashlight

A London man who lost his arm following a traumatic train accident has been offered a new lease on life. He’s the first person to receive a futuristic prototype bionic arm that uses state of the art robotics to connect the nerves and muscles of the shoulder with a functional prosthetic. The arm and ..


News - 2016052004 - Philips to Sell Stakes in its Lighting Unit IPO Worth US$950M

News - 2016052004 - Philips to Sell Stakes in its Lighting Unit IPO Worth US$950M

Dutch electronics giant Koninklijke Philips N.V. confirmed earlier this week that it plans to sell off shares of its lighting unit, which could help raise anywhere between US$784.8 million to US$954.5 million, reports said.According to the company's press release, the final offer is set to be announ..


News - 2016052003 - Four ways IoT is saving the environment

News - 2016052003 - Four ways IoT is saving the environment

The technological advances inherent in the Internet of Things (IoT) are providing researchers, town planners, ecologists and scientists with new ways to not only prevent, but also solve, environmental problems — from toxic water supplies to reducing climate change in rural areas. Here are some of wa..


News - 2016052002 - Keep Your Smart Home Safe From Hackers

News - 2016052002 - Keep Your Smart Home Safe From Hackers

Is your refrigerator spying on you? Probably not. Butonline-security experts caution that homes with “smart” technology—thermostats,security cameras, lights and appliances that connect to the Internet—arevulnerable to being hacked...


News - 2016052001 - Samsung just led a new $20M investment in IoT startup Afero

News - 2016052001 - Samsung just led a new $20M investment in IoT startup Afero

The Los Altos-based startup sells almost everything a company needs to hook up a device to the internet. The startup provides a tiny Bluetooth module with its own custom firmware on top to improve security and eliminates the need to pair. It helps companies run the backend cloud ..


News - 2016051903 - Milestone in solar cell efficiency by UNSW engineers

News - 2016051903 - Milestone in solar cell efficiency by UNSW engineers

Australian engineers have edged closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion by photovoltaic cells with a device that sets a new world efficiency record...


News - 2016051902 - Google Home will take on Echo to be your at-home assistant

News - 2016051902 - Google Home will take on Echo to be your at-home assistant

Google Home will take on Echo to be your at-home assistant...


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