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  • Gigaom: A 3D printer will make its way to the International Space Station tonight

    19 September 2014, 5:33 pm by: signebrewster

    A 3D printer could save astronauts in an emergency by providing access to a specialized tool they never thought they would need. Made in Space will use what it learns from…
  • Gigaom: Pay-as-you-go solar startup signs up 100K solar users in East Africa

    19 September 2014, 11:41 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Mobile payment enabled solar is working its way across rural Africa and India.
  • Gigaom: Finally: Meta begins shipping its augmented reality glasses to developers

    18 September 2014, 3:26 pm by: signebrewster

    The developer kit edition of Meta's glasses has come a long way since last December. But it's clear that augmented reality is still in its infancy.
  • Gigaom: This squishy tentacle robot may haunt your dreams, but it could also help you in a disaster

    16 September 2014, 7:51 pm by: signebrewster

    Soft robots can fit in especially tight corners and tunnels, which could be useful in a search and rescue operation. MIT researchers decided to build a bot that has no hard…
  • Gigaom: SpaceX, Boeing will carry astronauts to orbit for NASA

    16 September 2014, 4:35 pm by: signebrewster

    NASA will award $6.8 billion in initial contracts to the first-ever space taxis made by private companies. They will lift the U.S.'s reliance on Russia to get astronauts into space.
  • Gigaom: Check out this electric garbage truck from a Silicon Valley startup

    16 September 2014, 2:31 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Startup Motiv Power Systems has spent the last five years building a business by electrifying truck fleets.
  • Gigaom: Data energy startup Bidgely heads to Hawaii to cut energy consumption

    16 September 2014, 11:10 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Bidgely, a startup that uses algorithms to dig into smart meter energy data, has teamed up with the…
  • Gigaom: This may be the killer app for the smart home, plus thoughts on wearables

    16 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    I've traded my two $70 thermostats for $500 worth of thermostats, and I'm not yet sure it has been worth it. This week we welcome Ecobee's co-CEO and discuss Apple's watch.
  • Gigaom: Duke Energy goes big on solar in North Carolina, plans to drop $500M

    15 September 2014, 11:48 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    North Carolina is getting a wave of new solar farms bought, built, and developed by utility Duke Energy.
  • Gigaom: Y Combinator now wants startups that really want to change the world. Here’s why that…

    12 September 2014, 5:42 pm by: signebrewster

    The world likes to make fun of Silicon Valley for the seemingly useless ideas its entrepreneurs come up with. But there are startups out there that could fundamentally change how our…

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