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  • Studying how dogs herd sheep could help robots learn how to herd humans

    28 August 2014, 7:25 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Robots could someday be used in disaster situations to help people out of burning rooms or collapsed buildings. They could also control huge crowds, which herding dogs already do with ease.…
  • It’s not just Amazon: Google is developing delivery drones too

    28 August 2014, 6:52 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Google is two years into developing "Project Wing," which relies on a cross between a plane and a helicopter to deliver goods.…
  • It just got super easy to integrate Leap Motion with Oculus Rift

    28 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Signe Brewster

    Leap Motion released a plastic clip today that allows the motion-control devices to snap to the front of Oculus Rift headsets. But the bigger news is software updates that make it the perfect gesture tracker for virtual reality.…
  • Garbage-measuring sensor firm Enevo pulls in another $8M in funding

    28 August 2014, 7:30 am by: David Meyer

    The Finnish company offers waste collection firms volume and temperature sensors that go in their bins, then manages the resulting data to optimize collection routes and times.…
  • After two weeks in space, the most powerful commercial satellite ever launched is sending back pics

    27 August 2014, 6:44 pm by: Signe Brewster

    The first images released by DigitalGlobe show an airport and neighborhoods in Madrid. Their quality had to be reduced because it is not yet legal for the company to release images accurate at such a small scale.…
  • Shapeways might have found the best model yet for 3D printing copyrighted objects

    26 August 2014, 8:29 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Shapeways is now allowing anyone to upload and sell content featuring Hasbro characters. Shapeways, Hasbro and the artist all get a cut of the sale.…
  • This energy data company is using connected thermostats to slash air conditioning

    26 August 2014, 12:12 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    In a large program in Nevada last Summer, EcoFactor's data analytics beat the competition. This energy data company is using connected thermostats to slash air conditioning originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Citizen’s drone video shows damage of Napa earthquake

    26 August 2014, 11:34 am by: Jeff John Roberts

    Look at these shots from the Napa earthquake -- they show how a new generation of lightweight consumer drones offers a way to assess damage and survey emergency scenes.…
  • BART got a 10 second warning before Sunday’s Napa earthquake. Why didn’t everyone else?

    25 August 2014, 6:24 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Earthquake detection is improving, and there is actually a California law that says the state needs to put an early warning system in place. But that has yet to happen on a wide scale.…
  • The road to smarter packaging: Austrian firm prints basic display directly onto paper

    25 August 2014, 11:52 am by: David Meyer

    The technique uses normal screen-printing technology and doesn't require a clean room, so it could pave the way for the low-cost inclusion of basic displays on packaging and in magazines.…
  • Verizon to boost solar by $40M, almost doubling its clean energy

    25 August 2014, 8:00 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Verizon is substantially expanding the amount of clean power for its network operations. Verizon to boost solar by $40M, almost doubling its clean energy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Here’s what electric cars need to succeed: roaming for charging stations

    23 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Janko Roettgers

    I love my electric car -- but finding and paying for public charging stations could be a lot easier. Here’s what electric cars need to succeed: roaming for charging stations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • SpaceX rocket explodes during failed test

    22 August 2014, 11:06 pm by: Signe Brewster

    A SpaceX F9R rocket exploded during a test over Texas today after an anomaly was detected. The rocket’s software automatically blew up the ship, preventing it from leaving the test area. “Today’s test was particularly complex, pushing the limits of the…
  • I tried a virtual reality treadmill, and it was OK

    22 August 2014, 7:50 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Everyone's first instinct when they strap on an Oculus Rift is to walk around. Austrian startup Cyberith's Virtualizer is an interesting way to recreate walking, but it wasn't perfect for me.…
  • Ralph Lauren taps OMsignal for sleek, connected shirts at the U.S. Open

    22 August 2014, 7:31 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Technology and fashion don't often come together in elegant ways, but a collaboration between Ralph Lauren and smart clothing maker OMsignal aims to take wearable devices beyond fitness trackers and smart watches.…
  • The National Science Foundation thinks scientists need their own clouds

    22 August 2014, 3:39 pm by: Derrick Harris

    The National Science Foundation is giving a combined $20 million to two projects that are building cloud computing testbeds for scientists. They'll features a wide variety of processor, storage and networking options so researchers can test their workloads…
  • Delivery drones will need to recognize when they are not fit to fly, and this algorithm could help

    21 August 2014, 8:26 pm by: Signe Brewster

    MIT researchers have developed a way to help drones predict how much fuel it has and the condition of its hardware. It also allows them to compute possible routes in advance to best handle problems.…
  • With $27.8M in Series B funding, Jaunt plans to bring cinematic virtual reality to the masses

    21 August 2014, 2:26 pm by: Signe Brewster

    The software and camera company plans to use the money to expand its team, build 360 degree cameras and make more films.…
  • Savioke’s first robot begins its career as a hotel bellhop

    20 August 2014, 8:49 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Botlr debuted today in the Cupertino Aloft hotel, where it is delivering small items like toothbrushes and newspapers to guests.…
  • Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

    20 August 2014, 6:40 pm by: Derrick Harris

    A company called FarmLink has raised $40 million in equity capital to further its business of analyzing sensor data to determine how much food a field can ideally yield. It's just the latest in a string of investments at the intersection of agriculture and…
  • Startup Sakti3 says its battery could double the range of a Tesla Model S

    20 August 2014, 4:26 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    A battery startup with promising technology is starting to scale up a breakthrough. Startup Sakti3 says its battery could double the range of a Tesla Model S originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Biotech, nuclear fusion, and bitcoin: Highlights of Y Combinator’s summer 2014 class

    20 August 2014, 12:23 pm by: Carmel DeAmicis

    Sure, there the usual assortment of "X for Y" startups, but science and bitcoin companies abounded at startup accelerator Y Combinator's Summer 2014 demo day.…
  • Announcing Google’s VP Design, Android, Matias Duarte at Roadmap 2014

    20 August 2014, 11:34 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Don't miss Silicon Valley's design conference. Announcing Google’s VP Design, Android, Matias Duarte at Roadmap 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Saudi Aramco backs natural gas tech startup Siluria

    20 August 2014, 10:09 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Startup Siluria has raised almost $100 million for its natural gas to chemicals and fuels tech. Saudi Aramco backs natural gas tech startup Siluria originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Here come the cheaper SLS 3D printers, but they will still cost you

    19 August 2014, 8:07 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Two companies are working on selective laser sintering 3D printers that cost less than $35,000, including one desktop option that costs $8,300, after several important patents expired this year.…
  • Toy-like rockets could someday carry tiny satellites and human ashes to space

    19 August 2014, 2:53 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Twenty years after its founding, Microlaunchers could finally find the interest it needs to build huge fleets of small rockets.…
  • Jibo the robot raises $1.75M on Indiegogo

    19 August 2014, 2:32 pm by: Signe Brewster

    Home robot Jibo‘s Indiegogo campaign was scheduled to close over the weekend, but after raising more than $1.75 million the robot’s creators have decided to keep the campaign open through September 14. If the campaign hits $2 million, Jibo will allow…
  • An algae startup emerges with a pilot plant in Alabama

    19 August 2014, 12:18 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Startup Algae Systems is finally talking about what it's been up to. An algae startup emerges with a pilot plant in Alabama originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Updated: SpaceX denies report it is raising massive funding round, valued at $10B

    19 August 2014, 12:07 pm by: Signe Brewster

    The funding adds to the $245.5 million the company has already raised. SpaceX is on the verge of trying out a reusable rocket that could dramatically lower its launch costs.…
  • This 3D-printed mobile wind turbine could end up paying for your 3D printer

    18 August 2014, 3:53 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    A 3D printer can easily set you back hundreds, if not a few thousand dollars, so wouldn't it be nice to print things that can recoup that investment? AirEnergy 3D is one example: It's a printable and mobile wind turbine to create electricity.…

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