Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Invention That Turned Our Phones Into Cameras Was Originally Developed By NASA For...

Next time you take a selfie, thank Eric Fossum. Smartphone cameras, webcams, backup cameras in cars, and even some medical-imaging machines wouldn’t be possible without his 1992 invention, the active pixel...

Apple Is Hiring a Psychologist To Help Siri Have ‘Serious Conversations’

  Apple is on the hunt for a Siri software engineer with a background in counselling or psychology, according to a job listing spotted by CNBC's Christina Farr. The job listing gives a rare insight into...

Your Guide To Artificial Intelligence: What Is It & Why Is It Important

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon...

Lyft to Offer Rides in Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco Area

A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player...

Meet The Companies That Will Track Any Phone on the Planet

Tracking or tapping phones across the planet used to be a niche capability. Now, a myriad of for-profit spy companies sell border-crossing surveillance of mobile phones. As soon as the target switches the...

This New Sewbot Can Do The Job of 17 Factory Workers

Sewing simple items of clothing is one of those repetitive, labor-intensive tasks that seems like it would have been automated ages ago. But getting a robot to do it right is...

Retail Jobs Will Soon Be Deleted Thanks To Automation

CITI: Retail jobs will 'vanish' due to technology and it 'will affect every city and region' As much as 80% of retail jobs at risk from automation, Citi and University of Oxford...

Robot Funeral: The First To Perform Buddhist Funeral Rites (What’s Next)

A Japanese company has introduced a new role for SoftBank's humanoid robot "Pepper" - a Buddhist priest for hire at funerals. Chanting sutras in a computerized voice while tapping a drum,...

Amazon Wants Their Drones To Tell You That Your House Needs Work

Amazon may use its drone delivery service to analyze customer’s homes, offering ‘recommendations’ from its store or third-party services like gardening or roof repairs. The patent, granted on Wednesday by the U.S. Patent...

Video: How AR May Shape The Future of Work

Possibley The Future of Work In The Corporate Office An augmented reality workspace might be the future of your office – as shown here with the Meta 2 AR headset. However, it...

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CES REPORT: LG Showcase Robots That May Soon Replace Workers In...

Here come our new robot overlords. A Korean tech giant has announced three new robots that take aim at the vast and fast-growing global service...