Innovations: Technology


Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 10/24/2012

X-51A Waverider test failure likely caused by early fin release; fourth flight to happen in 2013

The Air Force announced the preliminary findings Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:23 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Research

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Apple’s iPad mini: Not an obvious choice

Are consumers already starting to change their opinions of Apple, as the company releases yet another incremental innovation.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Is U.S. mobile innovation getting soft?

The Sprint-Softbank deal raises the question of whether U.S. mobile innovation is, indeed, getting soft.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Technology

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Tony Stark may be fiction, but this Iron Man-type suit from NASA is the real deal (video)

Tony Stark may be fiction, but a suit being developed, in part, by NASA is very, very real.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/16/2012

‘Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match’ in Silicon Valley

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics show that, for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, matchmaking should be top-of-mind.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Research

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Felix Baumgartner lands after flying faster than the speed of sound

Felix Baumgartner reached some 833 mph on his 24-mile dive from the edge of space.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:07 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/11/2012

TEDx Kabul: Innovation from the most unexpected place in the world

The volunteer-run TEDx Kabul event highlights the innovation happening in war-torn Afghanistan.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Curiosity team back to work on first scoop of Mars dirt

A bright object seen nearby has not derailed progress on the first scoop of soil on Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Research

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 10/10/2012

The cat is out of the box for quantum computing

The world of superfast quantum computing may be here sooner than we thought.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:08 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Research, Dominic Basulto

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Mars rover Curiosity takes first sample of soil on the red planet (photo & video)

The rover scooped sand and powery material on Sunday, NASA says.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:49 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Curiosity rover checks in on Foursquare

Just in case, you know, you were wondering where it was.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:02 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/02/2012

YouTube goes live, adding a new dimension to presidential debate meme machine

Here’s perhaps one thing the candidates should spend some time studying: YouTube’s place in the Internet meme machine.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Which sci-fi show gets space combat right?

In an interview with Foreign Policy, Naval analyst Chris Weuve analyzes the good and the bad of fictional space combat.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Arts

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Will.I.am and Simon Cowell working on science talent show ‘X Factor for Tech’

Will.i.am confirmed he is working with Simon Cowell on a tech talent show.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:33 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Arts

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/28/2012

3-D Printing: A technology on the make?

The 3-D printer company MakerBot has opened a new store in New York City.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Arts

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Google takes maps competition underwater (video)

The search giant teamped up with the Catlin Seaview survey to release these new underwater images.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:52 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Remember what algorithms were to search? That’s what maps are to mobile.

The Apple v. Google maps competition shows that algorithms were to search what maps are to mobile.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/25/2012

A win for Google’s driverless car: Calif. governor signs a bill regulating autonomous vehicles

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill establishing regulations for driverless cars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012

MySpace + Justin Timberlake = sleek and pretty, but will it work?

A video and a new landing page show off the site’s prototyped design.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/25/2012

GE launches new Ideas Lab. But will it lead to action?

When it comes to fixing in­trac­table problems, should the country be looking to a general?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Clinton Global Initiative 2012: IDEO CEO Tim Brown on where designers often go wrong

Tim Brown, IDEO’s CEO and president, discusses his CGI appearance and where designers often go wrong.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Medical app HealthTap launches feature that lets doctors translate medical research for the masses

The company has married the medical research database with its community of over 15,000 doctors.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2012: Chelsea Clinton on the case for optimism

Clinton spoke about the case for optimism before the final day of the CGI annual meeting.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:29 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012

MD Anderson’s ‘Moon Shots’ effort draws on America’s dreams of space to find a cancer cure

The program is inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 ‘Moon speech.’

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology, Research, Video

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Congress.gov launches; THOMAS legislative database gets a face lift

If you have ever struggled with the old database, you’re going to like this.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Apple’s iPhone 5: Why we should heed the critics

The reviews have been lukewarm, but iphone 5 pre-sales are breaking records. Here’s why that's a bad thing.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:51 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Soyuz capsule lands in Kazakhstan, brings American, two Russians back to Earth

The capsule brought back two cosmonauts and one astronaut.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:26 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Research

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 09/13/2012

When Google looked through the looking glass

They teamed up with a famous fashion designer, perhaps catalyzing the transition of their Google glasses from new to chic.

By Dominic Basulto  |  04:59 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, The Arts, Technology, Technology, Dominic Basulto

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Apple reveals iPhone 5: But is it innovative?

The company announced a new phone among a number of other new developments, but did they innovate?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Invention

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Mark Zuckerberg interview: ‘Are you still having fun?’

Can Facebook continue to innovate if, for the CEO, it’s about “mission” rather than fun?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Remembering 9/11: Why the Web should help us remember better

Social media as we know it today was, at best, a collection of vague ideas on Sept. 11, 2001.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:38 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Boston Dynamics’ robot animals might give ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fans night terrors

The company has had a couple of key announcements in the past few weeks.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 09/06/2012

The Internet is bringing serendipity back

This election cycle candidates are being pushed to experiment online in order to tease out key moments.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:26 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Mars Rover Curiosity sends back 3-D image

As the rover instructs via Twitter, it’s worth having some 3-D glasses handy.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Voyager 1 turns 35: A story of interstellar travel, romance and a Golden Record

If we had it to do all over again, what would we put on the Golden Record, and how much longer past 2020 could Voyager have been allowed to live on?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:14 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Mitt Romney on innovation

The word “innovation” wasn’t exactly front and center last night, but it was there.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:08 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video | Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Has the new golden age of transportation arrived?

The time is ripe for rapid innovation within the transportation industry.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read, Video

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Gangnam Style vs. Samsung style

The two biggest stories out of South Korea share more in common than you may think.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology, Video, The Arts

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Mars Curiosity rover beams down Will.i.am song ‘Reach for the Stars’

The Grammy Award-winning artist is the first to have his song beamed back from another planet. The song was sent via the Mars Curiosity rover.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Video, Technology

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Apple, Samsung and the delicate art of imitation: An interview with Oded Shenkar

Economics professor and author Oded Shenkra outlines why imitation, even in light of the Apple-Samsung patent case decision, is integral to innovation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Mars rover Curiosity beams back first human voice from another planet, takes first ‘sniff’

The Mars Curiosity rover broadcast the first human voice from another planet, and took its first “sniff” of Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Could we ever Kickstart a superhero?

What if we used the $15 we spend on a movie ticket to fund a superhero Kickstarter?

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, #Quirky

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/24/2012

White House launches Innovation Fellows program (video)

Video | On Thursday, the White House launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 08/23/2012

High-definition video of Curiosity Mars landing is latest boon for rover fans

A visual effects editor pieces together the HD images of Curiosity’s landing, creating a full, HD video.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:24 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, Technology

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/23/2012

The Oatmeal raises over $900K towards Tesla museum for ‘the greatest geek who ever lived’ (updated)

Updated | The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman teamed up with the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Energy, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Social movie ‘The Beauty Inside’ lets fans star in film alongside Hollywood stars

The film is a nice distraction and offers a fun opportunity to audition for a well-shot film, making for a very pretty, if not involved, laptop advertisement.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Arts, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Mars rover Curiosity has first successful drive on Mars; Ray Bradbury honored

Far from a casual romp through the desert, the Mars Curiosity rover is preparing to go for its first drive in the depths of Gale crater.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/22/2012

NASA: From ‘Sputnik moment’ to ‘Curiosity flow’

The Mars Curiosity mission highlights the need for a new phrase to describe America’s continuing need to fuel research, development and innovation.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Research, Technology

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/21/2012

New Mars mission InSight scheduled for 2016, will explore planet’s interior

The InSight lander is scheduled to travel to Mars in 2016.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Mars Curiosity rover fires laser for first time

The rover “interrogated” a rock with its laser for the first time Sunday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Kids in 1995 predict almost everything about the Internet (video)

Video | A 1995 PSA is almost frighteningly prescient when it comes to predicting the future of the Internet.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break, Technology

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Lift releases invite-only beta; mobile app aims to help users track daily habits

Q&A | The habit-tracker app is released to a handful of first-time users.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Has China created the world’s first social credit card?

The card serves as the latest proof that China is close to challenging America’s top financial services innovators.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Gates Foundation makes poop a priority, puts toilet innovation front and center

When it comes to innovation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting the toilet front and center.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:05 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Is a moon colony on the horizon?

Imagine a machine that could build a 2,000 square foot home in under 24 hours. Imagine one that could do that on the surface of the moon?

By Benjamin Gottlieb and Sarah Parvini  |  04:52 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Hypersonic craft X-51A fails latest test

The X-51A lost control over the Pacific Ocean near Point Mugu on Tuesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Mars Curiosity team members to do reddit AMA

Members of the Mars Curiosity team are heading over to reddit Thursday for an “Ask Me Anything.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Are there blue rocks on Mars?

A filter applied to images taken by the Mars Curiosity rover shows Mars through Earth-colored lenses.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/15/2012

How to kill someone on Twitter

In the latest high-profile case, it was @OfficialSkyNews with the Twitter account on the Internet.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, #Quirky

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

App.net and the myth of the social network do-over

App.net is the latest in a growing line of Facebook and Twitter alternatives. But can it succeed?

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Know what it takes to grow U.S. innovation? Prove it.

Do you think you have the best idea for encouraging U.S. innovation? Prove it.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/13/2012

IBM announces research laboratory in Kenya

The company announced a new research laboratory, IBM Research — Africa, Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research, Technology

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Obama to NASA Mars Curiosity rover team: Let me know ASAP if you find any Martians

The president congratulated the Mars rover Curiosity team during a call Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Mars rover Curiosity delivers new high-res images, offers fresh view of planetary neighbor (updated)

Curiosity continues to deliver stunning photos of its landing and the planet’s surface.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/10/2012

NASA Curiosity crew members hang out, discuss what’s next for the mission

Curiosity crew members joined The Washington Post for a Google hangout to discuss what’s next for the mission.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/10/2012

UCLA scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars

Until now, Earth has been believed to be the only planet with plate tectonics.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/09/2012

SIGGRAPH 2012 concludes, shows off future of interactivity

The international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques concludes today.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Arts, Technology, Research, Invention

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Wall-E and R2-D2 brought to life: A story of innovation, collaboration and passion

A deeper dive into the story behind Mike Senna and Michael McMaster’s R2-D2 and Wall-E robots shows a rich story of international collaboration and passion.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, The Arts

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Conan O’Brien spoofs Apple v. Samsung patent case with ‘Stefan Jobes’ and ‘Samsapple’ (video)

Video | Meet ‘Stefan Jobes’ and ‘Samsapple.’

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:49 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video, #Quirky, Business

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012

‘Mohawk Guy’ Bobak Ferdowsi takes your questions on NASA’s Curiosity mission

NASA mission controller Bobak Ferdowsi will join us live at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday to discuss NASA’s historic mission to Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Is this what superhuman looks like?

Oscar Pistorius may not have won gold, but he has forever changed the definition of the Olympic athlete.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Bobak Ferdowsi, aka ‘Mohawk Guy’ and STEM education’s new dream come true

On Wednesday, chat with NASA’s breakout Internet star, Bobak Ferdowsi, about the Mars Curiosity landing ... and his mohawk.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology, Research

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/07/2012

2012 Olympics, brought to you by the animated gif

The short animations have taken the “first social games” to a new level for cable-watchers and cord cutters alike.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012

NASA awards multimillion-dollar contracts to Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada for human spaceflight

Three companies were awarded multimillion-dollar contracts to pursue human spaceflight for government and commercial purposes.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Mars rover Curiosity landing: Where to watch and what you’ll see

The Mars rover Curiosity is scheduled to land in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 6, and the landing will be broadcast on a Jumbotron in Times Square.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The memory hack: Can we realize ‘Total Recall’?

How long before we are able to selectively erase our memories?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, Research, #Quirky, The Lunch Break

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Back to the Future: Predicting 2012 in 1987

WaPo Labs | who better to predict the unpredictable than those who spend their lives dreaming of tomorrow: science fiction writers?

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  07:43 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, #Quirky

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Microsoft hosts skilled immigration roundtable

The room was packed with industry and policy leaders discussing the “acute” need for STEM talent in the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Siri, who’s going to win the Apple v. Samsung suit?

The author asks Siri what she thinks of the Apple v. Samsung patent lawsuit. Siri responds.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Olympics 2012: From birds to broadband

WAPO LABS | From the pigeon to the tweet, communicating the results of the Olympic Games has changed substantially since 776 B.C.

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology, #Quirky

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/27/2012

The 2012 Olympics: A challenge for cord cutters

For those in the U.S. without a cable or satellite subscription, getting live coverage of the Olympics may prove challenging.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology, Business

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012

The AIDS cure: If only there were an app for that

Do the math and you’ll see why mobile phones are so important in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Technology

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/26/2012

MakerBot’s mixtape, Minecraft’s creative mode and the end of scarcity (video)

From 3-D printed mixtapes to the pixelated world of Minecraft, will scarcity become a thing of the past?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Simons Foundation surprises 21 scientists with $500,000-plus in grant funding

Updated | The Simons Foundation surprised 21 scientists with grants of more than $500,000.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Are we building a techno dystopia?

It’s almost as if our consolation prize for losing the “War On Poverty” was lots of bright shiny gadgets.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Sally Ride in 1983 on being the first American woman in space: ‘It’s too bad that ... this is such a big deal’

Sally Ride’s historic trip was an inspiration to women and girls, but it was merely one chapter in a tome’s-worth of accomplishments.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Mark Zuckerberg gets 2006 patent approved

The patent is for certain privacy settings used on the popular social network.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 07/20/2012

‘One small step’ 43 years later

It has been 43 years since the first person set foot on the moon.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:20 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Olympics 2012: Innovations going for the gold

The London 2012 Olympic Games, like its predecessors, will introduce a number of new innovations.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Next-level spacesuits, brought to you by a Victoria’s Secret designer and Russian engineer

Having surpassed their Kickstarter funding goal, sculptor and engineer join forces on revolutionary spacesuits aimed at NASA.

By Gregory Thomas  |  09:35 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012

The air conditioner: The good, the bad and the ugly of 110 years beating the heat

The 110th anniversary of the air conditioner is reason for celebration ... right?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012

SpaceX, United Launch Services awarded multi-million dollar NASA contracts

Millions were awarded to SpaceX and United Launch Services to embark on new missions for the space agency.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Research

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Marissa Mayer tapped as Yahoo’s new CEO

Her appointment rockets her to the top of Silicon Valley’s list of most powerful women in tech, but can she turn the company around?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:51 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/16/2012

The Web needs to change its password

The next great innovation may not be about making something new, but protecting what we’ve already created.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 07/13/2012

This American tweet to the universe

From “This American Life” to the universe, there were many smiles generated by the twittersphere this week.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:46 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, The Arts, Technology

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Painting over a food desert

GUEST VOICE | Food walls are not widely used, but they are a step in the right direction.

By Masuma Ahuja  |  10:31 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology, Video, Urban Development

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Richard Branson announces new Virgin Galactic satellite launcher: LauncherOne

Richard Branson made the announcement Wednesday at the Farnborough International Airshow.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:42 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales on the Russia blackout (video)

Jimmy Wales stopped by The Washington Post to discuss the blackout of Wikipedia in Russia.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Mars as you’ve never seen it before: New panorama shows detailed view of the Red Planet

New panorama photo of Mars released by NASA shows in­cred­ibly detailed view of the red planet.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/08/2012

Google: ‘Legalize Love’ campaign isn’t about gay marriage

Tech giant launches campaign to support workers in countries that criminalize homosexuality.

By Matt DeLong  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/06/2012

The ‘doomsday’ virus and the tragedy of the Internet commons

The ‘doomsday’ virus is another sign that we are not as aware as we should be of the Internet as a finite resource.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Battle of the sexes: Who’s winning the social media war?

Women are from Pinterest; men are from Reddit.

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Bill Nye on why NASA’s budget shouldn’t be cut: Who will stop the killer asteroid?

Nye makes the case for why the President should not be requesting budget cuts for NASA.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:22 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/03/2012

How a storm revealed the myth of the ‘cloud’

In the wake of a storm that took down some of the Web’s most popular sites, a myth emerged.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Evidence of Higgs boson particle to be unveiled Wednesday

Researchers at CERN are the closest they’ve come to understanding the elusive particle.

By Gregory Thomas  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Washington area storms are opportunity to pull the plug on ‘busyness’

The storms that struck the mid-Atlantic region were devastating, but they also presented an opportunity.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/29/2012

How we’re playing God now

As technology accelerates, so does our ability to play God.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012

IBM, Livermore Laboratories announce new partnership, third-party services

A new partnership gives third parties an opportunity to leverage some of the world’s fastest computers and brightest minds.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Why Baby Boomers are the innovators of the future

Move over Mark Zuckerberg, aging Baby Boomers are becoming the new face of the innovative startup.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

The low-wage ‘genius’ of Apple

Does Microsoft have an opening to compete with Apple via the wages of its storefront employees?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Karen Klein bullying case: Internet campaign to help victim brings in donations 

Karen Klein has a number: $500K How you like them apples?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:28 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/22/2012

The Internet’s monster mash

The Internet’s mashup culture has officially gone Hollywood.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Is it time for a new era of decency?

A curse-laden video makes its way around the Web as the High Court makes a ruling on the FCC’s indecency rules.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Business

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 06/20/2012

What happens when Uncle Sam tells Google he doesn’t like your YouTube video?

Google’s Transparency Report is a welcome step, but is it enough?

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:06 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012

IBM’s ‘Sequoia’ unseats Fujitsu; tops the list as fastest supercomputer

The United States is in possession of the fastest supercomputer, according to the Top500 list released Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/14/2012

The Supreme Court’s health-care innovation moment

If the Supreme Court does not strike down the law, the clear winners will be the tech innovators.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Health, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Rolex recognizes 5 ‘visionaries’

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise were announced Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/12/2012

WWDC: How developers’ wish lists are powering Apple’s innovation engine

The global developer community plays a bigger role in driving Apple’s innovation than they get credit for.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 06/11/2012

An IPO I-told-you-so moment?

This is not the first time Wadhwa has spoken out about an IPO myth as it relates to Silicon Valley.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:54 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Twitter airs first TV ad featuring #Nascar (video)

The messaging platform aired its first television ad, featuring NASCAR.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:11 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012

What would Watergate look like today?

Imagine if the scandal that took down a president had taken place in the digital age.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Intel’s CTO on social media’s long game

Justin Rattner, Intel’s chief technology officer, discusses the potential future of social media.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:38 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Venus transit: It’s not about the ‘spectacle’

The celebrated astrophysicist on what to look out for when observing the Venus transit.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Hey, ladies: Men are from Venus, too

Could the Transit of Venus be seen as a metaphor for a new way of thinking about the Web?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:09 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read, Entrepreneurship, Video

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Stuxnet, Flame and fulfilling the dream of Sun Tzu

The virus-as-weapon war going on in the Middle East is even more true to the “Art of War” than any form of warfare to date.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Will AutoHop kill commercial television?

Does ad-skipping service AutoHop threaten to kill commercial television?

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/31/2012

SpaceX capsule successfully returns to Earth

The SpaceX Dragon capsule has detached from the international space station and successfully returned to Earth.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/31/2012

MIT develops new drug-delivery technology (video)

MIT scientists develop a new drug-delivery technology.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Eben Moglen on innovation under austerity and ‘a little thug in a hooded sweatshirt’

Columbia Law School professor Eben Moglen puts forth a stinging indictment of the technology community.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:37 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, Technology

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/28/2012

Is this the Web’s great Leap forward?

The next big thing on the Web may have nothing at all to do with the Web itself, but, rather, how we interact with it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Updated: SpaceX Dragon capsule makes history; captured by international space station (Live video)

For the first time, a private spacecraft has been attached to the international space station.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Sir Jonathan Ive: Apple’s chief designer knighted

Apple’s chief designer was knighted by the princess royal on Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Mobile: The health-care fix we’ve been waiting for?

A new study paints an updated picture of the mobile health landscape.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/22/2012

The Facebook $38 special

When it comes to Facebook, it helps to remember the law of multiples.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 05:16 AM ET, 05/22/2012

SpaceX Dragon capsule enters orbit after historic launch (video)

Updated | SpaceX launches first commercial spacecraft to bring supplies to the International Space Station.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:16 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Updated: SpaceX launch re-scheduled for Tuesday

The historic launch was cancelled at the very last possible minute.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2012

The future of culture jamming

Will the sound of spray paint cans hissing be replaced with the tapping of keyboards?

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 05/18/2012

The Facebook IPO to Hollywood’s impending demise: The week that was in innovation

A weekly wrap-up of the big stories in innovation for the week of May 14.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:37 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Moguls with hoodies: The blurring line between Silicon Valley and Hollywood

The line between the moguls in the Valley and the moguls in Hollywood is blurring.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Abraham Lincoln didn’t invent Facebook, says the guy who wrote the piece saying he did

Nate St.Pierre made up a story and the Internet practically lost its mind.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology, #Quirky

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/09/2012

SWAG: Stuff we (at) Apple get

A new app is exclusively releasing deals to Apple employees. Is this the new generation of SWAG?

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Disney may be on to something: New technology could bring objects to life

A new technology could bring inanimate objects to life with the snap of your fingers.

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 05/02/2012

SpaceX: If you had a $100 million, would you spend it on space travel?

Private space exploration begs the question: If you had $100 million would you spend it to go to space?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:39 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Venture capitalists’ spirits are up — way up, says survey

A new survey released Thursday shows venture capitalists’ confidence is up.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, The Lunch Break, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Google and the myth of first-mover advantage

“First mover advantage” is being replaced by a new model.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012

More than cheers, girls in STEM fields need mentors and sponsors

An astronaut, software engineer, college president and student walk into the White House...and they’re all women — no joke.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video, Education, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012

The networks of evil

The “axis of evil” may have been replaced by dictatorships’ use of new media technology to opress their people.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Does Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver really exist?

Doctor Who fans, rejoice. The sonic screwdriver is real...sort of.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Invention, Technology

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Does hacktivism mean the end of ideology?

What if hacktivism had the potential to erode traditional notions of national ideology?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:15 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Inner peace in the palm of your hand

What if your mobile device could help you find inner peace and guarantee you always have sweet dreams?

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/17/2012

From a virtual Tupac to a healing force: Innovation and hip-hop

The hip-hop scene may be a source of inspiration for those seeking to innovate.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012

The silly argument against ‘stupid games’

What if so-called “stupid games,” such as Angry Birds and Words with Friends are making us smarter?

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Instagram, Facebook and a prediction about Brazil

Vivek Wadhwa predicted that the next Mark Zuckerberg could come from Brazil.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012

How a DJ pops a wheelie (video)

Video | A Japanese company released a video showing how they transformed a bike into a turntable.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Google’s Project Glass gets an ad makeover (Video)

A video posted on YouTube splices Google’s AdWords into the company’s Project Glass preview.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Arts, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Google glasses get a preview (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard the rumors about Google glasses — the specs with the ability to harness the power of the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Kinect-ing grains of sand: Art, technology, music and the creation of a sand dancer

A video marries dance and music with Microsoft’s Kinect technology to create art.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, The Arts, Video, Technology | Tags:  Kinect

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012

The flying car: Are we there yet?

We’ve all wanted one, and it appears two companies have come one step closer to grasping one of engineering’s many Holy Grails.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research, Technology, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Mr. A. Preel Ful and the strange rise of the Artisanal Internet

Young entrepreneurs are becoming involved in a strange, new movement.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Technology, The Arts, #Quirky

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Clooney, Kony, soldier, spy: Celebrity activism goes high-tech

Actor George Clooney’s satellite network could be just the beginning of a new era of high-tech celebrity activism.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Homemade tricorders and handheld health care

A researcher releases specifications for two tricorder-style handheld digital tools.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Where have all the women gone?: ‘Girls in Tech’ seeks to bring more women into technology sector

WaPo Labs | An interivew with “Girls in Tech” founder Adriana Gascoigne.

By T.J. DeGroat  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Technology

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/27/2012

James Cameron and our exploration evolution

We are returning to a time when brave adventurers and the private sector are being called on to supply the vision for future exploration and innovation.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Don’t show me the money: Why eliminating cash may be the secret to prosperity

There is a direct correlation between becoming a cashless society and becoming a digitally innovative society.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/21/2012

What do wo(men) want? A new technology may hold the answer

A social media monitoring company analyzed one year’s worth of online chatter to parse the age-old question: what do women (and men) want?

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Neil DeGrasse Tyson asks us how much the universe is worth; the Web responds

Inspired by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, individuals are taking to the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Yahoo, Facebook and the wisdom of Shakespeare

If the lawyers, rather than the technologists, start to guide the future of Silicon Valley, we could see a massive realignment of power in the tech industry.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Technology

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Is neuroscience the new ‘Freakonomics’?

Today, neuroscience, not economics, may provide a better explanation for human behavior in the marketplace.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Khan Academy launches on iPad: Is this education’s future?

The nonprofit service provides Web video classes to millions for free and has just launched an iPad app. But is it the future of education?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Iran and the era of cyber infection

Will hackers and cyber-activists in hooded sweatshirts determine the future of war?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 03/02/2012

The ‘iPad 3’: A breakthrough or a stepping stone?

Will the company introduce a breakthrough product or just another incremental update to its existing technology?

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:49 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/28/2012

A view from inside the 3D manufacturing movement

Is it really possible for an average person to learn 3D manufacturing — or are some things best left to rocket scientists and industrial designers?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Google glasses and the end of unfiltered reality

We took to Storify to explore some recent, notable developments in augmented reality.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:29 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Google, Safari and our final privacy wake-up call

Google is the latest company to be accused of having its hand in the user privacy cookie jar. What does it say about the state of our privacy online?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:50 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Contraception, gay marriage and how to turn a campaign into a movement

The rise of social issues should have candidates considering the Web and how to turn a campaign into a movement.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:38 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Health, Technology

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 02/15/2012

GE conference: Trade, America's 'wake-up call' and 'the next war’

If the United States is going to strengthen its ability to compete on a global scale, what does that mean for the future of the nation's trade agreements?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:43 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Health care innovation: From regulation to ‘bigger brains’

Former FDA chief Andrew von Eschenbach was part of a roundtable discussion on the future of innovation in health care.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Technology

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 02/14/2012

My jealous Valentine: How the Internet may be turning you into a stalker

On Valentine’s Day, that combination of availability and access is especially enticing for the jilted lover, or the vengeful ex.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:17 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012

GE’s Immelt: ‘We certainly don’t know all the answers ... but we’re ready to learn.’

General Electric’s CEO Jeff Immelt kicked off a four-day event summarizing GE’s overall strategy for growth and job creation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 02/10/2012

MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau on America’s innovation economy and the art of success (video)

MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau on innovation, planning and cracking the success code.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:40 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/08/2012

ACTA and the case of the SOPA undead

The same online furor over Internet piracy unleashed by SOPA and PIPA in the United States has now made its way to Europe.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Is this the beginning of the end of the waiter?

Could tablet technology mean the restaurant waiter will go the way of the bank teller?

By Marty Nemko  |  09:41 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Corning releases sequel to “A Day Made of Glass” viral video ad (video)

The glass and ceramics company is hoping that viral video lightening will strike twice.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:50 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Drones and the new fog of war

A revolution in military affairs is leading to a revolution in human affairs.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/31/2012

The Facebook IPO pricetag and why young tech CEOs should be rooting for Zuckerberg

Facebook’s much-anticipated IPO filing comes after months of speculation about what will almost certainly be the biggest Internet offering ever.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Have we lost control of the Internet?

Until a few days ago, most people had probably never heard of “cyberlockers” or Kim Dotcom. They never believed Facebook could be the target of hackers. Now all of this is a reality.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012

From corruption to discourse, Millennials finish first full day in Davos

The World Economic Forum’s youngest group gathered for its first day in Davos, Switzerland.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Innovation and the art of the story

Storify co-founder Burt Herman discusses innovation, the art of story creation and the future of journalism.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Apple: A textbook case of innovation

The classic question facing any innovator is not just how to come up with something new and different - but how to address a real pain point of the customer in a creative, cost-effective way.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Education, Invention, Technology

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Jon Stewart tackles SOPA, turns on his own show (updated)

Stewart took on SOPA in his Wednesday night broadcast, turning his comic lens on his own show.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:50 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Wikipedia goes dark, but is the site still relevant?

The Wikipedia Blackout started Wednesday as a show of solidarity with Internet companies, such as Reddit, that are protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The blackout should have been a bigger deal than it is.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:02 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012

How can America foster growth through innovation? (#BiJobCreation)

The Brookings Institution convened business, policy and thought leaders Friday to discuss America’s ability to compete.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Could Soapy scrub out SOPA?

Could a browser plug-in make the online piracy act seem like it never even happened?

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:47 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/12/2012

The search for the right candidate just got more personal

OPINION | The 2012 election campaign is about to get a lot more personal, at least if Google has any say in it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Meet the new political elite: Computer programmers

Code is becoming the new lingua franca of Web activists around the nation, powering Anonymous-style movements against politicians and the status quo. In the process, programmers and coders are helping to create a new power base within the electorate.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/09/2012

CES 2012: A ‘circus ... for entertainment rather than knowledge’

When it comes to the world of technology, the Consumer Electronics Show is still a big deal, but what about the larger world of innovation?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Leaping lizards and the power of interdisciplinary collaboration

A University of California Berkeley discovery shows the power of interdisciplinary research in scientific discovery.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Patent Wars 2012: Here’s what to expect

After taking a week off for the holidays, the tech patent wars that flared up throughout 2011 seem to be in full swing once again.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:31 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

How disruptive is Apple TV?

One of most hotly anticipated tech products of the coming year is the new Apple TV set. But how disruptive will it be?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Technology, Morning Read, Invention

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2012

The Iowa Caucuses, dark horses and the mystery of crowds

With less than 24 hours to go before the Iowa Caucuses, the Iowa Electronic Markets show that there is a possibility for a dark-horse candidate.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology