Innovations: Technology


Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Microsoft wisely hops on the moonshot bandwagon

To earn the love of investors and customers, make sure your company chases big, crazy ideas.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, newsletter, Technology

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Why you should care about the mobile Web’s advertising problem

Advertising is ruining the mobile Web experience. This is why you should care.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Yes, Google’s self-driving car will sometimes run yellow lights

Google’s self-driving car now identifies cyclists’ hand signals and runs yellow lights if it’s safer.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:04 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/28/2014

The exponential progress of technology, in one tweet

Here’s a reminder of just how far technology has come in a short period of time.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Here’s what it actually takes to make it as an entrepreneur

The stereotypical idea of launching a wildly successful company couldn’t be farther from the truth.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:51 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Larry Page’s quest for creative destruction

A story highlights some of what the Google chief executive has tried to eliminate over the years.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Why you should dress like a zebra when surfing

A man explains the clever wet suits he designed to deter shark attacks.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Why the world needs a lot more traffic lights

Our world’s roads are far too chaotic, and more traffic lights could easily fix that.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:39 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Self-driving cars put hype in their rear-view mirror. The potential is real now.

Self-driving cars are navigating their way to the consumer mainstream.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:37 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Technology

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/19/2014

The rise of big data brings tremendous possibilities and frightening perils

New information will improve our health and prevent crimes, but uncover skeletons and hurt privacy.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Could the ease of Uber come to parking garages?

Meet the man who wants to make parking in a garage as fun as riding in an Uber.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, newsletter, Technology

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 04/17/2014

A CEO explains the merits of a tiki lounge next to your cubicle

A chief executive points to research showing that workers who have more fun are most productive.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:59 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 04/17/2014

The secret to treating your allergies may lie in your stomach

Scientists are investigating how common bacteria in our bodies can contribute to allergies.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:39 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Why everything new isn’t an innovation

Just because something is new doesn’t mean it should be touted as an innovation.

By Matt McFarland  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 04/15/2014

By 2050, every company needs to be a zero-energy company. Or else.

U.S. corporations should reach this goal by 2050, before the worst effects of climate change arrive.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:46 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Can 17,248 solar panels power one pilot around the world?

The team behind the Solar Impluse 2 wants to fly around the world in 2015.

By Matt McFarland  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Why you should take note of graphene

The strongest, thinnest material known to exist could revolutionize electronics and much more.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Technology

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Why the best companies may dump the laptops, PCs and programs their employees love

New tools are arriving that can make workers and companies more productive.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/10/2014

A seven-minute reminder that the world is incredibly beautiful

Witness some incredible footage taken with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/10/2014

We need a better explanation for the surge in autism

Brain science may unravel the mystery with new ways of thinking about what happens in our heads.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/09/2014

The case for almost never turning left while driving

Left-hands turns slow traffic, cause accidents and waste fuel. It’s time to restrict them.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Technology

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Why you shouldn’t get too attached to your phone number

With a government contract expiring, consumers may not be able to shift their number between networks.

By Larry Downes  |  07:43 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Digital mesh: The concept behind Uber’s shot at an empire

The company could become a digital mesh that gets you whatever you want, whenever you need it.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 04/08/2014

The emerging dark side of social networks

Black ops and digital honey traps are not what e-diplomacy should be about.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:07 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Is the Internet making us less religious?

Fewer Americans are religious, but it’s unclear that the rise of the Internet is the reason.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Technology

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Why I’m excited about the promising future of medicine

Technology will turn health care on its head and increase the quality of our lives.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Robots are terrible at soccer, in 13 photos

A tournament in Germany demonstrates that machines still have a lot to learn.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:01 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/04/2014

The biggest issue in government that no one talks about

A pay scale that doesn’t reward star employees makes hiring the best tech talent impossible.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, newsletter, Technology, olreporting

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/03/2014

For Amazon, the future of television could be e-commerce in your living room

Amazon’s new Fire TV is about more than just watching your favorite shows.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Robots find a job in the emerging world of solar energy

At a solar field in Israel, robots automatically awaken at night and clean the panels.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/02/2014

The argument for the social graph making college degrees less important

As reputations and talents are more obvious in our connected, digital age, college degrees matter less.

By Matt McFarland  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 04/02/2014

This robotic exoskeleton is helping the paralyzed walk again

A team of researchers is building a mind-controlled exoskeleton that could be worn by the paralyzed.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:11 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 04/01/2014

How technology is fighting to prevent a climate-change apocalypse

Clean energy and geoengineering are just two of the strategies that might save our planet.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:32 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/27/2014

How a rental service could help digital textbooks thrive on college campuses

College students have shied away from them, but a start-up offering cheap rentals may change that.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Technology

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Smartphones are empowering our vices like never before

We think our phones make us smarter and more productive. But that’s not all they’re doing.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:25 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Facebook’s moonshot is a wise move in a time of radical change

The Facebook CEO knows that he must reinvent his company for it to stay relevant.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/26/2014

What Oculus’s $2 billion payday teaches us about innovation

To innovate today, use cheap components and empower your customers to make your product better.

By Larry Downes  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/26/2014

The remarkable evolution of bus stops from shanties to flashy marketing opportunities

We’ve witnessed a remarkable transformation in the small shacks that we wait in.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Grid parity: Why electric utilities should struggle to sleep at night

As solar energy becomes cheaper, consumers could fight climate change by going off the electric grid.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Artificial intelligence is the next big tech trend. Here’s why.

Boasting new momentum, it’s ready to move out of academia and into the real world.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:27 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Uber’s battle in Seattle highlights the irony of regulation hurting the consumers it was designed to help

Sadly, regulation designed to protect consumers often ends up protecting lazy industries.

By Larry Downes  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/21/2014

An argument for radically rethinking your charitable donations

To best aid humanity’s future, we should put our money in the hands of elite innovators.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, newsletter, Technology

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014

How immigration reform could boost our national defense

If you care about national defense, you should care about keeping the best minds in America.

By Gary Shapiro  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Creepy or useful: When retail employees start recognizing you with Google Glass

Here’s a company that envisions you being greeted by name as you arrive to make a purchase.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Brain implants: Because you’ve always wanted to think more like Einstein

Forget SAT tutors and brain exercise puzzles. Soon it’ll be all about brain implants.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Books are losing the war for our attention. Here’s how they could fight back.

Fewer people are reading books. Technology that revolutionizes reading may be the answer.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Sorry, Volvo. Magnetic roads for self-driving cars are a pipe dream.

Volvo’s research into magnets that guide cars is highly unlikely to be implemented on a grand scale.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:54 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 03/18/2014

This NCAA tournament, don’t doubt the black swans

It’s not that crazy to expect someone to eventually fill out an NCAA tournament bracket perfectly.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:53 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Why we’re proud of our hectic, exhausting lives

Being busy has become a status symbol in our modern world as it indicates having a full life.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:50 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Steve Case explains what it takes to be an innovator

Steve Case, who radically changed the world when he co-founded AOL, explains the necessary mind-set.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Why Tesla’s Elon Musk will be inspired by New Jersey’s slight

Great minds are at their best when challenged. Don’t expect setbacks to slow Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

By Justin Brady  |  07:19 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/14/2014

For $50,000, you too can look like a Transformer

A three-man team from Tokyo has made a $50,000 exoskeleton that can be worn.

By Matt McFarland  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 03/13/2014

This blog post won’t be shared on Facebook, and I should be worried

To find an audience and make a difference, today’s journalists must hustle to promote their work.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:39 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/13/2014

How 3D printing could transform Amazon and online shopping

Its printing pilot could transform the consumer retail model once again, but not in the way you might think.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 03/13/2014

The triumph of genomic medicine is just beginning

The doubters have been proven wrong, and our health will benefit from the coming advances.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:16 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 03/11/2014

The wonderful weirdness of SXSW, in 16 photos

When thousands of techies invade an artsy town, the combination is unforgettable.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:48 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/11/2014

How wearable tech goes from geek fad to mega-trend

Google is seeking to unite the rapidly proliferating number of wearable tech devices.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/10/2014

The touching bromance that bridges hip-hop and Silicon Valley

At SXSW a hip-hop artist and venture capitalist gush on what they’ve learned from each other.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/08/2014

The robots are coming for your job. Here’s how to respond.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt warns that those who lack the skills to work with machines will be left behind.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Why China’s newfound innovation is a good thing for America

Innovation isn’t a zero-sum game. Both China and the United States can win.

By Ed Sappin  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Fellow teenagers, now is the time for us to limit our screen time

When teenagers start trading sleep time for screen time, it can have some serious consequences.

By Zarin Rahman  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Google’s Project Loon: The gamble that’s so crazy it might work

Don’t doubt Google’s far-out project to bring balloon-powered Internet to the masses.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Tesla’s success is a victory for anyone who loves the environment

The future of the auto industry is one in which our use of environment-destroying fossil fuels fades.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Apple helps blur the line between Silicon Valley and Detroit

Traditional car brands will matter less as we shift our focus to the software our vehicles run.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 02/28/2014

A four-minute explanation of why innovation is so important to the United States

A short film highlights how investing in research is essential to the United States remaining a global power.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:17 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/27/2014

The plan to make waiting for your gas to pump less boring

Gilbarco is testing a personalized TV program that plays on gas pumps as customers wait by their cars.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 02/27/2014

9 striking photos of a boat in Pakistan being built without blueprints

Carpenters in Pakistan can successfully build massive boats without cutting-edge technologies.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:34 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Five reasons to get excited about 5G networks

Next-generation 5G networks could be a reality by 2020. Get ready to be wowed.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:53 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mobile, newsletter, Technology

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Imagining the potential of a Google AdWords for the physical world

The future is one in which the world automatically reacts to us, including ads you see on your commute.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:27 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 02/26/2014

I’m an engineer, not a cheerleader. Let’s abandon silly rules about gender roles.

Society dampens the spark that girls naturally have for science and technology. It’s time to fix that.

By Sara Sakowitz  |  08:13 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Carl Icahn’s criticism of eBay’s board highlights Silicon Valley’s systemic issues

Controversy at eBay highlights the tech sector’s inability to follow good standards of corporate governance.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  01:08 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 02/25/2014

A half-baked Google smartwatch could sabotage Google Glass

Charging $300 for a simple stock ticker on the wrist will only discourage interest in Google Glass.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:25 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Making the cacophony of public transit a soothing symphony

One artist wants to make the New York subway sound a lot better.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Emergent leadership: The trait that smart, innovative companies seek out in employees

Emergent leaders step up and lead when qualified but are comfortable in the background, too.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:06 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014

From Bubble Wrap to mushrooms: One company’s journey to package things better

New innovations have chipped away at Bubble Wrap’s place in the packaging world.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 02/20/2014

More than 100,000 people are taking an online course from Yale. Here’s what it means for the future of education.

An online course at Yale offers a window into the future of education.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:52 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Georgetown basketball fans to get a taste of iBeacons’ potential at Verizon Center

The micro-location technology, meant to enhance the fan experience, will be used at Saturday’s Georgetown game.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:34 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Is social media taking advantage of kids?

In a “Frontline” documentary media theorist Douglass Rushkoff argues that young people are being used by brands online.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:10 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 02/18/2014

How Apple is following in GE’s footsteps

As its pace of innovation slows, acquiring a company such as Tesla makes plenty of sense for Apple.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:55 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014

When art requires Google Glass

Artist David Datuna’s work, “Portrait of America,” can’t be fully enjoyed without the eyewear.

By Matt McFarland  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Dropbox’s hiring practices explain its disappointing lack of female employees

It’s the hot start-up in Silicon Valley, but its hiring practices explain a shortage of female employees.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  08:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Silicon Valley’s gender imbalance, in one chart

A Pinterest engineer set out to find out just how many women actually occupy engineering roles.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:08 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Why Alex and Ani is embracing iBeacons in all of its stores

Alex and Ani is using the sensors in all of its stores to better attract and retain customers.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Why LEGO is the most innovative toy company in the world

Toy companies come and go, but LEGO’s innovative spirit helps it succeed no matter the year.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:01 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 02/12/2014

The rise of iBeacons, and fall of friction

Estimote’s CEO explains how the rise of iBeacon sensors will lead to a simpler, easier world.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:13 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Want an ‘A?’ Then you better start tweeting in this professor’s class

Rather than fight students’ love of technology, this professor takes attendance via Twitter.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:16 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 02/11/2014

When fracking is beautiful, in 8 photos

A photographer captures stunning images of a drilling project in Siberia.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:15 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 02/11/2014

The quest to build a robot that is both your doting maid and ferocious guard dog

Brace yourself, robots will be nurses, maids, bodyguards, and nightwatchman before you know it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:11 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 02/10/2014

United Arab Emirates claims it’ll make drone deliveries within a year

An area known for thinking big claims it’ll make deliveries via drones within a year.

By Matt McFarland  |  05:49 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Trying to innovate at a huge company? Step 1: Flee the country.

A brash kid hops on a plane to Australia with an idea, and returns with a product that revitalizes eBay.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 02/10/2014

7 examples of technology actually functioning at the Sochi Olympics

In case you think everything is broken in Sochi, we provide examples of things that work.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:30 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Technology

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/07/2014

The theory explaining how one man outperforms Nintendo’s 5,195 employees

The creator of Flappy Birds rakes in piles of cash as legendary Nintendo flounders.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Why Mark Zuckerberg has calmed down about openness and authenticity

For years Mark Zuckerberg talked up radical transparency, now he’s intrigued by privacy apps.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 02/06/2014

This is why your smartphone battery has the life span of a fruit fly

Computers keep getting faster and more powerful, but batteries remain frustratingly weak.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:57 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Technology

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Microsoft is dressing down its new CEO

Forget the ties and suits of his predecessor. The company’s new leader shows off a casual look.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:05 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Technology

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Richard Branson transitions vacation island to solar, wind energy and expects to save cash

Richard Branson is shifting Necker Island to mostly wind and solar power to save money.

By Matt McFarland  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Facebook, at the wise age of 10, embraces quality over quantity

Sometimes getting old is good. Facebook’s latest app is a wise approach to displaying content.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 02/04/2014

1776 kicks off registration for its Challenge Festival

The week-long competition and conference will take place in D.C. in May.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:39 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014

When incompetence is pure brilliance: J.C. Penney’s sloppy tweets grab spotlight

J.C. Penney forgot how to spell and punctuate -- and took Twitter by storm during the Super Bowl.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014

10 years after Facebook launched, social media is only beginning to shake up the world

Ten years later after Facebook launched, social media has profoundly altered the human experience.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 01/31/2014

The wearable device that could text you when your loved one has a seizure

Watching her daughter suffer 15,000 seizures was motivation for Barbara Kroner to develop a detection device.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:13 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/30/2014

One day a drone might throw you a life preserver

An Iranian incubator is testing a drone that races to drowning victims and drop a life preserver.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:44 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 01/30/2014

There’s a giant robot directing traffic in Congo

A hulking, solar-powered robot tells cars and pedestrians where to go in Congo.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:12 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 01/30/2014

The rise and fall (and rise) of the billion-dollar social network

The Facebooks and Twitters can grow remarkably fast, but potentially shrink just as quickly.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:39 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Does working in a call center have to be so miserable?

Employees don’t last long at cell centers. This company thinks it can change that.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:04 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Technology

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 01/28/2014

What Tupac and Turkey’s prime minister have in common

Holograms emerge as a way for leaders and musicians -- dead or alive -- to address supporters.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:44 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 01/28/2014

The case for how big companies can be disruptive

A report argues that large organization are increasingly embracing the digital revolution.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:43 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 01/28/2014

How the smartest tech companies plan to autocomplete our lives

It’s not just limited to Web search, now companies are beginning to anticipate the needs of customers.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:34 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Enough is enough, Silicon Valley must end its elitism and arrogance

Tom Perkins’s controversial remarks ignited a firestorm, proving that the tech industry’s arrogance must end.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 01/27/2014

On Ezra Klein, and rethinking the news story-encyclopedia schism

Ezra Klein attempts to tear down the wall between news stories and reference articles.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:19 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 01/24/2014

How Twitter accounts are the new food truck

Before throwing your weight behind a business, test the waters in a smart and small way.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:44 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 01/23/2014

The potential of sensors on your joints that relay real-time information

N.C. State researchers are working on sensors to track medical conditions and improve your health.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:58 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 01/23/2014

The 100-year evolution of Noxzema packaging, in one GIF

Its container has dramatically changed in 100 years in response to costs and environmental concerns.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:34 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Google Glass and wearables are the new home-field advantage

The potential of wearable technology to alter sports is shown by the Sacramento Kings.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:56 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/22/2014

One day an elevator might ask — Are you getting on?

Microsoft researchers have built an elevator that guesses whether an approaching person wants to get on.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014

T-Mobile is trying its hand at banking

The company offers a way for consumers without traditional bank accounts to store money and pay bills.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/21/2014

8 attempts to make shoveling snow easier and more fun

Shoveling snow doesn’t have to hurt. Here’s a look at efforts to make the experience better.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Don’t touch my Internet (unless you want a riot)

As Turks protest for Internet freedoms, Americans yawn at troubling attacks on net neutrality.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Humin: The app that uses context to enable better human connections

App provides helpful information about your contacts at relevant times to foster better ties.

By Matt McFarland  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Why we don’t all really need smartphones

Don’t pay big bucks for a smartphone when all you need is a phone that makes calls and takes photos.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:39 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Using 3-D printing to address the need for prosthetics in Uganda

A professor works to address the shortage of prosthetic limbs through the power of 3-D printing.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:12 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Elon Musk’s five insights into solar energy

Elon Musk has built SolarCity into a company that’s poised for tremendous growth.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:11 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Step 1 to receiving money on Kickstarter: Give back.

A study finds that potential donors respond well to offers of gifts, and things that won’t last.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:41 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Ohio State marching band enjoys spotlight of Apple ad

The university’s standout marching band enjoys a surreal experience.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:37 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/14/2014

7 reasons why Google is the most fascinating company in the world

Google’s acquisition of Nest underscores its grand goal of reinventing the world.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/14/2014

What if Chris Christie had a Snapchat for Gmail?

The rise of the erasable Internet will have big implications for politicians with things to hide.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 01/14/2014

A thousand of these tiny windmills might power your phone

Researchers have filed a patent for a windmill that’s so small, 1,000 could fit on a cell phone.

By Max Ehrenfreund  |  08:20 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/13/2014

The amazing power of MEMS, in two GIFs

Two impressive GIFs demonstrate the power of this unheralded technology to improve our lives.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/13/2014

The unstoppable rise of brevity and abbreviations

In an era flooded with information, it’s increasingly tough to resonate without being concise.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Real talk about the innovation vacuum in televisions

Manufacturers deliver new gimmicks, but don’t address the areas of the experience that need improvment.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:53 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Audi introduces new concept car at CES (VIDEO)

VIDEO | Audi’s Sport Quattro Laserlight has distinctive headlamps and lightweight materials.

By Sandi Moynihan  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Toyota showcases hydrogen car at CES (VIDEO)

PostTV’s Zoeann Murphy got up-close as Toyota demonstrated its fuel cell-powered sedan at CES.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:34 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014

T-Mobile’s John Legere brilliantly transforms into a rebel CEO

T-Mobile’s John Legere abandoned traditional CEO behavior en route to shaking up an industry.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Meet the newest role models for female innovators

Sasheer Zamata and Janet Yellen will inspire women as they show how hard work can break the glass ceiling.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 01/09/2014

The epic oddness of CES, captured in eight photos

Eight photos that capture the unique culture and experience of the massive trade show.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:42 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CES2014, Technology

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Virtual-reality gaming: Here’s what’s new. (Video)

We try out the latest gadgets from Oculus VR and Virtuix at CES.

By Matt McFarland  |  01:40 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/08/2014

The electric race car is here, can it succeed?

FIVE IDEAS | The people that brought you Formula One will launch electric car races.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/07/2014

10 bold predictions for 2014

Google Glass, drones and virtual reality will be big. Plus Bill Gates will keep changing the world.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Samsung dreams up where the next screen might appear

A Samsung video explores where video screens might appear in the future.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:44 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/06/2014

This library without books is a hit with readers

FIVE IDEAS | A Texas library has been a success despite not having physical books.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/03/2014

How planes can pull double duty as weather stations

Weather sensors attached to planes is helping revolutionize how forecasts are made.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Is Colorado about to get a Rocky Mountain innovation high?

Legal marijuana opens the door for new businesses, a strong creative class and more tourism.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:38 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Neuromorphics: The first big tech buzzword of 2014

Brainlike computers will be hot in 2014 as tech companies throw their weight behind the potential.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:16 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 01/02/2014

How the United States is reinventing itself yet again

America is on the cusp of a dramatic revival, propelled by amazing technological advances.

By Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever  |  08:12 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Turning robots into surrogates for homebound senior citizens

Researchers test whether robots can be used to represent immobile senior citizens in public places.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/30/2013

2013 was a more amazing year than you think

We witnessed a transformative year as electric cars proved themselves and robots took center stage.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Out of your stream to the shared screen, it’s holiday magic Chromecasting Keyboard Cat

TVs become family desktops as streaming services let us share online videos on our largest screens.

By Cory Haik  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 12/27/2013

A Silicon Valley state of mind

Dividing the state into six would give Silicon Valley more votes in Washington.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:35 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 12/24/2013

A Christmas wish list for innovators

We’ll happily take a fix for information overload, a new Chatroulette and a great smartwatch.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:59 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Solving the Webcam hacking problem with a smart adhesive

For those looking for security without the gunk of duct tape, camJAMR is an option.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:51 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Want to attract the best employees? A loan might help.

Lending Club envisions a world where companies use their cash to attract employees with loans.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Blogs on the ropes, Legos on the road and more

We round up the neat and interesting ideas from the week it was on the Web.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:50 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Google is hoarding robots. Here’s what they may be planning.

The company has acquired eight robotics companies this year. We explain why.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:53 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Social media desperately needs an antidote for bragging

Guess what! Everyone’s life appears awesome on social networks. Too bad that’s not a good thing.

By Matt McFarland  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Google Glass redefines what it means to wink

With a new setting, someone wearing Glass only has to wink at you to take a photo.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:39 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Worried your laptop camera will be hacked? Eyebloc might be for you.

The Eyebloc blocks the camera on the laptop or tablet of those with privacy concerns.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Beyonc ’s new album distorts our notion of true innovation

When a celebrity gets involved in something touted as game-changing, chances are it’s been done.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:49 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Five innovations IBM expects will change our world

IBM releases its annual predictions of five areas of human life that will never be the same.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 12/17/2013

How big data could transform classrooms

IBM thinks big data and digital devices will help education take a huge leap in the next five years.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:47 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Intel’s hidden ad gamble pays off in first game of deal with FC Barcelona

The company’s unconventional ad inside FC Barcelona’s jerseys made an appearance Saturday.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/16/2013

The man behind the $37.99 tablet wants to sell one for $19.99 within two years

Datawind wants its low-cost devices to reach Americans without Internet access.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Don’t feel like going to the office? This robot will take your place.

A telecommuting worker can wheel the Double around the office to maintain a physical presence.

By Matt McFarland  |  11:18 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Why it’s a shame that computer science courses aren’t mandatory

The market for coding jobs is booming, yet young people scrape for work because they lack the skills.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Pinterest just figured out how to make shopping awesome

The Web site’s new partnership with Target elevates the online shopping experience.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:46 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 12/11/2013

David Wolman: ‘Cash is undergoing this death by a thousand cuts’

PostTV’s On Background discusses how new apps and technologies are making it easier to live without cash.

By Matt McFarland  |  04:08 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Groupon mocks Amazon’s drones with catapult delivery plans

Groupon pokes fun at Amazon’s drones with a plan to deliver via medieval catapults.

By Matt McFarland  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Cable industry’s sad attack on cord-cutting to meet a merciful end

Cable providers will pull the plug on Holesaga, an attempt to show the merits of cable.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 12/11/2013

This entrepreneur in Singapore developed build-your-own sunglasses

Murugam Narayanasamy is raising money to sell customizable sunglasses with interchangable parts.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:59 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Christmas lights: Ten of the best shows ever

Feast your eyes on these amazing displays of Christmas lights.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:49 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Technology

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 12/10/2013

How the ‘Yoda’ of Christmas lights changed the holidays forever

Forget Clark Griswold. Today’s lights have taken the holidays to the next level.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:34 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/10/2013

The best innovations of 2013

A look back at the year in drones, space travel, 3D printers and burgers grown in labs.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/09/2013

To inspire tomorrow’s great female engineers, we need better toys today

We won’t inspire today’s girls to be great engineers and scientists without the right toys.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/09/2013

The childhood toys that inspired female engineers and scientists

Female engineers and scientists share what childhood toys helped them toward their careers today.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Twitter’s addition of Marjorie Scardino is a great move, but more needs to be done.

The addition of Marjorie Scardino to its board is a welcome move, but more needs done.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Ron Burgundy: Half-witted newscaster, genius marketer

Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” character taps into viral media and native advertising to promote his film.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Eight holiday lessons learned from Google searches

Here are eight Christmas lessons as learned from a history of Google searches.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:35 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/05/2013

This one-wheeled ‘microcycle’ balances itself as you ride it

This one-wheeled, electric “microcycle” aims to get you around town for your errands.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Stephen Wolfram wants to leave Google, Wikipedia in the dust

The brilliant mind that is Stephen Wolfram has his sights set on Google and WIkipedia.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 12/05/2013

The coasters that give your old television new life

A San Jose company is using old monitors and TVs to make coasters and bathroom tiles.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:32 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 12/04/2013

How 13 people can produce enough cotton for 9.4 million T-shirts

Technology continues to eliminate jobs, raising the question of how the average worker will survive.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:49 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Report: U.S., Switzerland love to innovate together

A report finds that the most innovation with the U.S. comes from the Swiss and Canadians.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:08 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Steve Case: Don’t let the United States turn into Detroit

The AOL co-founder cites the troubled city as a example of the dangers of complacency.

By Matt McFarland  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Forget the doubters, commercial drones are here to stay

Despite skepticism surrounding Amazon’s plans, drones will have a big place in our world moving forward.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:35 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 12/03/2013

The case for waterless urinals to take over the world

As population growth strains worldwide water supplies, water-free urinals are an easy solution.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:31 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Amazon Prime Air: Rounding up the skepticism on drones

We round up the skeptical reactions to Amazon’s plan to deliver packages to your doorstep via drones.

By Matt McFarland  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/02/2013

The wheelchair driven by a tongue piercing: Cool concept faces uphill battle

A wheelchair could be controlled by the tongue, but hurdles remain to it becoming a reality.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Cord-cutting 2.0: Lose the power lines, embrace solar

Cutting the cord with your cable provider could be just the beginning. Your electric utility may be next.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:08 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Amazon drones: A flying robot may deliver your Christmas gifts in four or five years

In four of five years packages may be dropped on your doorstep by an automated drone.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:31 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Black Friday will never be the same. Here’s how technology is changing shopping.

Brick-and-mortar stores aren’t dead yet. The race to enhance shopping with smartphones is on.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:39 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/27/2013

What innovators can learn from the first Thanksgiving

Constraints can be the basis for innovation to flourish in places where you least expect it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:01 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 11/26/2013

For $295, this basketball will tell you that your jump shot stinks

The 94Fifty uses sensors to communicate with your iPhone and provide feedback on your skills.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:49 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Bill Gates’s favorite author on why American innovation is in trouble

Bill Gates’s favorite author explains why outsourced manufacturing is a threat to the United States.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:36 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Ohio State marching band does it again

The group, which has reinvented the halftime show, put on another memorable performance.

By Matt McFarland  |  01:15 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Hydrogen-powered cars? Get excited.

Electric cars have dominated the recent discussion of auto innovations, but fuel cells deserve attention too.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:28 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Meet the flying machine that was inspired by a jellyfish

A mathematician is developing a flying machine that’s based off the movement of jellyfish.

By Max Ehrenfreund  |  08:20 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Pharrell and Bob Dylan’s attempts to reinvent the music video fall flat

Soon the music video will be reinvented. But Bob Dylan and Pharrell won’t be the ones doing it.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Repairing an airplane engine on a tight budget might become a lot easier

Cold spray technology may make it possible to repair massive machine parts that had to be replaced in the past.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 11/22/2013

The rapid rise and fall of daily deal Web sites

Daily deal Web sites rose fast during an irrational frenzy. Now merchants have wizened up.

By Rakesh Agrawal  |  08:13 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Google’s stores are a lame challenge to the magic of Apple’s retail stores.

Instead of pushing the concept of retail forward, Google has copied Apple’s popular stores.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:43 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 11/21/2013

The soccer ball that helps kids in underdeveloped areas finish homework

The Soccket tackles the lack of electricity in some areas by using the rotation of the ball to power a generator.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:51 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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