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Innovations: August, 2011

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Innovations in death

Burying or cremating your loved ones — no longer your only options.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:57 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011

It’s official: Hacking has been gamified

The creation of a leader board interface for the world’s top hackers has officially introduced gamification into the world of hacking.

By Brian D. Fung  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Wal-Mart’s cosmic voodoo

Wal-Mart is starting to turn heads in the tech world — and that may have important implications for the way we think about the future of the shopping experience.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Don’t hate the new player, hate the new game

The video game industry has undergone a transformation, allowing new kinds of games to come to the fore. Their introduction means the rise of a new type of player, according to a new study.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Cornell lab discovers chatbot doesn’t get along with itself (video)

Scientists at Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab let a chatbot have a conversation with itself. The result was a bit strange.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Carnovsky paper: Wallpaper that changes with the light

The paper that changes under red, green or blue light is on display at a bar in London

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Morning Read

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Have a panel idea for SXSW 2012? Congratulations, so does everyone else.

There are over 3,000 panel ideas for SXSW. That is a lot. But is it over the top?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Steve Jobs vs. Thomas Edison

Innovator of the Week | The comparison between the two inventors has often been made. Now, we pit them against one another.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011

The Internet is whatever you want it to be

If you’re online, you’re probably in a bubble and you don’t even realize it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Hurricane Party may help fight the Irene blues, but safety comes first

An iPhone application helps you coordinate flash-mob-style parties. Now the app is receiving renewed attention and raising safety concerns.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:36 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Steve Jobs: Apple, Pixar and inspiring innovation (video)

Two interviews with Jobs show, early on, what inspired him and how that, in turn, helped him inspire us.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Stubblebine: Lift is not a variation on Twitter

Tony Stubblebine, one half of the “Lift” founding team, shares some new details about the project.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Invention, Morning Read

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple’s CEO

Steve Jobs has announced he will no longer serve as Apple’s CEO.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:25 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Libyan rebels get high-tech eyes in the sky on Gaddafi forces (video)

Two Canadian firms are giving Libyan rebels a drone that lets them see their enemies without being seen.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and rethinking disaster preparedness

The earthquake that rocked the East Coast showcased how poorly prepared many of us are for a natural disaster.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:04 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Robots and the end of war as we know it

Technological advancement and market demand are converging when it comes to military robotics.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovations, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011

MIT, Stanford students communicate through ‘wormhole’

An MIT alum created a unique system to allow students to communicate across the country, face-to-face on a casual basis.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Take a museum visit without leaving your desk

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston captured their exhibit of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s art in video.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011

A new era of hiring

Companies are meeting an urgent need by breaking down the walls to hiring by using peer-to-peer platforms.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Morning Read, Video

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Hewlett-Packard vs. IBM

Innovator of the week | Hewlett-Packard and IBM both made major breakthroughs this week, although of drastically different types.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Stephen Colbert’s head gets launched into space (video)

The folks at 3D-printer company MakerBot launched an electric-green 3D print of the comedian’s head into space.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011

The web reacts to HP’s bombshell

Speculation is rampant as to what HP’s big announcement means for the company and the future of the PC.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Reid Hoffman: Today’s social media data will inform the next generation of companies (Video)

Reid Hoffman spoke with All Things D’s Kara Swisher after the LinkedIn IPO.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Business, Technology, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/18/2011

The gamification of the presidential election

The nation’s challenges are complex, so it’s no surprise politicians are turning the delivery of information about them into a game.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011

The tipping point for Internet education?

Knewton, the company behind the Web-based customizeable education platform, thinks it is.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Big ideas: Disruptive innovation and the patent war

We look at two pieces that bring together two popular innovation concepts: disruption and the ongoing patent war.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 08/16/2011

A new definition for ‘play with time’ (video)

A video takes the phrase ‘play with time’ and gives it a new meaning.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:44 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 08/16/2011

How a change to the visa laws could reverse the housing slump

Vivek Wadhwa | A change to the visa laws could help reverse the housing slump

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:51 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vivek's Take, Business

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Why smart-grid analytics are a big deal

A new study shows the value of the smart grid data analytics industry is growing fast.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 08/15/2011

BBC’s ‘Do you see what I see?' explores the power of perception (video)

A BBC series explores the power of perception and how one person’s perception differs from another’s.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:23 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Google opens its wallet for Motorola Mobility

Google’s surprise move is perhaps the clearest signal yet that the worlds of the traditional Internet are colliding like never before.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Solar light bulb sheds light on social entre­pre­neur­ship model

An inventor has created a solar-powered LED light bulb, but he’s not giving it away for free.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 08/12/2011

The iTableous looks like an iPhone except it’s 40 inches long (video)

Benjamin Bachmeier has developed a 40-inch iPhone replica.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:34 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, Invention, Technology

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Innovator of the week: Verizon vs. Uncle Sam

The Innovator of the Week | Both Verizon and the government announced innovation initiatives, but both are dealing with staffing problems.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Get ready for the new era of manufacturing

Dominic Basulto | The future of manufacturing in America may look completely different from the way that you imagine it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Teachers, ACLU riled over social media ban

Missouri teachers, in concert with the ACLU are fighting back against a ban against direct contact between teachers and students over social media.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:01 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Verizon opens Application Innovation Center

The new center was created to promote collaboration among developers of applications on the Verizon platform.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/10/2011

New technology may mean bad news for criminals (video)

A new gel provides the power of a microscope for a fraction of the cost.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/10/2011

This is the Internet, do not power it down

As a giant self-replicating organism, the Web may not evolve the way we think it will.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Lando Calrissian to Han Solo: Nothing personal (video)

Actor Billy Dee Williams provides his take on a key plot point in one of the most innovative films of the modern era.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:12 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011

DefCon opens its doors to pre-teen and teen hackers

DefCon opened its doors to teen and pre-teen hackers this year for the first time, since it was founded 18 years ago.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Education, Morning Read

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/08/2011

California in tilt-shift perspective

We noticed this video via Gizmodo this weekend. It uses an interesting adjustment to perspective to show some of California’s skylines and locales.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011

The downgrading of America

What does the S&P downgrade and Morgan Stanley’s downgrade of LinkedIn mean for our innovation future?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/05/2011

DARPA vs. USCIS

INNOVATOR OF THE WEEK | This week it’s the cyber war versus immigration reform.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week, Research, Technology

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Balding men of the world rejoice, then groan (video)

In this short video clip, reverse playback was used to create a, we’ll just say it, creepy illusion.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Gold, silver, both or neither: What do you do when markets crash? (#MarketTips)

Bad economic news has people debating whether to buy gold, silver or both. But is there a better way to beat back the recession?

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Let’s make a deal for an economic recovery

Could deal sites like Groupon help save the economy via America’s small businesses?

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/04/2011

‘A trip of a lifetime’ (video)

What do you get when you send 3 guys on a 38,000-mile trip around the world, visiting 11 countries in 44 days? The trip of a lifetime, apparently.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, The Arts

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Goodbye debt ceiling debate, hello startup visas

The White House has a new series on their blog, and it’s all about entrepreneurs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011

‘I now pronounce you husband and wife,’ said the computer (video)

Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley decided to tie the knot in front of Rev. Bit, a virtual Minster on a computer screen.

By Frank Yonkof  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Innovations in the fight against famine

As emergency aid is being sent to Somalia, efforts are underway to stem, if not reverse, the tide of world hunger.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Scientists create robot that thinks for itself (video)

Scientists in Japan are developing a robot that can learn from its surroundings and solve specific problems that it is not programmed to solve.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/02/2011

For GM’s EN-V, it’s hurry up and wait

The automaker continues to deny rumors that its autonomous vehicle, the EN-V, is anywhere near production.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Invention, Technology, Urban Development, Morning Read

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Airbnb: ‘We screwed up and we’re sorry’

In a statement, Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky outlined the company’s latest safety features.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 08/01/2011

CDs go from waste to art in Paris

An artist-architect duo is France is finding a new way to make use of 65,000 abandoned CDs while creating a public work of art.

By Frank Yonkof  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 08/01/2011

The debt ceiling debate proves we need political hackers, not political hacks

A valuable lesson from the debt debate: We need more — and better — digital, civic engagement.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:39 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Adobe Edge marks pivot to HTML5

The company released their HTML5 design tool before it reached beta to give developers a chance to provide feedback.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:01 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Arts, Morning Read

 

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