Tech and Innovation

Forget Nintendo, This Gaming Stock is Scorching the Competition

Forget Nintendo, This Gaming Stock is Scorching the Competition

Is it 2016, or 1996? If I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was the latter: Independence Day is hitting theaters, a Clinton is running for president, and adults are scouring the earth in search of Pokmon. If you’re unfamiliar – Nintendo Ltd. Co. (NTDOY) has just launched the augmented reality game Pokemon Go,...

How to Invest in Smart Home Technology

How to Invest in Smart Home Technology

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the promises and perils of the Smart Home, as well as why this segment is on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream. Naturally, it’s time to ask: “How can I profit from this?” Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer.  Ideally, there would be one or two tickers...

Old-School Tailoring Just Got a Tech Injection With a 3-D Tape Measure

Old-School Tailoring Just Got a Tech Injection

Chalk up another old-school method getting a dose of new-school technology. This time, it’s in the world of fine fashion. More specifically, the art of tailoring. While places like London and Milan are renowned for their tailoring skills in crafting exquisite, made-to-measure suits, Hong Kong is often overlooked as a center of excellence itself. Like...

The Future Is Now: Entering the Age of Autonomous Drones

The Future Is Now: Entering the Age of Autonomous Drones

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s research arm, the Volpe Center, projects that the number of unmanned aerial vehicle operations will surpass that of manned aircraft by 2035. Commercial drones will be a big part of this revolution. Autonomous drones are fast becoming ubiquitous in all sorts of industries – it’s not just Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)...

It Takes Good Tools to Be Contrary with Technology

It Takes Good Tools to Be Contrary

It was the worst of times. The first six weeks of 2016 were the worst start to a trading year… ever. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index had their worst five-day starts to a trading year in history in January 2016. The Dow fell 6.2% from January 4 through January 8....

Egyptian Builders Create Homes From Recycling

Egyptian Builders Create Homes From Trash

Talk about the ultimate recycling program… Builders in the Egyptian capital of Cairo are turning trash into new homes. Specifically, they’re using all manner of discarded or leftover materials – including wood, cement, bricks, plastic bottles, and even old car tires. The man behind the project is Timur al-Hadidi, who’s bought up land in a...

Artificial Photosynthesis Will Power the Future

Artificial Photosynthesis to Power the Future

At the launch of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition in November 2015, Bill Gates said, “If it works, it would be magical.” What sort of “magic” was Bill Gates talking about? He was talking about harnessing the power of the sun. But not in the way you might think, such as with solar panels. Gates was...

Uber Popularity Soaring in France: Taxicab Industry Protests

French Taxi Drivers Protest Uber

In recent years, Uber has shaken up the traditional taxicab industry. The cars are clean and reliable. The drivers are friendly. The pricing is competitive. And consumers can track their ride’s arrival, as well as submit payment, through the app on their phone. It’s no wonder the company has become so popular. But the company’s...

Quadro: Quadcopter Designed as Autonomous Taxi of the Sky

Quadro: The Dutch Quadcopter Aiming to Become a “Taxi of the Sky”

Ever since Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved infamy with the first powered aircraft in December 1903, man’s fascination with flight has remained constant. From the infamous “Space Race” in the 1960s to new technologies in military and commercial aircraft in recent decades, as well as ongoing innovation in aerospace for both manned and unmanned missions...

Diabetes Monitoring: Google Takes on America's Health Issues

Google Takes on America’s Big Health Crisis

Google (GOOGL), that amazing innovator, is turning its well-funded and creative energy on diabetes – one of the country’s most prevalent health issues. The disease is the first major target of Google’s Life Sciences division. It might sound out of place for Google to enter the medical field, but the company’s penchant for organizing and...