technology

Did Toyota Just Make the World’s Smartest Car?

Last Friday, I brought you the terrifying story of a Daimler (DDAIY) truck racing down the German autobahn with no driver behind the wheel. Okay, not that terrifying, really since it was the company’s latest test of driverless vehicle technology – all sanctioned by the local state government. But Daimler isn’t the only automaker working...

Should We Really Worry About Killer Robots?

Back in 1942, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story entitled Runaround. Some believe it was the first time that the term “robotics” was used – and certainly the first time that the idea of robots killing humans was introduced. Fast-forward to today, and some of the most renowned and respected names in...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

Bubble Battle: China’s Shenzhen vs. U.S. Tech Boom

European equity markets were routed Monday after Greece instituted capital controls and declared a bank holiday. Germany’s DAX fell 3.6%, while Italy’s FTSE MIB was down 5.2%. Greece’s stock market will reportedly be closed for at least a week. Yet, despite the attention Europe will receive in the coming weeks, another crisis of greater significance...

The Robot That Teaches Kids How to Write

The innovation keeps on flowing at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – or EPFL, for short. Founded by the Swiss government as one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, EPFL has built a strong, well-respected reputation in the technology, science, and engineering areas. It ranked 17th in the world for science and...

Meet Luna… the Rehab Robot

Yesterday, my colleague, Louis Basenese, told you about how virtual reality is becoming a breakthrough therapy for stroke victims suffering from paralysis. It’s just one of countless ways that new technology and innovation is transforming the face of healthcare and rehabilitation – and in the process, changing or even saving lives. Biotech startup, EgzoTech, is...

The U.S. Military’s Greatest Weapon Ever

We’ve witnessed extraordinary technological progress over the last several years. In some cases, the kind of fantasies only dreamed of in science fiction have now become real-life breakthroughs. Take our smartphones, for example, which are now akin to the communicator and tricorder from Star Trek – all in one bundle. Or the fantastic advancements in...

Three Reasons Why the Nasdaq Will Hit a Record

On Monday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed above the 5,000-point level for the first time since March 2000. As a result, the exchange is now within spitting distance of its all-time closing high of 5,048.62 and intraday high of 5,132.52, which were hit right before the dot-com bubble burst. In the month of March, no...

New Trial Could Make Your Dog Live Longer

If you’ve ever owned a dog – or own one now – I’ll bet you wish they could live a bit longer than they do. Well, the more technology advances, the more it spills into areas that were never previously thought possible. Two scientists at the University of Washington are investigating whether a drug commonly...

The Best Oil and Gas Global Play

Many companies are struggling to survive the oil price war raging between OPEC and the United States. Some will make it out alive, though wounded, and some will fall. With all the players on the field during this tumultuous time, it’s hard to know where to invest. But I’ve seen the signs, and I think...

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