Is the Earth maxed out, or should we be optimistic about being able to solve our future? At TED 2012, Paul Gilding made the case for the former, and Peter Diamandis argued for the latter, and then they debated.
Video Source: TED
Today we’re excited to announce our newest laptop — the Chromebook Pixel — which brings together the best in hardware, software and design to inspire the next generation of Chromebooks.
This Chromebook has the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) of any laptop screen on the market today. Packed with 4.3 million pixels, the display offers sharp text, vivid colors and extra-wide viewing angles. With a… read more
Video Source: Google Chromebook Pixel
The FUTURE OF MONEY Television Series is an informative and entertaining six-part one-hour Docu-Series that we plan to complete by fall 2014. The series explores the evolution of money in six major aspects: Payment Transactions, Banking, Bartering, Credit Lending, Money Making and International Monetary System.
The show travels the world interviewing experts on financial innovations about the future of money. Together, we time travel with our audience — through… read more
Video Source: Heather Schlegel
Future of Money TV Series
The Eye Tribe software (formerly known as Senseye) allows users to interact with their mobile device using their eye movements.
A simple webcam and a set of infrared LEDs are connected to the USB port of the tablet. The software records the eyes and calculates the point of the screen where the user is looking.
Video Source: The Eye Tribe
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab | This video shows three of the first devices to be prototyped at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) using a new technology that could make it possible for the average person to design, customize and print a specialized robot in a matter of hours.
MIT is leading an ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are produced and designed,… read more
Stanford’s self-driving Audi TTS, Shelley, hit 120 mph on a recent track test. Combined with new research on professional drivers’ brain activity, the car’s performance could get even better.
There’s very little difference between the path a professional driver takes around the course… read more
Video Source: Stanford University
Robotics designer David Hanson & Dmitry Itskov, founder and chair, 2045 initiative on robotics and avatars of the future.
— Charlie Rose show
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5-time Hugo Award winning author Vernor Vinge, one of the most lauded SF writers of our era, discusses his work and concepts from it, including the concept of “The Singularity” which he coined, and his latest novel, “Children of the Sky,” the sequel to “A Fire Upon the Deep.” He is interviewed by Brad Templeton of EFF/Singularity U/Google X.
Video Source: @Google Talks
At Microsoft’s annual TechFest on Tuesday, international research teams had a chance to show off their latest tools, toys, and APIs to each other, and to us. We got a look at everything, including a robot-powered Haptic touch screen, a gesture recognition API from Jamie Shotton, a custom Kinect avatar builder, and lots of real-time 3-D capture software that will be on it’s way to you soon.
Here’s Kinect… read more
Video Source: IEEE Spectrum
“John Underkoffler, chief scientist, Oblong Industries, was the tech advice behind the film ‘Minority Report’ and then he built his own company to make that science fiction real. Here he shows me his latest work which is, indeed, mind blowing. This is part I, in Part II, you’ll see a new conference room that Oblong has built using these technologies.” — Robert Scoble
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Digits, a wrist-worn gloveless sensor developed by Microsoft Research in Cambridge, U.K., enables 3-D computer interaction in any environment and is practical beyond computer gaming.
Video Source: Microsoft Research
SpaceX’s Grasshopper — a 10-story vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL) vehicle — took a 12-story leap towards full and rapid rocket reusability in a test flight conducted December 17, 2012 at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas.
Grasshopper rose 131 feet (40 meters), hovered, and landed safely on the pad, using closed-loop thrust vector and throttle control. The total test duration was 29 seconds.
Grasshopper consists of… read more
Video Source: SpaceX
It looks like a creation from Frankenstein’s lab: a robot with tentacles modelled on an octopus — the world’s first entirely soft robot.
The first prototype has six silicone legs designed for locomotion, while two specialized arms use artificial muscles, motors and sensors to detect and grasp objects. A spring-like structure inside these tentacles, made from a shape-memory alloy, can expand, contract or bend in any direction with… read more
Video Source: Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa