Category: Innovation

Vegetarian Innovations Rock Food World

The Wall Street Journal reports that purveyors of meat-free burgers are struggling to meet demand from fast food chains. Both Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are disrupting the food business, with their realistic looking fake meats, which even “bleed” like real beef.

Uber Promises to Elevate You

Uber has unveiled its latest skyport designs for Uber Air, its vision of the future transportation. At an industry gathering of industry experts, aviation regulators and potential partners in Los Angeles, Uber painted an optimistic vision for its lofty ambition of...

How small will robots get?

Small enough to hold in your hands. Rolls-Royce envisions a future where tiny engine maintenance robots, measuring just 10mm in diameter, will go inside an engine, sending live video back to the mechanics and speeding up inspections. Developed in collaboration with...
Celebrity Edge Magic Carpet

Celebrity Edge Magic Carpet

Celebrity Edge was named the best new cruise ship of 2018. That award was due to a raft of innovations and new features, including “Magic Carpet” — a deck that moves up and down the side of the ship along a vertical track and multitasks as a boarding platform, restaurant with amazing views, or pool area extension.

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Digital Banking: A Trend You Can Bank On

Digital Banking: A Trend You Can Bank On

On June 8, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned that the growing presence of tech players leveraging big data and artificial intelligence technology could significantly disrupt the world’s financial system.

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Augmented Reality Retail Innovation

Augmented Reality Retail Innovation

One of the standout innovations at SXSW was shown by Lush Retail, a U.K. cosmetics firm that sells, of all things, bath bombs. Lush runs an innovation division called Lush Labs that designed a mobile app that lets you to scan any of their bath bombs and immediately see its name, elements, cost and fragrance description.

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AI Is Reinventing Our World

AI Is Reinventing Our World

If the tech behind ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com is any indication, AI is going to disrupt the visual sciences. A few days ago, The New York Times wondered if ethical A.I. is even possible. That’s not a rhetorical question given the ability of AI to generate fake visuals as persuasive as ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com suggests.

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Auto Future: Self-Driving Cars

Auto Future: Self-Driving Cars

On Sunday evening, March 18, 2018, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was crossing the road in the middle of a Tempe, Ariz. block when she was struck by an Uber self-driving car, becoming the first pedestrian death caused by an autonomous vehicle. Media judgment was swift,...

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Airtable, A Spreadsheet On Steroids

Airtable, A Spreadsheet On Steroids

Last August, we bestowed an “Ubercool Innovator” award on Airtable. We love Airtable because its simplicity and ease of use completely upstage both Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel, while also delivering a blow to Apple’s FileMaker, the former king of easy to use...

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