Category: Innovation

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...

Skydio 2 Ups the Drone Innovation Ante

Skydio has launched a new version of its Skydio drone and it’s a revolutionary innovation, complete with its own “launch box.” One YouTuber, bakerXderek, rendered this verdict, “flying has never been this easy.”

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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Blockchain: A Fintech Revolution

Blockchain: A Fintech Revolution

While all attention has been focused on the ups and downs of Bitcoin, it’s Bitcoin’s Blockchain innovation that has generated more excitement in financial and technology communities. “Fintech”, as financial technology is referred to in tech circles, has been on a tear...

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Face ID and Animoji

Face ID and Animoji

Now that we know more about Apple’s new iPhone X, let’s delve into two truly outstanding iPhone X innovations, its Face ID face recognition system and animated emoji, dubbed “Animoji” The iPhone X discards an already innovative fingerprint ID system...

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Saks Fifth Avenue ConBody

Saks Fifth Avenue ConBody

The Amazon Factor will lead to as many as 8,600 store closings in 2017. Retailers have three options: Close up shop, innovate, or change and become a discount retailer, which, as Costco and Ross Stores are proving, could be a viable strategy. Saks Fifth Avenue has...

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