Contraceptive Implant Could Allow for Activation, de-Activation at Will

Contraceptive Implant Could Allow for Activation, de-Activation at Will

Science July 10, 2014

Contraception implants are not new, but a new prototype from MicroCHIPS and funded by the Gates Foundation would bring a whole new level of utility and longevity to such implants.

Current implants work for as long as three years, and ... Full Story

Pavlok Wearable Wants to Shock You Into Action

Pavlok Wearable Wants to Shock You Into Action

Gear and Gadgets July 9, 2014

An upcoming wearable device, the Pavlok (likely a play on Pavlov, whose experiments with dogs form a well-known basis of our understanding about classical conditioning), claims it will be capable of promoting new habits and making you a better and ... Full Story

GE Working on Calorie-Counting Microwave

GE Working on Calorie-Counting Microwave

Science July 9, 2014

The health-conscious craze of the last few years is about to kick into overdrive with the advent of all manner of wearable tracking devices and other monitors that can analyze all aspects of our health, from our breathing and heart ... Full Story

Self-serve Beer Stations to Debut at MLB All-Star Game

Self-serve Beer Stations to Debut at MLB All-Star Game

Innovation July 9, 2014

If you’re a beer lover, there are few moments more enjoyable than sipping (or gulping, or engulfing) your favored beverage during a baseball game or other sporting event. Yet those venues often drive beer aficionados to sobriety for two ... Full Story

Interactive Video Content Poised to be Online Marketing’s Next Big Thing

Interactive Video Content Poised to be Online Marketing’s Next Big Thing

Internet July 5, 2014

With high speed internet, more powerful computers that can handle web pages loaded with all manner of content, and boundless bandwidth all the norm throughout much of the modern world, video has increasingly become a prime method of online advertising ... Full Story

Facebook Caught Up in Innovation Row over Social Experiment

Facebook Caught Up in Innovation Row over Social Experiment

Internet July 4, 2014

On Tuesday at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Development, Monika Bickert, addressed the recent revelations that nearly 700,000 of the social network’s users were unknowingly subjected to an invasive social experiment back ... Full Story

AP to Start Using Robots to Write Earnings Reports

AP to Start Using Robots to Write Earnings Reports

Internet July 3, 2014

Financial reporting can be a tedious affair for writers, especially when they’re inundated with loads of such reports all around the same time every three, six, and twelve months, given that the thousands of relevant companies releasing said reports ... Full Story

Google Releases Specs for DIY VR Headset “Cardboard”

Google Releases Specs for DIY VR Headset “Cardboard”

Mobile July 2, 2014

At first glance, Google’s new Cardboard project might be seen as a jab at Oculus and other VR headsets. It may even be seen as a complete publicity stunt or prank (though April 1 is long past). After all ... Full Story

Cruise Add-On Turns Audi’s into Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

Cruise Add-On Turns Audi’s into Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

Startups July 1, 2014

Google is feverishly working on their self-driving car project, which could be finished in as little as five years, and would completely negate the need for human involvement in the car-driving process, regardless of the conditions, location, or any other ... Full Story

Humanoid Robot Companion Pepper to go on Sale in Japan Next Year

Humanoid Robot Companion Pepper to go on Sale in Japan Next Year

Science June 29, 2014

Pepper, set to go on sale in Japan in February of next year, will be the world’s first affordable humanoid robot, perhaps the first step towards a future when robots are ubiquitous in homes around the world and eventually ... Full Story

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