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  • Smart Shades: High-Tech Windows Can Turn Dark in Just 1 Minute

    Smart Shades: High-Tech Windows Can Turn Dark in Just 1 Minute

    via LIVESCIENCE : New smart-window technology that can tint glass, changing it from fully transparent to dark in less than 1 minute, could help cut the costs of heating and cooling buildings by up to 20 percent, according to a new study. The smart windows, developed by engineers at Stanford University and described in a study published online Aug. 9 in the journal Joule, rely on a completely different principle compared to existing alternatives known as […]

  • A vegetable seller reaches for money from a customer at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    New Technology to Keep Fruit, Vegetables Fresh For 1,000 Days

    Via News18.com : Saahil Peerzada and Sachin Adhikari of Viztar Agritech have tied up with Spain-based Nice Fruits to offer new technology in cold storage plants in the Indian subcontinent, with the first two to become operational in Hyderabad in the next seven months. When efforts are being made to reduce wastage of perishable commodities by boosting cold chain system, an Indian company has introduced “Black Box” technology, which can ensure the preservation of any agriculture […]

  • In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You

    In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You

    via Futurism : Next-Level Integration As automakers like Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo focus on developing vehicles that can interact autonomously with their environments, Ari Teman is exploring ways the cars of the future could interact with you. The inventor, designer, and technologist told Futurism he sees biometrics, which is “the ability for a vehicle, an environment, or a service to recognize who you are and how you are,” as one of the biggest developments in transportation […]

  • Ebay to Launch Visual Search Tools for Finding Products Using Photos from Your Phone or Web

    Ebay to Launch Visual Search Tools for Finding Products Using Photos from Your Phone or Web

    via TechCrunch : Ebay this morning announced its plans to introduce new image search capabilities that will allow the company to better compete with the likes of Pinterest, Google and Amazon, all of which already support the use of photos in order to connect online shoppers with products of interest. There are two parts to eBay’s implementation of visual search: Image Search and Find It on eBay. With Image Search, eBay users can snap a photo […]

  • Ebay to Launch Visual Search Tools for Finding Products Using Photos From Your Phone or Web

    Ebay to Launch Visual Search Tools for Finding Products Using Photos From Your Phone or Web

    via TechCrunch : Ebay this morning announced its plans to introduce new image search capabilities that will allow the company to better compete with the likes of Pinterest, Google and Amazon, all of which already support the use of photos in order to connect online shoppers with products of interest. There are two parts to eBay’s implementation of visual search: Image Search and Find It on eBay. With Image Search, eBay users can snap a photo […]

  • Google Home, WiFi smart gadgets launch in Australia

    Google Home, WiFi smart gadgets launch in Australia

    Via Stuff : Google’s smart benchtop speaker and mesh WiFi network go on sale in Australia on Thursday, staking Google’s claim in the simmering smart home war with Amazon and Apple. Selling for A$199, the voice-activated Google Home speaker brings the talkative Google Assistant to life and is available via Google’s local online store as well as traditional brick and mortar retailers. The same goes for the Google WiFi hub, which sells for A$199, or A$499 […]

  • The Merging of Technology and Groceries Behind the Amazon-Whole Food Deal

    The Merging of Technology and Groceries Behind the Amazon-Whole Food Deal

    via Herald-Tribune : NEW YORK — Why is Amazon spending nearly $14 billion for Whole Foods? One reason: People who buy yoga mats and fitness trackers on Amazon might also like grapes, nuts and other healthy items at the organic grocery chain. In short, the deal stands to net Amazon a wealth of data-driven insights into how shoppers behave offline — insights that are potentially very lucrative. To be sure, there are plenty of other benefits […]

  • This Smart Ring Gives You Instant Mobile Payments With Beefed Up Security

    This Smart Ring Gives You Instant Mobile Payments With Beefed Up Security

    via MashableAsia :  Look out, Frodo — we might have a new “One Ring to rule them all.” Token, a new smart ring, promises to give its wearers a chance to make mobile payments, unlock doors, and ditch their passwords — all while protecting their identity with an extra level of security. The wearable uses the same type of near field communication (NFC) technology found in credit cards and hotel keys to make purchases, and […]

  • Health Tech: How technology will impact the health industry

    Health Tech: How technology will impact the health industry

    Via Business Report : The delivery of healthcare services in Africa is under pressure to change, and no-one can be certain how the industry will evolve. What can be certain is that future trends will be driven by access to Big Data, to shape new models of care in driving innovative, affordable and accessible services, across this diverse continent. With 1,2 billion people, many enjoying a longer life, and the rise of NCDs (non-communicable diseases such […]

  • How technology is transforming the way airlines handle your luggage

    How technology is transforming the way airlines handle your luggage

    Via Dallas News : In the airport of the not-too-distant future, a passenger will be able to walk into the terminal, scan their face to check-in, drop-off their luggage at a self-service kiosk and then track its journey to their plane in nearly real-time from their smartphone. Already, technology is transforming the airline luggage experience and making it increasingly likely your bag will end up with you at your final destination. Worldwide, the rate of mishandled bags […]