Keeping you current with the latest leaps in technology
QuantumScape says its technology is ready to move from the lab to VW’s dealerships. But this secretive startup is very familiar with failure.
April 14, 2021
The future of batteries, sought for decades by academics, startups, and corporate R&D armies is—quite possibly—just a slender sheet of ceramic material that’s supple enough to bend between two fingers. But no one outside of a Silicon Valley startup is allowed to know what it’s made of. Even the color of this man-made substance is a closely held secret, so of course it’s never been independently analyzed.
Microsoft to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for about $16 billion in healthcare push
April 12, 2021
(Reuters) -Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would buy artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc for about $16 billion in cash, as it builds out its cloud strategy for healthcare.
How to tell, what to do if a robot can take your job
January 13, 2021
In one vision of the not-too-distant future, robots handle half of all work tasks, leaving legions of humans unemployed and insecure. In another scenario, those same technologies revolutionize rather than reduce opportunities for people, creating jobs that have yet to be imagined. Such are the stakes as a new wave of automation reshapes the workplace, accelerated by the pandemic.
Billionaire-Backed Swedish Startup May Have Digital Cash Fix
March 27, 2021
A Swedish fintech backed by billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi says it’s found a solution to one of the biggest nightmares of an increasingly cashless world: what happens if the Internet goes dark and we can’t use our phones or cards?
New Technology and Data From C.H. Robinson Are Helping Companies Around the World Cut Carbon Emissions
April 8, 2021
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — C.H. Robinson is paving the way for more sustainable supply chains around the world by turning decades of logistics expertise into technology and data that any company can use to reduce its carbon footprint. Today it announced: