Published November 27, 2013
Cars that drive themselves along pre-determined routes. Trains that use new magnetic rail systems. An amazing new train will speed along at 800 miles per hour. And these future innovations are not just spinning their wheels. They are set to debut within the next ten years -- or have already started transporting us.
Published November 06, 2013
Elon Musk led the charge by privatizing space exploration. Now, a new cadre of rocketeers at hackerspaces, schools, and rocket clubs in the U.S. are ready to take the reins.
Published October 29, 2013
I bumped into someone recently. Admittedly, I wasn’t watching where I was going -- in fact, I was heading for the food table. The person who brushed against me wasn’t paying attention, either. In fact, it wasn’t really a person at all. It was a robot.
Published October 07, 2013
What if you could build a computer that works just like the human brain?
Published September 16, 2013
Imagine living in a country where only 3.5 percent of the population use the Internet. When you ask a neighbor about Facebook, they give you a confused look. Posting a status update on Twitter is a foreign concept, and most citizens still rely on printed newspapers and radio reports.
Published September 14, 2013
Defenders of the video game industry say they’re unfairly blamed for the actions of criminals -- while movies, books, and TV shows promote just as much violence and aberrant behavior. So what’s different about video games?
Published August 06, 2013
Kickstarter has a poor track record when it comes to meeting deadlines. A recent report by The Wharton School found that 75 percent of all projects are delayed. Backers expecting to receive their crowd-funded gadget on time will be sorely disappointed.
Published July 26, 2013
Retailers are experimenting with new ways to track you. When you find a new shirt, you’ll might get a message about the matching shorts. Pick up a new pair of Nike golf shoes at Scheels and you might see a discount for a new set of clubs.
Published July 15, 2013
Crime is evolving. 100 years ago, the best way to line your coffers was to rob a train. Bank robberies became a lucrative endeavor as well, yielding about $10,000 per heist according to the FBI. Yet, statistics don’t lie: the number of bank robberies dropped 23 percent from 2011 to 2012. As technology advances, some physical crimes -- such as kidnapping, armed robbery, and post office scams -- may decline or disappear entirely, experts say. Here’s a few on the dead pool list.
Published July 08, 2013
We live in a lean-back world.