For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want
A health-care startup is using fancy digs, fitness trackers, and a membership fee to change doctor visits.
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Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots
Mining companies are rolling out autonomous trucks, drills, and trains, which will boost efficiency but also reduce the need for human employees.
Every president since FDR has had a science advisor. Trump has yet to name one or indicate leading candidates.
Our one-day conference will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with blockchains.
Millions of people talking with Alexa could help Amazon fight off Google in the home voice assistant market.
Even if you don’t live in Britain, the U.K.’s new “Snooper’s Charter” is worth watching. It could inspire other democratic nations to adopt aggressive surveillance policies.
Playing video games and surfing Google Street View can teach software a lot about driving.
Poor areas have lousy Internet. Here’s what Trump can do to help them.
The first of its kind, the device will include a touch screen and 14-line Braille display.
A startup called Ambrosia will fill your veins with the blood of young people and empty your pockets of $8,000.
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Ghana’s Last Mile
Innovative African e-tailers are offering sought-after goods to the continent’s growing middle class. But logistical challenges must be worked out delivery by delivery.
March 27-28, 2017
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EmTech digital separates fact from hype—giving you the business intelligence you need in this rapidly shifting landscape.
Rejuvenating the Chance of Motherhood?
An audacious startup thinks it can give 40-ish women a better shot at having children. Should desperate would-be parents believe it?
Smart machines are beginning to speak to us and act on their own.
The Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery
Machines that are capable of making precise operations inside the human eye will make it possible to perform entirely new procedures.
by Simon Parkin
New Patents Hint That Amazon and Google Each Have Plans to Compete with Uber
The tech giants both want a slice of the ride-hailer’s automated taxi and trucking vision, and they have their own ideas to prove it.
In Davos, the Police Will Disarm Your Drone in a Heartbeat
The World Economic Forum event is policed with drone-jamming devices to stop would-be terror threats and the paparazzi.
The promise of software-defined networking and solutions for its wider adoption were explored in depth at VMware’s inaugural future:net event.
The ever-expanding Double 11 Global Online Shopping Festival showcases Alibaba’s innovations in key technology areas such as big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
Can we transform how we power and feed the world in time to head off climate change?
President Trump Takes Immediate Aim at Obama’s Climate Action Plan
Shortly after Donald Trump took office, climate change and clean energy disappeared from the White House website.
by James Temple
Climate Data Preservation Efforts Mount as Trump Takes Office
Universities host hackathons to save environmental information amid fears the Trump administration will scrub data that undercuts its views.
by James Temple
Geoengineering Gets Green Light from Federal Scientists
For the first time, funding from the U.S. government may be spent on man-made approaches to ease climate change.
Sponsored by Lenovo
Video: 5 Data-Center Hyperconvergence Myths
Hyperconvergence can simplify your data center and increase its agility. This short video from collection sponsor Lenovo addresses common misconceptions about the infrastructure, such as its impact, cost, and deployment time.
Rejoice, Disorganized Workers: This Smart Cloud Looks After Your Files For You
The storage company Box ratchets up its competition with Dropbox.
by Will Knight
Your Car’s Sensors Are About to Shorten Your Commute
Mapping company Here aims to crowdsource data from cars’ on-board sensors and use it to alert drivers or autonomous vehicles to conditions on the road ahead.
Provided by BBVA
A Secure Model of IoT with Blockchain
The Internet of Things is a fast-growing, increasingly complex network of connected devices. This excerpt from an Open Mind article touches on blockchain as a way of securing this new ecosystem.
by Ahmed Banafa
The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics
In this article excerpt, a British researcher discusses why AI and cybernetics are moving beyond the realm of science fiction—but warns that the technologies also raise significant ethical questions.
The Ethics of Human Enhancement
Recent scientific advancements increasingly allow humans to improve everything from memory to appearance. But those capabilities come with questions about how they should be used, and who should make those decisions.
by Andy Miah