Amazon’s first Amazon Go store opened today in Seattle, automating most of the purchase, checkout, and payment steps associated with a retail transaction and replacing cash registers, cashiers, credit cards, self-checkout kiosks, RFID chips -- and lines -- with hundreds of small cameras, computer vision, deep-learning algorithms, and sensor fusion.
The long-awaited Falcon Heavy rocket roared to life on Wednesday at 12:30 pm Eastern, as SpaceX fired up the 27 Merlin engines that power the triple-booster rocket at Kennedy Space Center. Perched atop what CEO Elon Musk claims will be the most powerful lift vehicle in the world is the billionaire’s Tesla Roadster, which will launch toward a Mars elliptical orbit on the Falcon Heavy’s upcoming maiden flight.
What was supposed to be an awe-inspiring trip to the Bay Area, turned into an experience of validation and self-affirmation for a group of Chinese tech entrepreneurs and start-up founders. Far from being struck by the advances in technology and society in Silicon Valley, the delegation was shocked at the prevalence of cash, that food deliveries shut down overnight and most people drive, not bike, reported the Wall Street Journal.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest technology conferences in the world. It draws companies hailing from all corners of the industry, from established giants showing off a sweeping new product lineup to lean startups hoping to find funding for their big idea. After exploring endless rows of booths and attending panels of experts discussing the tech industry's most complex topics, we wanted to share our key takeaways from this year's event.
Want your own microsatellite constellation? The prospect just became much more realistic.
The U.S. military is partnering with Silicon Valley to step up its game on the battlefield. The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX), which is part of the Department of Defense, is connecting the U.S. military with companies developing leading-edge technology that would help it carry out missions quicker and cheaper.
Deutsche Boerse has launched an index that tracks companies that are leaders in artificial intelligence (AI) by using an algorithm to identify early adopters of the technology. Companies in the index include Apple, Deutsche Telekom, Bank of America and Facebook, the German stock exchange operator said on Monday.
Fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks promise to blow away existing 4G connections. According to the U.S. government, the new systems will deliver 1,000 times more traffic, with far superior reliability and faster response times. Movies will glisten in ultra-high definition, while cities become smart, autonomous cars safe, and the Internet of Things ubiquitous. Mobile broadband may out-perform fiber optics, as The Economist notes, putting “your phone on steroids.”
Artificial intelligence (AI) could be the biggest challenge facing the jobs market and even humanity itself, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller. However, the Yale University professor told CNBC that he had a radical idea that could be implemented to mitigate AI's potential harm to society.
Eye problems, bad posture, carpal tunnel syndrome, social disconnection, depression, insomnia. All of these are symptoms of excessive screen time, and Apple has recently responded to a request by shareholders for the company to address youth screen time issues.