Amazon Drones Could Mean Target Practice

One thing about that kinda scary Amazon drone story: How will the drones defend themselves? You might recall that we have a gun violence problem in this country, as well as a lot of crazy/angry people with itchy trigger fingers and/or lots of time on their hands.

Digital Health Startup Isowalk Partners with UCLA for “Intelligent Mobility Assistance”

New York-based “mobility assistance” startup Isowalk is matriculating at UCLA. The technology and development collaboration will “integrate a state-of-the-art gait analysis system developed by UCLA’s Wireless Health Institute (WHI) into the revolutionary Isowalk mobility aid,” said Isowalk and UCLA in a joint release. Isowalk is a “smart” walking cane that biomechanicaly adjusts to the characteristics more »

5 Technology Trends to Watch for 2014 from CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which is the trade association/lobbying group for the electronics industry, as well as the organization that brings us the epic Consumer Electronics Show (CES) every January, today released its 2014 edition of Five Technology Trends to Watch. So what’s CEA have its eye on? Simply put, the Internet of Things (IoT). The more »

Piper Home Security, Compatible with iOS, Android Devices

Lately, there has been a lot of focus on internet and mobile security. Account security and personal information is of utmost importance. But we still can’t forget about home security, especially when there are tools and technologies to make it easier and seamless. Piper is an elegant, complete home security system. This device packs a more »

Braava Joins Roomba, Scooba, as the Floor Mopping Robot

iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, recently announced the release of a floor mopping robot, the Braava. The company has sold over 10 million home robots worldwide since their 2002 launch of the Roomba vacuum. With such busy lives, where typical lunches last only 30 minutes and employers expect more to be more »

Sphero 2.0, Forever Changing How We Play With Balls

Orbotix, the makers of Sphero, has announced the reinvention of the ball, once again, with the Sphero 2.0. Sphero 2.0 is an app-controlled robotic ball that’s now faster, brighter, and smarter than ever before. Orbotix is promoting a brand new rollout that also includes accessories to fully deck out your Sphero 2.0 Instead of taking more »

Digital Health Takes NYC–Tomorrow, the World!

“I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.” Those were the words of legendary Apple and tech guru Steve Jobs, as quoted in Walter Issacson’s recent biography. And, as evidenced by the Digital Health summit held in New York City more »

Meet Virginia Tech’s Robotic Jellyfish

It’s been almost five years since we last covered the idea of robotic jellyfish, but now a team of researchers at Virginia Tech are taking that idea it to the next level with their project, called Robo Jelly. Teaming up with universities around the country and in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, the Virginia Tech more »

Neato Robotics Takes Robot Vacuuming to New Level

What’s the biggest complaint about vacuuming? It’s getting them to clean under furniture and around table and chair legs. We live to have clean floors, but cords and heavy equipment are annoying as well. But fear not, since Neato Robotics, a Silicon Valley company, has introduced the new Neato XV Signature Series of robot vacuums. more »

MYO is the Next Generation of Gesture Control

Waterloo-based startup Thalmic Labs announces the launch of their revolutionary gesture control device, MYO, an armband worn on the forearm that senses electrical activity in the muscles, allowing users to interact with digital technologies using just their fingers and hands. When sensing the muscle movements of the user, the device can detect changes in hand more »

Grillbot: a Roomba for your Grill

I recently posted about the AutoMee-S, the ridiculous tiny Japanese robot designed for cleaning tablets and smartphones.  Turns out the world can’t get enough sill robots to do its dirty work.  Here’s a new Roomba-style robot for all you grill masters out there:  the Grillbot. Inventor Ethan Woods came up with the idea for his more »

Introducing the AutoMee-S, the Roomba for your Smartphone

Another unheard-of level of “are you kidding me?” gratuitousness has been reached in world of gadgetry:  Japanese company Takara Tomy are now making what is essentially a Roomba that cleans your touch screen devices. The AutoMee-S is a tiny robot you can plop onto your iPad, Android tablet, or smartphone and watch glide around the more »