In Jeffrey Katzenberg's vision of the future, movies will appear exclusively on the big screen for exactly three weekends before they become widely available for all formats, from regular TVs to smartphones.
A Dutch professor has unveiled a prototype of a "smart umbrella" that uses a sensor and Bluetooth to transmit data to a computer. Unlike expensive rain gauges, hundreds of these "mobile weather stations" could provide valuable measurements much more cheaply.
Accelerometers, GPS receivers, gyroscopes, and other sensors found in many smartphones could offer valuable clues to digital forensics investigators looking into the causes of plane crashes and other disasters.
One expert predicts that "hearables" -- wireless earpieces capable of delivering all sorts of information -- could become a multibillion-dollar market by 2018.
Thanks to the efforts of the Danish government, it's the most detailed virtual representation of a real country ever developed using the popular world-building platform.
Drones aren't just the instruments of a tyrannical government that wants to kill its own citizens. Drones have an artistic side too.
The Environmental Defense Fund developed a market-based proposal to reduce the omissions of sulfur dioxide, the cause of acid rain.
You often hear people say there’s going to be this massive maker economy in which everybody’s a designer. That’s actually not going to happen.
Through policy we can make capitalism work for the things that we need to survive as people on this fragile planet that we share.
One widely useful mental habit that we teach in our class at the Center for Applied Rationality is called reference class forecasting, and it's for the most part, in the literature, been tested with reference to something called the planning fallacy, which is nearly universal. When we're ...
One of the things that’s happening now is your Smartphone is being more integrated with your car.
As we head out into the future we know that we can predict certain kinds of disruptive technologies.
You cannot prevent weapons by preventing technologies. We just have to use them carefully, particularly the power of genetics.
There’s a lot of hype that goes into the disruptive innovations and then there’s a froth and foam that’s associated with that.
Designed by a team of University of Pennsylvania students, the Titan Arm just received a $45,000 award from the James Dyson Foundation.