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What's Holding Back the Internet of Things?

Ira Kalb | Posted 07.04.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Ever since personal computers began to creep into our lives in the mid-to-late 1970s, people have been talking about home computers and home computing...

The Digitalization of Prosthetics Is Transforming How Wounded Service Members and Veterans Recover

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Sitting on Dr. Peter Liacouras's desk is a razor, a stick of deodorant, and a partially built prosthetic arm. Behind him, several 3D printers buzz away. His goal is simple: to allow wounded service members to do the things that they used to do before getting injured.

Growing Up in an Earthquake Zone Shaped My Vision for Smart Quake Sensor

Powerful Answers | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Born and raised in Turkey, I lived through countless earthquakes. Turkey is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world, and I witnessed many casualties during these catastrophes.

OK, Google: Please Collect Air Pollution Data With Street View Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology

Imagine asking your phone to calculate the optimal route for cycling to work while enjoying the best air quality, or calculating whether it's better t...

Embracing the Internet of Things Means Managing Privacy Risks With Care

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.02.2016 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The public needs to understand the risks and benefits of putting connected sensors into our gadgets, appliances, homes, cars and cities and connecting them to external networks.

Deep-Sea Trials Conclude in Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

XPRIZE | Posted 05.15.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

My primary job is to manage the teams, and when I first began working with them, I expected I'd have to breakup a headlock put on an engineer by a marine chemist.

Finalist Teams Selected in Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

XPRIZE | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

The finalist teams are global in scope, coming from four different countries (Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States).

How Technology Is Shaping the Next Wave of Journalism

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Melissa Jun Rowley

This post was originally published on Cisco's Technology News Site. Advances in technology mean advances in all forms of communication, which mea...

No More Malls: 5 Disruptive Techs Transforming Retail

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

This is big. This isn't Amazon, it's Amazon x100. Very social, very local and very efficient.

Google's Glass Explorer Program Was A Social Experiment That Backfired

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.28.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Google Glass was introduced without a clear explanation of what it was supposed to be used for. When promotional videos started to show people going a...

First-Of-Its-Kind Sensor May Bring Some Strange New Products

Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

Babies have a pretty effective method of letting their parents know it's time for a diaper change. It's called crying. But researchers in Japa...

Wearing Your Health on Your Sleeve

XPRIZE | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Gioia Messinger Gioia is Founder and CEO of LinkedObjects, Lecturer at U.C. San Diego's Rady School of Management, and Judge for the Nokia Sensing ...

Will 2014 Move Past the Private/Public Health Care Debate and Onto Preventative Health?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Richie Etwaru

We are at a crossroads of a historic inflection point where human health care could tip from a focus on cure to one on prevention. At the risk of sounding like a Miss America contestant describing her platform to "change the world," that's precisely the kind of radical paradigm shift I'm proposing.

Timothy Stenovec

Meet The Bed Of The Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.10.2016 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- When you think of mattress technology, you probably think of springs and stuffing, not sensors and voice recognition. Sleep Number, th...

Why Connections (Not Things) Will Change The World

Dave Evans | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Dave Evans

There are about 10 billion connected things in the world today. In the next 10 years, that number will grow to 50 billion things, increasing the intelligence and value of all of these connections exponentially -- billions of things, but trillions of connections. In other words, in the Internet of Everything, as in life, it's not what you know, it's who you know.

I'm Counting My Steps With a Fitness Tracking Device. Now What?

XPRIZE | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
XPRIZE

By Gioia Messinger Gioia is Founder and CEO of LinkedObjects, a Global 100 Mentor at the Founder Institute, a Lecturer at U.C. San Diego's Rady School...

Huge Smartphone Sensors Set To Revolutionize Science

XPRIZE | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Alex Salkever Alex Salkever is a technology executive, journalist and consultant based in San Francisco. Alex is co-authoring a book with Vivek Wa...

Mobile Health - The Revolution Will be Measurable

XPRIZE | Posted 07.10.2013 | Health News
XPRIZE

By David Schafran David Schafran is co-founder and CEO of EyeNetra, Inc. He mixes entrepreneurship, technology, and humanism to super-humanize the wo...

Detecting Power Theft by Sensors and the Cloud: Awesense Smart System for the Grid

James Grundvig | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

With commercial customers on six of the seven continents of the world, Awesense appears to be leading the charge of delivery ROI to its customers by means of recouping the "cheapest watt" of power.

A DVR That Watches YOU?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.07.2012 | Technology

Watching television tends to be a private affair between you and those on the couch in your living room, but Verizon is looking to change that by crea...

Are We on the Edge of a Revolution in Medical Diagnostics?

XPRIZE | Posted 02.04.2013 | Health News
XPRIZE

By W. Tapani Ryhänen Tapani Ryhänen heads Nokia Research Center's Sensor and Material Technologies Laboratory in Cambridge, Espoo, and Moscow. Heal...

Why Wait Until Something Breaks? Let's Try Predictive Maintenance

Christopher Conradi | Posted 10.28.2012 | Technology
Christopher Conradi

Why wait until something is broken to fix it? That's what a growing number of companies are asking themselves these days.

Transforming Health and Well Being With Innovative Sensing Technologies

XPRIZE | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

Every day much of this incredible wealth of digital information about our daily lives and the world around us is going to waste. We've only just started to explore the benefits of using this data.

'Smart Dust' Aims To Monitor Everything

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In the 1990s, a researcher named Kris Pister dreamed up a wild future in which people would sprinkle the Earth with countless tiny sensors, no larger ...