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Cities Dream of a 'Smart' Sci-Fi Future
Innovation

Cities Dream of a 'Smart' Sci-Fi Future

Cities are looking to technology to save electricity used by street lights, monitor water mains and reduce crime. But is the cost worth it?
Shalene Gupta
OMG Yes: A Smart Mattress Cover That Can Brew Your Morning Coffee
Far Out Tech

OMG Yes: A Smart Mattress Cover That Can Brew Your Morning Coffee

Meet Luna, which connects to your home's wireless network and can control other connected devices such as lights, locks or even a coffee pot.
Emily Price
How Shyp Is Shaking Up the Process of Mailing Packages
Shipping

How Shyp Is Shaking Up the Process of Mailing Packages

The San Francisco-based startup picks up unpackaged items from customers, boxes them and ships them through major carriers and the USPS.
Matt Villano
Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset
Virtual Reality

Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset

The tech company unveiled plans for a prototype visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and more to 3-D life.
This Company Is Squeezing an Entire Computer Into a Mouse -- All You Need Is a Monitor
Far Out Tech

This Company Is Squeezing an Entire Computer Into a Mouse -- All You Need Is a Monitor

A Polish tinkerer has created the ultimate compact PC - one that's small enough to fit inside a conventional mouse.
Dave Smith
5 New Gadgets That Aim to Have You Living Happier and Healthier
Health trackers

5 New Gadgets That Aim to Have You Living Happier and Healthier

These gadgets can track your heart, monitor your skin health and even test your urine from the comfort of your home.
Emily Price
5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business
Innovation

5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business

Innovation results from the ideas we have and the ideas we encourage other people to share.
John Boitnott
Facebook Hiring Spree Hints at Ambitions in Virtual Reality and Beyond
Facebook

Facebook Hiring Spree Hints at Ambitions in Virtual Reality and Beyond

Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at the big social network.
Elon Musk to Build 'Hyperloop' Track, Likely in Texas
Innovation

Elon Musk to Build 'Hyperloop' Track, Likely in Texas

The system would allow passengers to zoom in pods through systems of tubes at speeds of at least 600 miles per hour.
Jacob Pramuk
In 100 'Most Exceptional' Companies Ranking, Google and Amazon Don't Make the Cut
Innovation

In 100 'Most Exceptional' Companies Ranking, Google and Amazon Don't Make the Cut

The $338 billion search engine company that has come to dominate the Internet is, apparently, not exceptional; at least according to Deloitte.
What the Heck Are Drones Good For, Anyway?
Drones

What the Heck Are Drones Good For, Anyway?

The tiny flying gadgets were all the rage at CES this year, but why anyone would buy one isn't always clear.
Jason Fell
3 Destructive Distractions That Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid
Execution

3 Destructive Distractions That Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid

Scope creep, fragmented mindshare and disorganization are often the difference between flawless execution and spectacular flameouts.
Kumar Srivastava
5 Ways Small Companies Can Out-Innovate Big Corporations
Innovation

5 Ways Small Companies Can Out-Innovate Big Corporations

Leaders of small companies can leverage their business' size and unique culture to rapidly develop and apply creative ideas.
Steve Sponseller
Google Partners With Auto Suppliers on Self-Driving Car
Innovation

Google Partners With Auto Suppliers on Self-Driving Car

The tech giant has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed up efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020.