Elon Musk's newest brainchild gets help from a world's worth of minds (perhaps including yours)
In 2013, SpaceX leader Elon Musk called out the State of California for wanting to build a bullet train. Said Musk, a bullet train is a 20th-century technology, and a modern state like California should be looking toward the future of transportation. He proposed the Hyperloop as an alternative based on developing technologies that would deliver statewide transit that was safe, fast and economically superior to trains, planes and automobiles.
bethere app lets you 'check in' beforehand, so you can spend time with your friends instead of making them jealous remotely
‘Checking in’ has become a normal part of any day or night out. Whether for personal satisfaction or networking purposes, we want people to know where we’re at, and what we’re doing at all junctures. bethere is an app that lets you share in advance to your friends where you’re heading, so that you don’t have to worry about logging in when you’re enjoying time on the town.
The heirloom-grade Model 01 keyboard does away with keyboards' longstanding unfriendliness to the human hands
The Model 01 shifts the design of a typical keyboard. Focusing on the ergonomics of typing, the keyboard’s keys are spread out evenly for your fingers without a large spread. The keyboard scales down the size of a typical keyboard by cutting it in half, making all keys reachable by either hand.
TieFi turns your pops into a router who needs your undivided attention
Tosee tracks the amount of tar and nicotine you inhale to help users control, reduce or quit their habit
Giving up smoking is notoriously hard and there are many methods—from hypnosis to electronic cigarettes—to help you quit. Tosee is a smart device offers a data-driven approach, recording the amount and kind of harmful substances you inhale and giving smokers a new way to kick the habit.
Today's links examine the next frontier of artificial intelligence, with computers that read emotions, recognize faces, and understand human language
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SkyProwler drones deliver emergency medical equipment that can cut both the cost and response time of emergency services
Need an EpiPen? There’s a drone for that. Krossblade Aerospace Systems, an Arizona-based aviation startup, has created a prototype for SkyProwler drones, which can travel up to 60 miles per hour in order to deliver emergency medical equipment such as insulin and defibrillators.
ThynkBot responds to straightforward directional commands as facilitated by a Neurosky MindWave Mobile EEG headset
ThynkBot is a mini robot that will follow the commands of your brain waves. It uses your phone as a receiver, and a light headband EEG reader, to connect to the toy robot via Bluetooth. ThynkWare, the company behind the project, built the device to be usable by anybody, going so far as to feature a 5-year-old in their Kickstarter fundraising video.
Startup Grillo wants everyone, especillay developing nations, to have earthquake early-warning systems for increased public safety
An earthquake measuring device is priced at about $20,000 but startup Grillo has developed a $50 alternative. The dream is to allow even developing nations affordable early warning devices that can warn against the destructive power of earthquakes.
The Slide looks to be the holy grail for Back to the Future fans, but is it real?
Lexus has released a short video showing what appears to be a working hoverboard. The video posted on their Amazing In Motion site offers a teaser view of the board with what looks to be liquid nitrogen vapors emanating from it.
Remote Control Range Rover Sport research vehicle sports spy movie tech that may become a production car feature
What’s that one piece of James Bond tech that you’ve dreamed of having? If you are thinking of Pierce Brosnan driving a BMW from the back seat with his smartphone to escape bad guys in Tomorrow Never Dies, have a look at what Land Rover are working on.
I.am.here app gives stroke victims who've lost the power to speak a renewed voice
I.am.here is a mobile app that analyzes brain activity of stroke victims to give paralyzed people a way to communicate with their loved ones. The software uses Brain Computer Interface (BCI) to transform raw brain signals into human emotions, which are then displayed as words through the mobile app. The app shows visualizations of the paralyzed person’s state of mind such as: “I’m interested. I’m happy. I’m angry.”