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Cool Tech - It is unclear if Masayoshi Son, Chairman of Softbank, was one of the 17 million YouTube viewers of Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog before acquiring the company for an undisclosed amount this past Thursday. What is clear is the acquisition...
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Cool Tech - The device named “Spark” flew high above the man on stage with his hands waving in the direction of the flying object. In a demonstration of DJI’s newest drone, the audience marveled at the the Coke can-sized device’s most...
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#NYCTech -  More and more entrepreneurial visionaries are predicting that voice enabled devices are the next big thing. With Alexa, Siri, and Google Home taking off, the opportunities for creating voice-enabled apps are limitless, and Sayspring...
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Cool Tech - JD Claridge’s story epitomizes the current state of the drone industry. Claridge, founder of xCraft, is best known for being the first contestant on Shark Tank to receive money from all the Sharks – even Kevin O’Leary!...
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Cool Tech -  Going back to the dawn of civilization, many entrepreneurs have sought their fortunes through adventures of exploration. Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding their landlocked trade routes east to the Indus Valley...
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AI -  Recently, I attended an “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Roundtable” of leading scientists, entrepreneurs and venture investors. As the discussion focused mainly on basic statistical techniques, I left unfulfilled. My friend, Matt...
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Cool Tech -  In a time of “America First” the benefits of space travel are clouded by the smoke of hyperbole. In reality, there have been over 2,000 inventions courtesy of NASA that are making our lives better here on Earth. Everyday we...
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Cool Tech -  What does Magic Johnson and a twenty foot robot have in common? You guessed it, Automate 2017. While this might seem like an odd pairing, it accurately reflects the current state of the robotics industry. Already 2017 is on pace to...
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Cool Tech - Although many gaming and entertainment platforms have developed countless versions of VR in the last few years, the use of virtual reality is far from a solely game-driven industry. In fact, the implications of VR in the IT world are...
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Cool Tech -  Last week was a big week for shape shifters. In Japan, researchers at Tohoku University and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology announced that it had successful developed a shape-shifting molecular robot. The...
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Cool Tech -  Recently, at RoboUniverse, one of the largest suppliers of industrial robots was noticeably absent, ABB. This powerhouse of automation that has installed over 250,000 robots worldwide could be resting on its laurels, but the latest...
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#NYCTech - Welcome back to Inside the Mind of a NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In the hot seat this time is Oliver Mitchell, Founding Partner of Autonomy Ventures. Oliver sat down...
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Cool Tech - My twitter feed was abuzz with news of a Russian spy boat miles off the coast of Connecticut’s US Naval Submarine Base in Groton. This would’ve been a good time to test the Navy’s newest weapon – the Sea Hunter – an...
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AlleyTalk -  3D-printing has been one of the hottest areas tech with the countless applications that it can be used for. Voodoo is focused on high-volume 3D printing integrating powerful AI software for large scale manufacturing jobs rather than...
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Cool Tech - Recently, I got flak from one reader for broaching the subject of ethics and robotics.  Later, I was pleased to learn about Clearpath’s $11 million in financing for developing new “ethical” robots.  According to the press...
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Cool Tech -  It’s no coincidence that the list of 100 greatest robot movies of all time consists mainly of movies during or after the 1950’s—the start of speech recognition.Before the invention of Audrey, the first speech recognition...