Drones - Lior Ron has had quite a ride since founding Otto less than a year ago; within three months of his official launch, Uber acquired the autonomous truck startup for more than $680 million. Ron, a former Google executive, told me this...
AI -  Over the last few months, the usual debate around unicorns and bubbles seems to have been put on hold a bit, as fears of a major crash have thankfully not materialized, at least for now.Instead another discussion has emerged, one...
Cool Tech - On March 28, 1931, a small subsidiary of Boeing, United Airlines, announced that it completed the first transcontinental passenger flight in 27 hours. This ushered in the golden age of commercial American aviation, which lasted over...
Drones -  Clearly drones are flying into mainstream. There was a torrent of news stories last week surrounding the launch of the DJI Phantom 4, and several WSJ articles talked about how drone investments have not delivered to their full...
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Cool Tech -  Drone racing has quickly turned into an international spectator sport with live broadcasts and six-figure cash prizes.
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Drones -  Local officials hope to position the region around a drone testing site in Rome, N.Y., as a nationwide hub of commercial drone research, testing and manufacturing.
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Cool Tech -  Dwindling farm incomes and open-source software are inspiring homespun hackers, helping advance farming technology. Manitoba farmer Matt Reimer has created a tractor that drives itself.
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Cool Tech -  //One of Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving cars hit a bus while in autonomous mode--possibly the first accident involving one of the cars that was the fault of the computer. There were no injuries in the low-speed...
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Apps -  //While some companies consider aerial delivery drones, Starship Technologies has developed an automated driverless suburban delivery system. The company is testing the robot this summer and aims to make the first commercial...
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Drones - As Google moves closer to commercializing its self-driving cars, the company is fine-tuning its vehicles to make them navigate roads and curbs more smoothly, as if a human were behind the wheel.
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Cool Tech -  //An aerial drone ballet kicks off in Laguna Beach.
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Drones - Within the next several weeks the FAA is expected to release a proposed rule governing flight by unmanned vehicles operated from the ground. Dozens of commercial users are lining up to fly.
#NYCTech -  SkySpecs’ technology is called Guardian Angel for a reason. It’s a hardware-enabled software system that helps drones avoid collisions automatically, making drone usage more accessible for industrial and consumer applications –...
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Cool Tech - Is Nixie, a flying camera-drone, the next big thing in personal cameras? Nixie CEO and founder Christoph Kohstall discusses the drone and what’s next with Sara Murray.