Small-scale tech creativity is alive and kicking

Jonathan Margolis January 17, 2018 Five years ago I gave up on the Consumer Electronics Show, the annual week-long Las Vegas technology binge, the latest of which ended last week. My breaking point in 2013 was a Montreal company touting an insulated beer can holder to which you could stream music by Bluetooth, allowing you to listen to sounds while drinking cold beer. All I … Continue reading Small-scale tech creativity is alive and kicking

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining artificial intelligence with southern China’s expertise in toy design, electronics and manufacturing to craft humanoid … Continue reading Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

China’s GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market

Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump’s surname. For the past eight years, GAC has sold cars and SUVs under the brand Trumpchi in its home market, but is now researching new names before the company’s expected U.S. debut in the fourth … Continue reading China’s GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market

Apple, Snap and Facebook met with AR suppliers at CES 2018, says report

Plenty of companies used CES 2018 to unveil their wares for the upcoming year, but it’s perhaps what we didn’t see that will make the biggest waves in the space, as some of the industry’s biggest players reportedly used the show to map out their AR plans with suppliers. That’s according to Bloomberg, who indicates that Apple, Facebook and Google all met with representatives of … Continue reading Apple, Snap and Facebook met with AR suppliers at CES 2018, says report

AT CES 2018, it was wearable tech for people who need it most

From afar, it was hard to pick out the big themes of this year’s CES. Voice assistants? Perhaps. AR/VR? There was certainly a lot of it. TVs? Well, when is it not? But from the inside, another interesting trend was emerging from the world’s most high-tech circus: wearables for people who need them the most. For the last few years wearable tech has been a … Continue reading AT CES 2018, it was wearable tech for people who need it most