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Cool Tech - The biblical narrative of the Garden of Eden describes how the snake became the most cursed of all beasts: “you shall walk on your belly, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.” The reptile’s eternal punishment is no...
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...
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...
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!...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cool Tech - Any real gaming experience includes two aspects; the game-play and the game-experience. While a game cannot exist without good gameplay, the in-game immersive experience brings it to the next level. Visuals, comfort, and state of mind...
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...
Cool Tech - Recently, scientists reported that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016, trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that...
Cool Tech - A CES 2017 Report Shelly Palmer (aka Mr. CES) is wrong. At the show, he declared in one of his daily missives that his vote for 2017 “best in show” was the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van. My retort: “Shelly, go outside the North Hall...

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