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Ladera Tech fights against bushfires with first environmentally friendly fire retardant Brushfire treated with Fortify prevents the fire from spreading (Image credit: Ladera Tech)   Necessity is the mother of invention. Crisis spurs action. Put it together and you’ll find startups. Lot of them. The environmental issues we are facing today are a huge inspiration for many. Here is a selection of such.   Biomaterials company Ladera Tech has joined the effort to fight the Austr ...
Amazon’s “working backwards” approach helped to transform the company into an online retail giant. (Image Credit: GETTY Images)   Often I’ve seen projects start with little planning. 'Design by the seat of the pants,' I think is the cliché. Although this work backwards isn’t the proper mil-standard way to work on projects, I wonder if it should be…   Amazon has been making an impact in the retail service industry for the past 25 years, and ...
Walmart will be adding more robots for item inventory scanning to 650 of its stores by this Summer. (Image Credit: Walmart) We marvel at our creations. Celebrate them. Never mourn our losses. This looks like it’ll be another cultural shift like when the automatic elevator was introduced. In April 2019, Walmart unveiled plans to deploy robots in their stores, taking on jobs that human workers would normally perform. Now, the superstore plans on rolling out shelf-scanning inventory robo ...
Toyota’s concept for a smart home (Image credit: Toyota)   Over the past few years, Toyota has been working on improving smart cars, but their latest project will go beyond cars. They’re aiming to create a new smart city in Japan. The automaker is teaming up with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to build a “prototype city of the future” where they can test out new autonomous vehicles, smart home technology, and innovative street designs.   The city will be built ...
Samsung’s Neon, an artificial human, will be showcased at CES 2020 in Las Vegas on January 7th, 2020. (Image Credit: Samsung NEON Twitter)   I suspect artificial intelligence (AI) will become the most important technology of the 20’s. Doubling processing power every so often isn’t that impactful anymore. It will come down to software this time. Of course, the tech giants are already dominating development. Speaking of…   Samsung will be unveiling a new proj ...