Innovation

  • (Back to) the Future is here: Lexus builds a working hoverboard
    (Back to) the Future is here: Lexus builds a working hoverboard
    While it isn’t quite a flying car, one highly-anticipated vision of 2015 predicted 30 years ago in ‘Back to the Future’ seems to be just around the corner: Lexus has announced that it managed to build a functional hoverboard.
  • Pepper first emotional humanoid robot to be sold in Japan for $1,600
    Pepper first emotional humanoid robot to be sold in Japan for $1,600
    A joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Alibaba and Foxconn Technology is bringing the emotional human-like robot Pepper to the global market. It’s the first step to make robots available to general consumers for home and work.
  • 'Unexplored territory': Robots to build 3D-printed bridge across Amsterdam canal
    'Unexplored territory': Robots to build 3D-printed bridge across Amsterdam canal
    There are more than 1,200 bridges cross the canals of Amsterdam, but one may soon stand out more – because it will be 3D-printed and built by robots. The machines will create the bridge mid-air, constructing their own supports along the way.
  • Russia, China plan to develop joint transport navigation platform
    Russia, China plan to develop joint transport navigation platform
    ​Russia and China plan to develop a joint transport navigation platform that bundles the advantages of Russia’s GLONASS and China’s BeiDou navigation satellite systems. The platform will be developed for commercial trucks this year.
  • China develops first facial recognition ATM
    China develops first facial recognition ATM
    China has unveiled the world’s first ATM with facial recognition technology, which its designers say will help reduce theft and fraud.
  • Tiny $9 computer CHIP rocks Kickstarter, promising tons of free apps
    Tiny $9 computer CHIP rocks Kickstarter, promising tons of free apps
    A $9 computer created in California, does everything any average family PC is supposed to do including surfing, programming and entertainment. The tiny gadget has raised more than $1.5 million on Kickstarter – 30 times more than its developers asked for.
  • Thomson Reuters launches tool to track Russian sanctions
    Thomson Reuters launches tool to track Russian sanctions
    Financial news agency Thomson Reuters has launched a Russian Sanctions Tracking Service to monitor the impact of sanctions on Russian businesses. The service will be updated daily from open sources and databases.
  • Switzerland unveils its first driverless cars
    Switzerland unveils its first driverless cars
    A Swiss leading telecom provider has reported on the first test-drives of an autonomous car equipped with sensors, computers and special software. The car is being trialed around the streets of Zurich with two human passengers on board, Swisscom said.
  • Cashless Denmark: Should total e-commerce be embraced?
    Cashless Denmark: Should total e-commerce be embraced?
    With Denmark moving towards a completely cash-free economy there has been a heated debate between the experts who think it’s a natural thing caused by technological development and those who warn that total traceability has a dark side.