Amazon has recently updated its Echo Smart speaker. The added features include playing Jeopardy through voice commands. This trigger word makes the artificially intelligent in built smart speaker to respond and get engaged with question- answer phrases. The updated Echo smart speaker will be charged through docked stations instead of traditional plugging in system round the clock.
Lithium-ion battery has a problem when it overheats. Researcher in Stanford University have invented a lithium-ion battery that shuts down when it starts to overheat.
Ford has succeeded in test driving its autonomous cars in snowy conditions surpassing all of its competitors. The carmaker’s self-developed 3D maps have enabled in built LIDAR and cameras to drive the autonomous car through controlled environment. But the problem hasn’t been solved totally. Still snow or rainfall makes the guidance system to falter till now.
Morgan Stanley, the America based Global financial services firm has described Cincinnati based Kroger as a potential business competitor to Amazon, Walmart followed by a study. The new ecommerce platform has got momentum and enormous popularity due its unique offerings. However, another study has depicted Kroger as a threat to Publix, still remaining away from Amazon or Walmart.
Tesla S has got a new update of beta version software 7.1 named 'Summon', featuring to work with a distance of 39 feet without having a driver inside. In line with the existing Federal law, the autopilot is only allowed in private lands. However, the only reported shortcoming regarding inability to park autonomously is believed to eradicate with further developments in the near future.
The recently concluded CSE 2016 has witnessed demo of a smart motor cycle helmet by BMW Motorrad that is capable of displaying certain information. The helmet will run with two replaceable batteries with a life time of five hours in operation. It is expected to hit the market within a few years and thus BMW approaches to the world of augmented reality.
Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom will examine fingerprints and palm prints of people who lived in the 12th to the 14th centuries through a project called Imprint.
Lenovo starts its partnership with Google in project Tango. Qualcomm Technologies also work along with both companies in the project.
A study by the British Medical Journal shows that Mexico’s 10% tax on sweetened drinks implemented in 2014 led to 12 percent reduction in sales. Now, Britain and Canada are planning to follow suit.
Researchers in NASA is moving one step further to introduce a hybrid airplane technology in concluding its ERA project. The airplane will be able to fly on both fossil fuel and electricity, similar to hybrid car technology.
HTC is naming its next flagship phone Perfume instead of O2. The HTC Perfume is expected to launch with Android 6.1 Marshmallow in the second half of 2016.
Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google Inc., has renamed its experimental laboratory and life sciences division as the company is starting to restructure. The division that was originally named "Google Life Sciences" is getting a new name: Verily.
Liquid metal particles created by researchers have shown that they can send chemotherapy drugs directly to cancerous cells and also allow doctors to find cancerous areas.
Scientists at the Unversity of California have created malaria-resistant mosquitoes to eliminate the insects' ability to transmit the disease to humans. Using a gene-editing technology, they also ensure the mosquitoes pass on that resistant gene as they reproduce.
Researchers at Linkoping University Sweden have created the analog and digital circuit inside living plants. Using the vascular system of a living rose as the model, they made the key elements of an electronic circuit inside the living rose and light up ions inside the flower's leaves.