Monster Tech Technology news and information on your mobile device

23Jul/16Off

Recasting Silicon Valley’s role in society

modern building and technological interface, abstract image visual At Bloomberg’s recent technology confab in San Francisco, Marc Andreessen offered a vision for entrepreneurship, defining it as the ability to see how the world potentially could be, then inventing what is needed to change it. Herein lies the dilemma for Silicon Valley: The same questions that spur its entrepreneurs to remake the world are often the same questions that lead it into conflict. Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
23Jul/16Off

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

Aerial view of the downtown Los Angeles skyline and the Griffith Park Observatory just after sunrise during the golden hour It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon. Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even San Francisco only had a few VCs or tech companies. Now, VC offices have sprung up in San Francisco, moving more of the investment energy up there. That great migration of companies and activity touches upon what is now… Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
23Jul/16Off

Let’s meet in Chicago for a mini-meetup

chicago I’ll be in Chicago this week and I’d love to meet some startups. I’m thinking about holding a micro-mini-meetup on Tuesday, July 26 at a location to be determined. Here’s what I need from you all: Email or tweet me with recommendations where we can meet. I like to just hang out in bars but I could do a co-working space. I know there are a few in town but I’ve… Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
23Jul/16Off

Building as a modular gadget

lego architecture Researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation. It’s striking that most of these efforts are trying to patch problems within the legacy framework of “permanent” construction. Could it be that the one thing that is taken for granted is the… Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
23Jul/16Off

NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year

EPIC storms Pacific ocean Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its location at Lagrange Point 1 about one million miles away. Compiling over 3,000 images, NASA put together a video showing a sunlit Earth age one full year.   EPIC takes at least one set of images… Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
23Jul/16Off

The assimilation of robots into the workforce as peers, not replacements

robot handshake One might ask why we would ever want to create robots that can do human work when we have so many people who need jobs. The goal of robotics should not be to replace humans with robots, but rather to improve productivity and safety, removing humans from harm’s way and enabling them to focus on things that humans should be doing. Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
23Jul/16Off

The government should be measured in its reaction to the Tesla crash 

Tesla Autopilot While I acknowledge and appreciate the role of governmental agencies to protect its citizens from harm, I encourage the NHTSA to be rational and measured in their response. Today, the United States has a significant lead in the autonomous vehicle and self-driving car industry. The NHSTA would be wise to not set us back years or even decades by inappropriately overreacting. Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
22Jul/16Off

Crunch Report | WikiLeaks Publishes DNC Emails

WikiLeaks publishes a ton of democratic national committee emails, a bunch of employees leave reddit, Pokemon Go is live now in Japan, Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets, Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal has violated probation. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
22Jul/16Off

Bad UX kills

A confusing traffic light system with multiple signal heads. It clogs systems, causes accidents, wastes energy and makes people unhappy. It’s more than a bad experience on a website — in cities, bad user experience (UX) design can actually kill. We’re talking about signage, public spaces, civic and emergency communications and other forms of urban design that influence our daily routines and, in some cases, are there expressly for… Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
22Jul/16Off

Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course

femtosat-6 The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that’s both tiny and powerful goes hand in hand with that vision, providing compact spacecraft with the ability to adjust their position without using a drop of fuel. First, though, a little engineering lesson. Here comes the science! It’s… Read More

Filed under: Tech News Comments Off
Page 1 of 7,73412345...102030...Last »