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Bob Lutz's advice to current car executives? "Get the design right because people buy with their eyes."
3 | June 11, 2013 3:00am |
Millennials love their smartphones and bikes. Cars? Not so much. This could spawn a new generation of smart bikes for hipsters and obsessive cyclists, starting with Helios handlebars.
14 | June 6, 2013 3:00am |
An exhibition at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology spans 250 years of garment history to illustrate how designers play with new technologies to create adventurous styles.
February 15, 2013 10:21am |
Thanks to ambitions of humans going to Mars one day, technology that turns wastewater into drinking water is improving.
February 14, 2013 7:27am |
BARCELONA -- A billion people worldwide lack clean water. One start-up looks to use plants to provide an affordable, chemical-free alternative to the current costly market.
6 | June 10, 2013 3:06am |
How will Africa leapfrog other continents, technologically? IBM Senegal country general manager Mamadou Ndiaye explains how.
Sponsored | February 12, 2013 11:56am |
In five years, nearly all U.S. students will be connected to high-speed Internet at school.
19 | June 7, 2013 7:21am |
Google CEO Larry Page says that Glass privacy concerns will blow over in the same way that smartphone cameras worries did.
3 | June 7, 2013 5:26am |
The $22,000 'smart' rifle from TrackingPoint is here. It allows even a novice to hit a moving target up to 1,200 yards away on the first go.
20 | May 29, 2013 8:18pm |
Google Glass, the wearable computer eyepiece that has caused concern among privacy advocates, will not allow facial recognition apps--for now.
June 4, 2013 11:06am |
PARIS -- San Francisco mayor Ed Lee visits the French capital to sign a new pact reinforcing the partnership between the two digital sister cities begun in 2006
June 7, 2013 3:00am |
Domino's U.K. franchise used a drone to deliver two pizzas earlier this week. Will this successful test (and PR stunt) evolve into a real business strategy?
4 | June 6, 2013 12:04pm |
Do bosses really understand who's getting things done in the trenches, or do they play favorites? A new web platform shifts that decision to the employees themselves.
4 | June 6, 2013 8:38am |
Olive oil fraud dates back to the time of Julius Caesar. Now a laser developed to measure gases on Mars could help stop this earthly problem.
5 | June 3, 2013 1:59pm |
Los Angeles to New York in a Tesla Model S could be possible this year.
12 | May 30, 2013 6:35am |
A start-up has introduced analytics tools that it says will help businesses communicate more effectively in global markets and identify which countries to prioritize.
June 5, 2013 9:09pm |
Intel's venture capital arm has created a $100 million fund to finance projects and startups developing tech to give your computing devices the ability to see, hear and feel like people do.
3 | June 5, 2013 12:48pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about technology's place within education.
1 | January 30, 2013 12:41am |
French automaker Peugeot Citroen is claiming a major breakthrough in fuel efficiency due to a new vehicle design that replaces a car's battery with compressed air. It will ship as soon as 2016.
4 | January 24, 2013 7:49pm |
The big glass panels that are built into skyscrapers could soon produce solar power.
2 | May 12, 2013 7:44pm |