SmartPlanet stories related to the tools, machines, techniques and systems that solve the world's problems.
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 |
Once the stuff of cloak-and-dagger ops, competitive intelligence has emerged from the shadows and is now highly visible in many organizations.
1 | June 6, 2013 7:59am |
Here's some insight into how companies like GE are taking advantage of 3D-printing technology.
1 | June 6, 2013 5:48am |
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 |
Is heavy reliance on traditional IT qualifications going to become a thing of the past?
3 | June 6, 2013 2:17am |
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 |
Apple, Adobe and Ebay have them. Now Verizon is buying into Bloom Energy's fuel cell technology.
3 | June 5, 2013 5:43pm |
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 U.K. government is far from the golden standard in terms of technology.
6 | June 5, 2013 4:26am |
MEXICO CITY -- A public hospital adds a facade that devours smog in a city adding 600 new cars a day.
5 | June 5, 2013 3:00am |
Vint Cerf says fast-changing technology may render many data formats unreadable -- as it has already done in the recent past.
7 | June 4, 2013 3:19pm |
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 |
A new app from Berlin-based navigation company Skobbler stands out, thanks to hybrid navigation technology that works both online and offline.
5 | June 4, 2013 3:00am |
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 |
Here's a fast new way to power a city fleet of electric buses.
20 | June 3, 2013 1:01pm |
Searching for and analyzing moles for skin cancer is a long process. Here's why that could soon change.
June 3, 2013 9:22am |
Brewing and serving coffee with a precision typically reserved for manufacturing might just be the answer to a wired, mobile, impatient, caffeine-hungry world. Austin-based Briggo is betting on it.
3 | June 3, 2013 3:00am |
NEW DELHI -- Indians broke three world Everest climbing records this year, a sign of how increasing wealth is fueling the country's appetite for pursuing extreme sports.
June 3, 2013 12:00am |
3D printing can do more than create weaponry or houses -- it can provide cheap prosthetics to those who need them most.
June 1, 2013 2:19pm |
With technological advancements and the explosion in mobile technology, how has the role of the IT worker changed?
6 | June 1, 2013 12:40pm |