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Future Of... Videos
From finance to retail to transportation, a look at what today’s technologies will look like tomorrow -- and how they will transform the world around us.
Today, we browse the web by typing or tapping, pointing and clicking. Tomorrow, we'll point our mobile devices at an object that interests us and information will appear. Sumi Das explains how...
2 | February 6, 2012 8:27am
The average American household has $300 in gift cards collecting dust. Want to make sure you don't have money lying around? Consider mobile gift cards. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das finds out how they...
1 | December 13, 2011 8:38am
Take a closer look at your trash before you toss it. Can it go in your compost pile? It's not just for food and yard trimmings any more. One day, you may be able to throw most of your car parts...
2 | September 6, 2011 10:50am
What store has the new iPad in stock? Who has the best deal on platform beds? Where can I buy Lady Gaga's sunglasses? In the future, technology will put the answer to these questions at your...
3 | April 7, 2011 8:54am
They're a modern-day must. Anyone who's ever forgotten their credit card at home or worse, lost it, knows exactly how crucial that piece of plastic truly is. With rampant fraud and ID theft...
9 | February 9, 2011 2:41pm
High oil prices and the BP spill are just two real reminders of how energy dependent we truly are, but tomorrow's solar technology promises cleaner power at lower costs. SmartPlanet correspondent...
3 | January 11, 2011 7:38am
Tablet computers may be the gadget of the moment, but what if you could turn any surface in your home into an interactive hot zone? Intel's Oasis technology recognizes ordinary objects instantly...
3 | December 13, 2010 2:42pm
Hospital stays are rarely relaxing - but at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital, robots run errands, communication devices keep noise to a minimum and patient beds help translate doctors' orders....
2 | September 30, 2010 12:58pm
Has in-store shopping lost it's luster? A proof-of-concept from Intel tries to restore the recreation retail experience with speedy payment options and smart purchasing suggestions. SmartPlanet...
1 | September 7, 2010 11:14am
Packing material is no friend to the environment. Energy intensive to produce, it often ends up in landfill after a single use. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das looks at some greener compostable...
4 | July 27, 2010 8:59am
Would you like to charge your mobile phone without ever having to plug into an electrical outlet? The University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University are both developing materials to...
2 | June 3, 2010 12:19pm
Virgin America is taking airplane service to new heights by offering features that cater to the techie in all of us. Passengers can text each other from their seatbacks, order food online, and...
3 | May 4, 2010 3:24pm
Parking can be a real hassle, whether you're fumbling for change for the meter or just trying to find an empty spot. San Francisco-based Streetline has developed networking and sensor technologies...
1 | March 1, 2010 10:39am
The household thermostat has always been difficult to program--wasting energy and driving up your utility bill. But SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das explains how new networking technologies will...
2 | February 16, 2010 8:20am
Digital memories are long. Emails, images, and documents sent today can resurface years from now, but new software could help ensure that what happens online, doesn't have to live there...
2 | February 1, 2010 1:12pm