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At the Silicon Valley-based company, CEO Matt Bell and co-founders Dave Gausebeck and Mike Beebe are developing a consumer-friendly system to capture physical environments into three-dimensional...
May 2, 2012 12:25pm
Laser cutting, machine sewing, wood-working -- they're some of the skills used to build today's latest tech product. And more and more entrepreneurs are getting hands-on training to make their...
1 | April 26, 2012 3:53pm
We all know that leaving a device plugged in wastes significant amounts of electricity over time. But is anyone motivated enough to unplug all their gadgets and appliances while they're not in...
8 | April 19, 2012 12:31pm
Taking a trip but don't want to drive by yourself? Ride-sharing startup Zimride enables drivers to sell empty seats in their cars. Passengers can buy rides with people already driving to where...
10 | April 9, 2012 8:53am
Tony Conrad and Ryan Freitas started About.me as a way to aggregate social media content like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into a single hub. Since launching the site, they've grown to more...
April 5, 2012 12:38pm
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute talks about strategies to make oil-free automobiles. He believes that cars would be simpler and cheaper to...
23 | March 29, 2012 11:59am
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, NRG Energy CEO David Crane discusses how smart meters, distributed-solar projects, and plug-in electric vehicles could potentially cause disruptive change...
3 | March 27, 2012 1:28pm
SkyLight's eponymous adapter mounts on a microscope and lets users magnify things such as flowers, insects, and pathogens with their smartphone and a microscope. SmartPlanet visits SkyLight...
March 26, 2012 8:40am
Let the sun's energy take care of charging your e-reader with this product. Just make sure you don't do what our SmartPlanet team did - crack the Kindle screen while trying to remove it.
12 | March 21, 2012 9:40am
Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has created a subscription-based health care site to help people to keep track of medical records for their loved ones, such as medications, doctor visits, and...
March 20, 2012 9:45am
Ford has been able to cut the car manufacturing process in half, from six years to three years, using virtual reality during the design phase. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das gets outfitted...
2 | March 19, 2012 8:21am
Healthcare can be difficult to access for rural residents in the developing world. Medic Mobile provides cell phones to health workers loaded with special SIM card-based software to connect them...
March 14, 2012 9:31am
Parkinson's disease is the second-most common neurological disease after Alzheimer's. An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from the condition, which causes slowness of movement, tremors, and...
1 | March 13, 2012 8:53am
Sifteo offers a new game platform--requiring you to stack, sort, and shuffle. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das shows how these video game cubes communicate with each other for a novel way to play.
March 12, 2012 8:28am
Super Better Labs creative director Jane McGonigal is making a new online social game called Super Better available to the public today. The goal is to help people fight health ailments, such as...
32 | March 9, 2012 9:00am