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Watch and learn. SmartPlanet videos profile the people, places and things behind advancements in green building, clean energy, future technology and more.
Health tech start-up ZocDoc is trying to make booking an appointment with the doctor a pain free process. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das takes a look at the service with ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi.
1 | February 7, 2012 8:18am
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
Navigating through the maze of traffic congestion is one of life's biggest headaches. SmartPlanet visits Silicon Valley startup Waze to hear how its app enables drivers to alert one another of...
February 2, 2012 9:24am
Martin Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and the Disaster Management Initiative, explains how to build technologies that will make a difference for individuals and their...
February 1, 2012 11:26am
Solar panels are being squeezed in all sorts of places lately, even the brims of baseball hats. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das checks out this solar cap that will never leave you in the dark.
January 31, 2012 11:33am
HybridCore Homes uses nearly all recycled construction materials to build their houses. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das takes a look at this new paradigm that combines the custom look of stick-built...
1 | January 30, 2012 8:09am
Listen up, cafés. No one wants a cold cuppa, but a piping hot latte can cause some serious damage. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tests out the SmartLid cup topper which turns a different color depending...
7 | January 25, 2012 8:15am
Gary Ingram, the golf course superintendent at Oakland Metropolitan is teaching kids about what it means to be better environmental citizens through their program, the Oakland Turf Grass Initiative.
January 24, 2012 8:05am
Prefabricated homes conjure up images of uninspired architecture, but Simpatico Homes is constructing sustainable houses out of factory-built modules that are beautifully designed. SmartPlanet's...
3 | January 23, 2012 8:21am
Modern design takes a sustainable turn with Artek's Shigeru Ban 10-unit System Chair. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das explores the possible configurations of this modular system.
5 | January 19, 2012 8:24am
New Avenue Homes founder Kevin Casey is rethinking how we live by focusing on multi-generational living, where grandparents, parents, and kids share one piece of land with two homes on it. The...
2 | January 18, 2012 8:56am
Google's Linne Ha travels the world collecting voice samples in more than 26 languages for the company's voice search engine. SmartPlanet visits the company's headquarters in Mountain View,...
2 | January 17, 2012 10:51am
Thinking of making the switch from energy-intensive incandescent bulbs, but can't stand the infamously cold and harsh light quality? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das rounds up some bulbs that will have you...
6 | January 11, 2012 2:06pm
At CES in Las Vegas, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest talks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about what to expect from the software giant in 2012. Ballmer previews the new Windows phone OS, Windows...
2 | January 10, 2012 8:57am
At CES in Las Vegas, Sony executives show off the latest in the company's line of consumer electronics, from the company's new Xperia smartphone, to its new PlayStation Vita portable gaming...
January 9, 2012 8:00pm