“Smart Skin” Takes Inspiration From Chameleons

Some creatures, such as chameleons and neon tetra fish, can alter their colors to camouflage themselves, attract a mate or intimidate predators. Scientists have tried to replicate these abilities to make artificial “smart skins,” but so far the materials haven’t been robust. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have taken a page from the chameleon’s […]

Citroen 19_19 concept takes aviation inspiration

PARIS — Citroen says its 19_19 concept takes inspiration from the worlds of aviation and interior design to offer the brand’s vision of future full-electric and autonomous long-distance luxury travel. The 19_19 has a range of 499 miles, which Citroen describes as “extended mobility to escape from the cities.” In areas where the infrastructure allows […]

Twitch IRL Launched, Takes on YouTube and Facebook With New Way to ‘Life Stream’

On Amazon’s streaming game platform Twitch, the world of gaming is being intermingled with real life. A feature unveiled Thursday by Amazon called IRL – the acronym for “in real life” – lets people broadcast moments from their lives as part of game play. Amazon called this feature “a new content category designed to both enable […]

Google’s DeepMind, Master of Go, Takes on Popular Video Game Starcraft

Google’s DeepMind, Master of Go, Takes on Popular Video Game Starcraft Google’s DeepMind AI unit, which earlier this year achieved a breakthrough in computer intelligence by creating software that beat the world’s best human player at the strategy game Go, is turning its attention to the sci-fi video game Starcraft II. The company said it […]

LeEco takes on tech titans in US

LePro 3 will be priced at $399 and Le S3 at $249 when they become available to US buyers. Photo: AFP San Francisco: A Chinese Internet colossus referred to as a combination of Netflix, Apple, Amazon and Tesla announced on Wednesday it is taking on US tech titans on their home turf. LeEco is jumping […]

Facebook Messenger Lite Takes Up Less Phone Space for Tech Challenged Areas

Small businesses and others seeking a better way to communicate with customers or partners in tech challenged areas should rejoice. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has launched lighter version of its Android Messenger app. The new bare-bones Messenger app is designed for people in areas with slow internet connections as well as for older phones with less powerful […]

LG Mocks Samsung, Takes a Jab at Galaxy Note 7 Recall in SMS Blast

While Samsung is busy putting out fires (literally) on the Galaxy Note 7 recall, other smartphone makers are getting the most out of Samsung’s misery. The latest to take a dig at the South Korean giant is LG. The company’s customer care department seems to be randomly sending messages to users ahead of the Diwali […]

The Climate Corporation Takes Farming High Tech

The farming industry is going high-tech. And it isn’t necessarily just to increase output. For some farmers, using more technology has become a necessity thanks to changing climate conditions. Founded by two former Google engineers, The Climate Corporation is a provider of tech services and products for farmers. The company utilizes data as a tool […]