Category Archives: TECH

Fighting infernos with Silicon Valley tech

Startup Lumineye began with a goal of giving soldiers power to see through walls. But climate change has broadened the market, and Lumineye is now working with firefighters to tweak its product — a hand-held device that uses radar to see people inside buildings and in thick brush. “Unfortunately, the more often fires are occurring,… Read More »

House Judiciary Committee approves antitrust legislation to rein in Big Tech

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee this week debated several antitrust bills designed to check the influence of the tech giants.   Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a series of bills aimed at reining in the power of  Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and other tech giants. The next step for the… Read More »

Innovative Battery Technology Puts Flying Cars on the Horizon

Jet packs, robot maids, and flying cars were all promises for the 21st century. We got mechanized, autonomous vacuum cleaners instead. Now a team of Penn State researchers are exploring the requirements for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles and designing and testing potential battery power sources. “I think flying cars have the potential… Read More »

Amazon to bring its cashierless checkout tech to full-size grocery store

The new Amazon Fresh store will be located in Bellevue, Washington. Amazon Amazon is opening its first full-size grocery store with its cashierless checkout tech in Washington state, the retail giant announced Tuesday. The new Amazon Fresh store will feature its “Just Walk Out” technology, which means you don’t have to go through a checkout… Read More »

Here’s how new antitrust legislation could affect Big Tech… and you

Democrats and Republicans have come together to introduce five bipartisan bills in the House of Representatives that could rein in Big Tech.  Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images Democratic and Republican lawmakers have banded together to take on Big Tech. A group of representatives introduced a set of five bipartisan bills designed to rein in the… Read More »