Amazon has a new plan for its home robot Astro: to guard your life

Amazon announced Wednesday that its home robot, Astro, will be getting a slew of major updates aimed at further embedding it within homes—and in our everyday lives. Broadly speaking, the new features offer more home monitoring. The capabilities include some  standard fare: Astro will be able to, for example, watch pets and send a videoContinue reading “Amazon has a new plan for its home robot Astro: to guard your life”

A bionic pancreas could solve one of the biggest challenges of diabetes

In a recent trial, a bionic pancreas that automatically delivers insulin proved more effective than pumps or injections at lowering blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a serious condition that causes a person’s level of glucose, or sugar, to become too high because the pancreas can’t produce enoughContinue reading “A bionic pancreas could solve one of the biggest challenges of diabetes”

Growth means composability, brick by brick

Business leaders are heading for composable infrastructures, putting aside large and bulky traditional systems. Demand for increased flexibility and scale is driven by rapidly advancing technology and rising customer expectations. Gartner likens composable infrastructures to a structure made of simple building blocks. This modular structure permits fast changes and responds quickly to new demand, trafficContinue reading “Growth means composability, brick by brick”

The Download: China’s non-coup, and building better batteries

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. How the false rumor of a Chinese coup went viral If you’re on Twitter and follow news about China, you likely have heard a pretty wild rumor recently: that President Xi Jinping wasContinue reading “The Download: China’s non-coup, and building better batteries”

The pandemic created a “perfect storm” for Black women at risk of domestic violence

Starr Davis was smitten when she met a handsome stranger with flawless skin and a wide smile during a brief trip to Houston in March 2020. He was charming and persistent; she gave him her phone number and they started talking. Their whirlwind romance took a major turn when she told him that she wasContinue reading “The pandemic created a “perfect storm” for Black women at risk of domestic violence”

How the false rumor of a Chinese coup went viral

Hi, and welcome back to China Report! If you are on Twitter and follow news about China, you likely have heard a pretty wild rumor recently: that President Xi Jinping was under house arrest and that there was about to be a major power grab in the country. First of all, let me be veryContinue reading “How the false rumor of a Chinese coup went viral”

Maximize data outcomes by investing in people and systems

In any enterprise, digital transformation is not only a technology transformation but enables business transformation itself, driving new products, solutions and innovations. Having an efficient data strategy is critical to any successful digital transformation but requires careful investment into both people and systems. “To achieve that goal, availability of good data, of the right data,Continue reading “Maximize data outcomes by investing in people and systems”

How robots and AI are helping develop better batteries

Around the start of the year, Carnegie Mellon researchers used a robotic system to run dozens of experiments designed to generate electrolytes that could enable lithium-ion batteries to charge faster, addressing one of the major obstacles to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles The system of automated pumps, valves, and instruments, known as Clio, mixedContinue reading “How robots and AI are helping develop better batteries”

The Download: asteroid deflection, and Florida’s approaching hurricane

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Watch the moment NASA’s DART spacecraft crashed into an asteroid What’s happened: NASA is celebrating the success of humanity’s first test of a planetary defense system: crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid inContinue reading “The Download: asteroid deflection, and Florida’s approaching hurricane”

Watch the moment NASA’s DART spacecraft crashed into an asteroid

What’s happened: NASA is celebrating the success of humanity’s first test of a planetary defense system: crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid in order to change its orbit. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, was intentionally smashed into the asteroid Dimorphos at 7.14pm ET last night, spelling the end to a successful 10Continue reading “Watch the moment NASA’s DART spacecraft crashed into an asteroid”

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