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Added 17 August, 2018

Recycle Track Systems, dubbed the ‘Uber for trash,’ started in New York in 2014 and have quietly been picking up traction. RTS has a phone app that gives users the ability to schedule on-demand pick-ups for larger items like furniture, along with offering regularly scheduled pickups as well for trash, recycling, and compost. When you schedule a...

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Added 14 August, 2018

Full-blown automation may be the future of manufacturing, but we’re not there yet. While some machines have taken over the more painstaking tasks on the factory floor, humans still play a vital role in the production line. But often, it isn’t easy work. Tasks typically require being on one’s feet, and some even involve making repetitive arm...

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Added 14 August, 2018

AllSeated, an event planning and coordination platform, has launched a new VR tool which allows for one to one visualization of floorplans and venues for high end event planning. The new VR visualization tool allows for virtual walkthrough a venue before locking down plans, offering up a better perspective of what the venue will look like once...

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Added 2 August, 2018

Xiaomi has announced a 4G smartwatch for kids called Mi Bunny Watch 3. The watch keeps tabs on the wearer's physical activity. Parents are able to access the camera (and GPS coordinates) using the mobile app to ensure their little ones are safe. But it is also a robust wearable that can support myriad apps and make phone calls. The support for...

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Added 28 July, 2018

In 2013, Google unveiled Project Loon, a plan to send a fleet of balloons into the stratosphere that could then beam internet service back down to people on Earth. And it worked! Last year, the project provided more than 250,000 Puerto Ricans with internet service in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Now Loon is partnering with ...

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Added 27 July, 2018

Clear, the company that lets people skip the TSA pre-check lines at American airports, is teaming up with Major League Baseball and Tickets.com to introduce biometric ticketing at the ballpark. The partnership will make use of the API of MLB’s ticketing technology company, Tickets.com, so Clear members can link their profiles with their MLB.com...

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Added 26 July, 2018

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic is taking steps to give patients a fuller healthcare experience thanks to its partnership with Buoy Health. The latter is a tech company that specializes in the development of tools to help people get the care they need from the moment of diagnosis, and will now be integrated in to MinuteClinic’s over 1,000 locations....

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Added 25 July, 2018

Rio Tinto’s fully autonomous train, said to be the world’s largest robot, has completed its first delivery of iron ore between the company’s Mount Tom Price mine and the port of Cape Lambert. The “significant milestone” in Rio’s $940 million Autohaul project was reached when the train consisting of three locomotives and carrying around 28,000...

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Added 24 July, 2018

Chinese state-backed companies are making heavy investments in U.S. hyperloop startups Arrivo and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, lining up $1 billion and $300 million in credit respectively. Both companies are planning something big, although their approaches differ in some key ways. Transport company Arrivo is focusing on relieving...

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Added 24 July, 2018

Evolv Technology exists to preserve everyone’s fundamental right to be safe in places people gather. Harnessing the power of AI, the company’s solutions help proactively keep people and assets safe by using sensors to detect both metallic and non-metallic threats, while also integrating facial recognition to identify people of interest. With...