Robot Army Takes Over Hospital

A new British hospital has acquired a fleet of robots to carry out menial tasks including transporting waste, delivering food and dispensing drugs. Management at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, which opens in August, say the robots won’t take jobs away from staff: instead they’ll free up more time for them to attend to other […]

REVIEW: Soluto, Anti-Frustration Software

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Last week we talked about Betterment, the “new age” investing site, which won TechCrunch’s “Best Startup in NY” award. This week we’ll talk about the overall “Best Startup” winner at TechCrunch Disrupt. Their name is Soluto and they sell themselves as “anti-frustration software.”  Then again, “selling themselves” probably isn’t the best […]

A “Brilliant” Idea: LiteOn’s Upcoming Mobile Lamp

French Canadian journalist Maxime Johnson, who’s currently visiting the “Display Taiwan” exhibition in Taipei, brought LiteOn’s upcoming LED “mobile lamp” to my attention today. As most LED light bulbs, the “mobile lamp” is compatible with traditional incandescent light bulb sockets, but what sets it apart from similar products is its internal battery, which can keep […]

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: The Lingo of Social Media and the New York Times

The New York Times—or more specifically their standards editor Phil Corbett—has decreed that the use of the word “tweet” is no longer welcome in the pages of the famed newspaper. His reasoning? Some social-media fans may disagree, but outside of ornithological contexts, “tweet” has not yet achieved the status of standard English. And standard English […]

The Firefly Flyfire Project

Flyfire, a project initiated by the SENSEable City Laboratory in collaboration with ARES Lab (Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory) aims to transform any ordinary space into a highly immersive and interactive display environment. To do so, they put a few hundred LED-equiped toy-like helicopters in the air, and use them to create some fantastic […]