July 21st, 2016There is a certain romance in the process of crafting an instrument. Expert luthiers have been transforming wood into complex musical forms for thousands of years, and for some, the traditional processes are hard to let go of because of the meditative relief that comes from the process of...
July 21st, 2016It may be a surprise for music fans who enjoy the predominantly human profession of singing and instrumentation to discover the very real surge in robotic performers. Partially-automated music-making machines have been around for years. A few examples are Ray Kurzweil’s pattern recognition...
Remember the simple times when things only needed two AA batteries to work, and you were good to go? Now, it seems like everything needs a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection. But, good or bad, a lot of the technology you have in your home can probably...July 26th, 2016
The age of convenience is upon us, and we’re laying out the welcome mat.
Smart home technology is reaching into every corner of the house, from the kitchen to the laundry room, giving back the most precious commodities: time and effort. There are...July 19th, 2016
Without even darkening the doorway, someone has burglarized your home. And there were no broken windows, no crowbars, no ski masks or vinyl gloves – just a hacker with a digital key to, say, your fancy new thermostat, toaster, or TV.
So-called...July 15th, 2016
Let’s return to 1994. As a magazine editor, I worked with a desktop computer, dial-up Internet, a brand new America Online e-mail account with 128 bit-per-second dial up speed (about 1/20,000th of today’s slowest Wi-Fi connections), FAX...June 21st, 2016
Whenever someone opts for an Uber or Lyft instead of taking their own car to an urban destination, valuable real estate is left vacant: a parking space.
Parking, a tedious and infuriating task on its own, is also a known villain in city traffic...July 19th, 2016
Innovation & Tech Today: What were the top ten most exciting developments at the L.A. Auto Show and CCE?
Andy Gryc: How about six?
Valasek & Miller’s UConnect hack over the summer single-handedly changed the discussion around...July 1st, 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the release of their latest electric vehicle offering, the competitively priced Model 3. The latest in Tesla’s line of zero emission vehicles promises to have a 215-mile range, a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in under six...April 19th, 2016
App-Driven breathalyzers have broken into the market, using connected car technology to provide a vital safety solution.
By: John Faulkner
Point Zero Eight. That’s not the name of a new action movie, but the maximum alcohol...August 26th, 2015
December 21st, 2015Jon DeVore was buzzing with energy in Chicago less than 24 hours before he set a free-flying, skydiving world record with 164 fellow skydivers. We caught up with the professional skydiver, BASE jumper, and blockbuster stuntman who manages the Red Bull Air Force. In this exclusive, DeVore talks about the role technology has played in advancing...