US Interior Department Grounds Chinese Drones

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that it was grounding all drones manufactured in China or containing Chinese parts while they review their drone program.  DOI had over 500 drones in their inventory as of 2018, using…

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Transplanting…Sleep?

Founded in 2017, Neuroenhancement Lab, LLC is a neuroscience R&D startup engaged in what many would probably consider science fiction. The firm is focused on neuroenhancement and neuromodulation, grown from the idea that mental…

Toyota Lights Up

Toyota is no stranger to the edge computing space, having formed the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium with Intel, Denso, Ericsson, and NTT Data in 2017. With that said, Toyota has never been a major player in the edge computing patent…

Vapor IO Steps off the Edge

This week, edge computing startup Vapor IO formally announced a new component of its services, the Kinetic Edge Exchange, or KEX. KEX is a software-defined platform that will allow users to connect to other exchange members in their area…

EagleView Wins $125M Patent Infringement Award, Sales Halt Against Verisk

A New Jersey jury ordered insurance data services firm Verisk to pay $125 million to aerial imaging firm EagleView for lost profits linked to Verisk infringing on various EagleView patents.  The insurance and construction industries…

China to Educate its Grid with AI

China is planning on establishing a nationwide smart power grid, employing technologies including 5G and artificial intelligence (AI). The plan has been outlined by the State Grid Corporation, the largest utility company in China.…

American Express: Redeem Your Reward Points for Cryptocurrency

American Express' recent application publication focuses on letting users redeem their reward points for cryptocurrency. Users would register for reward point redemption with cryptocurrency using an authentication process. The system…

Barclays, IBM demonstrates trade-clearing algorithm

Barclays and IBM researchers have tested a quantum computing algorithm for securities transaction trading. The algorithm was applied to transaction settlement for ensuring the integrity of trades in securities. Transaction settlement is…

Will the quantum economy change your business?

It depends. TechCrunch's Daniel Coldewey gives us three main points to assuage our fears about quantum computing entering everyday businesses but maybe he missed the bus.  VW's MAN bus, that is. Coldewey's first point is that it will…

VW picks D-W(ave) to navigate the bus

VW Group has picked a D-Wave quantum computer to crunch the data for the world's first pilot project for traffic optimization. The experiment, to be done in Lisbon, Portugal in November during the WebSummit technology conference, will use…

Google’s parent company Alphabet in talks to buy Fitbit

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has made an offer to acquire Fitbit according to Reuters. Google has developed a version of its Android operating system, Wear OS, for wearables, but still has not developed wearable hardware, unlike…

Kraft Heinz Playing Catch-Up Invests in Cannabis Startup Flowhub

"I'll have mine with ketchup and tomato, Heinz 420" ...wait what? Now that jokes are out of the way, Kraft Heinz has invested $23 million in cannabis startup Flowhub based in Denver, Co. This is Kraft Heinz's first investment in cannabis,…

Michigan solar production opened to developers

Michigan's Consumers Energy and multiple solar energy developers have agreed over how Consumers Energy contracts power from third parties, opening the way for a large-scale solar build-out across the Lower Peninsula. Under this agreement,…

Cannabis Vape Product Sales Decline Amid CDC, FDA Warning Posts

By now you've probably heard about the dangers associated with black market cannabis products from pesticide concentrations in amounts too high to handle, let alone vaporize, as well as vitamin E being used to thicken vaping solutions.…

Injectable Cannabis Formulations from GW Pharma

GW Pharmaceuticals is experimenting with an intravenous cannabinoid formulation for treating "conditions requiring the administration of a neuroprotectant or anti-convulsive medication" (US Publication 20190314296). The IV formulation…

Google claims quantum supremacy; IBM says “not so fast”

Google says it's quantum processor, Sycamore, performed a truly random-number generation in 200 seconds and that same task would take about 10,000 years for a state-of-the-art supercomputer to execute. IBM has pushed back, saying Google…

Viz.ai Raises $50 Million Series B

Viz.ai is applying artificial intelligence in healthcare. They have created a suite of AI powered products that identify large vessel occlusion (LVO) strokes from CT angiograms and alert on-call stroke teams. Their HIPPA compliant software…

Wired Magazine wishes luck to Andrew Yang’s Thorium Dream

Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Wired Magazine author Daniel Oberhaus thinks he's dreaming. Oberhaus goes through the cons of thorium reactors and molten salt reactors in general: materials that can contain the corrosive…

Water-Soluble CBD to Revolutionize Food and Bev Industry

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive oil found in cannabis with a multitude of medicinal properties, but it doesn't mix well with water and other polar solvents, making its incorporation into many food and beverage items a challenge.…

Pensando comes out of Stealth Mode

Last week, Pensando came out of stealth mode after raising a $145 million Series C round (bringing their total funding raised to nearly $300 million). The company is claiming its technology, which gives more flexibility to data centers,…

Kneevoice will listen to you

Kneevoice is a Santa Monica based startup taking a novel approach to preventive medicine in the musculoskeletal space. The company, which is a part of the Preccelerator program in Santa Monica, recently was issued their first patent for…

Crypto Giant Bitmain Is Setting Up a Miner Matchmaking Service

Beijing-based Bitmain Technologies Ltd. announced that it will launch a new platform to connect crypto miners with data-center facilities. Called the World Digital Mining Map, it will serve as a portal for miners to advertise their…

Coinbase granted Irish E-money Licence

Coinbase is one of just a few companies to receive an e-money licence from the Irish government. This new license will enable Coinbase to expand their Irish operation and ultimately deliver a better product to customers across the…

Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the US

Wing, FedEx Express and Walgreens have teamed up on a pilot drone delivery service in Christianburg, Va. Walgreens became the first U.S. retailer to do a store-to-customer doorstep delivery via drone, while FedEx is the first logistics…

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