Coronavirus boosts Peloton stock price

Peloton stock is rising despite the fall of global stock markets. This is allegedly due to concern over a coronavirus outbreak as more people are electing to stay at home rather than risk going to the gym to exercise. Peloton currently…

Tesla crash driver was playing video game

An Apple employee who crashed and died after his Tesla car hit a concrete barrier in March 2018 is believed to have been playing a smartphone video game.  The NTSB said, among other things, that Tesla's Autopilot system did not provide an…

VW’s SEAT promises V2X Leon model

Seat, part of the Volkswagen Group, will be offering its cloud-based "Car2X " technology in its mid-sized Leon model. Car2X will deliver, for now, advanced warning on upcoming traffic lights and traffic incidents. The Leon employs the VW…

Nokia is making an eye movement sensor

Nokia was awarded a patent this week for a wearable device to track eye movements. Nokia's wearable device attaches to a user's eyelid and can be used to provide data about sleep cycles. Electrooculography (EOG) testing, which measures…

U of Arizona Trains Robot Swarms for DARPA

A swarm is better than a superman.  That's why we humans are on top, at least on this planet. DARPA knows that and has gamers at the University of Arizona and University of Buffalo training robot swarms through a brain:machine…

Cisco is Tackling Software and Hardware Licensing Issues

Software licensing has typically been used to solve issues faced by vendors of computing and network equipment, specifically in controlling and handling the usage of hardware and software in customer environments. However, it becomes…

Intel Loves the Edge

It's hardly a secret that computing powerhouse Intel is putting a lot of focus on edge computing, already with one of the largest patent portfolios in the space. The company has already had six published applications since the start of…

Brains Helping Brains

The global hearing aid market is large, and will only grow as the population continues to age. With hearing aids becoming smaller and more inconspicuous, it should come as no surprise that the processing is getting as smart as the…

Disease Detection Pays

Karius, a California-based infectious disease detection company, recently closed on a $165 million Series B round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Karius develops liquid biopsy tests for infectious diseases and can identify the microbial…

Rockwell Collins is Extending the Life of OLED Displays

Rockwell Collins (Rockwell) has a new issued patent for extending the life of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. The luminance of the OLED subpixels degrades over time, with the RGB subpixel arrangement encountering the greatest…

Voice-Activated Energy Management

Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc (Landis+Gyr) was recently issued a new patent for a voice-activated energy management system. Utility consumers are frequently unable to obtain current information about their energy resource consumption,…

BASF partners with ‘metal-free’ flow battery startup JenaBatteries

Multinational chemicals company BASF has furthered its interest in the energy storage industry, partnering on the development of ‚Äòmetal-free' flow battery electrolytes with German startup JenaBatteries. BASF announced the partnership…

White House allocates $25 million to Quantum Internet

The arms race is slowly turning quantum. The Trump administration wants to spend $25 million on a national "Quantum Internet," an unhackable network.  The United States is behind China in its development of this technology. China…

What will you pay for a good night’s sleep?

Smart mattress startup BRYTE was recently issued their first patent, which teaches a bed with integrated sensors to detect the sleep environment, as well as actuators and a controller to adjust these conditions. BRYTE also has three other…

Delta keeps climbing with IBM Quantum Computing at NCSU

IBM and Delta Air Lines have partnered to explore how quantum computing can transform experiences for customers and employees.  Delta will have access to the IBM Q Network, the world’s largest fleet of universal hardware quantum…

Pfizer finds Saama

An international leader in pharmaceuticals, Pfizer announced this week a partnership with Saama Technologies, a California-based Life Sciences AI firm. Neither company currently owns any published patents in the AI Biotech sector. Pfizer…

Dell puts it in park

Ever a household name, Dell is making a push to increase their offerings as the world of data continues to turn to the edge. This week, Dell announced a new rack-in-a-box mini data center called the Modular Data Center Micro 415, as well…

Handshakes on the Edge

Edge computing startup EDJX and telecommunications carrier 6x7 Networks recently announced a partnership to add 6x7 Networks locations for use by developers. EDJX has one issued patent in the edge computing space and 6x7 Networks currently…

Analyzing your life

Analytics 4 Life, founded in Toronto, is a medical technology startup rethinking how we diagnose and image cardiac disease using AI. Initially focused on coronary artery disease and pulmonary hypertension, the company has now raised about…

Parrot and RIIS Partner to Develop AI Applications

RIIS and Parrot have partnered to develop AI programs for Parrot drones. RIIS, an IT consultancy and mobile app development specialist, has previously used Google’s machine learning platform, TensorFlow, and a DJI drone to count sheep.…

McAfee is Cracking Down on Cryptomining

Modern computers often have always-on Internet connections, providing greater exposure to security threats. McAfee is looking to reduce this exposure by employing cryptojacking detection techniques, with a specific focus on cryptomining.…

General Electric is Embracing Blockchain Technology

General Electric's (GE) most recently published patent application integrates blockchain technologies into large-scale, power grid energy resources. The power generation industry is experiencing a transitional phase, moving from a small…

Sleep with the sun on your face

That feeling of falling asleep on the beach with the sun on your face is wonderful, but in daily life the lights around us normally keep us awake at night, or at least make us restless. Headwaters is seeking to remedy this with illumy, a…

Drift Marketplace to Introduce Real-Time Renewable Energy Credits

Drift Marketplace (Drift) has received a new published patent application relating to the real-time management of renewable energy. Renewable energy credits (RECs) are issued to suppliers of renewable energy to incentivize the production…

Misram is Using Machine Learning for Voice Authentication

Misram LLC's latest published patent application uses machine learning (ML) to determine the probability of spoofing a voice. With voice authentication becoming more and more common, the probability that a voice has been spoofed, using a…

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