Hyperloop capsules to be clad in mega-strong smart skin packed with sensors

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies unveiled on Tuesday a smart material packed with sensors that will be used to craft the capsules for the tubular transit system. Made from famously lightweight carbon fiber, the material is eight times stronger than aluminium and … Continue reading Hyperloop capsules to be clad in mega-strong smart skin packed with sensors

Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

A handful of tech giants join forces to create the Open Interconnect Consortium after a similar group was created under the Linux Foundation. The effort to reduce complications for the Internet of Things just got more complicated. A handful of tech-industry heavyweights including Intel, Broadcom, and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a new nonprofit group called the Open Interconnect Consortium, or OIC, with the mission to develop standards and certification for devices involved in the Internet of Things. The new group is being created just a few months after the nonprofit Linux Foundation announced a different consortium called AllSeen Alliance, which … Continue reading Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

Amazon: Don’t worry, our drones are still preparing for takeoff

FAA releases guidelines that explain when hobbyists can fly drones legally. Amazon says rules won’t ground drone delivery fleet. If you’re hoping Amazon will deliver your favorite toothpaste via drone — in 30 minutes or less — take heart that the government has yet to shoot down the e-commerce giant’s plans. New guidelines released by the Federal Aviation Administration this week over unmanned drones led to some confusion about the legality of Amazon’s proposed drone fleet, the company said Tuesday. “This is about hobbyists and model aircraft, not Amazon,” said Mary Osako, a spokeswoman for the Seattle-based company. The rule, … Continue reading Amazon: Don’t worry, our drones are still preparing for takeoff