Monday, August 31, 2015


While innovation walks on the sunny side of the street, security risk lurks in dark back alleys. From Coin to NFC technology, innovators and consumers alike must account for security risk.

Friday, August 21, 2015


"I could envision a day [when] there will be millions of robots. People will walk the streets with robots one day," says Bruno Maisonnier.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

iFetch, Whistle, and Petzi Connect

"Animal lovers in the tech world have decided 'It's time to let technology bring us closer to our pets." What do they mean by "closer"? For example, keeping your dog actively engaged in an activity it loves (iFetch); monitoring its activity, like a Fitbit for dogs (Whistle); and staying connected with your dog via an intercom and treat dispenser (Petzi Connect). "Closer" to your pets presumably means you use such technology only when you have to be away, such as at work, on vacation, or perhaps on an errand. Which means that iFetch etc are only interim technology solutions and that otherwise "closer" means you're actually spending time with your pets.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Drone Invasion

From law enforcement and agriculture, to security and rescue, drones offer exciting solutions. Me, it's film making.

Friday, August 7, 2015

3D Printing Amazing Things!

The history of 3D printing goes back to the 1980s, and from prosthesis and guns, to cars and houses, it has definitely come a very long way. What I find most amazing is that 3D printing can also create 3D printers, thus demonstrating that meta-3D printing has a very pragmatic, exponential effect!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Maxwell Bogue and Peter Dilworth developed the 3Doodler, and they ran a very successful fund-raising campaign on Kickstarter in 2013 ($2 million) and then a follow up campaign earlier this year ($1.5 million) to improve the 3Doodler.


Monday, August 3, 2015


In this segment from “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation” you’ll meet the brother-and-sister duo behind goTenna, a tool that helps communication stay alive even when all signals have gone dead.
In June 2013, a friend and I were among two million fans who converged in downtown Chicago to celebrate the Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship. It was so crowded that we lost each other, and there was no mobile signal amid that thick of people. Enter: Daniela and Jorge Perdomo, who invented goTenna, which would've helped my friend and me.