Known for its electric scooters, Gogoro moves toward its future as a mobility platform

July 23, 2019 at 05:05PM Since the launch of its first electric scooter in 2015, Gogoro co-founder and CEO Horace Luke has frequently been asked when the startup is going to expand beyond Taiwan. In its home country, Gogoro’s two-wheel vehicles, with their distinctive swappable battery system, are now the top-selling electric scooters. But LukeContinue reading “Known for its electric scooters, Gogoro moves toward its future as a mobility platform”

72 hours left on early-bird savings for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

June 11, 2019 at 05:00PM We’re totally stoked to see all of you at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 on July 10 in San Jose, Calif. That’s slightly less than a month away, and if you want to save on the price of admission, you need to play beat the clock. Early-bird pricing ends on Friday,Continue reading “72 hours left on early-bird savings for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019”

Five breakthroughs in restoring mobility

September 30, 2018 at 06:59AM Technological advances and surgical developments are offering new hope to those with reduced or no mobility This week, two paraplegic patients were able to take steps again after researchers implanted an electrical device in their lower backs. Teams from the University of Louisville and the Minnesota Mayo Clinic used electricalContinue reading “Five breakthroughs in restoring mobility”

Citroën introduces a two-seat EV that costs €19.99 a month

February 27, 2020 at 08:20PM The Citroën Ami is a new take on urban mobility. It’s electric, cheap and doesn’t require a license. In short, it’s less of a car and more of an electric scooter with two seats, doors and a heater. Jokes aside, the Citroën Ami could be a glimpse at the futureContinue reading “Citroën introduces a two-seat EV that costs €19.99 a month”

Time: The 25 Best Products of CES 2020

January 09, 2020 at 02:03PM CES, the annual tech confab in the heart of Las Vegas, showcases the latest and greatest in technology and consumer gadgets. There truly is something for everyone, from new and improved products and services announced by major corporations to truly innovative ideas made real by entrepreneurial spirits. Still, it’s difficultContinue reading “Time: The 25 Best Products of CES 2020”

Time: The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s

December 14, 2019 at 12:47AM Making a list of the decade’s most important and influential gadgets is, in a word, illuminating — and that’s before you factor in all the LEDs. Over the last 10 years, thousands of products have been released, and while some are definitely “cooler” than others, their impact on the pastContinue reading “Time: The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s”

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Microsoft launched Endpoint Manager to modernize device management

November 04, 2019 at 02:00PM Ever since the days of Windows NT, the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (better known as ConfigMgr) has allowed companies to manage the increasingly large number of devices they issue to their employees. Then, back in 2011, the company also launched Intune, its cloud-based endpoint management system for corporate andContinue reading “Microsoft launched Endpoint Manager to modernize device management”

Supercross’s anticipated EV class not ready for primetime in 2020

October 31, 2019 at 05:40PM Motorcycle racing series Supercross isn’t quite ready to add an EV class. The sport — where riders race high-performance machines on jump-filled stadium tracks — currently fields only gas-powered two-wheelers. Supercross was poised to launch an all-electric class this month, by converting its junior program to a new e-moto manufacturedContinue reading “Supercross’s anticipated EV class not ready for primetime in 2020”

New tech to help disabled people

September 08, 2019 at 07:00AM Latest developments in the pipeline for those struggling with mobility, sight, hearing or speech Nine years ago, David Mzee was left paralysed by a gymnastics accident and told he would never walk again. Last week, he competed in a charity run during which he walked 390 metres, thanks to anContinue reading “New tech to help disabled people”

Tech assistance: the rush to design apps and devices for senior citizens

September 03, 2019 at 06:00AM Companies are creating new technology to mine baby boomers’ golden years and address the challenges of growing older Silicon Valley has long sought to disrupt virtually every aspect of modern life. Now comes technology’s final frontier: old age. Tech that’s specifically designed for seniors is a growing market, fueled byContinue reading “Tech assistance: the rush to design apps and devices for senior citizens”

Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets

August 27, 2019 at 05:36PM It was five o’clock on a recent Monday afternoon, and at one of the busiest connectors between the city’s center and its surrounding neighborhoods, rush hour was in full swing. Hundreds of vehicles flowed across Dronning Louise’s bridge every minute, but this being Copenhagen, the vast majority of them–some 48,000Continue reading “Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets”

How about earning crypto tokens to carbon-offset your Uber rides?

August 15, 2019 at 06:29PM Most of us, by now, are aware that all sorts of crazy stuff is happening to the planet’s climate and the blame is pretty much universally recognized as lying with humans, pumping more and more carbon into the atmosphere. Scientists are now saying tree planting, for instance, has to happenContinue reading “How about earning crypto tokens to carbon-offset your Uber rides?”

Time: ‘I’m Back to Riding My Own Bike.’ Commuters Are Giving Up On-Demand Transportation As Prices Rise

August 09, 2019 at 05:00PM When JUMP’s bright red bikes started appearing on the streets of San Francisco last year, Ian Chesal was relieved. His lengthy commute, from the hills of Oakland to his tech company’s San Francisco office, involved driving to the subway, sitting for 40 minutes, and then walking a mile to hisContinue reading “Time: ‘I’m Back to Riding My Own Bike.’ Commuters Are Giving Up On-Demand Transportation As Prices Rise”

Didi Chuxing and oil giant BP team up to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China

August 01, 2019 at 06:44AM Ridesharing and transportation platform Didi Chuxing announced today that it has formed a joint venture with BP, the British gas, oil and energy company, to build electric-vehicle charging infrastructure in China. The charging stations will be available to Didi and non-Didi drivers. The news of Didi and BP’s joint ventureContinue reading “Didi Chuxing and oil giant BP team up to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China”

Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention

July 12, 2019 at 06:53PM Decades ago, a young naval engineer on a British nuclear submarine started taking an interest in the electric batteries helping to run his vessel. Silently running under the frozen polar ice cap during the Cold War, little did this submariner know that, in the 21st century, batteries would become oneContinue reading “Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention”

Bosch launches cloud-connected battery management to extend the life of EV batteries

July 09, 2019 at 08:05PM Bosch is bringing to market a new cloud-connected software service to manage and monitor the battery life of electric vehicles. “Bosch is connecting electric-vehicle batteries with the cloud. Its data-based services mean we can substantially improve batteries’ performance and extend their service life,” said Dr. Markus Heyn, member of theContinue reading “Bosch launches cloud-connected battery management to extend the life of EV batteries”

Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service

June 27, 2019 at 01:37PM Making good on plans revealed last year to debut an EV-exclusive car sharing service, Volkswagen is actually launching its fleet for customers – debuting WeShare, a new shared service similar to Car2Go or GM’s Maven, but featuring only all-electric vehicles. Initially, WeShare will be available only in Berlin, where it’s launchingContinue reading “Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service”

Uber and AT&T team up for always-on connectivity for Uber Copter and Uber Air

June 11, 2019 at 03:18PM Uber is partnering with mobile network operator AT&T on the always-on connectivity it’ll require for its aerial transportation service network. The on-demand mobility company announced the team-up at its annual Elevate Summit, which brings together a number of key players working toward making affordable, accessible in-city aerial transit a reality.Continue reading “Uber and AT&T team up for always-on connectivity for Uber Copter and Uber Air”

Beyond costs, what else can we do to make housing affordable?

May 14, 2019 at 07:59PM Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. More posts by this contributor Innovations in inclusive housing How to save the thirdContinue reading “Beyond costs, what else can we do to make housing affordable?”

VDOO secures $32M for a platform that uses AI to detect and fix vulnerabilities on IoT devices

April 24, 2019 at 11:45AM Our universe of connected things is expanding by the day: the number of objects with embedded processors now exceeds the number of smartphones globally and is projected to reach some 18 billion devices by 2022. But just as that number is growing, so are the opportunities for malicious hackers to useContinue reading “VDOO secures $32M for a platform that uses AI to detect and fix vulnerabilities on IoT devices”

Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!

April 17, 2019 at 03:06PM I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, UK on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun, garden party atmosphere in theContinue reading “Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!”

Sila Nano’s battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $170 million investment

April 16, 2019 at 11:00PM Sila Nanotechnologies and its battery materials manufacturing technology are now worth more than $1 billion. The company, which announced a $170 million funding led by Daimler and a partnership with the famed German automaker, started building out its first production lines for its battery materials last year. That first lineContinue reading “Sila Nano’s battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $170 million investment”