Aussie Businesses Up Tablet Use

According to a forecast recently put out by Roy Morgan Research the use of tablets in business in the nation of Australia is going to go up over the next 12 months, both in the number of businesses using the tablets and the actual number of tablets being used. Gains as large as 50% are being estimated in some cases, though data varies by industry.

Robot Wheelchair Makes Walking Look Bad!

Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System or ROPITS for short, a new robot wheelchair designed by the people have at Hitachi the system, which can be used in conjunction with a tablet or a smart phone, will enable users to get from point a to point b without having to plan every inch of the path manually.

Resveratrol Drugs Could Prevent Aging and Fight Diseases Like Diabetes

GlaxoSmithKline is getting ready to use drugs that contain resveratrol, the compound that gives red wine its health benefits, in a number of drugs. The company currently has about 117 drugs in trials that are designed to help fight conditions such as Diabetes and Cancer. There may also, in the future, be anti-aging drugs as well.

Neato XV Signature Robot Does The Cleaning Up For You

The Neato XV Signature and the Neato XV Signature Pro, two new smart robots that are designed to do the cleaning up for you, are coming onto the market in April. The robots will feature laser guidance systems, a self docking feature and a price point that is actually reasonable, considering this bot will clean your floors daily if you ask it to.

The 49ers Go Green!

The San Francisco 49ers have made a major green announcement this week,the new stadium that the team is building for itself is about to get a serious dose of solar panels, in order to help offset its carbon footprint, as well as a number of other earth friendly upgrades that will make it possible for the fans to be more responsible.

The World's Fastest Smart Phone?

The Ascend P2, made by a phone manufacturer in China known as Huawei, is being claimed to be the fastest cell phone in the world right now. While the claims may be accurate there is one catch about having all of that speed in your hands, and a serious security concern about using the device in the United States.

Study Shows Farmers Embrace Tech Toys

Farmers may not exactly be who you would think of when you think of those people who are likely to embrace the technological revolution,but new research is showing that a growing number of farmers are actually making technology a part of their daily life in a bit to make their farms work better and run smoother than they did without the toys.

Three Technologies That Will Change The Face of Retail

This piece will look at three of the biggest trends that are going to come about in retail stores in the near future. By examining trends such as touch screens, wireless payment processes and the use of printed electronics and e Ink technology in stores, as well as how they may be used in your local stores.

The Five Biggest Robotics Trends to Watch in 2013

This piece looks at five of the trends in robots that it will be important to watch in 2013, but citing ongoing projects and pairing it shows the future importance of robot recycling, student competitions and other important areas of the robosphere that observers, casual or professional, should keep an eye on to stay up to date.

FDA Approves Vision System That Helps Certain Blind Patients Regain Lost Vision

A new invention by Second Sight Medical Products, Inc, which is named the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use. The device will help those with retinitis pigmentosa to regain lost vision for those who suffer from this disease, which impacts vision in stages.

Japan Is Bringing Robots To The Classroom To Learn

Robovie, a robot that was made by the folks over at the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, will being making his way to the Higashihikari elementary school in order to help him learn how to speak better and perhaps to even learn some social skills. The robot will be joining a fifth grade classroom.

DropTag Makes Shipping Tracking Easier

The DropTag,made by the folks over at Cambridge Consultants, is designed to make a small cost option for tracking the way that packages are treated when they go from the store to your front door, or when you and your luggage makes its way to your next vacation. The units cost about two dollars each,and will be shown off in April.

Rex Robot Shows Off Prosthetics Possibilities

A look at the new Rex robot, made by Shadow, that is designed to show off the forefront of  prosthetics  technology to the world. With more than half of the organs in the human body being simulated at this point. He will soon be on TV and then in a London museum for the public to see the advances for themselves.

Robots Keeping Hospital Rooms Safe

Vancouver Coastal Health announces the use of the Tru-D SmartUVC to help keep their rooms clean and reduce the risk of infection for patients, by adding UV light to the traditional cleaning mix. The new robot should help in lessening the risk of infections such as norovirus, influenza, and C. difficile.

CSA Space Refueling Robot Test Successful

The Canadian Space Agency announced a successful test of its newest collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The robot, which has managed to refill a mock satellite in space, on the international space station, may be used in the future to extend the life of satellites currently in space. 

Submarine Detecting Robot Boat Under Development

DARPA is developing a submarine detecting boat that will be able to run for months at a time without human intervention and help to protect large naval ships from foreign attack using a variety of sensors and a new laser system.The robot, which is still under development, is projected to be hitting the harbor sometime next year.

Robosapien Toys May Be Play of The Future Today

With the Robosapien to, you have the chance to foster a child's interest in robots, and maybe set them on the path to an interest in one of the most future oriented of the developing scientists. The admittedly pricey toy has some great options for older kids who can enjoy the advanced features and the complex controls.

Making Touch Screens Out Of Thin Air With Light Touch

Creating a touch screen wherever you have a flat surface has certain perks. Find out how one company is making that dream a reality for consumers and companies. The folks over at the Light Touch company are making this a reality for homes, offices and businesses a reality with their product that allows any flat place to become a touch screen.

Robots and Restaurants and Travel In China

Robot servers may be closer than you think. Oh wait, they're already here. One restaurant in the nation of China is making the dream of a robot run eatery a reality. Just don't think that you are going to cry your way out of the check, after all your server is highly logical and unlikley to be swayed by emotions.

Turning Your Facebook Profile Into Art or Monsters!

Custom 3D printing is all the rage, and one company is helping you to turn your social networking profile into a custom monster, object or world with models starting at about $15 a head.The site allows you to turn your personal data into a creation that will allow you to make your profile into a visual treat.