This Ambulance Drone Can Fly Into Trouble With First Aid

Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 11.14.40 AM A Dutch engineer has created a flying defibrillator for emergency situations. The drone, called the Ambulance Drone, would be stationed at various points in the city. In an emergency, people on the scene can call it in and it arrives a few seconds later. The built-in defibrillator unit can be used by anyone and it allows doctors to monitor the situation after the shocks are administered. The… Read More

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Jony Ive Is So Focused On Design He Doesn’t Know Apple’s Key Financial Numbers

Jony Ive Apple design lead Jony Ive spoke to an audience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art last night, the Wall Street Journal reports, addressing the difficulties in designing an Apple smartwatch. The Apple Watch design process was “difficult and humbling” because of the expectations consumers have with regards to wearable tech and fashion, Ive said, but perhaps his most… Read More

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Autodesk Invests $100 Million Toward The First 3D Printing Fund

3d_printing Autodesk is opening a $ 100 million 3D printing fund, called Spark Investment Fund, to give money to startups and designers in the 3D printing space.
The company is now encouraging those interested in developing hardware, software, materials, marketplaces and maker spaces to apply to participate in the Spark Investment Fund’s investment portfolio. Read More

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Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 4.59.03 PM Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with “technology-hardware” products.
Google confirmed the departure to us with a prepared statement from Google CEO Larry Page: “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. Read More

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Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 4.59.03 PM Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with “technology-hardware” products.
Google confirmed the departure to us with a prepared statement from Google CEO Larry Page: “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. Read More
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