Category: Tech News
Checkout Google’s new self driving bike
Google finds a good enough reason to come up with interesting and useful innovations.
This time its a self driving bike. The bike can help reduce the accidents as well as let people work 🙂
Take note from Google, the best April Fools’ Day pranks from brands are ones that make fun of itself.
Elon Musk hints that Tesla may come to India soon
Great news for the Indian folks who want to drive a Tesla.
With the launch of Model 3 today, which has surpassed all expectations, Elon Musk has hinted in a series of Tweets that he will include India in the order page.
Stay tuned for more on this !!
Something exciting happens when Elon Musk is involved
Tesla shattered all expectations as it receives 180,000 Model 3 orders in 24 hours.
In a tweet Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk touted a “bright” future for electric cars.
Watch the video here http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000506174
Domino’s Delivery Robot all set to deliver Pizza
Watch DRU’s Journey and how its changing Food industry
How Google Lunar XPRIZE makes it possible to Reach the Moon
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is a $30 million competition for the first privately funded team to send a robot to the moon, travel 500 meters and transmit video, images and data back to the Earth.
Deepana Gandhi from India is leading one such team – Team Indus
16 teams are competing for this Prize Money. Here is a a documentary web series about the people competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE
Emerging Technologies which can Solve Big Problems
MIT Technology Review just published 10 technologies which can solve some of the most challenging problems.
From Robots and Rockets to DNA App Store and more. These innovations can not just solve major problems but also create opportunities.
You can read about this exciting stuff here.
Speech Technology is set to make your Smartphone easy to use, thanks to Baidu
Baidu is making advances in speech technology and is making voice interfaces more practical and useful, as reported by MIT Technology Review.
Imagine being able to perform day to day tasks on your Smartphone using your Voice. That can become a reality.
Baidu is making particularly impressive progress, especially with the accuracy of its voice recognition, and it has the scale to advance conversational interfaces even further.
Read the rest of this exciting article here.
How BarefootCollege is Solving India’s Electricity Problems
The ultimate solution for fighting poverty in India was not mass production but production by the masses – Mahatma Gandhi
We have to apply the Gandhian model to solar-electrifying villages – Bunker Roy
Bunker Roy is the Founder and Director of Barefoot College. His dream was to establish a Rural College in India that was built by and exclusively for the poor.
How Barefoot is trying to solve the Electricity Crisis in India
The School trains Barefoot Engineers – people from Rural areas who don’t get Electricity.
This is done using color-coded parts and hands-on lessons. After six months at the peaceful campus in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, the new technicians return to their home villages, bringing with them solar power equipment and know-how.
They’ll install solar panels, charging stations, and small LED lights in houses, and they’ll stand ready to deal with breakdowns.
While these systems offer only the most basic amenities of modern life, they also bring independence from India’s dysfunctional national power grid.
The Barefoot College began its pioneering work to bring off-grid solar power to India’s villages in the 1990s.
The program initially enrolled men, but these students proved disinclined to return to their villages once they had marketable skills.
When the school began recruiting grandmothers instead, the program took off. This very literal campaign of rural empowerment shows the untapped potential of women.
Despite being uneducated they have the skills and the intelligence.
You can read more about this initiative here
Barefoot College Website
Wow Kids can now have there Own Tesla “Model S” Car
Like many, I am a Huge Fan of Elon Musk. He is one of those Rare Risk Takers our Planet needs.
His ideas and concepts are a breath of fresh air and the best part is he makes them work. Be it SpaceX, Tesla or HyperLoop, which has inspired companies to make it a reality.
I am always looking forward to what’s coming next from him.
Well this time his offering is for the Kids.
The company just started accepting pre-orders for its first kiddie-car, a US $499 all-electric model designed in partnership with red-wagon maker Radio Flyer.
The basic “Tesla Model S for Kids” (couldn’t they come up with a shorter name?) has a 130-watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, working headlights, and a sound system.
It’s available in red, silver, and blue. It has a top speed of 6 mph, but parents can choose to lower the top speed to 3 mph.
It holds a driver who weighs up to 81 lbs; there is no passenger seat, but there is a “frunk” (a front trunk) to hold emergency snacks and teddy bears.
I am sure the kids are going to love this one.