Snapchat filled a patent application that might be shaping the future of context based applications thanks to image recognition technology. Snapchat wants advertisers to bid on ads for everyday products and offer promotions based on what people "snap". Imagine you "snap" an empty coffee mug and a coupon pops up on your screen for Starbucks. I'm looking forward to see how company will estimates these types of sales...
5 ways ‘things’ will change the Internet and your life in 2017
In the next year, the Internet will connect to about 1.5 billion new “things,” and by 2020, over 20 billion devices will be online. In theory, every one of them will be able to connect to every other.
A New Approach to 3D Printing Removes the Limitations of Gravity
The potential for 3D printing to revolutionize manufacturing is astounding—if the technology can overcome a few limitations. Researchers at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab have come up with a novel way to both speed up the 3D printing process, and free it from the restrictions imposed by gravity.