Engineering

Student-developed device predicts avocado ripeness

Each year, about 40 percent of all food in the U.S. goes uneaten. That means Americans throw away $165 billion worth of food that could been used to make more than 58 trillion meals, according to the National Resource Defense ...

Software

JavaScript for beginners: Grasshopper can teach coding

If you are new at coding and don't want to rearrange your life as a result—changing work hours, spending wads on formal courses—you may want to know about Grasshopper, a new way you can learn to write code on your phone.

Consumer & Gadgets

Next-level autonomous shopping carts are even smarter

As the year gets under way a lot of talk encircles the word autonomous and it is not confined to the big Ds of driving and drones. Add an R for retail and you have a growing concept of autonomous shopping.

Internet

Burger King Russia makes Waves, presents Whoppercoin

When burgers are served with sides of their very own cryptocurrency, well, watch out for news headlines. Burger King Russia is in the news with an initiative involving their signature Whopper.

Robotics

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks

Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do—take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, ...

Consumer & Gadgets

A second display treat arrives for Android

Duet Display has been brought to Android. Duet is the company behind the app Duet Display, which has attracted fans for the way it provides a second display. Duet is an app—developed by a team of former Apple engineers—that ...

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