Marc Teerlink: ‘I, Robot’ scenarios don’t pose a threat despite computers with anticipating capabilities’

IBM BusinessConnect was held yesterday. During this convention, professionals discuss topics such as the way in which Big Data analytics may benefit various business sectors. One of the speakers there was Marc Teerlink, a member of the team that was responsible for the development of the supercomputer Watson. This presented Numrush with a unique opportunity […]

TapTap: a wristband that creates a private world for lovebirds

We know most wearables by now. There are activity trackers, smartwatches, wristbands that provide notifications, you name it. This makes it pretty difficult to come up with something new. However, a recently announced crowdfunding initiative attempts to do just that with the TapTap: a wristband for personal communication. Thanks to social media and ubiquitous Internet […]

Numrush to predict the future in the coming weeks

The last couple of years has seen the pace of technological developments really take off. As you may have noticed, Numrush is able to report something new each day. Every new piece of technology offers the promise to improve your daily lives. So where do all of these predictions stem from? Research shows that a […]

Tone: direct insight into weight loss from sports activities

It can be difficult to gain insight into the quickest way of burning fat. For the one person this could be a half-hour running session, while someone else would have more success with muscle exercises. A scale doesn’t always help, either: any lost weight may just as well be due to lost fluid or muscle […]

‘Efteling vehicles’ to become the public transport method of the future

Sustainability is the key issue for public transport companies. In Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom, a neat solution has been invented to achieve this: unmanned futuristic vehicles that run on electricity. These ‘Ultra Pods’ have been developed by Ultra Global PRT and operate like a metro line. A major difference, however, is that you […]

Virtual school trips bring the world into the classroom

For many children, school trips are one of the year’s highlights. Unfortunately, schools are faced with tighter budgets, making it increasingly difficult for them to organize excursion trips at least once a year to a museum, zoo or company. Virtual school trips allow children to engage with subject matter outside of the classroom without major […]

Wearables 2.0: biomedical implants are the future

Away with wearables — implants are what we need! At least that is what Tim Cannon thinks. Cannon is a body hacker who recently integrated an implant in his arm for the purpose of collecting biometric data. In collaboration with Grindhouse Wetware, Cannon has developed a chip that is capable of measuring all sorts of […]

3D printing makes prosthetics a lot cheaper and more sustainable

Prosthetics are expensive — unless you use a 3D printer and smartphones rather than expensive hardware and unique components. That is the idea behind the Handie, a hand prosthetic that takes less than $400 to produce. Handie is a prosthetic that consists of components created using a 3D printer. This approach not only results in […]

Silicon supercharger makes batteries last weeks

Until now we had to consider ourselves lucky if our smartphones lasted a full day. But now this is set to change. With a new silicon supercharger, your battery will last for weeks, plus it will charge in no time! Technology for turbo-charging batteries has been around for quite some time. However, thus far nobody […]

Let silence rule your house by blocking all outside noise with Sono

You arrive home from work. All you want to do is relax for a bit, and then suddenly the alarm goes off next door or another ambulance drives by. The only outside noise you want to hear is birds chirping, leaves rustling and other soothing natural sounds. It was with this idea in mind that […]