Industry Tap http://www.industrytap.com Tap Into News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:37:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Google Exec Alan Eustace Just Beat Felix Baumgartner’s World Record For Highest Free-Fall Parachute Jump http://www.industrytap.com/google-exec-alan-eustace-just-beat-felix-baumgartners-world-record-highest-free-fall-parachute-jump/24043 http://www.industrytap.com/google-exec-alan-eustace-just-beat-felix-baumgartners-world-record-highest-free-fall-parachute-jump/24043#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:37:24 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=24043 Senior Google Executive, Dr. Alan Eustace, has broken Felix Baumgartner’s world record for highest free-fall parachute jump. Eustace broke the record to relatively little fanfare when compared to Baumgartner’s jump which was streaming live on the internet and watched all over the world. The record jump was 135,908 feet by Eustace, whose official title at […]

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Brew Up Draft-Quality Beer at Home in Your Own Keurig-Like Machine http://www.industrytap.com/brew-draft-quality-beer-home-keurig-like-machine/23460 http://www.industrytap.com/brew-draft-quality-beer-home-keurig-like-machine/23460#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23460 Marc Newson teamed up with Heineken and Krups in order to develop a beer machine called The Sub, which functions almost like a Keurig for beer. Instead of little coffee canisters, capsules called “torps” can be purchased for The Sub that when placed into the machine create draft beer at home. In an interview with […]

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Omron Unleashes Huge Robot Designed For Long Ping Pong Rallies http://www.industrytap.com/omron-unleashes-huge-robot-designed-long-ping-pong-rallies/23618 http://www.industrytap.com/omron-unleashes-huge-robot-designed-long-ping-pong-rallies/23618#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:12:05 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23618 Omron’s latest robot is a beast of a machine, specifically designed to play ping pong. The robot utilizes an array of sensors in order to predict a human’s next move and then return the ball with the goal of keeping a rally going for as long as possible. Omron’s ping pong robot is not designed […]

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Wearable Artificial Kidney: A portable dialysis machine for patients on the go http://www.industrytap.com/wearable-artificial-kidney-portable-dialysis-machine-patients-go/23468 http://www.industrytap.com/wearable-artificial-kidney-portable-dialysis-machine-patients-go/23468#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:52 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23468 People with kidney failure regularly need to check into a hospital to purify their blood through dialysis. The whole process is fairly time consuming. But things are about to change. A new wearable dialysis system is going to be tested in a clinical trial in the U.S. Dubbed the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK), this device […]

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DARPA’s New GXV-T Military Vehicle Concept Resembles The Warthog From ‘Halo’ http://www.industrytap.com/darpas-new-gxv-t-military-vehicle-concept-resembles-warthog-halo/22872 http://www.industrytap.com/darpas-new-gxv-t-military-vehicle-concept-resembles-warthog-halo/22872#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:44:50 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=22872 DARPA has been conjuring up some neat looking concepts over the past few months and their latest, the GXV-T or Ground X-Vehicle Technology program, is no exception. Based on the concept video, one thing comes to mind for those of you familiar with the Halo video game series. The GXV-T looks very similar to the […]

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One CD Now Stores 1,000 Terabytes (TB) of Data http://www.industrytap.com/one-cd-now-stores-1000-terabytes-tb-data/23466 http://www.industrytap.com/one-cd-now-stores-1000-terabytes-tb-data/23466#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23466 Current advice at the computer store is to outfit your new computer system with a terabyte hard drive. We all store lots of movies, songs and data. But even those acquiescing to this advice begin running out of space fast. Now, an old technology may be coming to the rescue: traditional CD Rom and DVD […]

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More and More of The UK’s Most Talented Tech Stars Are Moving To Silicon Valley http://www.industrytap.com/uks-talented-tech-stars-moving-silicon-valley/22975 http://www.industrytap.com/uks-talented-tech-stars-moving-silicon-valley/22975#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:15:06 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=22975 James Proud is a 23-year-old from London, who has been programming since the age of 9. He is the man behind one of the most successful Kickstarter hardware projects ever and owner of the startup, Hello Inc, located in San Francisco. Proud has already raised over $10 million from angel investors for a sleep sensor, […]

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Elon Musk Says Next Year’s Tesla Cars Will Be Capable of Driving Themselves 90% of the Time http://www.industrytap.com/elon-musk-says-next-years-tesla-cars-will-capable-driving-90-time/23480 http://www.industrytap.com/elon-musk-says-next-years-tesla-cars-will-capable-driving-90-time/23480#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:11 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23480 Tesla’s Elon Musk claims that his company is merely months away from a car capable of driving itself on the highway 90% of the time. Here is an excerpt from his interview with CNNMoney:   Autonomous cars will definitely be a reality. A Tesla car next year will probably be 90 percent capable of autopilot. […]

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Man Able To Move His Paralyzed Hand Again Thanks To Brain Chip! http://www.industrytap.com/man-able-move-paralyzed-hand-thanks-brain-chip/21142 http://www.industrytap.com/man-able-move-paralyzed-hand-thanks-brain-chip/21142#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:15:09 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=21142 In 2010, Ian Burkhart experienced a tragic accident in which he broke his neck on a sandbar at beach, instantly losing all feeling in his hands and legs. Thanks to researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, Ian was recently able to move his hand again for the first time since his accident years […]

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Creating Virtual Touch Screens to Control Mobile and Desktop Devices http://www.industrytap.com/creating-virtual-touch-screens-control-mobile-desktop-devices/23473 http://www.industrytap.com/creating-virtual-touch-screens-control-mobile-desktop-devices/23473#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:00:29 +0000 http://www.industrytap.com/?p=23473 As sensors become cheaper and cheaper, uses for them are multiplying. Through a new technology, device users will now be able to “paint” or project keyboards or other interfaces, such as a calendar, onto everyday objects and surfaces. Researchers at Carnegie Melon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) are developing a new system that uses sensors […]

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