Abundant Robotics rakes in $10 million for apple harvesting robots

GV (formerly Google Ventures) is leading a $10 million investment in Abundant Robotics, a company building apple-picking robots that could eventually be adapted to harvest...

This beekeeper is rescuing bees with deep learning and an iPhone

By now just about everyone has seen the video of Makoto Koike’s deep learning-powered cucumber sorter. Hobbyists around the world are hacking solutions to their problems...

RoboBees, city sanctuaries, and hot hives could save the world from ‘beepocalypse’

Colony collapse disorder has ravaged bee populations worldwide in recent years. In response, conservationists, engineers, and everyday citizens are leveraging modern technology to help save our buzzing, winged allies. The post...

Tarzan the Robot will swing over the heads of farmers to monitor their crops

Georgia Institute of Technology's Tarzan-inspired robot will swing on high-wires to help farmers monitor their crops, and then send real-time data back to the base station for analysis. The post Tarzan...

Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its...

In 2006, Netflix took a long, hard look at its world-class Cinematch Technology. Cinematch was as straightforward as it sounds: With user-submitted data, the technology...

Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 18th class

500 Startups’ 18th demo day wrapped up this afternoon in San Francisco. The companies that presented ranged from financial technology all the way to yet another attempt to try and...

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Lenovo K6 Note review: Another Note in the wall

It's the year-end, but Lenovo is not stopping to catch its breath. Month after month, the company has launched new phones in India...