Gears & Gadgets

Google wants a VP of Wearables, might finally take smartwatches seriously

Enlarge / The new Wear OS. Google Think you can save Android Wear? A new Google job listing (first spotted by Android Police) shows an opening for “Vice President, Hardware Engineering, Wearables” on the Google Hardware team. The person would “work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership team for Google Hardware and will be responsible for the design, development, […]

Emerging Tech

Will Fido take a bite out of delivery robots? Study uses guide dogs to find out

Whether it’s delivery robots, manufacturing robots, or robots capable of providing emotional and physical support to people who need it, it’s increasingly apparent that robots have moved out of the labs and into the real world. For that reason, a whole lot of research has rightfully explored interactions between humans and robots to ensure that […]

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Twitch just opened a new San Francisco headquarters, and it's a gamer's paradise. Take a look inside

Nick Bastone/Business Insider Twitch invited Business Insider for a first look at its new headquarters in San Francisco, California. The nine-floor office is a gamer’s paradise, with two six-person competitive gaming rooms, two live-streaming rooms, and a full arcade. “What we really wanted to do was bring Twitch to life,” Twitch’s Chief Marketing Officer Kate […]

Emerging Tech

Driverless cars can only take you so far. This is how smarter cities are being built

Tel Aviv, Israel Ilan Shacham/Getty Images In the sunny climes of Tel Aviv, Israel, the Smart Mobility Summit, held from October 29 to 30, brought together city administrators from across the globe, research institutions, major car companies, and stealthy startups. They all came not just for the balmy weather but to exchange ideas and discuss […]