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Santa Cruz based Plantronics, makers of wireless headsets, is giving its aging facilities a complete design overhaul. The company's head of human resources, Pat Wadors, shows SmartPlanet how the new working spaces, in addition to being more tech-fri
At Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Professor Jeremy Bailenson has created a thoroughly convincing virtual reality environment. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tours the lab to find out what technology makes it happen and how VR is
It's a heart-stopping moment when a caregiver for an Alzheimer's patient realizes their charge has wandered away. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das looks at new shoes from Aetrex that could help find them.
Imagine turning your pictures into 3D models. Autodesk recently unveiled two pieces of software that allows users to create 3D objects from photos. We go behind the scenes to bring you the ABCs of 3D printing.
Lugging around a heavy, cumbersome bike lock can be a nuisance, but Kuat aims to solve that. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tries out their new Bottle Lock.
Ryan Spoon, a VC with Polaris Ventures, co-founded Dogpatch Labs in 2008 as a place to foster innovation for early stage startups. SmartPlanet visits Dogpatch Labs to meet Spoon and hear from Dogpatch's newest entrepreneurs.
Growing mushrooms from food waste
At a press event in Los Angeles, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shows off the company's new Model X sport utility vehicle. Musk says the new SUV will use the same electric power train as the Model S full-size sedan.
Picking the perfect bunch of roses is no easy task. Pink or red? Organic or conventional? Sumi Das explains why many of the bouquets sent this February 14th may be coated with chemicals.
Today, we browse the web by typing or tapping, pointing and clicking. Tomorrow, we'll point our mobile devices at an object that interests us and information will appear. Sumi Das explains how augmented reality will help museum paintings turn into
Navigating through the maze of traffic congestion is one of life's biggest headaches. SmartPlanet visits Silicon Valley startup Waze to hear how its app enables drivers to alert one another of road conditions by sharing real-time traffic information
Martin Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and the Disaster Management Initiative, explains how to build technologies that will make a difference for individuals and their communities. He spoke at NASA's Disaster Resiliency Panel held
Solar panels are being squeezed in all sorts of places lately, even the brims of baseball hats. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das checks out this solar cap that will never leave you in the dark.
HybridCore Homes uses nearly all recycled construction materials to build their houses. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das takes a look at this new paradigm that combines the custom look of stick-built construction with the speed and cost-savings of factory-b
Listen up, cafés. No one wants a cold cuppa, but a piping hot latte can cause some serious damage. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tests out the SmartLid cup topper which turns a different color depending on how hot the beverage.