Business & Startups

New discoveries, ideas and trends are, doubtless, very valuable in themselves. But we have the opportunity to use their benefits only thanks to the people who know how to turn exotic technologies into generally accessible ones. In this section we write about startups, entrepreneurs and companies that use breakthrough business models and make money using forward-looking technologies. Their names, what they are busy with, how they make money and what they do to achieve success. You will find all about it here.

Robot Dasha to Be Able to Perfectly Model Human-like Speech in 2025

Robot Dasha to Be Able to Perfectly Model Human-like Speech in 2025

Employees of Novosibirsk State University reported on their plans to improve the robotic interlocutor developed by them. To remind our readers, Dasha is the world’s first robot that can talk almost like a human.
NtechLab Learns to Identify People by Their Silhouettes

NtechLab Learns to Identify People by Their Silhouettes

Russian startup NtechLab has developed a methodology to identify people by their silhouettes enabling their movements to be tracked down. The technology will be ready within 2 months, whereupon its testing will begin.
VoloCity presents the flying taxi final version  

VoloCity presents the flying taxi final version  

The German company VoloCity is rightly considered one of the leaders in the "air taxi race". A short while ago, the company finally demonstrated an aircraft that will provide passenger air transport in megacities.

Enjoy Cat Food Design Created by Cats Themselves

Norwegian designers from Good Type company have created a unique font based on cat tail movements. It will be used by Smalls, a company specializing in cat food.

Android Done away with? Puffin OS Cloud Operating System 

The new OS has been developed by CloudMosa. The software is currently used on budget smartphones Nokia 1 and Redmi Go.

AlterEgo: Friend for the Physically Challenged and Next Generation Digital Assistant

This year, the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Award was won by a student named Arnav Kapoor. The young inventor will spend the $15,000 received by him on creating a silent speech transmission system.

Solve the problem of traffic jams together with Traffix 

Traffix is a city builder game that challenges its players to solve the problem of traffic jams. Despite its apparent simplicity, the game has a lot to offer even to experienced gamers. 

Who’s the boss: Instagram and WhatsApp will be renamed

Facebook has made the decision to rename its services, Instagram and WhatsApp. Each of the app names will now also include the name of their parent company.

Delivery robots to be tested in UAE

Autonomous delivery systems have finally reached the United Arab Emirates. The first delivery robots will start making the rounds in two major UAE cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

World’s first international cable car to connect Blagoveshchensk to Heihe 

The cable car across the Amur River will offer an alternative method of crossing crossing the border between Russia and China. 

British inventors create a tank that is available for rental

Don’t let it’s tough exterior fool you: the vehicle will be used as a limousine. And it can be yours for $2 thousand per day.

KSA to Build 35-km Hyperloop Test Track

Virgin Hyperloop One and the government of Saudi Arabia have signed a long-awaited agreement to build a test site for the vacuum train. Negotiations between the parties went on for about a year.

Sony introduces a compact air conditioner fitting in a regular pocket

This small and light device can be controlled with a special mobile application. Depending on circumstances, it can lower and increase the person's body temperature.

Elon Musk plans full body casting for new Tesla

According to the inventor, this decision will optimize production costs and reduce assembly time. The concept will be implemented for the first time with the Tesla Model Y.

Introducing Coosno: the high tech coffee table

The device is available on Indiegogo in two sizes, selling for $299 and $399. The table will be officially on sale at the end of this winter, with prices increasing to $799 and $999. 
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