In the near future, all citizens will wear a centrally-controlled, super iPhone that tracks your movements and can scan everyone around you to divulge their net worth, their shopping history and their dating potential. The so-called äppärät is an invention of Gary Shteyngart, author of the satiric novel “Super Sad True Love Story.” Is there an äppärät in your future? To find out more we caught up with Shteyngart at Newtonville Books, near Boston.
An introduction from Evan I. Schwartz, senior business editor at Technology Review, to our new premium publication, Business Impact.
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The GM of Microsoft Live Labs demos his technology to visualize the mounds of data on the web.
The Senior Vice President of R&D at Qualcomm discusses the company’s augmented reality platform for mobile devices.
The Google Ventures partner discusses entrepreneurship and spotting “game-changing” innovations.
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Researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland demonstrate a wheelchair that uses “shared control” to navigate.
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The Yale Aerial Manipulator uses a flexible robotic hand to successfully grasp a range of objects while hovering.