Apple’s 25th annual conference for application developers unveiled plans to expand the company’s products into home and health management with new tools that track health and control household appliances.
Filling the sky with Internet balloons sounds like a cool idea that might need some reevaluation. One of Google’s test Loon Balloons recently stopped providing Internet access and crashed in Yakima, Washington, taking out with it local power for a number of houses.
On Monday, Suzi LeVine became the first U.S. ambassador to be sworn in on a Kindle. The U.S. representative to Switzerland took the oath over a digital copy of the U.S. Constitution, saying she wanted to reflect her passion for technology and her hopes for the future.
Seeking to improve the quality of education in Kenya’s public schools, Samsung Electronics East Africa has launched the first Solar Powered Internet School through the Hope for Children initiative. The school was donated to Arap Moi Primary School, in Kajiado County.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with robotic limbs designed to give the wearer more limbs to help with cumbersome chores, such as lifting heavy things to levels above a person’s head.
Medical technology company RevMedx has been working on a way to seal gunshot wounds, in response to a request from the U.S. military. It came up with XStat, an injection of tiny sponge-like discs treated with an anti-hemorrhagic substance that expand once injected into the wound.