Innevation BLOG

Samsung’s mobile head, DJ Koh, has given us a first glimpse of what the company’s long-awaited foldable phone will be like to use. Speaking to CNET, the executive said that while unfolded the device will offer the functionality of a tablet complete with multi-tasking and a big screen, but can then be folded into a portable phone. The description matches a cringeworthy concept trailer the company released back in 2013 which showed a device with one

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Everyone wants to be the exception, but building a multi million-dollar company in 12 months simply isn’t the case for the majority of businesses. Even those companies that seem like overnight success stories flew under the radar for several years before finding their big break. So what’s the secret to building a successful startup? You have to be passionate, committed and willing to work for the long haul. Many startups don’t fail. Rather, their leaders just tend to give

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Silicon Valley’s newest celebrity chef goes by just one name, Sally. This chef has just one specialty: salad. Still, Sally will make you the most perfectly proportioned salad you’ve ever eaten: through science. Sally is a green-and-brown robot, a brand-new creation from Chowbotics Inc. (that’s a real name) and a major new player in a potential multi-billion market for food-service robots. Sally occupies about the same amount of space as a dorm room refrigerator, and uses 21 different

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10/17: React Vegas Meetup 10/17: WordPress Meetup 10/18: Docker Meetup 10/18: Las Vegas Network Engineers 10/23: Las Vegas Inventors Meetup 10/25: Cyber Security and IT Computer Group Meetup 10/30: Las Vegas Digital Marketing Meetup Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com

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For the 37.5 million adults who have trouble hearing without a hearing aid, Bose  has a new product for you. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved audio technology company Bose to market a new hearing aid device. Dubbed the Bose Hearing Aid, it’s designed to let people with audio impairments fit, program and control the hearing aid without the help or assistance of a healthcare provider. The hearing aid uses air conduction to capture sound vibrations through the

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The HRP-5P is a humanoid robot from Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute that can perform common construction tasks including — as we see above — install drywall. HRP-5P — maybe we can call it Herb? — uses environmental measurement, object detection and motion planning to perform various tasks. In this video we see it use small hooks to grab the wallboard and slide it off onto the floor. Then, with a bit of

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Fast, healthy food is one of those concepts that just seems too good to be true. But Farmer’s Fridge, a Chicago-based startup that recently closed a $30 million Series C round led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, aims to make that a reality. Farmer’s Fridge retrofits vending machines to serve up healthy foods — salads, sandwiches, granola, etc. — for people on the go, for anywhere from $5 to about $8. In order to

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