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Wireless CEOs warn of industry challenges, call for openness

The CEOs of Telecom Italia, China Mobile, Vodafone, and AT&T Mobility hit the common theme of a need to cooperate even as the industry faces regulatory and competitive pressure.

By February 27, 2012


Point and shoot, then print in 3D (video)

New free software enables users to create 3D objects from their photos. Autodesk gives SmartPlanet a demonstration with an assist from a little garden buddha.

By February 21, 2012


iRobot may send its Ava 'bot to medical school

iRobot invests $6 million in InTouch Health to test its robots, including Ava, for use in telemedicine and assisted care at healthcare facilities.

By January 31, 2012


One year later, IBM Watson goes to work (and the cloud)

IBM Watson's superbrain and evidence-based decisions are coming soon to a cloud near you.

By February 13, 2012


Kinect for Windows: Five ways to put it to use

Here's a look at five industries likely to dive head first into Kinect development. Microsoft will be rolling out Kinect for Windows on February 1.

By January 10, 2012


Microsoft, GE team up in health care venture

General Electric, a giant in clinical settings, has turned out to be a key partner for Wintel's health care ambitions.

By December 8, 2011


How the right app can make you healthier

A new study finds that an app for managing type 2 diabetes cut hospital and ER visits substantially.

By December 6, 2011


How Siri boosted Nuance earnings

The voice-recognition company is viewed as a derivative play on Apple's iPhone 4S growth.

By November 22, 2011


Designing a better food label (video)

Food labels can be confusing, but graphic designer Renee Walker aims to change that. Putting the focus on ingredients, she shows SmartPlanet how she's created a new design.

By November 9, 2011


Philips GoPure cleans the air in your stinky car

The Philips GoPure Automotive Clean Air System can purify the air in a car's cabin in about 10 minutes.

By November 8, 2011