From #FOMO to #JOMO
For many, social media can present envy-induced anxiety often referred to as FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Discover why some are opting out of jam-packed weekends for a quieter experience or JOMO (Joy of Missing Out).
Italy’s Piaggio Group, the creator of Vespa scooter, has continued to design scooters, motorcycles and lightweight commercial vehicles, selling them worldwide. But some seven decades after the Vespa’s debut, Michele Colaninno, CEO of Immsi S.p.A., the holding company that controls the Piaggio Group, is plotting the company’s next big move, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Computer technology has affected nearly every facet of the economy. Now it may even be ready to take manufacturing – particularly on the nano-level. Researchers at MIT have discovered a way to use graphene – an atomic-scale hexagonal carbon material – to print 3-D objects.
According to the Wall Street Journal, transit planners believe it's only a matter of time and money until self-driving cars travel on "smart-roads" that communicate directly with vehicles to help them move as quickly and safely as possible.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon has unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them -- eliminating the checkout line.
Nike began selling a pricey sneaker with self-tying laces this month, a high-stakes test of the company’s technology investments and efforts to sell more products directly to consumers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Stanford University researchers say bicycle helmets that utilize airbag technology instead of conventional hard foam may offer five times more protection against brain injuries, according to Reuters.
Hospital patients could have their vital signs tracked without cumbersome wires and complex monitors once a new startup’s wearable monitoring patch hits the market, according to Fortune.
A blockchain platform developed by a group that includes more than 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions is making its code publicly available in what could become the industry standard for the nascent technology, according to Reuters.
There are hundreds of new cancer drugs in development and new research is published minute to minute, helping doctors treat patients with personalized combinations that target the specific building blocks of their disease. So much so, that the wealth of information can make it difficult for doctors to choose the best option every time.
Walmart recently patented a system based on mini robots that can control shopping carts and complete a long list of duties once reserved for human employees, accord to Business Insider.
The second-most popular smartphone operating system in India is IndusOS, a multilingual OS developed entirely in India, according to Bloomberg.
Doctors and would-be parents receiving in vitro fertilization (IVF) will soon have access to a new app to monitor the growth of embryos in a lab, according the Wall Street Journal. Typically, once IVF begins, a five-day incubation process is required for fertilized eggs. The app – still nameless – would allow parents to monitor the progress of the zygote.