Fully self-driving cars will hit the road in the next decade, and Americans are ready and waiting for that day.
A report published Thursday by the Boston Consulting Group brings the next 10 years into focus for makers and buyers of self-driving cars, projecting a $42 billion global market for fully autonomous vehicles by 2025. That market is expected to swell to $77 billion globally by 2035. Read More#CES2015Fantastic things I cannot afford: A best of CES
Your digital music player is hiding something — the true sound of your favorite songs. So says Worcester native Phil Baker, who’s joined forces with rock legend Neil Young to create Pono, a digital player designed to deliver every note with extraordinary accuracy.
The only thing more annoying than the crowds of people at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is having to pay for everything you buy with $100 bills. Benjamins are the main currency in Vegas, and the ATMs spit them out whether or not you want them. Then again, dealing with cash in any form can be kind of annoying — so it's no surprise Burlington-based LoopPay is attracting attention.
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A robot chef called Cooki stirred up a lot of attention at this year’s International CES. Cooki is a cross between the Jetsons and Jenny Craig — an automated meal preparation system that uses ingredients that are mailed to your home. Read MoreLookSee's look changes in secondsAt CES, E Ink bracelet makes fashion statement
This morning, the Pew Research Internet Project released a report that looked at the demographics of social networks. Among their key findings: The overall number of Facebook users has stalled and the number of Internet users over the age of 65 that use Facebook has grown to more than half.
Have you ever heard of SERMO? No? Well SERMO is the largest online physician community in the world. Over 300,000 US physicians use the network, which was developed by doctors in Boston and acquired by WorldOne Interactive in 2012. The site allows physicians to share notes, talk about difficult to understand diseases, and to help each other diagnose health problems.
On Thursday, a project from two of SERMO's founding physicians, Dr. Daniel Palestrant and Dr. Adam Sharp, called par8o (pronounced par-eight-oh), announced that it has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding to help organize the mess that is the current state of healthcare. Read MoreSpawning more startupsPureTech pockets $50 million to bring life sciences ideas out of the lab
The big players of the biopharma world descend on San Francisco next week for the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, and in advance of it, Boston-based PureTech is announcing it has raised $50 million in new funding. PureTech takes successful research out of academic labs, and assembles teams that can move it toward commercialization. Among its projects are startup companies focused on obesity, hair growth, drug delivery without needles, and therapeutic video games.