- Vacu-Man is sponsoring the Junior Achievement of World of Choices career exploration day at McMaster Innovation Park on April 19th.
- Ford Motor Company has filed patents for a hydrogen combustion engine, brain-powered driving system, and deployable drone.
- Google is offering a guarantee for airline bookings in the US, promising to compensate the difference if a Google guaranteed ticket is cheaper.
- Millions of devices are susceptible to being hacked by NUIT, a near ultrasonic inaudible trojan.
- Videotron’s acquisition of Freedom Mobile promises to provide a low-cost alternative to the major Canadian telecom providers.
- Stanford University’s study suggests that night-time charging of electric vehicles will increase by 25% by 2035, and public charging stations are encouraged to prevent extra costs.
- HyperShell has launched an AI-powered exoskeleton that allows users to carry more weight and increase movement by 50% for $600.
- AI Incorporated has developed a smart towing service robot called the Toe Bot.
- University of California, Berkeley is training robot dogs to use their legs for manipulation tasks.
Vacu-Man is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Junior Achievement of World of Choices career exploration day at McMaster Innovation Park on April 19th. The company is excited to support this event by bringing out 150 students from inner-city Hamilton in grades 6, 7, and 8. Vacu-Man will be sponsoring the bus alongside Hamilton Hyundai to ensure that the students can attend the event and explore various career options.
Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a hydrogen combustion engine, which has the potential to revolutionize the automotive industry. The unique aspect of this invention is that the hydrogen used will combust and produce nothing but clean water, making catalytic converters and mufflers unnecessary. Ford has also filed a patent for a brain-powered driving system, which could enable drivers to take control of autonomous vehicles in emergency situations. The company is also working on a deployable drone that can provide surveillance and navigate challenging terrain for fleets of vehicles.
Google has launched a new guarantee for airline bookings in the United States. If a Google guaranteed ticket is cheaper before the time of the flight, the company will compensate the difference. This initiative aims to encourage more people to use the Google Flight Search platform for their travel needs.
Millions of devices, including phones, laptops, and speakers, are susceptible to being hacked by a near ultrasonic inaudible trojan called NUIT. This technique involves sending an ultrasonic wave that humans cannot hear. The hack can affect devices like Apple Siri, Google, Alexa, and Cortana, which could allow hackers to gain access to personal information.
Videotron’s acquisition of Freedom Mobile promises to bring serious competition to the Canadian telecommunications market. As part of the deal, Videotron is offering 20 GB of data for $50 a month, along with unlimited calling. The company also promises to invest in the 5G Network across Canada and increase data allotments by 10%, which means that people could receive up to 65 GB of data for this price as a low-cost alternative to the major three telecom providers.
A recent study conducted by Stanford University found that the majority of electric vehicle owners charge their cars at home in the evening or overnight. However, the study predicts that as more vehicles are added to the market by 2035, night-time charging will increase by 25%. This could put pressure on the electrical grid, and public charging stations or charging at work are encouraged to prevent extra costs associated with creating and storing electricity.
A Shanghai-based startup called HyperShell has launched an AI-powered exoskeleton that can fit inside a backpack and give humans superhuman abilities. The exoskeleton allows users to carry more weight and take less pressure off their bodies, increasing movement by up to 50%. The cost is $600, making it a promising option for hikers and campers.
AI Incorporated has developed a smart towing service robot called the Toe Bot. This platform on wheels can be ordered through an app and can crawl underneath any vehicle and tow it to the nearest garage. This robot could simplify the towing process for CAA members and others who require towing services.
University of California, Berkeley, is training robot dogs to use their legs for manipulation tasks. The demonstration skills of these robot dogs include climbing walls, pressing buttons, and even kicking soccer balls. The vision is that these dog robots will be able to perform manual tasks, such as using an elevator, by getting up on their hind legs.