It’s another installment of Tech Tuesday, and today’s stories surround inventive technology new, old and often longed for, as well as a communications giant making a move for the mobile web.
[TRANSPORTATION] A Setback for Flying Cars
Will we ever achieve flight with automobiles?
How long have we wanted to live like the Jetsons and have a flying car? Well it appears we’ll have to wait a little bit longer. Aeromobil, a leading company in the dream of flying cars, experienced a crash during a test flight last week. Alas, it seems flying cars are still only a dream…for now. >>
[ENERGY] Dutch Company Find as a New Power Source: Plants
Love to have plants around your home, especially during the spring? You may have a lot of untapped power on your hands. Dutch company Plant-E has figured out a way to power Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile chargers and rooftop electricity modules using the broken down sugars found in soil around plants. >>
[VIRTUAL REALITY] Large U.S. Companies Using Virtual Reality as Part of the Shopping Experience
How would you use virtual reality to reel in customers in your store?
Some larger U.S. retailers are using an older technology to reach a younger, online audience inside their stores: virtual reality. Companies like North Face, Intel and Marriott are putting more emphasis on the customer experience by using virtual reality to bring new experiences to potential customers. >>
[MOBILE] Verizon Set to Purchase AOL, Expand Mobile-Frist Video and Ad Content
In another sign of the times – the drive to more mobile-friendly content – communications giant Verizon is set to purchase AOL. The move, which will cost Verizon a cool $4.4 BILLION, will expand Verizon’s offerings and reach when it comes to mobile-first video and advertising content. >>