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How Smart Home Technology is Empowering Seniors and Combating Social Isolation

January 16, 2018

Upon first glance, some smart home devices can seem gimmicky — fridges that tell you to buy more milk and internet-connected kettles. But what if these Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets could give an elderly relative a greater feeling of independence?

How Farmers Insurance Transformed Its Employee-Training Program Using Virtual Reality

January 16, 2018

By harnessing virtual reality, businesses are saving thousands in training-related costs. Read how Farmers Insurance is using VR to train claims representatives, giving them “hands-on” practice while saving thousands in travel costs.

How College Football Players Are Helping Build Better Air Force Elite

January 15, 2018

Can the U.S. Air Force help create a better college football player? Can football players lead to better performance for members of the special forces? Dr. Josh Hagen, the lead for the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Team at the Air Force Research Laboratory, is using data analytics to find out.

How Mattel Continues to Move Barbie into the Future

January 10, 2018

Since Barbie’s debut in 1959, Mattel, has worked hard to maintain the toy’s relevance. Whether Barbie takes the form of a plastic figure or an AI-enabled hologram, see how Mattel is trying to make her a female icon worth emulating.

2.1: There’s No Place Like a Smart Home

Duration 32:25

Devices in the home are talking to each other. You’ve no doubt heard of Nest. Now it’s time to hear …

A Game-Changing App for the Blind

January 9, 2018

The mobile app, Be My Eyes, is a global social media platform of eyes for the blind, offering sighted volunteers a chance to be the eyes for those who can’t see through their smartphones.