I have to say I was not very intrigued by the idea of self-driving cars before I saw this talk, but Templeton totally changed my mind. I’m now convinced that this technology will not only change the way we get around in the future, but it will also be a prime mover for a whole new world of Startup innovation in the future.
Over at The Globe and Mail, Ivor Tossell writes that Toronto’s Turnstyle Solutions Startup is taking a groundbreaking approach to giving merchants a sense of how people are interacting with their stores. By using the WiFi transmissions from customer smartphones, Turnstyle lets you track – but not identify – customers as they enter and explore brick and mortar shops.
Turnstyle’s system is essentially a listening post: a customized WiFi base station that listens in as smartphones broadcast their MAC addresses as they look for hotspots. In the interests of privacy, the system immediately forgets the code itself, “hashing” it into a unique identifier that can’t be traced to an individual. But it will remember if the same (anonymized) smartphone returns for another visit. If clients use multiple base stations, Turnstyle can use users’ relative signal strength to determine where in the store they are.
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Over at Kickstarter, the good folks from RAW BKNY in Brooklyn has launched a funding campaign for some killer wooden keys for your Macbook.
We have been testing and preparing our wooden keyboard for the public. From the seamless packaging to the design of the keys, the wood will bring warmth to your Macbook Pro.
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In this video, Chelsea Krost meet millenials that took their career in to their own hands with Successful start-ups and million dollar ideas. Startups profiled include Dreamwater, LineRocket Entertainment, Go Try it On, and Wello.
The Chelsea Krost Show provides a platform for today’s hot topics, trends and issues that affect Millennials. Chelsea aims to use this platform to bridge the communication gap between children and their parents, creating a more open, honest dialogue that viewers can relate to in their own lives.
It takes a lot of time and energy to search for and download music for your workout. What you typically listen to throughout the day may not be what keeps you moving at the gym. Other streaming music apps give you one song at a time and have no control over BPMs (beats per minute) – Pandora, for example, will give you a fast, upbeat song but it will be followed by a slow, drawn out song that in no way matches the rhythm of the song you just previously heard. Spotify is just like iTunes, it lets you decide what you want to hear. However, flipping through songs can be very distracting when you’re trying to reach your goal of a seven-minute mile.
In this video, beta customers try out the Lively System, a new Startup that offers the ability to monitor the well-being of elderly relatives through the use of sensors placed in the home.
Instead of always telling your family that you’re fine, Lively lets you show them. It’s an activity sharing experience. Not ‘big brother’ monitoring. You’re in control of how you want to stay independent and connected. And sharing your activity lets your family notice the first signs of any change in your normal routine that makes you and them feel safer.
In this video, Fashion Tech entrepreneurs work to give the fashion industry a digital upgrade.
Amanda Graber is the co-founder of Notorious, a fashion-advice startup that links users with stylists and what they call “fashion influencers.” Rishi Prabhu is one of the founders of Bespoke Post, a lifestyle subscription service for men. We also meet Jose De Cabo, co-founder of Olapic, which aggregates user-generated photos for brands.