Stories by Nancy Owano

This imaging sensor is powered by sunlight

A simultaneous imaging and energy harvesting sensor is in the news. Samuel Moore at IEEE Spectrum informed readers that a team of four from University of Michigan published their paper describing what they achieved. They ...

Apr 10, 2018

XiaoIce: When a chatbot chat moves up to human-sounding flow

Do this, do that. Talking with voice assistants is not like talking to humans and, as helpful as it is to be near the technology, we know the difference. A surprising turn has materialized, however, and it is in the form ...

Apr 07, 2018

Zipline's delivery drone system redesign boosts capabilities

A delivery drone company that has helped Africans in dire need of emergency blood supplies is widening its vision. The California-based company is Zipline and its autonomous planes are making news closer to its home in the ...

Apr 05, 2018

DNS service announced, puts privacy first

A new service that is offering privacy protection when you browse the web was announced Sunday. The security company Cloudflare is delivering a consumer DNS service called 1.1.1.1.

Apr 02, 2018