Each year, more than 300,000 consumer tech enthusiasts from across the world make their way to the strip to see one million square feet of “new” technologies, and to party in the thousands of sin city suites. This year, Speck Design was there with Val, the all-in-one Mobile Media Studio, and our team noted a few trends.
Savannah Peterson is the Director of Innovation Strategy at Speck Design, where she helps companies and entrepreneurs alike develop ingenious new products. She thrives on the go-to-market journey and is a facilitation hub of ideas, resources, and engineering.
It took 25 years for the hybrid car to reach 4 percent market share. How long will it take for autonomous cars to be fully adopted? Will safety concerns curb the transition to driverless vehicles or advance it? How might companies and organizations collaborate to bring new technologies to life in the transportation space?
Speck Design announced today its collaboration with Google to create its latest invention, Project Tango, a tablet that combines camera vision and virtual surroundings into a seamless augmented reality. Project Tango is a mobile platform that captures, maps, and navigates human space and surroundings using 3D motion, computer vision, and depth sensing technology. Similar to the way that humans touch, see, and hear, Google’s tablet technology comprehends the world through size, distance, and temporal and spatial relationships.
Young, hopeful entrepreneurs are never at a loss for free advice from those who have “been there, done that.” The best companies have millennials and women in charge, so it’s no surprise there are countless well-meaning people ready to dole out their two cents.
CHENNAI: On July 13, a US Cargo spaceship built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, US, was launched for space delivery. The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft and its Antares rocket lifted off from Virginia’s Eastern Shore on an orbital delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA. The spacecraft was carrying more than 3,000 pounds of food, supplies, hardware and scientific equipment. But an interesting item that could in the near future be in your hands, is now onboard as part of Google’s Project Tango, an initiative of the search-engine giant to create 3D-enabled tablets and smartphones.
Speck Design’s clientele has ranged from Apple to Samsonite to Fisher-Price in its history, and now it can add Google to the list of high-profile companies. But Google—or its Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) division, to be more specific—is no ordinary client. The group is modeled after DARPA, which divides its agency into teams, with each one given a limited time to solve a pressing issue. Nearly a year and half ago, ATAP reached out to Speck, led by industrial designers Jason Stone and Vincent Pascual, with one such task: Build a tablet like no other.
Silicon Valley Bank’s fifth annual Innovation Economy Outlook survey is out, and this year, SVB decided to focus on one topic in particular, in addition to conducting its general survey. “We asked,” reads the group’s report, “1,200 tech executives in innovation hubs around the world about the representation of women in leadership positions at their companies.”