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From: GeekWire - Star Trek’s Tricorder, realized? This device uses AI to diagnose medical conditions


According to Star Trek, 23rd century doctors will diagnose most illnesses and determine the general state of health via a device called a Tricorder. But as with many of Star Trek’s futuristic technologies, aficionados of the show don’t want to wait for their great-great grandchildren to experience its wonders. Channeling Willy Wonka’s Veruca Salt, they chant, “I want it now.” RELATED: 30 years later, the legacy of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ lives on The XPRIZE offers one path toward pushing science fiction technology into the now—and the Qualcomm-sponsored Tricorder XPRIZE recently awarded $2.6 million to Final Frontier Medical Devices for their… Read More

From: GeekWire - 30 years later, the legacy of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ lives on


Silicon Valley Comic Con held a panel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) this spring in San Jose’s historic City National Civic theater. At this panel the near-capacity crowd, siphoned from the Con’s 65,000 attendees, could confess their adoration, ask questions and spend time with the actors who portrayed their beloved TNG characters. It was very clear that after 30 years, TNG remains an inspiration to many, personally and professionally. RELATED: Star Trek’s Tricorder, realized? This device uses AI to diagnose medical conditions Star Trek: TNG, which debuted on Sept. 28, 1987, ran for seven… Read More

From: GeekWire - BMW’s ReachNow investigating cases of cars getting stuck on Washington State Ferries


Be careful the next time you take a BMW ReachNow vehicle on a ferry. GeekWire has learned of multiple recent incidents with BMW ReachNow vehicles — part of the automaker’s car-sharing program in Seattle — getting stuck on Washington State Ferries, including two from this holiday weekend. One knowledgeable source said a ReachNow customer was forced to spend four hours on the Whidbey Island ferry this weekend because his vehicle’s wheels were locked, making the vehicle immovable unless dragged. The state ferry system won’t let passengers abandon a car on the ferry because of security concerns. Here’s a response from ReachNow to GeekWire today: We believe that… Read More

From: GeekWire - BMW’s ReachNow investigating cases of cars getting stuck on Washington State Ferries


Be careful the next time you take a BMW ReachNow vehicle on a ferry. GeekWire has learned of multiple recent incidents with BMW ReachNow vehicles — part of the automaker’s car-sharing program in Seattle — getting stuck on Washington State Ferries, including two from this holiday weekend. One knowledgeable source said a ReachNow customer was forced to spend four hours on the Whidbey Island ferry this weekend because his vehicle’s wheels were locked, making the vehicle immovable unless dragged. The state ferry system won’t let passengers abandon a car on the ferry because of security concerns. Here’s a response from ReachNow to GeekWire today: We believe that… Read More

From: GeekWire - Tech innovation meets military service: GeekWire’s Memorial Day remembrance and update


As the first warm-weather holiday weekend of the year, it’s easy to get caught up in barbecues and road trips and lose touch with Memorial Day’s roots. But today is also about reflecting on those who have passed while serving in the armed forces. In their honor, we’ve rounded up some of our veteran and military-related coverage. We’ve also checked in on what the people and organizations have been up to since we featured them in GeekWire. Continue reading to find out what they’re up to now and to learn about the intersection of technology and military service. On the front lines of… Read More