bees

  • Internet of Bees device tracks hive health

    Internet of Bees device tracks hive health

    As we all know, the bee population is declining at an alarming rate, and while the causes are many, the solutions are few. At the very least, beekeepers need to keep an extra-close eye on their hives — which can be difficult when there are a few thousand of them. A Canadian researcher is working on a monitoring system that listens to the buzz and passes on word if things are going south. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Microsoft’s New Laptop Surfaces

    Microsoft’s new Surface laptop gets released and it costs $999.00, YouTube gets a new redesign with support for dark mode, Facebook denies allegation of gender bias and a beekeeper builds a deep learning app to save the bees. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • This beekeeper is rescuing bees with deep learning and an iPhone

    This beekeeper is rescuing bees with deep learning and an iPhone

    Hobbyists around the world are hacking solutions to their problems using machine learning. The latest, Swedish beekeeper and inventor Björn Lagerman, is building BeeScanning, an app that applies some clever computer vision to ordinary smartphone photos to alert beekeepers to the potentially dangerous presence of Varroa mites in their bee colonies. Read More

  • Making The Case For Drones In Commercial Markets

    Making The Case For Drones In Commercial Markets

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, the CEOs of Sky Futures, Verifly and Airware took the stage with TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois in an attempt to explain how drones can be used other than for taking selfies. But, before that can happen, common sense regulation is needed, the panel argued. Chris Blackford of SkyFutures stated that his company, which provides drone solutions… Read More

  • WowWee FlyTech Barry B. Benson RC Bee: This Means Satan Walks Among Us

    Can you smell the brimstone, people? This is the end of days. It’s a flying bee. From WowWee. It’s supposed to be from Dreamworks’ Bee Movie but you and I both know that this is Old Scratch’s doing. He and his minions are taking the form of robotic flying bees and will soon open the first seal — The Sex and the City movie. Get thee to a nunnery, friends… Read More