This week, Volvo has unveiled it’s XC90 Crossover SUV with the ability to make traveling a semi-automatic process thanks to its new level 4 self-driving technology. According to Senior Vice President of Volvo, Henrik Green, the XC90 can navigate itself while the driver sleeps. It’s able to this thanks to the Highway Assist technology. Green has stated that the tech will not only navigate through the streets using information from the cloud, but will also use lidar (radar and cameras built into the vehicle) to move. The tech could also handle emergency situations on its own. Volvo made a statement saying the newest tech should be available in 2021.
Rajiv Thandla used to hang out with Tech Unleashed at Boundless Connections as one of his many interests through high school. Recently he developed an idea for an app that will change how we listen to music in groups.
His app idea made it to the top 10 ideas out of 200 submissions at the NYU Stern School of Business App Contest! Congratulations, Rajiv!
His app “Pas the AUX” provides socially collaborative playlists in which users can dynamically add songs to a playlist and vote for song order.
Nowadays in social settings, playing music is like social hot potato – no one wants to get stuck being the one that has to choose all the music, but everyone has their own opinion on what they want to hear. Currently we swap the device connected to the speakers manually, or verbally take suggestions in an inefficient way. And so Rajiv came up with an idea for an app that will make this a lot more effective and fun!
At Olean High School, Saad Mirza started an aerospace club, leading a team of 40 students every year. They built and launched high altitude balloon payloads to 120,000 feet, as well as rockets. After graduation Saad was accepted into Princeton where he became the project manager of a project called “SpaceShot”.
During the past school year they launched rockets into outer space and they didn’t just launch, they shattered records:
- First student-built rocket to reach the Karman Line, the internationally recognized boundary of outer space (100 km, 62 miles, altitude)
- Smallest rocket by vehicle mass to ever reach outer space (Previous recordholder: Super Loki Robin Dart)
- Rocket with least propellant mass to ever reach outer space (Previous recordholder: Super Loki Robin Dart)
- Cheapest rocket to ever reach outer space (adjusted for inflation)
- Fastest speed ever achieved at Spaceport America
- Highest altitude ever achieved at Spaceport America
Way to go, Saad!
Here is the original post at Princeton, where you can read more about it:
Google India on Monday announced a fun, yet educational summer campaign that will help children across the country spend more time learning and making new discoveries, as well as teaching them how to become responsible explorers of the Web.
As part of the campaign, named #SummerWithGoogle, Google assigned an activity to the kids. They will release one assignment every week for four weeks, the tech giant said in a blog post.
A little jealous of the kids in India? Don’t be! There is a Technology Summer Camp available right here in Olean! That’s right. Right here, this summer!
Technology ideas or news here in Olean? Let us know! We’ll be happy to talk about it.
Digital technology has a much broader target audience than the introverted geniuses of the eighties. And while there is still some resistance, it is difficult to hold a job or even stay in touch with people we care about unless we become technically savvy.
However, there is so much out there, it can be difficult to navigate the options available, let alone figure out how to use it. That is where Boundless Connections Technology Center passes and memberships can help. The ‘tech center,’ or BCTC for short, is where you can explore your options, set your own pace, and focus on things that personally interest you.
Just like the YMCA has made fitness for everyone, not just kids and professionals, the tech center will give everyone the opportunity to explore and engage with technology. From the never evers to the next tech giant, BCTC will have events and programs for everyone… or you can just come in to interact with others of similar interests.
Schedule a tour for your organization or group to find out about our programs, events, and amenities. We have everything from day passes to monthly memberships for individuals, families, business professionals, and organizations.
Digital technology isn’t just for geeks anymore. Its for everyone.
We’ve scheduled 20 Tech Talk topics… see any that you want to attend? Tech Talks are one hour informal discussions exploring technology available for various interests. There will be self-serve coffee/tea and vending machine snacks available. Do you see any topics someone else may want to attend? Tech Talk passes make great gifts – you can pre-order them here!
Wed, Mar 15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Top 10 Smartphone Features
Thu, Mar 16, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Tools for Time Management
Sat, Mar 18, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Texting for Grandparents
Sun, Mar 19, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Tech for Tots
Mon, Mar 20, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Tools for Coaches
Tue, Mar 21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Home Fitness Apps
Wed, Mar 22, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Top iPhone Features
Thu, Mar 23, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Top Apps for Traveling
Sat, Mar 25, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Tools for Gardening
Sun, Mar 26, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Tools for Family Organization
Mon, Mar 27, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Tools for Real Estate Agents
Tue, Mar 28, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Top Apps for Sports Enthusiast
Wed, Mar 29, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Top Android Features
Thu, Mar 30, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Tools for DIYer’s
Sat, Apr 1, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Tools for Family Budgeting
Sun, Apr 2, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Tools for Photographers
Mon, Apr 3, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Tools for Supervisors
Tue, Apr 4, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Apps for Cooking and Meal Planning
Wed, Apr 5, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Resources for Shopping and Coupons
Thu, Apr 6, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Photo Management and Editing Options
Note: If you have any suggestions for topics/interest to explore in a Tech Talk, just let us know and we will add it to the schedule!
Boundless Connections is pre-selling tech center memberships and sponsorship before the grand opening on March 15th, 2017.
Olean, NY, February 1, 2017: Today Boundless Connections launches the first phase of its 3-million-dollar Technology Center on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting at just $10 for a tech talk of your choice, you can pre-order passes and memberships to the pilot Boundless Connections Technology Center in Olean, NY. Sponsorships start at $2,000/year for a banner in the main lounge.
Boundless Connections Technology Centers will do for technology what the YMCA has done for sports and fitness – make it accessible for everyone. The programs and events are designed to develop a technology pipeline and create a pathway for people to engage and solve local challenges with technology. These programs and events are tailored to various interest groups by exploring tech topics such as “Technology for Real Estate Agents,” “Technology for Parents,” and “Tech for Fitness and Sports.” We will also facilitate regular community discussions on implementing technology in rural areas like ours – like coordinating transportation and child care.
Co-owners Mike Marvin and Christina Lopez say their hometown is the perfect place to develop a tech sector. “The Technology Center will connect people with different backgrounds and abilities – add access to cutting edge technology and there’s no telling where it will go. Lots of people have ideas but lack the technical expertise to go much further than a drawing or description. Others have technical skills but not the marketing skills to get their projects out the door.” Christina says. Mike goes on to say “The development of the Boundless Connections Technology Center will provide a place for the community to discover how technology is being utilized in various areas of life. Silicon Valley does this on a grand scale for urban settings. We’d like to facilitate conversations in our region about how we can use technology to address local matters.”
The tech center will provide a focal point for young and old with various skill-sets and interests to collaborate and utilize the power of cutting-edge technology. This can be anything from how to help grandparents use their phones to stay in touch with their grand kids, to how regional agencies might use technology to address our regional transportation issues. No topic is too big or too small.
You can back the Boundless Connections Technology Center on their Kickstarter page now; starting at $10 for a tech talk of your choice and sponsorships starting at $2,000 a year.
High-resolution screenshots, logos and headshots can be found here.
For more information, please visit BCTechCenter.com
or call: (585) 376-0099
About Boundless Connections:
Boundless Connections, LLC was established in 2009 by Christina Lopez. Mike Marvin joined Boundless Connections as a contractor in March of 2014 and became co-owner at the beginning of 2015. They hope to combine their experience with technology, project management, and training to develop technology centers across America.