Technology

What You Should Know About Each Virtual Reality Headset

Have you tried out virtual reality yet? As the new technology continues to grow in popularity, more and more people have embraced VR...

Matthew Loffhagen
Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 5:25PM

Tinder Wants to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into Their Dating App

Even though Tinder released a fake promo for "TinderVR" last month, a spoof on connecting people through a couple's virtual reality...

Noelle Phansalkar
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 5:17PM

Waymo Sues Uber Amid Claims of Stolen Self-Driving Car Blueprints

The world of technology has always been filled with allegations of idea theft and corporate espionage: it's not uncommon for two...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 24 February 2017 - 11:35AM

Elon Musk Pushes Humans to Merge With Machines to Compete With AI

On Monday, at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Elon Musk expanded on a very radical idea — humans must merge with machines to...

Noelle Phansalkar
Saturday, 18 February 2017 - 3:57PM

Wi-Fi Balloons Became a Great Example of Machine Learning

In this increasingly connected age, a major cause for concern is the availability of Internet access around the globe, or often the...

Devin Klos
Friday, 17 February 2017 - 7:31PM

Elon Musk Is Now Drilling Giant Tunnels in the Earth to Beat Traffic

Elon Musk is nothing if not a dreamer. His thinking is always geared toward the future--whether it's electric cars or solar roofs....

Devin Klos
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 1:36PM

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off VR Tech in his Oculus Lab Tour

Mark Zuckerberg recently documented his journey to the Oculus Research Lab in Redmond, Washington on his public Facebook account....

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 13 February 2017 - 7:44PM

A New Study From Google's DeepMind Shows What Happens When AI Gets Selfish

As our world becomes more and more reliant on artificial intelligence, a vital moral question crops up: if two or more AI systems...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 09 February 2017 - 3:28PM

London Science Museum Explores 500 Years of Robots

The Science Museum in London is taking a bold step into our future (by looking into the past) with a new exhibit all about robots....

Devin Klos
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 - 7:35PM

Watch This Indie Artist Do a Speed-Drawing of Black Widow, Rogue, and Susan Storm

Almost every artist worth their salt has drooled over the Wacom booth at Comic-Con: they're pretty much the industry standard when it...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 - 11:06AM

Guidelines for Preventing an AI Takeover Endorsed by Musk and Hawking

Two of modern science's most powerful voices, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have both issued warnings about the dangers of artificial...

Noelle Phansalkar
Saturday, 04 February 2017 - 2:23PM

Quantum Encryption Just Took One More Step Toward Beating Hackers

Between Russian hackers and insecure email servers, this past election has proved that cyber security is going to be extremely...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 02 February 2017 - 2:36PM

The Robot Revolution Is Taking Over the Coffee Industry

Meet Gordon, the cool new barista who's serving up your favorite latte in a sci-fi San Fransisco cafe. Oh yeah, and one more...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - 11:56AM

The Three Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality, According to Disruptive Technologists

Last night, Outer Places sat in on a panel on augmented reality at Microsoft's Times Square HQ to learn where the industry...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 12:50PM

The 'Robot Fear Index' Tracks Society's Panic Over Robots

While the Doomsday Clock is currently ticking at two and a half minutes to midnight, fears are rising over a new type of doomsday...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 27 January 2017 - 9:25PM

Elon Musk Gives Update on His 'Neural Lace' Brain Computer

With all the fear surrounding any new developments in artificial intelligence, one man has proposed a radical theory — to keep...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 8:49PM

Tiny Invention Pushes Lifelike Holograms Closer to Reality

For any Star Wars fans out there, a new piece of real world hologram technology is springing up from the iconic series. Scientists...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 7:28PM

Watch a Firefighter With a Water-Powered Jetpack Fight a Simulated Fire

Sometimes you just have to stop yourself and say "Hey, I'm living in the future." Because if someone told us that there is currently...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 3:40PM

NASA's New App Lets You Become a Crewmember on the ISS

Last month, NASA quietly released the awesome new educational app "Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth," which lets Android...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 3:20PM

Watch This Robot Create Beautiful, Super-Detailed Calligraphy

Whether or not you've learned to write in it, there's something undeniably classy about cursive, or better yet, those thick, Gothic,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 12:43PM