Technology

Google Announces an AI That Surpasses Humans at Programming AIs

It's telling that the phrases 'neural network' and 'deep learning' have become just another pair of tech buzzwords, despite the fact...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 12:44PM

NASA Just Revealed a Mars Rover That Looks Like The Batmobile

What do you get when you give a bunch of science nerds access to an enormous budget and a mandate to design an effective Mars...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 11:41AM

DIY Roboticist Makes a Working Robot Exoskeleton Arm for $100

Everyone knows that the best part of the original Iron Man movie was watching Jeff Bridges yell "Tony Stark was able to build this...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 12:25PM

Tech Startup SeaBubbles Debuts Self-Driving, Flying Water Taxis

We're all living in the not-too-distant future. No question. After all, we've got working jetpacks (well, some of us do). We've got AI...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 11:55AM

Tech Startup Neurable Allows You To Control VR and AR Using Only Your Thoughts

Every couple years, tech geeks like us watch questionable press releases come out announcing that soon we'll be able to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 3:31PM

Why Facebook Is Shutting Down Oculus' VR Film Studio

When Oculus Rift was acquired by Facebook, a lot of VR nerds were cautiously optimistic--we've grown used to trusting that a small...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 May 2017 - 11:39AM

Virgin Galactic Nails a New Maneuver Essential to Spaceflight

Virgin Galactic has encountered the one thing it (probably) never expected: another incredibly rich visionary CEO with designs on...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 04 May 2017 - 12:40PM

Sports Illustrated Releases a New 360 VR Experience That Lets You Climb Mount Everest

Today marks the release of Sports Illustrated's new VR experience, Capturing Everest. It's a trip up the highest mountain in the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 - 11:47AM

How Neural Nets Can Make Video Game Characters Even More Realistic

Video games are the one medium where phrases like "beautiful score" and "lifelike landscapes" can be found alongside critiques like...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 - 11:29AM

Elon Musk's 'Boring Company' Shows Concepts for Underground Maze of Roads

Late last year, Elon Musk created The Boring Company on a whim, as a means of digging enormous tunnels under Los Angeles to help deal...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 12:40PM

Uncanny Robots, Star-Lord's Jetpack, and the New 'Alien' VR Experience: The Best Science Videos of the Week

Every week, we bring you the coolest science videos we can find, ranging from virtual reality to robotics to astrophysics. If you...

Super User
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 3:45PM

Meet the Humans Preparing AI for the Robot Job Revolution

If science fiction has proven anything, it's that humanity is never prepared for the robot uprising. But leaving aside the prospect...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 2:35PM

This High-Tech Medical Glove Looks Like the Nintendo Power Glove

When Nintendo released the Power Glove in 1989, a generation of kids immediately became convinced that the future was now, old man....

Super User
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 12:44PM

The MythBusters Talk Cosplay and their Favorite Explosions at SVCC

It's been over a year since MythBusters finally went off the air, but the crew is still around - host Adam Savage runs Tested.com and...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 8:08PM

Neural Implants Could Become a Lifesaving or Unethical Part of our Future

Elon Musk has been making headlines lately for his bizarre new project (we know, again) stemming from his new Neuralink company, which...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 3:12PM

Virgin Galactic Describes What a Private Spaceflight Will Look Like at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

One of the first things we heard from the Virgin Galactic rep at this event was "Our goal is to put everyone in space." No, that's not...

Super User
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 2:30PM

The SVCC Tech Showcase Was Filled With Robots and Supercars

While the main show floor at Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose, California is mostly full of science fiction and superheroes,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 1:30AM

Syfy Talks About The Future of VR Storytelling at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

We came away from the Syfy/Digital Domain panel on VR with one conclusion: if VR is going to succeed as a medium, there have to be...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 1:27AM

Japan's Autonomous Robot Fighting League Is Both Cute and Terrifying

We all love a good robot fight. But for those who aren't that interested in gigantic, car-crushing robots facing off in an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 11:27AM

This Short Video Shows How Each Robot Replaces Six Human Employees

When sci-fi author Cixin Liu wrote his piece about the robot revolution in the New York Times, one of his predictions was that AI and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 1:45PM