Gadgets

Tesla Patents New AR App To Help Factory Workers Assemble Cars

We've seen some futuristic-looking patents come out recently, including Google's recent one for wheeled, omnidirectional VR shoes, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:46AM

Alexa Using Self-Learning Techniques to Make Conversations More Natural

After watching the darkly humorous short film L1ZY (which deals with an insidious digital home assistant that goes a little too...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 12:40PM

Lockheed Martin Wins $6.9M Contract to Improve the Military's ONYX Combat Exoskeleton

Looks like the US military is doubling down on its new toys--on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft has won a $480 million...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 1:38PM

Microsoft Developing New HoloLens Headsets for Military After Winning $480M Contract

We've seen some pretty crazy pieces of military hardware over the past few years, from a high-tech 'Boba Fett' helmet used by UK...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 2:17PM

One Toke Over the Line: Silicon Valley 'Mad Scientists' Have Built a $2,400 Laser-Powered Bong

These days, Silicon Valley seems just as ripe for parody as it is for breakthrough technology, whether it's the "raw water" fad or the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 1:34PM

Radio Frequency Radiation Can Give You Cancer, But Your Cell Phone Is Probably Fine

People have been worried about cell phone radiation for years. There seems to be a kind of poetic justice to it, if nothing else:...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 - 1:02PM

The VR Game 'Job Simulator' Is a Funny, Smart Take on a Future Where Only Robots Have Jobs

The number of genuine VR gaming 'hits' is surprisingly short, but Owlchemy Games' Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is up there,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:47PM

Environmentalists Prepare to Remove Plastics From Oceans With U-Shaped Pipe Named 'Wilson'

According to recent estimates, the world's oceans are plagued by 150 million tons of plastic, and that number is expecting to triple...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:06PM

Magic Leap's Visionary Flagship Game 'Dr. Grodbort’s Invaders' Looks Like the Future Of Mixed Reality

Even Magic Leap's CEO Rony Abovitz admits that all the hype surrounding the release of the company's new headset, which took several...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 11:54AM

The Apple Watch Series 4 Is Basically a Medical Clinic Attached to Your Wrist

By most accounts, the Apple Watch is just too complicated for its own good: it's too clunky and small to perform its more complex...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:49AM

Teaching Math to Kids Using the Microsoft HoloLens

There are some people who are genuinely fascinated by numbers and geometric shapes, but most will agree that math is not high on the...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 9:49AM

Could Magic Leap's Mixed Reality Be The Progenitor To 'Star Trek's' Holodeck? Critics Weigh In

The reviews are rolling in for one of the most highly anticipated tech products in recent memory: the Magic Leap One. Created by the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 09 August 2018 - 10:37AM

The U.S. Military's Laser Weapons Are Set To Stun, Not Kill... At Least For Now

Central to the vast majority of science-fiction films of the last 50 years is the weaponry that is either used to subjugate or defend...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 11:22AM

21st Century Tradecraft: American Special Operations Forces Are Developing Paper That Actually TALKS

From Tokyo Rose's radio broadcasts to American soldiers blasting Van Halen to force out Panamanian dictators, breaking the will of an...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 11:21AM

Cornell's New 'Social' Robot Can Literally Get Goosebumps

For years, technology has had an ongoing struggle with the Uncanny Valley, which has been made painfully obvious by robots like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 1:29PM

Is This App the Secret to Democratizing Real-Life Space Exploration for All of Humanity?

A couple years ago, Mars One made headlines by offering anyone the chance to become an astronaut. Unfortunately for its members, it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 12:19PM

Super Fast X-Ray Laser Heats Water to 180,000 Degrees in a Fraction of a Second

At first glance, hearing that "scientists heated water really fast" doesn't sound like that cool of an achievement. But it's how they...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 6:03PM

Google Assistant Can Now Make Perfectly Human-Sounding Phone Calls with Google Duplex and It's the Worst Thing Ever

One announcement Google made at their 2018 I/O developer conference has generated a firestorm of controversy.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:28AM

Hybrid Electric Drone Copter 'SureFly' Lifts Off in Its First Manned Flight

The era of flying taxis may be coming soon. And if/when it does, hailing a giant passenger drone to fly you to work will be...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 7:43PM

NASA High School Competition Finalists Are Bringing Clean Water to Public Schools and Not Even Internet Trolls Can Stop Them

A team of high school students used NASA technology to invent a way to purify their contaminated school drinking fountains.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 12:15PM