Gadgets

Developers Create Genderless Voice For AI, Citing Need to 'Break Down the Gender Binary'

Perhaps it's a sign of my advanced age, but I've never felt compelled to endow any of my technological gadgets with gendered pronouns,...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - 1:58PM

NVIDIA's New AI Turns Crappy Sketches Into Photorealistic Masterworks

No matter how much time some people spend lulled into quiet artistic contemplation by syndicated episodes of The Joy of Painting...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 9:39AM

Google Maps Slowly Rolling Out Augmented Reality Navigation

In a move seemingly designed to frustrate those of us who do not walk down the street staring at our phones and utterly oblivious to...

Gart Williams
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 11:38AM

U.S. Army Awards $39.6M Contract to 'The World's Sixth Sense' For Fleet of Personal Recon Drones

The U.S. Army is preparing to equip soldiers with a game-changing piece of technology that will empower individual ground troops with...

Staff
Monday, 04 February 2019 - 2:16PM

Flying Animatronics Demonstrate Why the Future of Robotics May Be Disney, Not DARPA

Long before Chuck E. Cheese, themed bars, and dreams of entire islands dedicated to cloned dinosaurs, there was Disneyland. Say what...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 1:36PM

Amazon is Offering a $499.00 Toilet-Cleaning Robot and We're Officially Over 2019

The first two decades of the 21st century have been quite a wild ride, haven't they? We've gotten up-close and personal glimpses of...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 9:56AM

Real-Life 'Iron Man' Demonstrates Jet Suit on Royal Marine Commando Assault Course

We first reported on Richard Browning's Daedalus jet suit in November 2017, when the Gravity founder and Royal Marine Commando (U.K.)...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 21 January 2019 - 9:22AM

Hyundai Has New Concept Vehicle That Could Someday Walk on Mars

The Consumer Electronics Show has a reputation for being one of the largest showcases of new and never-to-be-seen-again tech in the...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 1:38PM

Personal Heads-Up Display: Tech Company Vuzix Unveils Its New AR Glasses

Augmented reality may become a bigger hit than full-on VR technology, but AR wearables still live in the shadow of Google Glass'...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 1:14PM

'Doomba' Allows Roombas to Create 'Doom' Levels Based on Your House's Layout

When the video game Doom was originally released in 1993, few people knew what they had on their hands--all they knew was that it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 December 2018 - 12:57PM

The FeelReal VR Mask Offers 255 Smells and Haptic Feedback for Your Face

Recently, we reported on a Malaysian study that claimed to have created new "digital smell technology" that could 10 different...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 12:26PM

Harvard Engineers Built a Climbing Micro-Robot That Can Crawl on Ceilings

While some researchers are focusing on ways to make robots walk and run, engineers at Harvard are taking a more vertical approach....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:52AM

Attack of the Drones: 800 Flights Canceled After Rogue UAVs Shut Down London Airport

Traveling around the holidays is always a nightmare, but for those going in and out of London's Gatwick Airport yesterday it was pure...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 9:35AM

WATCH: Former NASA Engineer Creates "Bait" Package That Sprays Porch Thieves with Glitter and Farts

Call them what you will: package thieves, porch pirates, or mail snatchers, but all of them steal unattended boxes sitting at your...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 11:05AM

Hackers Can Break Into Your Phone Using 3D-Printed Faces

Using biometrics seems like a smart way to protect your data since you're the only you, but it turns out that hackers have access to...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 1:18PM

The Growing Industry of Geo-Location Data Is Based on Ignorance and Deception, says New York Times

In an in-depth report on geo-location data collection, The New York Times claims that apps are misleading their users when asking for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 1:54PM

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