Technology

Pepper the Robot is Programmed to Perform Buddhist Funeral Rites

Last fall, it was exciting to watch Softbank's Pepper robot learn how to play with a ball-and-cup toy. And, well, Pepper's come quite...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 1:40PM

A Quadcopter Drone Could Soon be Exploring Saturn's Moon Titan

When we think of probes on the surfaces of alien worlds, our minds often conjure images of either the Mars Curiosity rover or that...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 August 2017 - 12:24PM

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Just Completed its 40th Successful Flight

Elon Musk must be very pleased with himself at the moment. His plans for commercial space flight are gaining steam, as his Falcon 9...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 7:40PM

Man Creates a Lifesize Lego Go-Kart Using a 3D Printer

Perhaps the most fun thing about the 3D printer technology that's gaining increasing steam is how we have yet to discover all the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 6:22PM

Japan's New "Weird Hotel" Is Staffed by Polite Robot Dinosaurs (and More)

The Henn na Hotel (or "Weird Hotel" in English) is one of Japan's newest attractions, having just thrown open its doors today for all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:26AM

Russia Designed a 'Sea Monster' Vehicle to Speed Up Water Travel

Russia is dusting off some old ship designs from the country's Soviet era in order to revolutionize cargo sea transport in the modern...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 7:15PM

The Greatest Threat to Self-Driving Cars Will Be Hackers

Autonomous vehicles have been a staple of sci-fi for a while, but they're quickly becoming a promising, potentially life-saving...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 1:21PM

Microsoft's Patent for Magic Augmented Reality Wands Has Been Revealed

At present, virtual reality technology is not quite where it needs to be. There are a lot of plans in motion to try and overcome its...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 10:52AM

NASA Astronauts Are Now Training With Virtual Reality

Let's do some quick math here. Princeton and Yale's acceptance rate is about 6-7%, and Harvard's acceptance rate is around 5%. NASA's...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 12:38PM

Airbus Is Close to Releasing Its Own Self-Driving Flying Car

It's happening, people. After decades of waiting, we're getting close to the Holy Grail of sci-fi technology: the flying car. Airbus...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 10:53AM

SpaceX's Sleek New Spacesuits Were Created by the Costume Designer for Marvel's 'Avengers'

Elon Musk has shared a first official look at the new spacesuits that customers aboard his commercial space tourism service, SpaceX,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 10:06AM

Researchers Created a Working 'Star Trek' Holodeck for Mice

If you could only create a holodeck for one species of mammal, it really should be for humans. Tiny holodecks for mice take up less...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 9:14PM

A Team of Hackers Shows How Frighteningly Easy It Is To Hack Home Robots

Cyber attacks are one of the great threats of our generation. Anyone who's seen Mr. Robot knows that all it takes is one solid hack...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 10:29AM

Man Caught Using Drones to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Drugs Over the Border

As drones become more prominent outside the military, we're starting to see people get more creative with things they should and...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 2:37PM

Head of IBM Watson Claims AI 'Augments' Human Intelligence, Not Replaces It

Depending on which tech industry giant you're speaking to, artificial intelligence can be a touchy subject. Facebook's Mark...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 12:15PM

Augmented Reality Provides an In-Depth Look at the Moon's Surface

While progress is definitely being made, we're still disappointingly far from the point where anyone can take a quick trip to the moon...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 5:24PM

The Google Lunar XPrize Is Still Awarding $30 Million To Anyone Who Can Land a Rover on the Moon

If you don't know XPrize, bookmark them--they're the ones who ran the worldwide contest to create a functioning analogue to Star...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 2:40PM

A Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Is Launching a YouTube Time Capsule Into Space

Self-made teenage bitcoin millionaire Erik Finkman wants to launch YouTube into space. No, not the cat videos--Project Da Vinci, set...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 11:03AM

This Stealth Warship Runs On Linux and Doesn't Need Humans to Defend Itself

In the ongoing fight between Macs and PCs, it's hard to deny that Linux has the biggest actual firepower. Case in point: the USS...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 10:07AM

A Tech Startup is Planning to Build a Cell Tower On the Moon

If lunar colonies are going to become a realistic plan for the future, one thing's for certain. We're going to need good cellphone...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 6:32PM