Technology

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

Christmas Miracle? NASA Says They Haven't Given Up Hope for the Opportunity Rover Yet

Back in August, we created a little musical playlist in tribute to NASA's Opportunity Rover, which became unresponsive following a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:20AM

Voyager 2 Has Officially Become the Second Spacecraft to Cross Into Interstellar Space!

Back in 2012, Voyager 1 boldly went where no spacecraft has ever gone before--it crossed out of the influence of our Sun and into the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 1:08PM

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

DeepMind Publishes Research Surrounding AlphaZero, the Game-Playing AI: It's Becoming Smarter

Back in 2016, DeepMind's AlphaGo won the "Match of the Century" against Go Grandmaster Lee Sedol, conquering one of the last bastions...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 11:59AM

Martian Mix-Tape: NASA's InSight Lander Releases the First Recordings Ever Made on Mars

Before you scroll past all of these words to get to the good stuff, grab a pair of headphones or a nearby subwoofer because you'll...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 10:59AM

Facial Recognition Technology Is a Burgeoning Threat to Freedom, AI Report Says

If you thought the face of AI oppression was going to take the form of robots going down the street killing people (as Elon Musk...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:30AM

Sun's Out, Guns Out: NASA's InSight Lander Shows Off Robotic Arm in New Mars Photos

Now that she is settled into her new home on Mars, NASA's InSight lander can get to work digging into the planet's crust to measure...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:17AM

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

China Has Been Quietly Planning a Dark Side of the Moon Landing For This Weekend

Typically, when a nation's space agency decides on a major mission into any part of space, they make sure that the world knows about...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 2:11PM

New Documentary Explores the Dark Side of China's Massively Popular Livestream Industry

Over the years, we've covered some stuff that seemed straight out of a cyberpunk novel, from technology that may allow you to control...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:45PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Has Spotted Something Shiny on Mars

We've all seen images taken of the surface of Mars over the past handful of years. Each photo shows a lot of dust and a lot of sepia...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:15PM

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

Apocalypse Pow: Video Simulations Show What Would Happen if Asteroids Crashed Into Earth's Oceans

For the sake of all living things on this planet, it would be best if asteroids never entered Earth's atmosphere at all. Since there...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 2:04PM

'Minority Report?' New AI Program Aims to Predict Violent Crime Before It Happens

The UK is testing a new system that sounds suspiciously like Minority Report, sans the watery tank full of bald women hooked up to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 1:52PM

NYU Surgeons Just Transplanted an Entire Face – and They're Getting Better at It

If you thought 1997's Face/Off was mostly sci-fi, we have some news for you: a team of surgeons at NYU Langone recently announced...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 1:12PM

Watch CIMON, the ISS' Robotic 'Flying Brain,' Have an Emotional Breakdown

When you think of a friendly, sphere-shaped companion robot for space travel, we wouldn't blame you for imagining something like BB-8...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:49PM

Even Without CRISPR, Parents Can Genetically Tailor Smarter IVF Babies

If you haven't heard yet, a Chinese scientist named He Jiankui recently claimed to have created the first genetically altered...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:05PM

The 'Chained' Experience Reimagines 'A Christmas Carol' as a Living VR Nightmare

The classic story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is already pretty nightmarish when you think about it, even though it ends...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 12:21PM

WATCH: Google's New VR Film 'Age of Sail' Is Out, and It's Heartbreaking

If you grew up with Pixar movies, you probably remember those charming little shorts, like Geri's Game and Knick Knack. As short...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 12:12PM