Technology

Livestream: Meet the Newest Generation of Astronauts (and the Classified Spaceship They Might Fly In)

Get ready to meet your new space heroes.After a record-breaking open application that saw over 18,000 people apply to become...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - 1:15PM

Watching This Autonomous Multicopter Drone Play Catch Is Awesome

You know, we thought we had lost the capacity to be impressed by weird little quadrocopter-like drones. After seeing a guy skydive off...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 June 2017 - 5:04PM

This Robot-Shaped, Smoke-Machine Equipped Bluetooth Speaker May Be the Silliest Crowdfunding Project Ever

The problem with crowdfunding is that the projects that ought to get some money often lose out to the weird and wonderful pet projects...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 June 2017 - 11:57AM

Japanese Company Reveals Doctor Octopus-Style Robot Arms You Control With Your Feet

Do you know what sucks about being human? Our stupid, boring number of limbs. Hands are really great, so why has evolution limited us...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 12:17PM

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