Technology

Adam Savage's 'Tested' Shows Off Their New 3-D Printed Lightsaber Hilt

As any student of the Force knows, building a lightsaber is key to a Jedi's training. While the process of carefully placing a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 10:15AM

Jaguar Plans to Build a Steering Wheel You Could Speak To

In the future there will likely be fleets of self-driving cars, keeping roadways safe and free of human error. And if the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 9:21PM

Digital Assistants Like Siri Can Be Hacked Using Ultrasound Commands

While creepy at first, robotic assistants like Google Home and Alexa are becoming accepted as helpful, inanimate members of the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 2:56PM

Real-Life Suspended Animation on Space Voyages Won't Be Too Different From 'Alien'

The problem with space is that it's really, really big. There's a lot of dead space in between all the interesting bits, and that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 11:18AM

Facebook is Training its AI to Read Human Facial Expressions

The artificial intelligence experts at Facebook are at it again. The social media juggernaut recently published an open paper on...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 8:27PM

German Company Lilium Earns $90 Million to Build Their Flying Taxi

The skies are about to get very crowded. It's been well documented that a variety of different companies are currently competing to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 7:31PM

Hackers Have Finally Infiltrated the US Power Grid, But Can't Control Anything Yet

Hacking has gone from the Tron-esque, mainframe-seeking crime of the 1980’s to a major threat that governments, autonomous vehicle...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 5:32PM

World War 3 Will Be Fought Over AI, Claims Elon Musk

Good news, everyone! According to Elon Musk, there's no need to worry about a preemptive nuclear attack from North Korea. Instead, we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 10:07AM

The Air Force's Covert Unmanned X-37B Spaceship Will Hitch a Ride With SpaceX

Back in May, the US Air Force's covert unmanned spaceship, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, returned to Earth after 718 consecutive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:57AM

Sci-Fi Writer Morgan Gendel Unveils His Plans for a New Mars Habitat

We’ve covered all kinds of stories where sci-fi tech crosses over into real world, from the winners of the Tricorder XPRIZE to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 6:50PM

The Future of AI: From Quantum Computing to the Internet of Things

One of the most well-attended and energetic panels at Escape Velocity this year was "Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We...And...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 7:15PM

The Real Life Equivalents of Famous Sci-Fi Weapons

Ever wondered what goes into creating a crazy science fiction weapon like a phaser or a lightsaber? Being fictional, they all had to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 6:20PM

A Look At The Morals of Artificial Intelligence in Sci-Fi and Real Life

Can we trust artificial intelligence to be moral? If it decides that humanity is a threat and needs to be destroyed, we can try to...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 12:48PM

Squishy, Modular 'Soft Robots' are Gross But Impressively Flexible

When we think of robots, we all tend to imagine to ourselves hulking, impersonal, cold steel monstrosities with gears and levers and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 8:52PM

Electric Semi Truck Has a Range of 100 Miles on One Hour's Charge

The point where owners of gas-guzzlers can make fun of electric cars is rapidly disappearing in the rear-view mirror - Cummins has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 7:45PM

A New Satellite Company Offers Governments the Ability to Track People From Space

In the famous surveillance superstate that looms over England in George Orwell’s 1984, citizens face constant state supervision,...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 1:30PM

Elon Musk Has Raised at Least $27 Million to Experiment With Merging Brains With Computers

As anyone who can't function properly without their smartphone will tell you, humans are increasingly augmenting our brains with...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 10:48AM

Tech Seems to be Slowly Turning Humanity Into the Borg

In the Star Trek universe, the Borg is a group of alien cyborgs linked together via the collective hive mind, or "the Hive." They...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 7:55PM

Domino's and Ford Are Testing Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Cars

It's a sad day for teenage pizza delivery guys everywhere, but great news for those who hate waiting for pizza: Ford has teamed up...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 10:38AM

Australia is Using AI Drones to Cut Down on Shark Attacks

Sharks get a bad rep for the most part - while we're all very afraid of these pointy-toothed beasts, in most of the world, it's very...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 28 August 2017 - 8:58PM