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Robot Sub Finds the “Holy Grail” — a Shipwreck With Billions in Gold

Robot Sub Finds the “Holy Grail” — a Shipwreck With Billions in Gold

A robot submarine operated by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) discovered the remains of the San José, a Spanish galleo ...
Electric cars can serve as mobile power storage, save billions on energy infrastruture

Electric cars can serve as mobile power storage, save billions on energy infrastruture

A new study out of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California shows how EVs may also have an added benefit for consumers and society at l ...
Big things do come in small packages. Here’s the tiniest tech in the world

Big things do come in small packages. Here’s the tiniest tech in the world

Do you like tiny pieces of tech? Then you'll love the coolest miniature tech products in the world, like radios made out of a few nanotubes, sunburn s ...
A miniature chemistry lab is headed to Mars to search for signs of life

A miniature chemistry lab is headed to Mars to search for signs of life

The ExoMars mission will include an entire chemistry lab, shrunk down to the size of a toaster oven, with a sophisticated spectrometer to analyze samp ...
From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS, part II

From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS, part II

Enlarge / How could Peter Bright ditch all this for the minimalism of MacOS? He loves the color purple far too much to do that, right? ...
A Swiss weedkiller robot could curb our dependence on herbicides

A Swiss weedkiller robot could curb our dependence on herbicides

A Swiss company called ecoRobotix recently unveiled its contribution to automated agriculture -- a robotic weed-killing machine, that may reshape the ...
HP’s ZBook x2: A uniquely powerful riff on the productive tablet

HP’s ZBook x2: A uniquely powerful riff on the productive tablet

Peter Bright Since Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 proved that there was a market for tablet-sized PCs sporting detachable keyboards, ...
Watch Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot evolve from a stagger to a sprint

Watch Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot evolve from a stagger to a sprint

Atlas Shrugged may be the name of Ayn Rand’s veritable doorstop of a novel, but no-one is shrugging indifferently when it comes to Boston Dynamic’s am ...
VTOL drone can evacuate wounded soldiers and disaster victims, deliver cargo

VTOL drone can evacuate wounded soldiers and disaster victims, deliver cargo

Tactical Robotics' unmanned Cormorant VTOL drone can evacuate two wounded battlefield casualties or disaster site victims at the same time. The aircra ...
After dropping $18,000 worth of phones, these are the toughest

After dropping $18,000 worth of phones, these are the toughest

At Tom's Guide, we test phones to see which is the fastest, which has the best display, which has the best cam ...
From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X

From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X

Enlarge / OK, technically this wouldn't have even been possible at the time of this initial article, but here's Win10, Win8, Windows XP, a ...
Could Self-Driving Cars Become a Public Health Concern?

Could Self-Driving Cars Become a Public Health Concern?

When it comes to autonomous and self-driving vehicles, they are perched up on a pedestal as being the future and a major solution to environmental and ...
Surgeons might soon train in VR simulations instead of using real cadavers

Surgeons might soon train in VR simulations instead of using real cadavers

It’s not the most glamorous part of medicine, but cadavers are an essential resource for trainees. Unfortunately, they're in short supply. VR and 3D s ...
MIT Algorithm Could Shrink NYC’s Taxi Fleet, Improve Efficiency

MIT Algorithm Could Shrink NYC’s Taxi Fleet, Improve Efficiency

It’s pretty clear that self-driving cars will have a big disruptive impact on the taxi industry — but so too could the right routing algorithm. In a n ...
CRISPR gene-editing could help feed future generations

CRISPR gene-editing could help feed future generations

By making mutations in 13 genes, scientists from the United States and China produced a strain of rice with 25-31 percent high yield. Without CRISPR, ...
Elon Musk Tweets Tesla Model Y will be revealed on March 15, 2019

Elon Musk Tweets Tesla Model Y will be revealed on March 15, 2019

Word on the street via some tweets is that Elon Musk has set a date for the reveal of its next vehicle, the Model Y. That date is supposedly March 15, ...
French chemists have an ingenious new use for rotten, discarded wine grapes

French chemists have an ingenious new use for rotten, discarded wine grapes

Researchers from the University of Clermont Auvergne in France have found a way to turn the waste grape skins, stems, and seeds left behind during win ...
Best Tech Accessories and Gadgets Under $25

Best Tech Accessories and Gadgets Under $25

25 bucks might not sound like a whole lot, but you’d be surprised what you can get for such a small sum of money. We live in a world where you can get ...
Essential cancels its next smartphone, future of the company in doubt

Essential cancels its next smartphone, future of the company in doubt

Enlarge / The Essential Phone. It sounds like the Essential Phone is dead. A report from Bloomberg says the smartphone startup h ...
Fussy, Hungry, or In Pain? Chatterbaby App Translates Your Baby’s Cries

Fussy, Hungry, or In Pain? Chatterbaby App Translates Your Baby’s Cries

Speech recognition and machine translation tools are two of the most useful everyday applications of artificial intelligence as it exists today. Both ...
Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says

Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says

Enlarge / A Google Home smart speaker. Google surpassed Amazon in global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, a ...
Nissan built a convertible Leaf, but you can’t buy it

Nissan built a convertible Leaf, but you can’t buy it

We digress, though. The fascinating thing here is the open-air Leaf itself. Nissan didn't provide much informa ...
Court docs show Apple knew about the bendiness of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Court docs show Apple knew about the bendiness of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Andrew Cunningham Newly released court documents reveal just how much Apple apparently knew about the iPhone 6's and 6 Plus' pro ...
HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great battery life

HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great battery life

Valentina Palladino A 15-inch laptop will rarely top anyone's list of the most comfortably portable PCs out there. However, port ...
The sound of silent snoring: QuietOn Sleep earbuds aim to cancel out the noise

The sound of silent snoring: QuietOn Sleep earbuds aim to cancel out the noise

Created by a pair of former Nokia engineers, these QuietOn Sleep earbuds use the latest in noise-canceling tech to block out low-frequency sounds. Cou ...
Samsung might save Android smartwatches from irrelevance

Samsung might save Android smartwatches from irrelevance

Enlarge / The Samsung Gear S3. Today, Google's Android-based smartwatch platform—Wear OS—seems like a dead end. It's currently t ...
It sounds crazy, but jet thrusters on a motorbike may actually make it safer

It sounds crazy, but jet thrusters on a motorbike may actually make it safer

When you hear the words “motorbike” and “jet thruster” together, your next thought probably isn’t, “Wow, that sure sounds safe.” In this case, however ...
Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio

Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio

Jeff Dunn Amazon confirmed an Echo owner's privacy-sensitive allegation on Thursday, after Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 reported ...
YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music but won’t kill user uploads

YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music but won’t kill user uploads

Enlarge / The home screen of the revamped YouTube Music app, running on an iPad. Jeff Dunn Google has confirmed that its revampe ...
Apple, VW sign driverless car deal for Apple campus shuttles, NY Times sources say

Apple, VW sign driverless car deal for Apple campus shuttles, NY Times sources say

Enlarge / A T9 Transporter van like this could soon shuttle Apple employees. The New York Times reported this evening that Appl ...
Watch Disney’s Stickman robot show off its amazing acrobatic skills

Watch Disney’s Stickman robot show off its amazing acrobatic skills

Disney's Stickman is an unorthodox robot capable of performing some spectacular acrobatic flips by swinging from a near-20-foot ceiling-mounted wire. ...
Looking for a drummer that won’t argue with you? Spider-like robot fits the bill

Looking for a drummer that won’t argue with you? Spider-like robot fits the bill

Play, sing, or rap and this oddball robotic creation will accompany you in the background by tapping out a rhythm to augment your jam session. Here's ...
4-Legged Robot Learns How to Walk, and it’s Clumsy as a Newborn Deer

4-Legged Robot Learns How to Walk, and it’s Clumsy as a Newborn Deer

University of OsloWatching machine learning take place in real time can be a pretty astonishing experience. Like seeing a kid growing up, only compre ...
Workhorse Group’s drones are now delivering packages in Ohio

Workhorse Group’s drones are now delivering packages in Ohio

Workhorse Group is launching a drone delivery pilot program in Loveland, Ohio. Residents will be able to use a dedicated app to have their packages de ...
Florida Police Are Testing Amazon’s Real-Time Facial Recognition Tech

Florida Police Are Testing Amazon’s Real-Time Facial Recognition Tech

Between its cloud services and retail business, Amazon has plenty of angles when it comes to raking in the cash. But CEO Jeff Bezos’ ecommerce giant h ...
Watch SpaceX attempt to catch a payload fairing with a boat named ‘Mr. Steven’

Watch SpaceX attempt to catch a payload fairing with a boat named ‘Mr. Steven’

Less than two weeks have passed since SpaceX's last rocket launch, but today the company will attempt to break free from the shackles of gravity and r ...
No sun? No problem — this solar panel harvests energy from raindrops, too

No sun? No problem — this solar panel harvests energy from raindrops, too

We are used to solar panels which can harvest power from sunlight. But researchers from China have just shown off a new type of solar cell that’s able ...
Think your apartment’s tiny? This micro-house is no wider than three human hairs

Think your apartment’s tiny? This micro-house is no wider than three human hairs

Created as a demonstration of a brand-new nanorobotic system, this “micro-house” measures just 300 x 300 micrometers. The house is tiny enough that it ...
New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel

New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel

Intel Skylake die shot. A new attack that uses processors' speculative-execution capabilities to leak data, named Speculative St ...
FLI Charge’s conductive wireless charging could revolutionize classroom tech

FLI Charge’s conductive wireless charging could revolutionize classroom tech

FLI Charge and Bretford are bringing an innovative new conductive wireless charging product into classrooms and offices across America after winning F ...
Trump’s iPhone use reportedly ignores ‘inconvenient’ security advice

Trump’s iPhone use reportedly ignores ‘inconvenient’ security advice

However, unlike the iPhone eventually issued to President Obama -- that couldn't call anyone, install apps, ta ...
Addicted To Your Smartphone? Ironically, There’s an App For That

Addicted To Your Smartphone? Ironically, There’s an App For That

For good reason, there is plenty of concern right now about the possible dangers of smartphone addiction, particularly among kids and teenagers. While ...
‘Don’t buy electric!’ — car dealerships dismiss electric vehicles, study finds

‘Don’t buy electric!’ — car dealerships dismiss electric vehicles, study finds

Car dealers in Scandinavia have something against electric vehicles. That is the conclusion of an investigative study conducted by researchers, who vi ...
Handlebar-mounted Knister Grill transforms your bike into a rolling barbecue

Handlebar-mounted Knister Grill transforms your bike into a rolling barbecue

The Knister Grill is a fancy new handlebar-mounted barbecue which lets you easily transport grill, charcoal, food and utensils on your bike. Here's ho ...
If ‘Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots’ debuted today, they’d probably look like this

If ‘Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots’ debuted today, they’d probably look like this

Looking for a 21st-century update of the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots? Super Anthony is a smartphone-controlled “beetleweight fighting robot” which boasts ...
Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China’s App Store

Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China’s App Store

ymgerman / Getty Images News A new group of apps in China's App Store is facing scrutiny from Apple. According to a report from ...
Tracing The Evolution of Boston Dynamics Robo-Dogs

Tracing The Evolution of Boston Dynamics Robo-Dogs

Boston DynamicsBoston Dynamics makes some of the most badass robotic beasts around. Launched in 1992 as a spin off from the Massachusetts Institute o ...
Bose’s Revolutionary Adaptive Suspension Gets a Reboot for 2019

Bose’s Revolutionary Adaptive Suspension Gets a Reboot for 2019

BoseBose is a company known for audio equipment ranging from home and personal use, to even commercial applications. But what about car suspension de ...
The Fairy drone is an aerial photographer with nearly magical powers

The Fairy drone is an aerial photographer with nearly magical powers

It's been years since you believed in the tooth fairy, your fairy godmother, or the best known fairy of all -- Tinkerbell. But that doesn't mean fairi ...
How much energy does Bitcoin mining require? Experts are unsure

How much energy does Bitcoin mining require? Experts are unsure

How much energy is used in the mining of Bitcoin? A recently released study suggests its as much as the annual energy consumption of Ireland. However, ...
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