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Scientists Are Developing ‘Electric Gum’ That Never Runs Out of Flavor

Scientists Are Developing ‘Electric Gum’ That Never Runs Out of Flavor

A device which zaps your tongue with electricity sounds more like some cruel and unusual torture method than it does something folks might do for enjo ...
Twitter will publicly flag tweets that violate its terms of service

Twitter will publicly flag tweets that violate its terms of service

Image: Vicky lete/mashableBy Rachel Kraus2018-10-17 17:32:28 UTC There's nothing like a little public pressure to get someone to clean up their ...
Epic Games Sues YouTube Users Over Fortnite Cheating Videos

Epic Games Sues YouTube Users Over Fortnite Cheating Videos

Epic Games takes cheating in Fortnite very seriously. If you’re caught breaking the rules in the battle royale shooter, you can expect to be banned, b ...
Cognata raises $18.5M as race to deploy autonomous vehicles quickens – TechCrunch

Cognata raises $18.5M as race to deploy autonomous vehicles quickens – TechCrunch

Cognata has raised $18.5 million in a funding round led by Scale Venture Partners, fresh capital that the Israeli autonomous sim ...
Mice With Two Genetic Mothers Created in Chinese Laboratory

Mice With Two Genetic Mothers Created in Chinese Laboratory

Leyun WangHealthy mice have been born with two genetic mothers and went on to bear healthy offspring of their own, according to a recent paper publis ...
Napup Fly: Sleep On Planes Without Accidentally Snuggling Strangers

Napup Fly: Sleep On Planes Without Accidentally Snuggling Strangers

Ever drift off on a long flight, only to realize once you fell asleep, your head lolled to one side until it was resting on the shoulder of the stran ...
MIT is building a new $1 billion college dedicated to all things A.I.

MIT is building a new $1 billion college dedicated to all things A.I.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced a new $1 billion college of computing designed to offer the best possible education to futur ...
This Quadcopter Can Keep Itself Aloft Even if One Rotor Fails

This Quadcopter Can Keep Itself Aloft Even if One Rotor Fails

Compared to a vehicle with a single main rotor, like a helicopter, you’d think a quadcopter would be altogether safer. After all, hasn’t it got multi ...
Watch Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Dance to ‘Uptown Funk’

Watch Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Dance to ‘Uptown Funk’

After a few years of Earthbound training, Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot dog is ready to take on Mars. Bruno Mars, to be precise. If that doesn’t ma ...
First ‘Spider-Man’ DLC out Next Tuesday, Adds Three New Suits

First ‘Spider-Man’ DLC out Next Tuesday, Adds Three New Suits

Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the best games we’ve played all year, and if you haven’t gotten enough of New York City and its enormous population of ...
The Pixel Slate reality people seem to be missing

The Pixel Slate reality people seem to be missing

Reading coverage of Google's newly announced Pixel Slate — the two-in-one device that's both an Android-like tablet and Surface-like Chrome ...
Fortnite Update 6.10 Introduces the Quadcrasher, In-Game Tournaments

Fortnite Update 6.10 Introduces the Quadcrasher, In-Game Tournaments

Season 6, week 4 has arrived in Battle Royale, and with it, the release of the Fortnite update 6.10 patch notes. This update, also known as update 1.8 ...
Monsters you get in ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ can be transferred to the next main RPG

Monsters you get in ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ can be transferred to the next main RPG

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eeevee! monsters will be able to be transferred to the next main Pokémon RPG on Switch, according t ...
Discord’s game store takes on Steam

Discord’s game store takes on Steam

Discord hopes to claim a piece of the $29 billion digital PC game sales market by adding a store to its popular gaming chat app. The Discord Store Bet ...
Tokyo robotic warehouse needs almost no human workers

Tokyo robotic warehouse needs almost no human workers

Uniqlo has unveiled its first robot-powered warehouse that requires 90 percent fewer human workers to operate. The Japanese clothing giant plans to in ...
Uniqlo’s Robotic Warehouse Requires 90 Percent Fewer Human Workers

Uniqlo’s Robotic Warehouse Requires 90 Percent Fewer Human Workers

Truth is, robots have been doing the work of humans in some industries for years now, though recent advances in technology suggest we’re on course fo ...
Still the best 2-in-1 PC

Still the best 2-in-1 PC

Microsoft also added a few upgrades to keep the machine modern. It has Intel's 8th generation processors, which should make it both more powerf ...
‘Bloodhound’ rocket car needs a speedy cash injection to survive

‘Bloodhound’ rocket car needs a speedy cash injection to survive

The rocket-powered Bloodhound car has driven into difficulties, with the company behind the project needing a multi-million-dollar cash injection to s ...
Here’s a useful solution for saving clumsy drone pilots a few bucks

Here’s a useful solution for saving clumsy drone pilots a few bucks

Parachutes can save drones when they unexpectedly fall from the sky. Among a number of such systems, Austrian firm Drone Rescue is this week showing o ...
Intelligent Parachute Systems Can Save Drones That Fall From the Sky

Intelligent Parachute Systems Can Save Drones That Fall From the Sky

Drone technology has advanced markedly in the last few years, with improved stability and handling making them easier than ever to fly. But whether t ...
What to expect from TwitchCon 2018

What to expect from TwitchCon 2018

From sessions with your favorite streamers to epic Esports tournaments, there's plenty to look forward to at this year's TwitchCon 2018. We cover how ...
Donald Daters leaks users’ names, photos, and private messages

Donald Daters leaks users’ names, photos, and private messages

Make America leak again.Image: screenshot / donald datersBy Jack Morse2018-10-16 00:55:02 UTC It just got a little harder for all the Trump-lovi ...
New Shrimp-Inspired Camera Could Help Self-Driving Cars See Better

New Shrimp-Inspired Camera Could Help Self-Driving Cars See Better

Have you ever looked into an animal’s eyes and thought, ‘I wonder how they see the world?’ We have. We do it all the time. We wonder, for example, wha ...
Here’s how Microsoft’s Hololens is helping NASA build the new Orion spacecraft

Here’s how Microsoft’s Hololens is helping NASA build the new Orion spacecraft

Lockheed Martin is turning to Microsoft’s mixed reality Hololens smartglasses to help build NASA's Orion spacecraft, which could one day help rocket a ...
‘Fortnite’ In-game Tournaments Will Give You the Chance to Beat the Pros

‘Fortnite’ In-game Tournaments Will Give You the Chance to Beat the Pros

If you watch Fortnite pros like Ninja and think you have what it takes to earn the Victory Royale, you might get to test that hypothesis in the near f ...
Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever – TechCrunch

Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever – TechCrunch

The charmingly outdated media player Winamp is being reinvented as a platform-agnostic audio mobile app that brings together all your music, podc ...
Regular paints and plastics will soon be able to ‘heal’ like skin

Regular paints and plastics will soon be able to ‘heal’ like skin

Imagine if paints, plastics, or other coatings could heal up like human skin in the event that they suffered damage. Thanks to researchers at Clemson ...
Grab a comfy saddle — ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ campaign clocks in at 60 hours

Grab a comfy saddle — ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ campaign clocks in at 60 hours

According to Rockstar Games co-founder and head writer Dan Houser, Red Dead Redemption 2 features a 60-hour story. Houser said "superfluous" content w ...
Boston Dynamics Plans to Put Its Awesome Robo-dog in the Workplace

Boston Dynamics Plans to Put Its Awesome Robo-dog in the Workplace

Even if your particular job manages to evade the robot invasion, you might, at the very least, end up with a robot colleague or two before too long. ...
Boston Dynamics is trying to make fetch happen with its new working robot dog

Boston Dynamics is trying to make fetch happen with its new working robot dog

Boston Dynamics wants to see Spot in the workplace, but not as part of take-your-dog-to-work days. Quite the opposite, in fact, as the technology comp ...
Smartians can turn anything into a smart gadget

Smartians can turn anything into a smart gadget

Like some other product design companies, Amsterdam’s Frolic Studio faces a never-ending stream of requests from clients to create new connected gadge ...
A Grad Student Solved a Fundamental Quantum Computing Problem

A Grad Student Solved a Fundamental Quantum Computing Problem

In the spring of 2017, Urmila Mahadev found herself in what most graduate students would consider a pretty sweet position. She had just solved a major ...
Twitter under investigation for not complying with a GDPR request

Twitter under investigation for not complying with a GDPR request

Dark days for Twitter in Europe.Image: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Rachel Kraus2018-10-13 21:52:17 UTC The GDPR is beginning to bare its ...
A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg – TechCrunch

A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg – TechCrunch

TechCrunch: Hey Portal, dial Mark Portal: Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Yes Portal: Dialling Mark… TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. ...
Magic Leap’s inaugural conference shows it has a long way to go

Magic Leap’s inaugural conference shows it has a long way to go

Of course, it's understandable for a gathering of early adopters to be this excited. "The possibilities ar ...
Kill it before it lays eggs! Crazy 32-leg robot moves like a cyborg sea urchin

Kill it before it lays eggs! Crazy 32-leg robot moves like a cyborg sea urchin

We’ve seen one-legged, two-legged, four-legged and even six-legged robots, but researchers from Japan have gone way, way further with their latest pro ...
The British Army’s new bomb-disposal robot takes on the most dangerous jobs

The British Army’s new bomb-disposal robot takes on the most dangerous jobs

The British Army is about to get an impressive new explosive ordnance disposal robot that is able to climb stairs, negotiate slopes, cut wires, and … ...
Check Out the British Army’s Beefy New Bomb-Disposal Robot

Check Out the British Army’s Beefy New Bomb-Disposal Robot

The British Army is about to get an impressive new explosive ordnance disposal robot that’s able to climb stairs, negotiate slopes of more than 40 de ...
With VR dinosaurs and ‘Minecraft,’ one hospital is making medicine less scary

With VR dinosaurs and ‘Minecraft,’ one hospital is making medicine less scary

From augmented reality rabbits on the wards to a Minecraft recreation of the hospital for kids to explore, one of the world's most renowned children's ...
Volvo surprises with its stylish and quick S60 sedan

Volvo surprises with its stylish and quick S60 sedan

While still known for safety, Volvo has reemerged as a luxury brand that's on par with what's coming out o ...
GameStop manager marks ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ launch by mimicking cover art

GameStop manager marks ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ launch by mimicking cover art

To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, GameStop stores held midnight launch events across the United States. One manager even cosplayed ...
Bethesda and West Virginia Partner for ‘Fallout 76’ Tourism Program

Bethesda and West Virginia Partner for ‘Fallout 76’ Tourism Program

Fallout 76 paints a picture of a destroyed West Virginia, irradiated and left as a shell of its former self after a nuclear apocalypse hits. In reali ...
Robotics pioneer Anki gave its new toy an AI mind of its own

Robotics pioneer Anki gave its new toy an AI mind of its own

Since its founding in 2010 by three Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute grads, Anki has been at the forefront of realizing our robot-in-the-home realit ...
Boost your site’s search ranking by taking a $10 SEO course online

Boost your site’s search ranking by taking a $10 SEO course online

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: PexelsBy Team CommerceMashable Deal ...
New ‘parkour’ video shows Boston Dynamics robot training to overthrow humanity

New ‘parkour’ video shows Boston Dynamics robot training to overthrow humanity

Robots doing backflips? That's so 2017! In its latest jaw-dropping YouTube video, Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot pulls off some frankly astonishing park ...
Cortana, meet Alexa: Buy an Xbox One from Amazon and get a free Echo Dot

Cortana, meet Alexa: Buy an Xbox One from Amazon and get a free Echo Dot

If you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle through Amazon right now, you'll also receive a free Echo Dot. The device features integration with Xbox ...
Astronauts land safely after Soyuz launch fails at 20 miles up – TechCrunch

Astronauts land safely after Soyuz launch fails at 20 miles up – TechCrunch

A fault in a Soyuz rocket booster has resulted in an aborted crew mission to the International Space Station, but fortunately no loss of life. Th ...
PlayStation 5 Rumors: Everything You Need To Know

PlayStation 5 Rumors: Everything You Need To Know

As we approach five years out from the initial launch of the PlayStation 4, history tells us it’s time to start digging for rumors about its successor ...
This DIY kit teaches more than coding, it teaches you how to build a smartphone

This DIY kit teaches more than coding, it teaches you how to build a smartphone

Want a crash course in coding and electronics, with something to show for it at the end? The MAKERphone is a DIY mobile phone that you can build for y ...
DIY Kit Teaches You How to Build and Code Your Very Own Smartphone

DIY Kit Teaches You How to Build and Code Your Very Own Smartphone

With upward of a billion units sold, owning an iPhone is no longer a way to mark you out as a member of the phone-owning elite. Nor is having the lat ...
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