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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 ...
John Bain, better known to gamers as TotalBiscuit, dies at 33

John Bain, better known to gamers as TotalBiscuit, dies at 33

Prominent YouTuber and gaming critic John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit or the Cynical Britt, has passed away after a battle with bowel cancer. H ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars

A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars

Long before robots could run or cars could drive themselves, mathematicians contemplated a simple mathematical question. They figured it out, then lai ...
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 ...
‘Solo’ includes a shout-out to one of the worst Star Wars games ever made

‘Solo’ includes a shout-out to one of the worst Star Wars games ever made

If you grew up with PlayStation, you may have recognized the obscure martial art practiced by Qi'ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. It was introduced in a ...
CommerceDNA wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech – TechCrunch

CommerceDNA wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech – TechCrunch

It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition — the very first TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of en ...
Driverless shuttles will beat other autonomous vehicles to the road

Driverless shuttles will beat other autonomous vehicles to the road

Shared autonomous vehicles, self-driving buses, driverless shuttles — whatever you call them, these vehicles are beating autonomous cars to the road.  ...
Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong

Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong

Google’s slow, limited, browser-only, cloud-centric laptop platform is now the most powerful and capable user platform on the planet.Yeah, I said it. ...
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, ...
Net Neutrality Bomb Threat Suspect has a History of Hoax Calls

Net Neutrality Bomb Threat Suspect has a History of Hoax Calls

A federal grand jury has indicted Tyler Barriss on two counts of making hoax bomb threats, including one that famously delayed the Federal Communicati ...
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 ...
‘Madden NFL 19’ Launches August 10 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

‘Madden NFL 19’ Launches August 10 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

EA Sports announced that Madden NFL 19 launches August 10 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If that sounds a little early for Madden, you’re right. Madde ...
‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode Provides a Safe Place to Practice Skills

‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode Provides a Safe Place to Practice Skills

In a developer update, Epic Games shared a slew of changes coming to Fortnite, which include a new limited-time variant called Playground mode. A prop ...
Zombie adventure ‘State of Decay 2’ already has more than 1 million players

Zombie adventure ‘State of Decay 2’ already has more than 1 million players

Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One and PC zombie game State of Decay 2 has already managed to attract more than 1 million players. The game is 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 ...
Apple Rejects Steam Link App For iOS Game Streaming

Apple Rejects Steam Link App For iOS Game Streaming

The Steam Link application that makes it possible for mobile gamers to stream their PC games to their tablet, smartphone, or connected TV, will remain ...
Chris Christie blocks release of his office’s emails with Jared Kushne

Chris Christie blocks release of his office’s emails with Jared Kushne

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is blocking requests for copies of his office’s correspondence with the real estate company previously managed ...
Snapchat launches less creepy Send and Request Location features – TechCrunch

Snapchat launches less creepy Send and Request Location features – TechCrunch

Snapchat is taking another shot at location after its always-on coordinate-broadcasting Snap Map proved a bit invasive for some users. Snapchat n ...
Here Are Our Favorite Memorial Day Laptop Deals from Dell, HP, and More

Here Are Our Favorite Memorial Day Laptop Deals from Dell, HP, and More

If you’re shopping for a new notebook, now is the time to invest. Manufacturers are slashing prices for Memorial Day including big blowouts by Dell, H ...
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 ...
Xbox One ‘PUBG’ Players Can Finally Get Lost in the Desert of Miramar

Xbox One ‘PUBG’ Players Can Finally Get Lost in the Desert of Miramar

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ second map, Miramar, is now available on Xbox One for all players. The arrival of the map comes six months after its re ...
The latest Asus gaming monitor will be insanely expensive

The latest Asus gaming monitor will be insanely expensive

Hot on the heels of Acer's $2,000 Predator X27 desktop monitor, a similar model manufactured by Asus for the same price will ship in June. Both are ba ...
Microsoft Side Clutch Adds Drag to Make VR Experiences Feel More Real

Microsoft Side Clutch Adds Drag to Make VR Experiences Feel More Real

Microsoft’s patent for an augmented and virtual reality accessory could make interacting with the virtual world feel more realistic by giving users mo ...
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 ...
Microsoft pushing Win10 version 1803 to PCs specifically set to avoid it

Microsoft pushing Win10 version 1803 to PCs specifically set to avoid it

If this weren’t so infuriating it’d be heartbreaking. According to multiple reports, Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 version 1803 onto PCs that are s ...
Head to Vietnam June 5 in the ‘Far Cry 5’ DLC ‘Hours of Darkness’

Head to Vietnam June 5 in the ‘Far Cry 5’ DLC ‘Hours of Darkness’

Far Cry 5‘s enormous Hope County setting is filled with missions to complete, animals to hunt, and collectibles to find, but if you’ve been looking t ...
‘H1Z1’ PS4 Open Beta Brought in 1.5 Million Players in One Day

‘H1Z1’ PS4 Open Beta Brought in 1.5 Million Players in One Day

As it turns out, Fortnite and PUBG aren’t the only battle royale games that can garner some serious player numbers. H1Z1 made its console debut on PS4 ...
A Year Later, Mads Mikkelsen Still Doesn’t Understand ‘Death Stranding’

A Year Later, Mads Mikkelsen Still Doesn’t Understand ‘Death Stranding’

Hideo Kojima’s PlayStation 4 exclusive Death Stranding has confused just about everyone with its bizarre trailers, which have shown a baby connected ...
PS5: News, rumors, and everything we know

PS5: News, rumors, and everything we know

Ready for new game consoles? Well, some analysts believe that the PlayStation 5 launch is right around the corner. Predictions range from 2018 to 2021 ...
Facebook is about to ask every user a few big privacy questions

Facebook is about to ask every user a few big privacy questions

Facebook plans to send all its non-European users a full-screen privacy alert when they use the social network in the coming weeks, enabling them to r ...
Acer Goes Crazy with New Desktops, Laptops, Chromebooks for Gamers, Pros, Students

Acer Goes Crazy with New Desktops, Laptops, Chromebooks for Gamers, Pros, Students

Acer held its annual Next@Acer press event in New York City on Wednesday to show its new line of products rolling out across the summer and into the f ...
Matt Groening's animated Netflix series debuts August 17th

Matt Groening's animated Netflix series debuts August 17th

Matt Groening's next animated series for grownups, Disenchantment, has been in the works for a while. Now we've got a premiere date for the ...
‘Battlefield V’ Ditches Expansion Packs, Won’t Be Pay-to-Win

‘Battlefield V’ Ditches Expansion Packs, Won’t Be Pay-to-Win

After heading to Vietnam, the Middle East, World War I, and even the crime-infested streets of America, Electronic Arts and Dice are bringing the Bat ...
Android Data Saver and beyond: 14 ways to curb data use in Android

Android Data Saver and beyond: 14 ways to curb data use in Android

These days, mobile data is money — and if you don't optimize your phone to handle it intelligently, you're throwing dollars down the drain.After all, ...
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. ...
Watch the ‘Battlefield V’ Reveal Livestream Right Here

Watch the ‘Battlefield V’ Reveal Livestream Right Here

On May 16, Electronic Arts revealed the next entry in its Battlefield series will be titled Battlefield V, confirming rumors we heard over the last f ...
Goodbye, Old Friend: RuneScape Classic Will Shutdown in August

Goodbye, Old Friend: RuneScape Classic Will Shutdown in August

RuneScape Classic, the original version of the popular and free MMORPG, is shutting down after 17 years. The development team at Jagex announced the n ...
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 ...
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Will Not be Delayed Again, Take-Two Says

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Will Not be Delayed Again, Take-Two Says

Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games’ highly anticipated open-world Western game, was originally scheduled to launch in late 2017 before being delay ...
Electronic Arts Bets on Cloud Gaming, Buys Tech and Team from GameFly

Electronic Arts Bets on Cloud Gaming, Buys Tech and Team from GameFly

Electronic Arts looks to be moving into the cloud gaming space — possibly to offer a streaming service — with its most recent purchase. The publishin ...
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