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SpaceX To Attempt Landing A Rocket On A Moving Drone Platform

Currently scheduled for January 17<p>Apparently landing a rocket on solid ground wasn't good enough for SpaceX.<p>The company's Falcon 9 rocket recently made history by launching a payload into orbit and then coming down softly for a vertical landing at Cape Canaveral.<p>But now SpaceX wants to try …

Space Travel

The craziest 'party' I went to at CES had me riding through Vegas in the back of an armored truck and running through a warehouse full of zombies

This year's celebrity shows included Lady Gaga (Media Link), Flo Rida (AOL), Chris Brown (iHeartRadio), Big Boi (Spotify), and Fetty Wap (Google).<p>But the wildest CES experience I had was with mophie, a company best known for its "juice pack" one-the-go phone chargers.<p>My adventure started with a …

This week in patents: Google cleans seawater with wind, NASA upgrades the Mars Rover and more

NASA has patented a rover that looks and moves like the jelly monster Blobby from Hotel Transylvania.<p>The rover is essentially a bladder filled with a fluid containing shape memory polymers. The bladder is covered with an outer layer that bladder from dirt or debris of the surface or surrounding …

Engineering

Wearables are inching toward a purpose in 2016

Before CES 2016 began, I was expecting wearable technology to occupy less space on the floor than in 2015. I'd reasoned that the industry's failure to make the devices essential for life would cause it to retreat until the problems were fixed. Quite the opposite has happened, and there are enough …

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets. We even got views of the Las Vegas strip from 1,000 feet off the ground in the UberCHOPPER. These were the hottest hardware startups and most …

Meet Peach: The Social App Du Jour for the Kids at Tech's Cool Table

Peach is a new way to share all the things you've already been sharing on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat.<p>Every few months, a new consumer social app hits the tech world harder than a new Beyonce video. First there was Ello, the ad-free “Facebook killer.” Then there was Meerkat, the …

Drones hit new heights at CES 2016

Judging by CES' Unmanned Marketplace that was full of drones of all shapes, sizes and capabilities, this category is only getting bigger and better for consumers who want to take to the skies.<p>With so many drone expos popping up throughout the year, I don't know that CES will ever become the place …

Drones

New Fitness Wearables Go Way Beyond the Fitbit

Fitbit may not have started the fitness tech movement, but it sure moved it forward.<p>While equipment like treadmills and stationary bikes are …

Fitness models are the new booth babes at CES

LAS VEGAS — Booth babes have returned to CES — in the guise of fitness models.<p>Following complaints the last few years, the giant electronics show here in Vegas had been moving away from scantily clad sirens employed to draw inquisitive eyes to exhibitor booths.<p>But they’ve been replaced by a new …

Tech Industry

How I let a physicist paint me at CES

Technically Incorrect: A technology called Touchjet Pond, says world-renowned digital artist Jeremy Sutton, allows him to use digital paint and use the traditional tools of art -- like canvas.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>"You've got …

Google Play

Aerodrome Is The First Commercial Airport For Drones

Aerodrome is working with the City of Boulder, Nevada, to launch the first commercial drone airport — the Eldorado Droneport. It’s one of only a handful of FAA-appointed UAS test sites in the United States.<p>The plan is to offer training, maintenance and other support functions for the commercial …

Drones

Here's the giant American robot hoping to beat Japan in a mech battle

The last gadget I saw at CES 2016 was also by far the biggest. MegaBots, which raised over $500,000 on Kickstarter to upgrade its MegaBot Mk. II in anticipation of taking on Suidobashi Heavy Industry's Kuratas in a US-vs-Japan duel later this year, brought the giant robot to the Zappos headquarters …

Robotics

Blinq Dating App Uses AI To Judge Hotness

Swiss dating app startup Blinq is playing around with a little algorithmic hot or not catnip, with a plan to add a machine-learning powered attractiveness assessment feature to help its users pick the photos that show them at their best.<p>In the meanwhile, it’s launched the feature as a standalone …

Machine Learning