Brian K Hayes

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Kurzweil: By 2030, Nanobots Will Flow Throughout Our Bodies

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering, is a well-known futurist who seems to have a penchant for accurate predictions. Most recently, he has …

Singularity

Rumor: Oculus Rift Will Launch Summer 2014 For Less Than $499

<i>Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will launch this summer with a price tag of $499 or less based on an upcoming product that integrates the technology.</i><p>Oculus VR is demonstrating a new prototype of their virtual reality headset behind closed doors at CES (stay tuned for eyes-on impressions), but …

will.i.am on changing the world one 3D printer at a time

We were skeptical, too. The trend of gadget manufacturers putting rockstars on the payroll in figurehead "creative director" roles has gotten a bit out of hand in recent years. Again, if Alicia Keys and BlackBerry taught us anything, it's that all the piano playing in the world can't help right the …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

Hot Stuff from CES in Pictures

66 Famous Robots, Cyborgs, Holograms, and Computers

Grippity returns as a transparent Android tablet with two-sided touch (video)

When we last saw Grippity, it wasn't much more than a pretty media center keyboard. Well, it just grew up -- its creators have revived the concept as a full-fledged, crowdfunded Android tablet. The new design still centers on a transparent, dual-sided touch surface, but there's now more to do than …

Google already looks poised to dominate the robotics industry

If robots are indeed the future then Google is getting a big head start on the competition. <i>Technology Review</i> notes that robots created by …

Researchers create super-strong robotic muscle

A team of scientists at UC Berkeley have made a breakthrough in artificial muscle technology, creating a micro-muscle that can can create up to 1000 …

Avegant tests Glyph wearable display prototype, on track for CES debut

We weren't expecting to see the final Glyph prototype materialize until just before CES, but Avegant is ready to show off the latest consumer design in the flesh, presented above (and again after the break) for your viewing pleasure. The high-res retinal display projects an image directly into your …

Tomorrow's robots drive, climb, and drill through walls at DARPA trials

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Fracking Found in Colorado River

This week, more evidence came in that hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) poses potentially serious risks to drinking water quality and human health.<p>A team of researchers from the University of Missouri found evidence of hormone-disrupting activity in water located near fracking sites – including …

Samsung said to unveil Galaxy Pro tablets in early 2014

Samsung may be targeting a new lineup of Galaxy Pro tablets for the first quarter of 2014.<p>Based on a tidbit from an unnamed insider, SamMobile said on Friday that Samsung is prepping three Pro tablets as well as a lite version of the Galaxy Tab 3. The pro lineup would include the Galaxy Tab Pro …

Gear & Gadgets

Finally, An App To Fix Your Terrible Personality

While technology has given us more ways to talk to each other, it hasn’t made us any better at it: We still rant, ramble, whine and generally irritate each other.<p>So what would happen if we let software try to fix our sub-par conversation skills?<p>That’s the question artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

Budget space trips planned from Canary Islands

A group of European space companies plans to offer "budget" trips to space tourists from Spain's Canary Islands.<p>Grégoire Loretan of Swiss Space Systems, the company leading the push, said trials were expected to begin in 2020 of technology that would allow the public an experience previously …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …