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Amputee Gamer Gets Bionic Arm That Has Its Own Drone

Technology Photo credit: Omkaar KotediaWhen biological scientist James Young was pulled under a train in London in 2012, he feared the worst. His …

Metal Gear

'I wanted to kill him': Here's what Google's AI spat out after reading 3,000 romance books

Last week, a research team showed off a new project that aims to teach a Google AI system to be more conversational by learning from thousands of romance and fantasy novels. A fine sample to replicate from, you say? Wait until you read the AI’s results.<p>Quartz found the paper which details the AI’s …

Writing

This Soft Wearable Robot Could Help You Carry Heavy Goods

When humans work in harmony with robots.<p>Soft Robotic Exosuit from Wyss Institute on Vimeo.<p>Imagine if you had a magical pair of trousers that made your backpack feel just that bit lighter, or that preserved the fluid joint movements of your youth as you age.<p>This is slowly becoming a reality.<p>In a …

NASA’s top planetary scientist told us what he thinks of the science in the Oscar-nominated film 'The Martian'

"The Martian" — last year's must-see film based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir — has been nominated for a bunch of oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor.<p>Back when the film came out last October, we chatted with NASA Head of Planetary Science Jim Green, who was a consultant on the …

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

Virtual Reality

Endless Has Built A $79 PC For The Offline World

There are affordable computers, there are cheap computers and then there’s the Endless Mini, which is available for as little as $79.<p>“Everybody in the world deserves the option to have a computer,” said Endless CEO and Chief of Product Matt Dalio.<p>In other words, Endless is building Linux-based …

Business Leaders Get an 'F' in Ethics, Yet Again

<i>“The only people less ethical than business executives are telemarketers, lobbyists, and members of Congress.”</i><p>That sounds like something Louis C.K. …

This technology is quietly changing everything from smartphones to cars to virtual reality

Project Tango, like similar efforts from Microsoft, Apple, and Intel, is trying to give smartphones and other devices the ability to perceive depth and space the way humans do.<p>That sounds nerdy, but the potential effects of the shift towards depth perception are profound: Get ready for apps that …

Augmented Reality

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 …

Here's How Fast Superman Must Fly to Reverse the Earth's Spin

98 percent the speed of light.<p>In order to perform Superman's iconic Earth-reversing flight maneuver seen in the 1978 film, The Man of Steel would …

Man of Steel