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Smart mat can help diabetics prevent amputations

A Jackson State University professor challenged his engineering students to develop a technology that solves a problem for their senior project. And one particular group decided to create a smart mat that can help diabetics save their lower limbs from amputation. The mat detects the temperatures of …

This Alarm Clock Won't Shut Off Until You Get Out of Bed

Did you struggle to get out of bed this morning? Did you hit the snooze button more times than you care to admit? We don’t blame you. After all, it’s Monday and alarm clocks make it way too easy for us to snooze another nine minutes.<p>But there’s a new alarm clock on the scene that promises to get …

Memoryfoam

Google Nexus 6 Price Dropped To $250

The Google Nexus 6 has received a price drop on Amazon in the US, the 32GB model of the handset is now available for $250 and the 64GB model is now …

Mobile Technology

Tesla's Model S now drives up to meet you

When Tesla first unveiled its semi-autonomous driving upgrades for the Model S, it made much ado over the ability to summon your car -- you wouldn't have to go into the garage (or walk across a large parking space) just to get moving. Well, that option is finally here. The newly available 7.1 …

Tesla

10 unmissable computing highlights from CES 2016

Introduction<p>Forget fitness trackers, smart fridges and connected cars: the most interesting tech (so far) to emerge from CES 2016 has been found in …

Computer Hardware

New dating app uses 'science' to rate how attractive you are

Blinq guesses your age and rates you on a scale from 'Hmm...' to 'Godlike'<p>Ever wanted a robot to tell you how hot you are?<p>If that's the case, you're in luck with this new Swiss dating app Blinq.<p>The app has developed a feature with the University of Zurich which uses artificial intelligence to rank …

7 real innovations in Faraday Future's new concept car

Unlike some had speculated, the car Faraday unveiled was not it first production car. Rather, it was a pure concept car that aimed to show off the company's design vision and engineering platform.<p>While the vehicle, dubbed FFZero1, is unlikely to go into production, it still boasts some impressive …

Electric Vehicles

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Elon Musk is thinking much bigger than cars and rockets

He showed that again this week when he renewed his call for a carbon tax during a speech in Paris to coincide with the UN Climate Summit.<p>If you're a cynic, you might say Musk has been trying to create a new story for Wall Street, to counter some of the skepticism that's emerged over Tesla's …

Tesla

Learn to Code with Harvard’s Popular Intro to Computer Science Course: The 2015 Edition

Briefly noted: This fall, Harvard has been rolling out videos from the 2015 edition of Computer Science 50 (CS50), the university's introductory …

Education

The creator of Android might start a new smartphone company

He is best known as one of the key architects of Android, helping to create the now-ubiquitous mobile operating system and working on it at Google until 2013. After that he moved to Google's robotics division, before leaving the Californian tech giant altogether in 2014.<p>But a report from The …

Artificial Intelligence

BlueStacks now lets you run multiple Android apps on Windows at the same time

While Google has been slowly working on bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, another company has had those apps up and running on the desktop for several years now. That company, BlueStacks, is today launching the second version of its Android emulator for Windows, adding in the ability to run …

Apps

Google Launches Android Studio 2.0 With Improved Android Emulator And New Instant Run Feature

Google today launched version 2.0 of its Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) for writing apps for its mobile operating system.<p>Android Studio, which is based on IntelliJ, launched back in 2013 and came out of beta a year ago. It includes everything a developer needs to build an …

Android News

Google built a prototype Star Trek communicator for voice searches

But it never made it out of the lab<p>How much does Google love <i>Star Trek</i>? Enough that the company built, and then abandoned, a voice search device modeled after the badge-and-communicator pin worn by members of Starfleet. Although in <i>Star Trek</i> this "combadge" was used to talk to other personnel as well …

Star Trek

The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up

A German-born entrepreneur, Ahlborn made a small fortune founding alternative energy companies in Italy, moved to the U.S., and lost that fortune shortly after. At one point, he found himself waiting tables to make ends meet while pursuing another startup. He took a lesson in unreliability from …

High-speed Rail

Watch Tesla's super-fast Model S modes square off in a drag race

When Tesla introduced its extra-fast Ludicrous Mode for the Model S, it also raised a big question: is that acceleration advantage over the already-quick Insane Mode actually meaningful? Thankfully, some owners were willing to find out. <i>DragTimes</i> has posted a drag race between a Model S P85D (using …

A Brief History Of Tesla

When Tesla went public in 2010, it became the first American car company to do so since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Since then, Tesla’s stock has soared as the company keeps rolling out new features and models while simultaneously capturing the imagination of a curious public. What follows is a …

Tesla

We Drove Tesla’s Crazy Fast Model X SUV

I was hoping I might walk away from my short test drive in Tesla’s Model X without the desire to throw down $130,000 I don’t have… Alas.<p>After years of the Model X being seemingly right around the corner, the first few cars are being delivered to drivers tonight. I got to take one for a spin — and …

Apple Music

Tesla's new Model X has a 'bioweapon defense mode' button

'This is a real button,' Musk says<p>If you want to survive a biological attack, you might want to look into buying a Tesla. The company just officially unveiled the Model X, and Elon Musk shared a rather unexpected feature during the unveiling: a "bioweapon defense mode" button.<p>"This is a real …

Tesla

Tesla’s Gigafactory is so intriguing, press are committing battery to get photos

Tesla has accused two journalists of breaking into its work-in-progress Gigafactory and assaulting security guards there, allegedly trying to run …

The tax loophole that can save you big bucks off a Tesla Model X

Elon Musk and Tesla Motors, masterful at mining state and federal tax incentives, may have lucked into a tax loophole. The company's new $100,000-plus Model X electric SUV qualifies for a $25,000 federal tax deduction.<p>That's on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit and a $2,500 California rebate given …

Why A Tesla Fan Made This Stunning Unofficial Brand Commercial

Director Sam O’Hare talks about why he created more free advertising for Elon Musk’s car brand.<p>Last year, a collection of recent college grads parlayed an impressive spec ad for Tesla into putting their new production company Everdream on the map of major advertisers everywhere. Now Elon Musk’s …

Tesla

Tesla just transformed the Model S into a nearly driverless car

The most fun thing about driving a Tesla Model S might be not driving at all. The electric car company has unveiled a new software update that will allow its Model S cars to automatically steer, change lanes, and park on their own.<p>But don’t call the Model S an autonomous car—it’s not quite there …

Autonomous Cars

Tesla's Autopilot approved for international use

At the launch of its latest Autopilot features, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that it would roll out the new vehicle capabilities to nations outside the United States once it got regulatory approval. Today Musk tweeted that the company has gotten approval from all those countries (except Japan). Now …

Tesla reports third-quarter loss; promises 'hundreds' of Model X SUVs soon

Tesla Motorsreported a loss of $230 million, or $1.78 per share, in releasing its third-quarter earnings report at close of market Tuesday.<p>The Palo Alto electric-car company reported total revenue of $937 million -- above Wall Street expectations, but a drop from second-quarter revenue of $955 …

NASA Awards R5 Valkyrie Robots to MIT and Northeastern

Photo: NASANASA refers to Valkyrie as R5 even though Valkyrie is a way cooler name.At the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals this summer, we heard from …

Robotics

Scientists Reveal The Secret To Create Long-Lasting Memories

Missing some memories? Can’t seem to remember the title of a book or name of an actor? Improving your long-term memory is simpler than you might …

The Brain

Tesla’s Gigafactory to be second largest plant in world after Boeing

<i>Fast Company</i> got an exclusive look at Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Nevada — and let’s just say they were impressed.<p>“When the Gigafactory is finished, …

Tesla

Ronda Rousey Got So Beat Up She Can't Fight For Six Months

After Holly Holm knocked her out at UFC 193 on Saturday, former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be out of action for six months.<p>On Tuesday, UFC released a full list of fighters who've been issued medical suspensions in the wake of UFC 193. Rousey will be held out of the octagon for 180 …

Airports

Samsung Keyboard Cover reportedly among accessories planned for Galaxy S7

When Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 at the end of this summer, we stared on — not in disbelief but rather ‘they’ve done it again’ – as the company launched a flimsy-looking plastic keyboard cover to clamp to the front of its pristine glass smartphone. And it seems the company may do it at least …