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German Researchers Have Built a Quantum Transistor Using Just a Single Atom

A team of researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a quantum transistor using just a single atom, and capable of …

Quantum Computing

Top Google Researcher Makes an AI Breakthrough

Credit: Pixabay<p>Geoff Hinton, a 69-year-old AI researcher at Google stunned many in his community when he debuted Artificial Neural Networks back in …

Artificial Intelligence

How Technology Hijacks People's Minds

From a Magician and Google's Design Ethicist<p><i>Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.</i><p>I'm an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That's why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people's …

MIT’s Not-So-Crazy Plan To Get Rid Of Stoplights

The intersection of the future has no stoplight—just a very, very intelligent algorithm.<p>The first stoplight was a complete disaster.<p>Installed in London in 1868, the gas-powered traffic signal exploded, killing the policeman who was responsible for operating it. In the 150 years since, the stoplight …

The best thing about the SpaceX rocket landing was the human reaction

Last night, SpaceX sent a rocket out into space and then landed it back down on Earth, upright and proud, as if it was no big deal. But the people responsible for making that feat happen, SpaceX's scientists and engineers, knew how maddeningly difficult and complex that task was, so when the Falcon …

When a robot car makes a mistake, a human always gets the ticket

Whether it’s the person sitting in the vehicle or the one who designed it, where responsibility lies when a robot car commits a traffic offence is not always clear<p>When a California cop pulled over a Google self-driving car for holding up traffic this week, he knew he couldn’t send its robot driver …

Autonomous Cars

IBM’s 7nm chip breakthrough points to smaller, faster processors

To go below 10nm, you need something more than just silicon<p>It's usually Intel that leads the way with the latest processor innovations, but today an IBM-led consortium has leapt ahead by announcing it has produced the world's first functional 7nm node test chips. The most advanced commercial CPUs …

IBM

NASA tested their giant flying saucer on Monday June 8

After back-to-back cancellations last week, NASA appears to be ready to launch their low-density supersonic decelerator— that looks a lot like a flying saucer — on Monday, June 8 at 1:30 pm ET.<p>This flying saucer is one of the many projects fulfilling NASA's big plans to land the first humans on …

TestFlight

Tesla introduces Tesla Energy

Voltera: Your Circuit Board Prototyping Machine

Building hardware sucks! Whenever we wanted to create a circuit board for an electronics project, we were forced to mess around with dangerous …

Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

<b>by Dieter Bohn</b><p>By far, the most impressive demo for my money was the <i>Minecraft</i> demo — though Microsoft called it something like "Building Blocks" or some such, presumably so as not to fully commit to releasing a full holograph version of <i>Minecraft</i>. But before we could enter this virtual world — …

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Scientists “upload” a roundworm brain to a LEGO robot

It sounds like a scene from a sci-fi flick. Or a horror film. Take your pick. Scientists of the future have finally found a way to digitize our …

Lego

I learned to type using only my thoughts

Top Shelf: Interpret This<p>I always wanted to control a computer with my mind, and this week I got to do just that. I was at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, where brain injury researcher Jonathan Wolpaw is developing a computer-brain interface system that allows people who are paralysed communicate …

Google's short film examines the science of voice recognition

People used to think it's harder to make computers play chess (or Jeopardy) and do mathematics than it is to make them understand human language. Turns out the opposite is true -- yes, engineers have made great advancements in voice recognition (Siri and Google voice commands are perfect examples), …

IEEE Predicts Top Technologies for 2022

Curious about what the technology landscape will look like in 2022? The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which represents …

Elon Musk says self-driving car technology still has another 5 to 6 years to go

Cars need better eyes first<p>About a year ago, Tesla announced its plans to develop self-driving car technologies, and now founder and CEO Elon Musk says there's still quite a bit of work to be done before that's a reality. Another 5 to 6 years, to be precise. In an interview with <i>The Wall Street</i> …

A 30-year history of the future

MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces …

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human

A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say<p>A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts …

Oculus Rift user transplants his whole body into VR using three Kinects

So, not <i>every</i> indie developer abandoned Oculus VR after the Facebook take-over. 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos is one of those who stuck around, and we're mighty glad he did. Check out his three-way-Kinect-plus-Rift setup in the video below and you'll be glad too -- even if the second video, showing …

LG beats Apple to market with heart monitoring earphones

LG has just launched itself into the wearable health gadget category with the release of its new Heart Rate Earphones today.<p>The release comes weeks after rival gadget-maker Apple was rumored to be creating a pair of its own earbuds that could monitor your heart rate. Obviously, LG has been working …

IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that's up to 275 times faster than your SSD - ExtremeTech

IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that’s up to 275 times faster than your SSD<p>By on May 8, 2014 at 9:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Computer Hardware

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How IBM Is Using Watson And An Innovative Workspace To Crunch Big Data For Big Solutions

At the Accelerated Discovery Lab, the company is trying to create “strategic serendipity,” with an open workplace and lots of cross-collaboration (and, of course, a genius super computer). The first task: Finding new cancer drugs.<p>IBM loves Big Data. The bigger it gets, the more servers, storage, …

Facebook aims to connect the world with 'drones, satellites and lasers'

Following the hubbub of its recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR, Facebook has just announced something slightly more altruistic: a team dedicated to bringing basic internet access to everyone in the world. Simply dubbed the Connectivity Lab, the crew is a result of Internet.org, a …

How Creative Can Computers Be?

IBM’s Watson team and Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics are pushing the boundaries of creative computing far beyond your next meal.<p>Two years ago IBM started a project with its Watson system to explore just how creative a machine can be. Since then the team …

Stanford University

Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about.<p>The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more …

Artificial Intelligence

Putting the Wolfram Language (and Mathematica) on Every Raspberry Pi—Stephen Wolfram Blog

Last week I wrote about our large-scale plan to use new technology we’re building to inject sophisticated computation and knowledge into everything. …