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I've tried to figure out why Apple thinks an iPad can replace your computer, and I've finally cracked it

Apple has spent the last few years insisting that the iPad can replace your computer, and I've never understood how that could possibly be true.<p>And the latest "iPad Pro - What's a computer?" ad campaign from late 2017 proves the company isn't relenting. It's even suggesting that "computers" will …

MacBook Air

Team makes short nanotube samples by hand to dramatically cut production time

The terms "handmade" and "high tech" are not commonly found in the same sentence, but they both apply to a Rice University method to quickly produce …

Nanotech

Why and how you should switch to Linux

It's time for a change.<p>When you start comparing computers, you probably pit Windows against macOS—but Linux rarely gets a mention. Still, this lesser-known operating system has a strong and loyal following. That's because it offers a number of advantages over its competitors.<p>Whether you're …

Linux

You can now navigate Windows 10 by walking around a virtual mansion

The Fall Creators Update is here for Windows 10 and it's heavy on the Mixed Reality elements.<p>The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is just starting to make its way to the public, and while most new OS versions are about as exciting as pleated, beige pants, this one has some key features Microsoft has …

Augmented Reality

There’s apparently a giant void in the Great Pyramid. Here’s why we don’t know what’s in there.

The space was recently discovered using particle physics, and cosmic rays.<p>In the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, a rain of high-energy radiation slams into the thin air. The impact creates a second shower of charged subatomic particles, like muons, which fall towards Earth, and then fall into …

Archaeology

DJI and Ryze team up to produce a $99 drone that doesn't suck

Drones are a lot of fun if you know how to fly them correctly, but they're not cheap: drone maker DJI's least expensive model is the Spark, priced at …

Sophia the robot takes her first steps

One small step for Sophia, one giant leap for AI.<p>In the workplace of the Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL) at the University of Las Vegas, Sophia is taking her first ever steps.<p>Gingerly, she shuffles along watched closely by her creator, Hanson Robotics founder and CEO David Hanson.<p>The …

Facebook’s AI Chief Calls Out Humanoid Robot ‘Sophia’ As ‘Complete Bullsh*t’

<b>‘Sophia’ the humanoid robot,</b> which was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia and said it wants to “destroy humans,” might be receiving a great deal of …

CES: LG unveils vision for autonomous homes

LG has laid out plans to create entirely autonomous homes using artificial intelligence and service robots.<p>The Korean tech giant announced it is …

CES 2017: Where are they now?

Razer

Razer's Project Linda turns your phone into a laptop

It's been the dream of smartphones for well over a decade, and basically every attempt so far has been a failure. Razer is now giving it a shot and, …

Gear & Gadgets

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018

It's an artificial intelligence showdown.<p>This year at CES, the world's largest electronics trade show (running Jan. 9-12), thousands of companies …

Bitcoin and almost every other cryptocurrency crashed hard today

Bitcoin has been on a tear this past with the value of the cryptocurrency jumping from $8,000 to nearly $20,000. Well that run hit an abrupt end today as the price crashed as much as 23 percent on Coinbase. The price briefly dipped below $12,000 on some exchanges at around 7:30 am London time.<p>The …

Now’s your chance to pick up an almost-finished Tesla Model S stretch limo

It's 90 percent completed, but we have questions.<p>Tesla has always been a closely watched brand, for a variety of reasons, so it's no surprise that we're starting to see all manner of conversions of Tesla electric vehicles. From that striking shooting brake we brought you last week and a convertible …

If someone is friends with their exes, it could be a warning sign they're a psychopath — here's why

People tend to have strong opinions about whether you can stay friends with an ex or not. You may be optimistic about the situation, and are happy to become friends soon after a break up, or you may think that when you cut the cord it means goodbye forever.<p>It's not an exact science either way, but …

Dell Advanced 4K Laser Projector is the 100-inch TV You’ve Always Wanted

Dell 4K Laser Projector was announced sometime in June this year, and we think it’s the perfect alternative to the 100-inch smart TV you can’t …

Smart TV

Here's what happened when we called Elon Musk's cell after he accidentally posted it on Twitter

Elon Musk committed a Twitter faux pas by accidentally tweeting his cell phone number to Oculus CTO John Carmack.<p>So we called it.<p>No, we didn't get …

Elon Musk

Sysco Preorders 50 Tesla Semis, Adding to a Growing Wave

The massive food wholesaler Sysco says it has preordered 50 Tesla Semis, the electric freight truck announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in November. The …

Tesla

Is Elon Musk even allowed to send his car to deep space?

The commercial space industry is outpacing government oversight<p>After much fanfare, Elon Musk made it clear that he does plan to launch his Tesla Roadster to Mars on the Falcon Heavy next year — but questions remained over whether the mission is allowed. Are there any major federal hurdles SpaceX …

No overtime for you! Music-blasting drone deters workers from staying late

You know that Japan has a serious problem with people working too much overtime when a company thinks there is enough demand to create a drone …

Elon Musk’s Tunnel Through L.A. Just Happens To Go From His House To His Office

The Boring Company could ease L.A.’s traffic problems, especially for one very special commuter.<p>It’s been nearly a year since Elon Musk proclaimed on Twitter that “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging . . .” Since then, the founder of Tesla …

Everyone is freaking out about artificial intelligence stealing jobs and leading to war — and totally missing the point

• <b>43% of respondents to a Sage survey in the United States and 46% of respondents in the United Kingdom admitted that they have 'no idea what AI is all about.'</b>• <b><br>Adopting technologies like artificial intelligence can make your business more productive by cutting down the time you spend doing basic</b> …

‘Slaughterbot’ film warns tiny drones could carry out murders

Swarms of tiny drones flown by artificial intelligence and programmed to assassinate human targets using a few grams of explosives have been forecast …

Artificial Intelligence

‘Killer robots’ will start slaughtering people if they’re not banned soon, AI expert warns

An artificial intelligence expert has called for countries to ban so-called “killer robots” before activists’ warnings against them become a …

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …