Kevin Tyler

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Car design and production could "start to show biological adaptation and mutation"

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> in the next preview of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition, we visit Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg at the RCA workshop …

Sahara Forest Project Converts Desert into Oasis

Recently a trio of entrepreneurs announced an incredible solution for the world’s resource problems: turn the Sahara desert into a source for food, …

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Military

Robo-cars, Uber Will Save Us Billions, Keep Us From Crashing And Put An End To Waiting At The DMV

One of the great American rites of passage has been the teenager earning his or her driver’s license. Nearly everyone went through some version of a parent trying to teach them to operate the family car, the trepidation of taking the driving test and the subsequent few years, where statistically …

Spaceships, Castles and Steve Jobs' Abandoned Mansion: the Houses That Tech Built

The biggest names in the technology world generally had humble beginnings – many were started in garages or basements and gradually grew into the powerhouses we know today.<p>But with technology now one of the largest business sectors, how can the demands of finding or building ‘homes’ for fast-paced …

Internet: How websites are experimenting on you

Websites are using hidden tricks to make you click or buy without realising, and the way they do it can be both baffling and controversial, finds Chris Baraniuk.<p>The internet is one big experiment, and you’re part of it. Every day, millions of trials are manipulating what you see when you browse …

Internet

How many of Twitter’s active users are actually human?

Twitter’s user growth isn’t as strong as it seems.<p>Investors have decided, for better or worse, that the best measure of Twitter’s potential is how many users it adds every three months. The stock jumped more than 20% after the company reported it had 271 million monthly active users (MAUs) at the …

United Nations

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over …

Of course we'd like to Kickstart a hoverbike [w/video]

It may not be a flying car, and it may not even be a Hoverboard. But we don't care. A hoverbike is still incredibly awesome, and there's now a chance to bring just such a device to the real world thanks to Kickstarter.<p>Designed by an Kiwi bloke in London named Chris Malloy and seen on these very …

Forget Selfies, Dronies Are The New Must-Take Travel Photo

Selfies are <i>so</i> last season.<p>Meet "dronies," the cooler, more adventurous, amped-up sibling of the oft-maligned selfie.<p>A "dronie" is basically a selfie from the sky, taken not at arm's length from your smartphone but from an uber-cool drone that flies above you, photographing not only your face, but …

Sense sleep sensor monitors your zzz's and wakes you up at the best time

You're lucky if you can sleep easily and wake up feeling refreshed all the time -- some people need a bit help to get a good night's rest from apps and gizmos, like this new device called Sense. The gadget, which looks like a crystal ball with rubber bands, acts as some sort of a bedside sleep …

MIT Researchers Build Drones That Automatically Provide Picture Perfect Lighting For Photographers

The intrepid researchers at MIT never fail to impress, and a new system they’ve designed that uses fleets of drones to automatically light a shoot for photographers is no exception. The prototype of the system will be on display at the International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in …

One for the future: playing with the new Adidas miCoach Smart Ball

I still remember my old, favorite football like it was yesterday. It wasn't made by Nike, Adidas or even Diadora, but it lasted me for about seven years, from when I was 7 until about 14 or so. And even though, toward the end of its life, it started to look as if it had been living in a waste …

LG Builds a TV That You Can Roll Up Like a Poster

Pretty soon setting up a TV will be as easy as unrolling a poster, if LG has anything to say about it.<p>The Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled a …

Extraordinary Cloud Lamp Brings a Thunderstorm Inside Your Home

Cloud is an extraordinary lamp and speaker system that mimics the appearance and sound of a storm cloud. Created by Richard Clarkson, a multidisciplinary designer based in New York and New Zealand, the interactive light produces an incredible lightning and thunder show in response to movements and …

Remote Controls

Curious Photos Reveal What's inside of Our Favorite Fireworks

Today is the Fourth of July holiday in the United States, so it seems like the perfect time for Andrew Waits' series entitled <i>Boom City</i>. His photographs catalogue the colorful fireworks sold for this very occasion; specifically, those that are purchased north of Seattle, Washington in the Tulaip …

Ammunition

Coca-Cola and Will.i.am's 3D printer uses recycled bottles as filament

Drinks brand Coca-Cola and musician Will.i.am have developed a 3D printer that produces objects using filament made from recycled plastic bottles.<p>The …

As electronics get smaller, clothes are getting smarter

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>At the Bay Area Maker Faire in May, Anouk Wipprecht stood on stage as Tesla Coils sent close to a million …

As security startups heat up, a reminder that security is not a product or service: it’s a value

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: TZIDO SUN/Shutterstock<p>In the past thirty days alone, just counting the security funding stories I’ve personally …

Privacy vs personalization: The risks and rewards of engineered serendipity

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / ra2studio<p>Facebook’s 2012 newsfeed experiment has recently attracted the ire of users and even European …

16 Million Color Scribble Pen Lets You Capture the Hue of Any Object

Do you find the hues in the average box of colored pencils or crayons too limiting? The folks at Scribble feel your pain, which is why they’ve …

Connected devices responsible for billions in wasted energy

Connected devices come in many flavors, some from big-name companies, others from lesser known entities looking to nab their piece of the industry …

Internet of Things

BMW 3D prints new thumbs for factory workers

German car manufacturer BMW has turned to 3D printing to physically augment its car-plant workers, giving them stronger, augmented thumbs.<p>The 3D-printed apparel acts like support brackets for the workers’ thumbs, reducing strain and helping them to fit certain parts into the cars more easily.<p>Each …

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service

Do you possess “expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services”? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it …

Siri joins Cortana in World Cup predictions

Can Apple's assistant match Microsoft's 8-0 winning streak?<p>Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant has successfully predicted eight World Cup results with 100 percent accuracy so far, but just as the games are getting more difficult to pick, she has fresh competition from Apple's Siri. While …

Behind the scenes of IBM's Wimbledon data bunker

IBM's near real-time Wimbledon data is powered by county tennis players from across the UK, patiently recording the dynamics of every serve, slice and volley<p>Beyond the grass courts, tennis whites and jugs of Pimms, there’s a whole flurry of activity going on in a dimly lit underground bunker. The …

What is a robot? The answer is constantly evolving

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>Most people would say that a Roomba is a robot. But what about a Nest thermostat? Or an ATM or …

Not all creepy: 3 important findings from Facebook’s emotional experiments

Facebook is in hot water for manipulating user’s emotions for mass study that explored the contagious effects of positive and negative news stories. The Wall Street Journal reports that the well-publicized experiment was just the tip of the iceberg for Facebook’s fast research data science team. …