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Google Maps is testing a combined Commute tab to replace Driving and Transit

The Google Maps team seems to be trying out different layouts and options for its bottom tabs. Most users have three tabs (Explore, Driving, …

Commuting

Wearables can track your UV exposure, but preventing skin cancer isn’t so simple

Scientists still haven't figured out what a safe level of sun exposure is.<p>The science is clear: UV exposure causes skin cancer. Still, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the rate of this malignancy is on the rise. Can technology change that? In the past few years, a wave of UV-detection …

Sound-based liquid printing could lead to new designer drugs

You can print droplets for honey, metal and more.<p>Liquid printing is virtually ubiquitous thanks to inkjets, but the materials can only be so sluggish before it stops working. What if you wanted to print a biological material, or even liquid metal? That might happen soon. Harvard researchers have …

Breakthroughs

Self-piloting drone ambulance concept nabs $20,000 FAI prize

Vincenzo Navanteri has been awarded the US$20,000 Prince Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon Grant at the 2nd annual FAI International Drone Conference and Expo …

Drones

Even more evidence suggesting that AR glasses are in Apple’s future

Late last week, Apple sent out invitations for its next special event, during which it will most likely unveil its new slate of iPhone models for …

Augmented Reality

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 photo confirms 5G support

Last week Xiaomi showed off a render of the upcoming Mi Mix 3 flagship that revealed its notch-dodging slider mechanism, and now product management director Donovan Sung has followed up with a photo confirming another feature: 5G support. The phone is set to be launched in October, far earlier than …

Xiaomi

This gadget can make you feel heat, cold, or even pain in virtual reality

There's now another element to add to your VR experience.<p>This startup has created a device that is meant to "drastically heighten" your VR game — by …

Einride’s T-Pod self-driving transport EV gets a full-scale prototype

Swedish tech startup Einride has built a full-scale prototype of its T-Pod, the electric autonomous transport vehicle it hopes will eventually replace smaller heavy-duty trucks, featuring remote control operation and a 200 kWh energy capacity with a maximum range of around 124 miles.<p>The Einride …

Driverless pods begin ferrying the public around Greenwich

Roughly 100 people will get a ride in 'Harry.'<p>It's been almost a year since the UK's Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) opened sign-ups for a driverless pod trial in Greenwich. The original plan was to start before Christmas, but given today's date that obviously didn't happen. Still, better late …

Heathrow

Self-healing phone screen can fix itself in 24 hours

The days of scratched and cracked smartphone screens could soon be numbered after researchers created a "stretchy" screen that can repair itself.<p>Researchers at the University of California Riverside have designed a new polymer that can heal itself, opening up the ability to fuse cracks and paper …

Zunum Aero’s electric passenger plane hopes to offer cheaper flights by 2020

Zunum Aero, a company backed by funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue’s tech venture arm, has revealed its plans to create a hybrid electric aircraft designed for regional flights with plans to fly by 2020. The aircraft would have a range of around 700 miles at launch, and the plan is to get …

Duo is an AI-powered, 27-inch multitouch smart mirror that will definitely, totally exist some day

AI assistants aren’t going away any time soon, but their implementation is constantly shifting and evolving. Alexa is invading every gadget in our …

Apps

Apple’s insidious minimalism has finally inspired an industry that needs it: ATM design

In 1967, a large crowd gathered in suburban London to witness the unveiling of what’s said to be the very first ATM machine: Barclays Bank’s ”robot cashier“ a godsend for clients who needed to take out money after bank hours. With a slot for a token, round push buttons and a clunky tray, the ATMs …

Mobile Devices

Facebook's AI assistant is ready to hang out in Messenger

You'll start seeing M suggestions in your messages.<p>A couple of years ago, Facebook introduced M, an AI-powered personal assistant for Messenger. The idea behind M is that you could ask it to do pretty much anything -- book flights, cancel your cable service and even find a plumber -- and it'll do …

Chatbots

Samsung Is Edging Closer To Something Special

Samsung is edging closer to its final foldable phone design according to recently submitted patents.<p>The designs, dated by the US Patents Office as the 31st January 2017 and spotted by PhoneArena, reveal a flexible display device that folds in the middle.<p>This is not the first hinged, foldable device …

IPhone 8

Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

International airport arrivals could "literally just walk out like at a domestic airport."<p>Australia has started implementing biometric facial, iris and fingerprint recognition in airports, allowing passengers to go through without showing a passport or even talking to anyone. The "Seamless …

Airports

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

<b>Scientists have built a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment that is a fraction of the cost of lab-based kit.</b><p>The creators of the phone-powered pathology microscope believe it could be mass produced for less than $500 (£406) a unit.<p>They say it could help doctors treat cancer, tuberculosis and other …

DoorDash and Postmates are going to start making deliveries with these adorable European robots

Cute little robots are already making food deliveries in a handful of European cities. Now those same machines, built by Starship Technologies, are about to start rolling in the US as well. Starship said today that it is partnering with San Francisco-based delivery startups DoorDash and Postmates …

Meta’s augmented reality glasses look ridiculous, but they’re ridiculously comfortable

If virtual reality is barely getting a hold on the mainstream, augmented reality — the kind that uses glasses, not your phone — is barely on most people’s mental radar. Even so, projects like Magic Leap have been massively hyped in the tech community, while Microsoft’s HoloLens can support …

Aira uses smart glasses to help blind people navigate the world

The system also works with smartphones.<p>Aira is designed to make life a little easier for blind and visually impaired people. Using a pair of smart glasses or a phone camera, the system allows an Aira agent to see what the blind person sees in real-time, and then talk them through whatever situation …

Biographies

Lenovo’s new VR headset will cost less than $400 when it debuts this year

With high specs and a low price, Lenovo's VR headset could be the one to beat.<p>LAS VEGAS—Virtual reality was bound to be a big theme of this year's …

The UK's National Health Service is testing out a medical chatbot as a non-emergency helpline

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is trialling a medical chatbot as an alternative to its non-emergency helpline. The app, made by UK startup Babylon, asks people questions about their illnesses in a chat window before giving them advice — whether they should go to a doctor, or if the problem …

BMW just made a big move to take on Tesla and Google

The company said it will test 40 self-driving cars in the second half of 2017 through a partnership with Intel and Mobileye. The partnership, first announced in July, will allow the trio to collect data in order to release a production-ready, self-driving car in 2021.<p>But the most significant part …

Huge drone turns guy into flying machine -- and epic snowboarder

Casey Neistat may have pioneered a new sport in his latest viral video.<p>The filmmaker and YouTube mainstay took a snowboard, plenty of cameras and a custom-built drone powerful enough to lift a human to a Scandanavian ski area to transform himself into a "human flying drone."<p>With help from Samsung …

Honor's new phone won't show notifications if it doesn't recognize who is holding it

Honor officially launched its Honor Magic phone in China this week and is billing it as a device from the future. I’ve got to say: it does look pretty future, but maybe it’s just the space background Honor used that’s making me think that.<p>I don’t read Chinese, but if you do and feel like navigating …

Lenovo confirms a Chrome OS powered Yoga Book is coming next year

Earlier this year Lenovo announced its futuristic take on the 2-in-1 tablet with the Yoga Book. By ditching physical keys for an entirely touch experience, the Yoga Book created something truly unique. Right now, you can get the Yoga Book with either Android or Windows, but many have asked for a …

Google Play

ODG partners with China Mobile’s Migu to take augmented reality to Chinese consumers

Osterhout Design Group is going to China. The maker of augmented reality glasses has partnered with China Mobile’s Migu Video subsidiary to deploy ODG’s smartglasses in China.<p>ODG makes AR smartglasses that can overlay computer-generated imagery on top of the real world, helping you see the world …

Google shows off its sleeker self-driving Chrysler minivans

Waymo's Pacificas aren't the soccer-mom transporters you'd normally drive off the lot, though.<p>Waymo, Google's new autonomous vehicle division, has finally unveiled its latest model: a heavily modified Chrysler Pacifica. The hybrid minivan, which can go 30 miles in pure electric mode, was glimpsed …

Automotive Industry

Czechs open production of batteries based on nanotechnology

PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech company opened on Monday a production line for batteries based on nanotechnology, which uses tiny parts invisible to human …

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …