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Google Drone Guru Says Air Deliveries Coming As Soon As Next Year

Drones will deliver toothbrushes, business supplies, and coffee beans within the next one to three years if the private sector and government work …

Drones

'Tomb Raider' and 'Witcher 3' snag Writers Guild nominations

The Writers Guild of America has nominated <i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i>, <i>Pillars of Eternity</i>, <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i> and <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> in its Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing category for 2015. (Yes, the Writers Guild still spells "video game" as one word). If these choices feel a …

Infamous 'Wow Signal' From Space May Be Comets, Not Aliens: Astronomer

A powerful radio signal received from space in 1977 and never explained may have been the result of a then-unknown comet, not extraterrestrials, an astronomer proposes in a new paper.<p>The "Wow! signal" is named after what astronomer Jerry Ehman wrote ("Wow!") next to the paper readout of the radio …

Comets

AirMule 'drone ambulance' makes first untethered flight

An unmanned air ambulance has been filmed taking off, untethered, for the first time.<p>The AirMule, developed by Tactical Robotics and long proposed as …

Drones

Eric Schmidt wants an AI assistant named Not-Eric

Alphabet chairman touts the promise of artificial intelligence at New York conference<p>Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt thinks artificial intelligence has the potential to solve the "hard problems" that the world faces today, including climate change, education, and population growth — and he …

Artificial Intelligence

Swarm Of 100 Drones Dance To Beethoven's 'Symphony No. 5' In The Night Sky

A swarm of drones dance across the night sky as an orchestra plays Beethoven's dramatic "Fifth Symphony."<p>It may sound like the heavily-CGI'd intro of a sci-fi movie, but Intel Corp. actually pulled off the spectacular stunt at the Ahrenlohe airfield in Tornesch, Germany last November.<p>The tech …

Drones

Spotify and Genius are collaborating on info-rich Behind the Lyrics playlists

But they only work for desktop and iPhone users — for now, anyway<p>Spotify and Genius are working together on a new set of playlists called <i>Behind the Lyrics</i>, and they feature functionality that's somewhere between a Snapchat story and a mobile-ready <i>Pop-Up Video</i>. If that sounds like fun to you, you're …

Playlist

tvOS 9.2 Preview: First look at Apple TV’s new Podcasts app, folders & switcher UI, Bluetooth keyboard support, more [Video]

Apple kicked off the week by releasing a major new beta for each one of its platforms including tvOS 9.2 beta for the new Apple TV. While the software update isn’t available to everyone just yet, the pre-release software brings the 4th-gen Apple TV up to parity with older Apple TVs and even makes …

Lily's selfie drone racks up $34 million in pre-orders

Pre-orders for Lily's smart camera drone have reached $34 million, equaling 60,000 units according to <i>Forbes</i>. The so-called "selfie drone" is slated …

Pokémon marks 20th birthday with retro 2DS bundles

A trio of previously Japan-only limited edition 2DS consoles, each styled after the original <i>Pokémon</i> games, will be released in the UK, Nintendo has …

Pokémon

HackerRank Jobs is helping people land tech jobs based on skill, not pedigree

The worst part of getting any job is the interview process, which can be tedious. For technical jobs, it’s often a months-long game of talks and tests. A company named HackerRank is introducing a product called Jobs, which can turn months into days.<p>Here’s how it works: A company posts a job on …

A BB-8-Style Rover Could Help Us Explore Rough Martian Terrain

The Force is strong with this rover<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> introduced a new ball-shaped robot, BB-8, to a galaxy far, far away. Coincidentally, researchers on Earth have proposed building a Mars rover that can transform into a ball to roll across the red planet. The scientists will detail …

Google Now Has an Official Virtual Reality Boss to Take On Facebook's Oculus

One executive move shows how Google is getting serious about VR and enterprise.<p>As Facebook and Microsoft have plowed ahead with virtual reality, Google has looked like it’s behind. But, in 2016, it may be serious about catching up.<p>The search giant is forming its own dedicated division for virtual …

Virtual Reality

Makers of smart guns waiting to see if Obama will walk the talk

The president wants to make it possible for consumers to find and buy these new types of guns. It won't be easy going.<p>Jonathan Mossberg planned to listen closely to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday.<p>The Daytona Beach, Florida-based gun maker has much to gain from …

Guns

Swallowing this smart nano pill could stop us from making diet mistakes

It's not always talked about in polite company, but your body produces a lot of gases scientists know little about.<p>A new smart pill, designed at …

Drone Shoots Net to Safely Capture Rogue Drones

In the future, drones could patrol the skies, hunting for other drones. They might not need lasers or advanced technology to do it — instead, they could simply use a net.<p>Researchers from Michigan Technological University's HIRoLab have created a "drone-catcher" that ensnares rogue unmanned aerial …

Drones

With Detroit Taking A Lyft In A Driverless Car, What’s Next For Cities?

Brooks Rainwater Contributor<p>Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Do cities still want a sharing economy?<br>• As tech startups surge in cities, inclusive economic growth must be a …

Autonomous Cars

Google Maps' new "Driving Mode" lets it know where you're going without any help

Google is adding a new feature to Maps for Android that could make its navigation software even smarter. Called Driving mode, the new Maps mode will take into account your location history and your Google and Google Maps searches to suggest info about your route like travel times, traffic …

Android News

Will 3D-printed running shoes take off?

While 3D printing has become more common in recent years, the 3D-printed clothes industry is still in its infancy.<p>At this year's CES tech show, BBC Click's Jen Copestake tried out various 3D-printed items including a dress, glasses and runners.<p>The runners were from New Balance and 3D Systems and …

3D Printing

Google appears to be working on a handheld camera

At a time when many are questioning the utility of point-and-shoot cameras in favor of relying on their smartphones, Google appears to be working on a standalone handheld camera.<p>A patent awarded to the company today (Jan. 12), and filed in 2014, shows a design for a foldable camera that looks a lot …

Imaging

Fireworks of the future will be lit-up drones, Intel CEO says

Drones will replace fireworks, Brian Krzanich has predicted – and here's the Guinness World Record to prove it<p>Loud fireworks that keep you up at night and fill the sky with smoke will become a thing of the past thanks to drones, the chief executive of Intel has predicted.<p>Speaking at the Consumer …

LG plans to triple its solar panel production by 2020

While LG's consumer electronics business has been pumping out high-res TVs and other gadgets, its solar panel division has apparently been making plans for its expansion, as well. The company has revealed that it's spending $435 million to add more six more production lines to its facility in …

Anonymous takes down Nissan's site over whaling in Japan

Hacker collective Anonymous is stepping up its fight against Japan over the country’s continued whale hunting.<p>The group claimed responsibility for taking down auto maker Nissan’s Japanese website on Wednesday morning. The company confirmed its site was unavailable to visitors; a spokesperson …

Google says it will need 'a lot of help' on the 'next stage' of its self-driving cars

"We are going to need a lot of help in the next stage of our project," he said at the annual Automotive News conference in Detroit. "We're going to be partnering more and more and more — you can count on it."<p>Google was reportedly going to sign a deal with Ford late last year, but it never …

Autonomous Cars

LG G5 said to feature first of its kind modular design

<b>Update:</b> <i>Hoping to learn more about the LG G5, we reached out to a source familiar with LG’s plans for the G5. Our source didn’t directly address whether or not the rumor of a modular design is accurate, though the source did state that</i> <i>LG’s “next phone is going to have a lot of competitors slapping</i> …

Mobile Technology

Ask Siri to beatbox for you right now. Seriously, do it.

Apple's possibly-sentient personal assistant Siri can do a lot of things, but did you know she can beatbox?<p>It's simple to try, provided you have an …

Leaking iPhone case gives 9-year-old girl an iPhone-shaped scar

Olivia Retter purchased a New Look iPhone case for her iPhone 5c. Sadly, the permanent scar the 9-year-old girl got from it wasn’t quite the “new look” she was going for.<p><i>The Daily Mail</i> shares the gory details of how this little girl’s simple iPhone case ended up resulting in a permanent chemical …

Google uses tiny cameras to capture adorable mini Street View

When you think of Google Street View, you'll probably get visions of the company's camera-mounted cars or its colossal Trekker backpacks. The search giant has sent them to some of the world's most picturesque locations, but for its latest Street View project, things have got a whole lot smaller. …

AiCure Raises $12.25 Million For Its Treatment Monitoring Technology

Raise your hand if you’ve ever forgotten to take a pill you were prescribed? The chances are, if you’re in the U.S. at least, you probably have. The failure to take prescribed medicine, whether as part of a clinical trial or treatment regimen costs the U.S. healthcare industry roughly $378 billion …

Artificial Intelligence

All Google Glass units reportedly affected by server problem, making devices unusable

The number of people out there that are still using Glass Explorer Edition is getting smaller by the day, but it looks like Glass is experiencing some widespread technical difficulties this morning. As reported by many members of the Glass Explorers group on Google+, many devices have been …