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Presidential Campaigns Are Talking Around The Robot In The Room

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laid out his plan for the economy on Monday; Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will take her turn on Thursday.<p>While candidates are talking about tax rates, tax breaks and trade, they are ignoring an economic issue that soon may matter far more to …

Estate Tax

Microsoft's futuristic HoloLens headset will only get 5.5 hours of battery life — but it will improve

Bruce Harris, a technical evangelist for Microsoft in Israel, gave a presentation in which he laid out more details about the headset, which is shipping to developers in early 2016.<p>The battery life will improve over time, according to Harris.<p>Beyond the battery life, Harris also detailed the …

Designers Speculate on the Future from the Year 2015

The future looks bright and strange<p>I can't help but wonder if our current visions of the future are wildly limited in imagination, or if resolutions …

Wearable Tech

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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Can Language Disappear With Artificial Intelligence

<b>Can Language Disappear With Artificial Intelligence</b><p>Just a few ideas that could provide the nascent for future innovation.<p><b>Language</b>:<p>My definition of it …

Atmosphere Aerosol Spray is Like a Tiny Fog Machine for Your Camera Bag

Atmosphere Aerosol is a new aerosol spray for photographers and filmmakers that essentially serves as a fog machine that you can easily carry around …

Data, The Speed Of Light And You

Fergal Toomey Contributor<p>Fergal Toomey is the chief scientist of Corvil.<p>We — humanity, that is — created 4.4 zettabytes of data last year. This is expected to rise to 44 zettabytes by 2020. And no, I didn’t make up the word “zettabytes.” For scale, it is estimated that 42 zettabytes could store all …

Watch these drones build a rope bridge

One of the big selling points of drones is that they can get to areas that aren't exactly safe or accessible by humans. That's why watching quadrocopters assembling a rope bridge that's sturdy enough for a person to walk across is so damned awesome -- it immediately calls to mind a real-world use …

Developer Of Space Engineers Searches For Universal AI

Even with a 30-strong R&D team, the amount of work needed to create a truly universal AI is huge.<p>“We have three pillars in our work,” Rosa explained. “First is to come up with a proper cognitive architecture or architectures, which can do the intelligence in specific training or testing …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Create Super-Intelligent Machines That Won't Kill Us

Preventing an Age of Ultron<p>In the most recent installment of Marvel's Avengers franchise, the artificial intelligence Ultron is hell-bent on exterminating humanity. In Ultron's own words, "I was designed to save the world," but the robot ultimately concludes that when it comes to humans, "there's …

Singularity

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.<p>Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

Robots are coming for your job: Amazon, McDonald’s and the next wave of dangerous capitalist “disruption”

Says one builder: “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them”<p>In the United States and other advanced economies, the major disruption will be in the service sector—which is, after all, where the vast majority of workers are now employed. This …

Fetch Robotics Introduces Fetch and Freight: Your Warehouse Is Now Automated

As of just a few months ago, all we knew about Fetch Robotics was that the core team from Unbounded Robotics, all of whom had been at Willow Garage …

This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.<p>In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …

Breathtaking Frozen Bubbles Look Like Elegant Glass Ornaments

Each winter, when the temperature dips into the negatives, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly takes advantage of the frigid weather and blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals. The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series <i>Life in a Bubble</i>, look …

Christmas Trees

President Obama proposes ‘Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights’

Today at a Federal Trade Commission event President Barack Obama laid out four new cyber security initiatives, including a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.<p>In his speech he noted that American consumers feel like they no longer have control over their personal information and that needs to be …

Privacy

Snowden on Cyber Warfare: “We Really Started This Trend”

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said that the U.S. is setting a dangerous precedent by creating the capability to launch damaging cyber attacks …

Cyberwarfare

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Smart Homes

Photographer on a Mission to Document the Great Libraries of the World

Brooklyn, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot wants to capture the great libraries of the world in photos. His “House of Books” project …

Photography

Samyang 135mm f/2 Now Official: It’s a Fast, Manual Focus Portrait Lens for $549

After weeks of being teased through an enigmatic campaign, the Samyang 135mm f/2 has now been officially announced. It’s a full frame manual focus …

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Cannabis

Shooting with the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 in a Cold and Rainy Outdoor Portrait Session

<i>Editor’s note: This our third hands-on test of the super affordable Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 clone lens. We previously shared casual and optical tests.</i><p>I …

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

The Avegant Glyph hides VR goggles in headphones, is launching later this year

Avegant's virtual reality glasses aren't quite like anything else on the market. For one thing, they don't use the same magnified screen technology as Oculus, Samsung, and most other companies. They use a virtual retinal display, projecting images directly on your eyes; it's a technology that's …

Hilarious Family Portraits Capture the Chaos of Being a Parent

As any parent knows, raising a family isn't always a walk in the park. Lifestyle photographer Danielle Guenther captures this sentiment in <i>Best Case Scenario</i>, a hilarious series that presents some of the messy, chaotic moments of parenting in a comical light.<p>Guenther, who regularly visits different …

Parenting

Nobody Tells This to Beginners: An Inspiring Video for Creatives Just Starting Out

18-year-old Saar Oz of Creavite created this beautiful and inspirational video for people who are just starting out in a creative field such as …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature

Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -- as long as the genes are readable, they'll …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …