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Robots and drones: Coming soon to a construction site near you

The construction industry is turning to technology in a big way to enhance building processes.<p>Advancements in the robotics field are helping to …

Phone battery quick-charge breakthrough? Meizu says it's zero to full in 20 minutes

Chinese smartphone maker claims breakthrough in charge times with new Super mCharge tech.<p>Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has shown off its new Super …

Raspberry Pi Zero W: New Single-Board Computer Features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 And Costs Just $10

Raspberry Pi has long been a favorite tool for techies to build all sorts of computer-powered projects. Tuesday brought the introduction of a new …

Facebook Just Cut the Price Of Its Virtual Reality Headset

Facebook is dropping the price of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.<p>The social networking giant said Wednesday that its VR device, which …

Why the future looks bright for Li-Fi, internet that travels through light

Internet access is fast becoming a basic human right, but there are problems with our current delivery systems. As we connect more and more devices …

Boston Dynamics' New Rolling, Leaping Robot Is an Evolutionary Marvel

If you're ever feeling down, do yourself a favor and watch some footage from the 2015 Darpa Robotics Challenge. This competition of bipedal beasts …

Those with blurry close-up vision get some new help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the …

Medicine

Snap Is Said to Have Worked on a Drone

Snap has long been known as the maker of Snapchat, an app that sends disappearing messages, photographs and videos. But over the past few years, the company has repositioned itself as a modern-day camera company.<p>One of the products that Snap has worked on to bolster that direction is a drone, …

The Future Of Work: The Intersection Of Artificial Intelligence And Human Resources

Artificial intelligence is transforming our lives at home and at work. At home, you may be one of the 1.8 million people who use Amazon’s Alexa to control the lights, unlock your car, and receive the latest stock quotes for the companies in your portfolio. In total, Alexa is touted as having more …

Chatbots

Robots Built the Penthouse Inside This Incredible Concert Hall

At a cost of $8.5 million, a duplex apartment is being installed—piece by piece—in Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg<p>After a construction project lasting more than ten years, Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg opened to overwhelmingly …

Words From the Wise: An Excerpt of Elon Musk's Best Quotes

The new book 'Rocket Man' is 175 pages of the most incredible words ever spoken by the entrepreneur.<p><b>The following is an excerpt of Rocket Man: Elon</b> …

Snap's IPO will price today after the US stock market closes

The pricing will be the first test of investor appetite for a social-media app beloved by teenagers and 20-somethings but which has yet to turn a profit. The company's losses widened last year, and it is experiencing decelerating user growth in the face of intense competition from larger rivals …

Coachella Website Hack Could Lead To Phishing Attacks Against Users

Coachella is a pretty big deal. The two-weekend event will draw six-figure crowds and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in spending. This year’s festival kicks off in just a few more weeks… which makes the timing of the Coachella website getting hacked particularly dangerous.<p>Goldenvoice, the …

Coachella

Oculus Slashes Prices On Rift Hardware

Virtual reality company Oculus VR announced dramatic price decreases on Wednesday, including a 25% cut in the retail price of its flagship Oculus Rift bundle.<p>“We want to bring the best VR, the best headset, the best controllers, and the best content to the widest audience possible, so we’re making …

Virtual Reality

Hyperloop One has shortlisted these 5 routes for India debut

A full-fledged test later this year in the US<p>We could be travelling through a tube at the speed of flight sooner than you think. Hyperloop One, the …