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Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about<p>There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include terrorism, U.S.-Russian relations, climate change and biodiversity loss, …

Self-driving delivery robots coming to the UK, U.S. in 2016

Before Amazon or Google can get their delivery drones in the sky, another, much lesser known company plans to beat them to the punch — on the …

Sergey Brin shares what he loves about Google’s self-driving cars

Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have long wanted to get self-driving cars on the road. Page first put the project in motion in 2007, by convincing artificial intelligence researcher and DARPA Grand Challenge participant Sebastian Thrun to leave Stanford and come to Google, and they’ve …

Sergey Brin

AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace

Much like the evolution of systems design, IT-enabled process change ebbs and flows over time. We see this in history as each technology revolution brings with it a refactoring of business operations.<p>With the rise of client/server computing in the 1980s, and the introduction of database servers and …

What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.<p>Do androids dream of electric sheep? That's unclear, but I know for sure that every kid dreams of …

Show Us Your Rig: Prison Architect designer Chris Delay

Show us your rig<p>Each week on Show Us Your Rig, we feature the PC game industry's best and brightest as they show us the systems they use to work and …

PC Gaming

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

When asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, Nadella retorted that there's always something to learn from "from people who market themselves well."<p>He was right to some degree. Project X creates a lot of hype for Google even though most of those projects aren't quite ready for the …

Sergey Brin

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

The display tech company comes out with two new 18-inch television panels, one extremely bendy and another virtually transparent.<p>LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- …

Toyota—of All Companies—Defends Drivers, Says It Won’t Build a Fully Autonomous Car

Of all automakers, the last one we’d expect to defend the driver’s seat from computers just might be Toyota. And as much as we criticize the Japanese brand for lack of imagination, we’re floored at what Toyota executives said last week at their technical center in Saline, Michigan: Toyota won’t …

Lexus

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE – Review

Volkswagen Group chief Martin Winterkorn is euphoric. Speaking in front of a group of international journalists in a greenhouse-cum-restaurant in Zürich, he reminds us of his promise that Volkswagen would demonstrate technology leadership in electric mobility. "Today, the mission is accomplished." …

Volkswagen

Porsche 918 may lead to plug-in 911 - Jun. 9, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>There was a time, not that long ago, when Porsche executives scoffed at the idea of a hybrid Porsche sports car. Buyers laying down serious money for a 911 or Cayman, they thought, expected a sort of performance that hybrids just couldn't offer.<p>Perhaps that's why up until now …

Exoskeleton makes workers 27 times more efficient

Military work is physically demanding -- and we're not just talking about soldiers on the battlefield. Travel down the chain, and you'll find plenty …

Smart high-beam headlights won't blind oncoming drivers

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon created an experimental headlight that tracks other vehicles and blanks out the bits of light that would normally blind them in traffic.<p>High-beams are the bane of nighttime driving. You're just toodling along, minding your own business, when you round a corner and get …

Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.<p>The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security …

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The Physics of Wireless Charging

What if you could charge your phone (or device) without having to worry about the charging cable? Well, you can. This is the idea behind wireless …

The Physics of the Riderless Bicycle

If you push an unmanned bike forward, it will roll straight without falling over (for a little while, at least). Andy Ruina, a Cornell professor of mechanical engineering and a cyclist himself, has spent the past 25 years trying to figure out why. Ruina tells PM how he and his team disproved …

Physics