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Ford tests a wireless brake light that can be ‘seen’ around corners

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Gravicapa<p>What if cars had brake lights that other cars could sense even if their drivers couldn’t …

Volvo demos smartphone-enabled self-parking car prototype (video)

Volvo's no stranger to autonomous vehicles -- it's been working on SARTRE for several years now -- but yesterday the company shared some info about a new self-parking concept it plans to demo next week. The prototype car (a V40) is able to find a space and park in it without a driver on board, all …

Audi Demonstrates Driverless Self-Parking Technology

At CES 2013 in January, senior engineer Annie Lien of the Audi/Volkswagen Group of America demonstrates the new Piloted Parking technology for the …

Driverless Cars

It's one delicious drone -- the Burrito Bomber

On a sunny Monday morning, over the open fields of Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, California, an unmanned aerial vehicle was turning heads -- and it came with a cargo of carne asada.<p>World, meet the Burrito Bomber.<p>The Bomber is the beans and rice-filled brainchild of two engineers at popular reviews …

WigWag and the future of controlling the connected home

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The connected home is coming, but right now it’s a disjointed experience where getting something to turn on or interact with …

Mashable

Virtuix Omni Takes Virtual Reality In Every Direction

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin.</i><p>Now that there are enough wearable sensors on the market to track one activity per day each week, we’ve seen some sensor-based products turn their attention to chilling out …

Withings takes on Fitbit and Jawbone with the $99.95 Pulse fitness tracker

Back at CES, Withings revealed its Smart Activity Tracker, a competitor to the many wearable fitness-tracking devices on the market like the Fitbit, Nike Fuelband, and Jawbone Up. It was supposed to launch by the end of March, but the company has just now started taking pre-orders for the device. …

Meet B, the flying car that'll make it even easier to terrorize local wildlife (video)

Sometimes, when a remote-control car and a remote-control helicopter love each other very much, they come together and produce something like the B. Well, okay, that's not exactly how this small flying car came about, but it's a nice story. Witold Mielniczek, a computational engineering Ph.D. …

First ultra-high resolution 3D digital brain

Jun.21, 2013 | By Geraldine Bouvry<p>Imagine a puzzle, consisting of more than 7 400 sections. Kind of a brainteaser, isn't it? This is what a team of …

iRobot And Cisco Build A Roving Telepresence Rig So Remote Workers Can Still Roam The Office

It’s no secret that iRobot’s domestic cleaning machines can carry some interesting things while they putter around and wipe up your floors, and iRobot and Cisco have taken that notion to its next logical step. The two companies have just announced that they’ve taken this smart roving robotics …

Connect my house! A first look at the SmartThings hub and sensor platform

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Stacey Higginbotham<p>This weekend I unpacked a SmartThings hub and sensor package as part of my quest to really …

Recon Jet is Google Glass for athletes and professionals, now available for preorder at $499

Google Glass is for walking around and getting directions to a cafe with perfect espresso. Recon Jet is for kicking your performance into the ultimate high gear and — yes — even saving lives.<p>The Vancouver, B.C.-based Recon Instruments, which created the first-ever heads-up display for sports in …

TouchCast Wants You to Watch Web Video With Your Fingers

The problem with most Web video startups is that you’ve seen them before. Another compilation of cheap clips posing as the next big cable channel. …

From DARPA, A Virtual Tool To Revolutionize Robotics

The DARPA-funded Gazebo simulation software could make robotics accessible to everyone.<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the most ambitious robot competition in history, cleared a key milestone yesterday. The Pentagon's research wing announced the results of the Virtual Robotics Challenge, a …

O3b launches high-speed satellite internet for the under-connected - ExtremeTech

By on June 26, 2013 at 8:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s easy to get complacent about …

Space Exploration

Ashes, memes, and reality TV: can far-out funding strategies save space exploration?

In an era of NASA budget cuts, private space ventures are testing unusual tactics to finance new missions<p>In November of 2014, if all goes according to plan, NASA's Sunjammer will be launched into space. Engineers will pack a waist-high shell with a compact probe and a 13,000 square foot solar sail …

Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …

Google invites you to borrow its Trekker Street View backpacks and photograph the world

If you like hiking and photographing exciting places around the globe, Google has a proposition for you: You can now sign-up to borrow one of the company's Trekkers, special camera-equipped backpacks that act as a personalized version of Google's Street View cars, allowing the wearer to …

Siri's creator shows off Bright, a predictive assistant that reduces stress, increases productivity - ExtremeTech

Siri’s creator shows off Bright, a predictive assistant that reduces stress, increases productivity<p>By on July 2, 2013 at 8:42 am<p>This site may earn …

Machine Learning

Commercial Quantum Computer Actually Works, According To New Testing

Spooky stuff is really happening in the world's first commercially available quantum processor.<p>Since the Canadian company D-Wave began selling so-called quantum processors, experts have debated whether they're truly quantum. Now, according to an analysis by academic physicists they really do show …

10 Incredible Ways Technology May Make Us Superhuman

In the last half of the twentieth century, medical science came up with some pretty astonishing ways to replace human parts that were starting to …

The Scanadu Scout could give hints to iWatch biometric sensor capabilities

In a roundup on health-related smartphone accessories, <i>AllThingsD</i> drew our attention to the Scanadu Scout, which it described as a kind of real-life Tricorder.<p>Created by a Silicon Valley startup, the Scanadu Scout is a small puck that you place on your forehead for 10 seconds, and the sensors inside …

Solar-powered 'family car' of the future prepares to race across the Outback

It's not quite a stylish sedan, but a team of students from the Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology have put together what they believe is the world's first solar-powered car that can tote around the whole family. The team debuted the "Stella" solar car today, which they intend to race …

The Future Of Flight: Helicopters Will Fly Like Airplanes

Two new programs are coming to improve the U.S. Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) fleet.<p>In the wake of the unsuccessful Iran hostage-rescue attempt in 1980, when three of eight helicopters failed and crippled the mission, military planners came to a realization: The U.S. fleet was in desperate …

Rise Of The Telepresence Robots

I’m exploring the headquarters of Suitable Technologies in Palo Alto, Calif., passing leather couches, paintings and large indoor plants. Only I’m not really here; I’m on a laptop at my desk in downtown San Francisco, roughly 30 miles away. Using some lightweight software, I’m controlling a Beam, a …

How Serious Is Virtual Reality Headset Oculus Rift? $16 Million ‘Series A’ Serious

A year and a half ago virtual reality was an elusive technodream. Maybe it still is. But since the middle of 2012, the Oculus Rift, VR’s latest great …