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Ray Kurzweil predicts the exact year singularity will occur

Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses the Singularity with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Singularity

DeLorean Aerospace is working on a flying car with a range of 120 miles

Paging Doc Brown<p>DeLorean cars have become a staple of ’80s pop culture thanks to their starring role in Robert Zemeckis’s iconic <i>Back to the Future</i> …

PyeongChang Olympic 1218 drones

Intel’s Winter Olympics light show featured a record-breaking 1,218 drones

A world record for the ‘most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously’<p>The Olympics opening ceremony is always a big show, and this year was no exception, with Intel joining in on the fun with a record-setting performance of 1,218 Shooting Star drones flying in sync to create huge light-up …

Gymnastics

The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

Commuting

Uber is piloting a bike-sharing service with JUMP

Uber is launching a bike-sharing service next week in partnership with JUMP, a startup that recently received the first and only permit to operate dockless bike-sharing in San Francisco. JUMP’s contract with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency enables it to launch 250 of its dockless, …

South-east Asia

Uber’s new CEO could probably win at 10 dimensional chess

The courtroom has been cleared, the lights are off in the spillover room on the 19th floor and the initial takes are in on the Uber vs. Waymo trial.<p>Uber will give Alphabet, the parent company of both Waymo and the search giant Google, some $244 million worth of stock, and agree to ensure that no …

Autonomous Vehicle

This is Uber’s plan to deliver on flying ‘cars’

S<p>elf-driving and electric flying cars are coming. What this means for our cities in the future is unclear, so I chatted with Uber Head of Policy of Autonomous Vehicles and Urban Aviation Justin Erlich to learn more.<p>Erlich previously worked under Attorney General Kamala Harris, where he focused on …

Transportation

Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software updates | Ars Technica

Google's aging face computer gets a firmware and companion app update.<p>Remember Google Glass—Google's ultra-dorky, poorly supported, $1,500 face …

Apple smart glasses patent details a lighter, comfier head-mounted display

Apple suggests using a catadioptric system for an AR or VR device to help cut down on weight<p>It’s no secret that Apple is cooking up some type of augmented reality hardware at its Cupertino headquarters. CEO Tim Cook has broadly hinted at the company’s ambitions to deliver a head-mounted display or …

Exclusive: Intel's new smart glasses hands-on

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Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

After 6 years and $1.9 billion, secretive startup Magic Leap unveils its smart glasses for first time

Magic Leap updated its website on Wednesday morning, revealing its highly anticipated augmented-reality smart glasses for the first time.<p>Billed as the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, the smart glasses feature an array of sensors on the front, connected via a wire to a battery and computing pack …

Augmented Reality

SpaceX aims to make history 3 more times in 2018

Tuesday’s Falcon Heavy launch made history, not only becoming the highest-capacity rocket platform since the Saturn V but accomplishing the first double autonomous booster landing. And that’s just the start of what could prove to be an epic year for SpaceX — if Elon Musk’s ambitious timeline isn’t …

Space Travel

7 Easter eggs aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy

Launching a rocket complete with a midnight cherry Tesla convertible and a spacesuit-clad dummy into space already requires a certain amount of vision and gusto, but the team at SpaceX is having fun with the idea and included a number of Easter eggs aboard the Falcon Heavy.<p>SpaceX founder Elon …

Falcon Heavy

Falcon Heavy

When Falcon Heavy lifts off in 2018, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into …

Space Travel

SpaceX Falcon Heavy: How it stacks up with other massive rockets

SpaceX launched its new rocket on an uncrewed test flight from Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday.<p>The private space company says the rocket, called Falcon Heavy, is the most powerful rocket in use today.<p>It is not, however, bigger or more powerful than the mighty Saturn V that was used to launch the …

Space Travel

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch was YouTube’s second biggest live stream ever

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this afternoon at Cape Canaveral, FL, and the live stream of the event was the second biggest in YouTube’s history. The event reached over 2.3 million concurrent views on YouTube, coming in second to the Red Bull Stratos jump, which …

Falcon Heavy

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

Elon Musk

Tide | Super Bowl LII 2018 Commercial | It's a Tide Ad

Super Bowl LII

Tide | Super Bowl LII 2018 Commercial | It’s Another Tide Ad

Super Bowl LII

Tide | Super Bowl LII 2018 Commercial | It's Yet Another Tide Ad, Again

Super Bowl LII

DORITOS BLAZE vs. MTN DEW ICE | Super Bowl Commercial with Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman

Peter Dinklage

Tourism Australia Dundee Super Bowl Ad 2018 w/ Chris Hemsworth and Danny McBride

Danny McBride

Alexa Loses Her Voice – Amazon Super Bowl LII Commercial

Alexa

Apple's ARKit update in iOS 11.3 is next level good

After dropping the first iOS 11.3 beta last week, Apple developers wasted little time in getting to work on a preview of what we’ll see this spring during the public release.<p>For an iOS update that features four new Animoji, it almost feels strange talking about anything other than karaoke with …

Augmented Reality

Adidas kicks off their Bluetooth-enabled Smart Ball for soccer players

The ball also features a convenient wireless charging dock so you can recharge the ball after you're done practicing with it.<p>The Smart Ball is now …

Say hello to Project Tango!

Project Tango

Google Reveals Its Self-Driving Cars

Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin announced at the Code Conference today that the company has built a number of prototype self-driving cars from scratch.<p>Google’s prototype cars don’t need a human to intervene at all — which means there isn’t a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal. …

Skype to Launch Star Trek-Style, Real-Time Language Translator

Microsoft just demoed an awesome new feature for Skype that will actually let you speak to people in other languages—in real-time—by doing all the …