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Lean into it: test driving Toyota's i-Road concept car

First introduced at last year's Geneva Auto Show, Toyota's bizarre i-Road doesn't seem like the kind of car that could ever make the leap from a rotating platform on a well-lit stage to the street. In fact, calling it a "car" seems like a stretch: it's more like a transportation pod beamed straight …

Environment: News & features

4 reasons why Apple's iBeacon is about to disrupt interaction design

You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalised map, showing you the deals that'll appeal to you most. You pause in …

Researchers create a more accurate alternative to Wi-Fi for tracking people through walls

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: MIT<p>Back in June, MIT researchers revealed they had figured out how to use Wi-Fi to track moving objects through walls. …

Budget space trips planned from Canary Islands

European companies plan to 'democratise' access to space, with trials of technology to begin in 2020<p>A group of European space companies plans to offer "budget" trips to space tourists from Spain's Canary Islands.<p>Grégoire Loretan of Swiss Space Systems, the company leading the push, said trials were …

Volvo Is About To Put 100 Driverless Cars On The Road In Sweden

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have the potential to cut road accidents dramatically, while reducing congestion and fuel usage at the same time. A recent report said the U.S. could save close to half a trillion dollars with a full fleet of AVs, simply because computers don’t get drunk or fall asleep …

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Tech Industry

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

Augmented Reality