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uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound.<p>What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your phone and charge it while you move around or use it? uBeam invented that too. While early uBeam …

Wireless Charging

New Telepresence Robot Mimics Your Every Move Using the Oculus Rift

Telecommute in 3D.<p>A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a physical-virtual interface (PVI) by combining the Oculus …

Virtual Reality

New Zealand's 10 most unforgettable beaches

With 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand is heaven for beach-lovers. Its diverse shores dish up everything from lazy days and blazing sunsets, to active adventures such as swimming, kayaking and surfing. Finding a great beach is easy; to find an unforgettable one, read on…<p>Ninety Mile …

New Zealand

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

New Jersey

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

Autonomous Cars

Tour Guide: Where the Industry Eats in Nashville

Arnold’s Meat and Three<p>The Arnold family is made up of some of the most humble, hard-working, good-natured people in town; they are practically the …

Rome's Foodie Events You Shouldn't Miss This Year

It may seem impossible that there could be yet another good reason to visit Rome this year. The already amazing food to be found in the city is made even better at foodie events and festivals that pop up throughout the year. These are perfect if you're interested in learning a little more about …

Italy

6 Months Later, AP's Robot Journalism Is In Full Swing, And It's Working

The Associated Press published a story Tuesday that contained no byline. It wasn't a mistake -- not a slip-up on the part of the editor. But rather the story's author was not human; it was written by a robot.<p>"This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research," …

Journalism

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Employment

5 Super-Refreshing Sangrias You Should Make Right Now

Here, five fantastic sangrias to make before the end of summer.<p>Here, five fantastic sangrias to make before the end of summer.<p>1. Watermelon …

The US Army wants to replace gross rations with 3D-printed food

A delicious "nutrient-dense, shelf-stable product."<p>The US Army could one day have its own very own version of the <i>Star Trek</i> replicator. Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center in Massachusetts are currently investigating ways that 3D printers could be used to …

U.S. Trust

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Tour a 609-Square-Foot Celebrity Home in Hollywood

Amidst L.A.'s excess, Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser has been living the minimalist life in his one-room cabin, and he just put it on the market for a price that isn't A-list only.<p><i>Getty Images/TheMLS.com</i><p>In the town that created blockbusters, bigger is usually considered better. An exception? Mad …

How to Use Edible Flowers in Salads, Cocktails, and More

Farmers' markets are glowing with all kinds of edible blossoms, and ABC Kitchen chef Dan Kluger is here to explain how you can eat them at home<p>Normally, this is where we'd write something clever about April showers bringing May flowers, but honestly, we're so entranced by the incredible array of …

Ice Cream

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and guarded the Jews of the ghettos in …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

16 artist and writer haunts you can still hang out in | CNN Travel

Google's car could be the best thing ever for privacy on the road

Ducking the police may be a lot easier in the future<p>On January 2nd, 2013, David Eckart lived through a nightmare. After being stopped in a Walmart parking lot, New Mexico police asked Eckart to step out of his car, and patted him down. They searched his car without his consent. He was handcuffed, …

You can now ask Google to remove links about you

Following an EU ruling on the "right to be forgotten," Google has recruited an expert panel to decide whether to remove links that you don't want the world to see.<p>If there's something online you don't want people to see, you can now ask Google to pretend the offending item doesn't exist.<p>The search …

Privacy

In praise of the humble smart plug: Are outlets the gateway for the internet of things?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Are smart plugs the trojan horse that will bring the internet of things and the smart home to mainstream consumers? My …

Netflix to pay Comcast to ensure network speeds

<i>Updated to correct the name of</i><p>Netflix's Open Connect initiative.<p>Netflix Inc.has agreed to payComcast Corp.to ensure the online service's subscribers get seamless access to movies and TV shows delivered over the Internet, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The deal, which has been nearly a …

Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors

Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype 5″ phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group.<p>Using its sensors, the phone doesn’t just track motion, but it can actually build a visual map of rooms …

Fitbit halts sale of Force fitness band, issues recall due to skin irritation

Owners of Fitbit's newest fitness band that have been experiencing skin issues are eligible for a full refund while a solution to the problem is reportedly in the works.<p>The Fitbit Force health tracker -- a slim rubber wristband that counts steps and monitors one's sleep -- is meant to be worn at …

Wearable Tech

Netflix packets being dropped every day because Verizon wants more money | Ars Technica

Verizon wants to be paid by consumers and Cogent, but Cogent refuses to pay.<p>The battle over who should pay to carry Netflix traffic is heating up …

Google said to open 200-worker office in San Francisco

Creating office space for engineers from all of its recent acquisitions, the Web giant is said to be leasing a 35,000-square-foot building in the city's Mission neighborhood.<p>San Francisco may be seeing more Google engineers roaming the city's Mission neighborhood in the upcoming future. According …

San Francisco