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The top 10 breakthrough technologies and the key players leading the charge, according to MIT Technology Review

Every fall, MIT Technology Review's editors get together to begin the months-long process of reviewing their coverage. The goal? To create a list of the top ten technological advances from the last year that will have the greatest longterm global impact on consumers.<p>While the editors do give key …

Artificial Intelligence

Huawei uses Mate 10 Pro AI to control driverless car

The RoadReader project has seen Huawei use the automatic object recognition capabilities in its Mate 10 Pro handset to recognise, learn, and avoid …

Artificial Intelligence

Five Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Implementing AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is upending the workplace. As one of the most versatile technologies we’ve ever encountered, it’s not surprising that AI’s applications and implications span many departments, divisions, and functional groups. When crafting and deploying an AI strategy, the most …

Artificial Intelligence

AI’s Deep Problem

Artificial intelligence is modeled to some extent on the human brain; and there’s a deep problem with this approach. Machine learning is a subset of …

Artificial Intelligence

Level's activity-tracking smart glasses launches this March

Even though Intel unveiled its Vaunt smart glasses earlier this month, insurance provider VSP has actually been working on its own take on smart eyewear for well over a year now. It's called Level, and while it won't offer head's up notifications like the Vaunt, it does feature activity tracking …

Wearable Tech

How a French 16-year-old taught the world to build VR headsets for $100

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus and the inventor of arguably the most successful commercial virtual reality headset, was only 17 when he completed his first prototype for the device. Fast-forward to the present day, and Luckey is now worth roughly $750 million at the age of 25, having sold his …

Virtual Reality

Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster

Lithium-ion batteries have massively improved in the last half-decade, but there are still issues. The biggest, especially for EVs, is that charging takes too long to make them as useful as regular cars for highway driving. Researchers from the University of Warwick (WMG) have discovered that we …

Electric Vehicles

Sonos One is the speaker to beat for those that want great sound and smarts

The connected speaker wars are upon us, and one day they will be detailed in history books for all to remember. But here now, it can be hard to cut through the various narratives surrounding the options out there and pick a winner. Now that the cards are on the table in terms of offerings from the …

Audiophile

Meet The CEO Working To Make Sure You Never Type A Password Again

In 2017, the global average cost of a data breach reached $3.2 million, representing a 10% decrease from the year prior. Additionally, the average cost associated to each lost or stolen record of sensitive or confidential information fell from $158 in 2016 to $141 in 2017.<p>Yet, while cyber security …

Information Systems

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

Study: Hackers Could Disrupt or Crash HDDs Using Only Sound Waves

Want to destroy video evidence of a break-in, prevent ATMs from logging malware attacks, or simply shut down a critical computer system? One possible …

Best iOS games of 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year for iOS gaming fans. From action-oriented arcade blasters to strategy games so deep they should come with a warning, just about every genre has been well represented.<p>Distilling hundreds of great titles down to a single shortlist isn’t easy, but we’ve done our best. …

Five toy drones for beginners

Get some quick flight time indoors or outside with one of these RC flying machines.<p>Many of us drool over powerful high-flying camera drones or superfast racing quads, but for adults or kids just starting out, a far cheaper toy drone is far more practical.<p>Made to zip around your living room or …

Duolingo podcasts are a casual way to learn a new language

Duolingo is moving beyond gamifying language learning and into podcasts. The first season focuses on simple-to-understand Spanish-language stories. But they aren't fiction. The first episode is about a boy who loves soccer (football to the rest of the world) and his local Mexican team getting …

Apple Music’s Iovine warns that streaming is ‘not a great business’, Spotify most at risk

Jimmy Iovine has never been one to stick to Apple’s talking points. Sitting right next to Eddy Cue in 2014, the Beats co-founder publicly criticized the earbuds that ship with the iPhone just as Apple announced plans to buy his company for $3 billion. Now, in a new interview with <i>Billboard</i>, Iovine …

Music Industry

Robots Get an ‘Undo’ Button that Could Help Them Learn Faster - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Today<p>Robots Get an ‘Undo’ Button that Could Help Them Learn Faster<p>Deep reinforcement learning works a lot …

A cheap, portable skin cancer detector has won the Dyson Award

Meet sKan<p>Detecting skin cancer early isn’t easy. Currently, it’s done through visual inspections or biopsies, but some doctors may not pick up on the …

Cancer

This wearable turns your fingers into a Bluetooth keyboard

Tap offers a new way to hammer out text messages and emails on your phone.<p>As my fingers gently tap the right side of my head, I watch the letters pop up on the iPad in front of me: "A, E, I, O, U."<p>No, I hadn't suddenly become psychic. I'm wearing a finger strap called Tap that allows me to type on …

This browser extension turns your angry Facebook emoji into real social action

From climate change to the worsening refugee crisis to rollbacks of LGBTQ rights, you've probably reacted to a lot of deeply troubling news in your …

Humanoid Robot From Boston Dynamics Can Now Do a Backflip And OMG

They're just bragging now.<p>Every time one of the leading robotics companies releases a new video showing off their hard work, humans on the internet …

Robotics

Swytch it up and make any bike electric while keeping its original style

It seems everyone is switching their cars for a bike these days, but pedaling a bike can sometimes be hard work. You might have hills to climb, or it might be very hot where you are. All of these things can deter people from riding a bike where they need to go, but Swytch is here to change …

Electric Vehicles

'Dinner Party' is a VR spin on the most famous alien abduction story

It was just a normal dinner party, with music on in the background and guests splintered off in lively conversation. But just as we were about to sit down to eat, our hostess made a startling confession. She and her husband recently went through a traumatic experience. Rather than just spell it out …

Is it a touchpad? Is it a wireless mouse? It's both and it's awesome.

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Regardless of what device you use, scrolling …

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

Axius aims to wire smart homes from the ground up

Anyone can plug in an Amazon Alexa device or pop in an August smart lock to create a smarter home, but one San Francisco-based startup is thinking …

The NichePhone-S is a tiny little Android phone

As Apple brings smartphones to bold new places, another company is trying to take us back to a simpler, calmer, and much cheaper time. FutureModel plans to release a surprisingly accurately named device called the NichePhone-S later this month that runs Android but doesn’t seem to do much more than …

Here’s a list of every smart home device that works with Google Home and Assistant

Google Home and Google Assistant are awesome ways to control your smart home, but picking products that work with it was a pain at launch. Thankfully, the list has expanded greatly over time, and now Google has a page dedicated to showing you what works with Home.<p>On Google’s support pages, the …

Google Home

For decades, the blind have used canes to get around. Now a special wristband gives them a 'sixth sense.'

Watching Fernando Albertorio stroll down a crowded sidewalk in downtown Washington during a recent lunch hour, casually sidestepping pedestrians running errands and crowding around food trucks, you’d have no idea he is legally blind.<p>Albertorio easily blends into the flow of human traffic swirling …

Bioengineering

This $20 security camera is aiming for the Nest Cam’s throne

When the Nest Cam — or the Dropcam, as it was known back then — was first introduced, it was something of a game changer. A security camera that just… worked. Plug it in, get it on WiFi, and you’re set.<p>Nowadays, the Nest Cam stands in a more crowded arena. Logitech, Netgear, Samsung, and most of …

Smart Homes

This smart scale weighs you and syncs with Apple Health for $30 (Reg. $40)

AMX Store (99% positive feedback) via Amazon has the Yunmai Smart Scale on sale for <b>$29.95 shipped</b> when you use coupon code <b>MINI2995</b> at checkout. Normally running around $40, this is a match to Amazon’s all-time low price. Compatible with Apple’s Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit tracking, you don’t …

Fitness