Michael Szollosy

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iPhone blitzes Samsung's new Note 7 in speed test

Samsung's latest smartphone has paled in comparison with Apple's iPhone 6s in a speed test between the two devices.<p>The new Galaxy Note 7, a 5.7-inch phablet that was released at the beginning of this month, took almost twice the length of time as the year-old iPhone 6s to perform a series of tasks …

The 12 best experiences you can have on the Oculus Rift

Did you just buy an Oculus Rift headset? Here are the launch titles we like best.<p>With 30 launch titles available on the new Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset as of today, you may be wondering where to begin. There's a wide range in price (anywhere from $9.99 to $59.99), comfort level and game …

Virtual Reality

New Embedded Electronics Promise Better Health | Inc.com

Imagine next time you go to the hospital, you get an injection of smart chips. Little sensors swim around inside you to collect information about your condition. Next thing you know, an IV is delivering an army of nano-robots that talk to the sensors to fix you up.<p>This isn't Medical Bay in Star …

Star Trek

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago — here's what's changed over the years

As you'd expect, the site looks completely different now compared when it first launched on February 4, 2004.<p>But in case you haven't been a loyal user since the beginning, we'll give you a little tour of how the site evolved.<p>Check it out:<p><i>(Former Business Insider reporter Megan Rose Dickey also</i> …

Social Media

Make your own life-size BB-8 droid for $120

17-year-old engineering whizkid teaches you how to make Star Wars' droid<p>It's not supplanted R2-D2 in the "cute robots we wish were our best friends" stakes just yet, but The Force Awakens' BB-8 is getting close. Sadly, we're at least a few years away from the kind of artificial intelligence that'll …

Lego

Robots are expected to replace five million jobs by 2020

It's the latest in a series of figures economists have released projecting the impact that AI systems and machines will have on the human workforce, and this one, from the World Economic Forum, predicts a "Fourth Industrial Revolution," characterized by unprecedented "developments in genetics, …

The Future

Will Robots Save The Future Of Work?

Is a robot coming for your job?<p>It’s not a novel question, but if Gartner’s predictions are correct, the answer could be leaning more definitively toward yes. The analyst firm’s research suggests one in three jobs will be converted to software, robots and smart machines by 2025.<p>What is new, however, …

Artificial Intelligence

Oculus Co-Founder Confirms The Rift Will Be Sold At Cost

The Oculus Rift will be sold with a $599 retail price. And Oculus is taking a wash on the hardware. Oculus Co-Founder and VP of Product Nate Mitchell revealed to TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook earlier today that the company is selling the hardware at cost in an effort to kickstart the VR ecosystem.<p>This …

Virtual Reality

The retail PlayStation VR's processing box is about the size of a Wii

PlayStation VR still remains the most consumer looking of the VR kits<p>The final retail version of the PlayStation VR headset — codenamed Project Morpheus — will plug into a sizable black box before plugging into the PlayStation 4.<p>While PlayStation officials have discussed the need for the VR …

The best science fiction, as picked by 20 A.I. experts

But even they can't help but enjoy a few choice science fiction movies and books.<p>Some movies show what our near future will look like, while others are so far-fetched but are enjoyable nonetheless.<p>Tech Insider spoke to 20 AI researchers, roboticists, and computer scientists about their favorite …

Artificial Intelligence

8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could be cleaning up after you at home, and your financial advisor might be a computer investing for you automatically.<p>And with at least 90 countries operating unmanned aerial vehicles, …

Robotics

Robots are learning to say “no” to human orders

It may seem an obvious idea that a robot should do precisely what a human orders it to do at all times. But researchers in Massachusetts are trying something that many a science fiction movie has already anticipated: They’re teaching robots to say “no” to some instructions.<p>For robots wielding …

Robotics