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MIT wants to control your dreams with a glove

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a device that allows a person to maintain a semi-conscious state between wakefulness and sleeping.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> There’s now a working “sleep interface,” in the form of a device that allows humans to have a small amount …

Consciousness

Amazon Reportedly Has A Secret Team Building A Home Robot

You may have seen Amazon robots whizzing around the company’s enormous warehouses but now there’s reason to believe similar machines could soon be entering people’s homes.<p>According to a report from Bloomberg on Monday that cites several inside sources familiar with the matter, Amazon is secretly …

Here’s yet another good reason to never use Internet Explorer

If you or any of your loved ones are still using Internet Explorer — and yes, I do mean true IE, not Microsoft Edge — then you probably already …

Internet Explorer

Google Search now helps you hunt for jobs in India

Roughly a year after launching its job search tool in the US, Google is bringing the feature to India today.<p>Searching for terms like “jobs near me,” “jobs for freshers,” or “content writing jobs” will now surface openings from a roster over a million listings, from some 90,000 employers nationwide. …

Google Search

Amazon Rolls Out In-Car Delivery

Do you want to receive packages in your car? Then Amazon has a service for you.<p>SEATTLE, WA - Amazon will begin offering delivery to Prime members to …

Report: Alibaba finally overtakes Amazon in the race for ecommerce supremacy

The data in our new 2018 Q2 Digital Statshot show that Alibaba has overtaken Amazon as the world’s most popular ecommerce platform.<p>Some of the supporting data even comes from Amazon itself, via the company’s Alexa analysis platform.

eCommerce

Huawei’s upcoming AI assistant is a Black Mirror episode in real life

• Huawei is looking to provide emotional interactions through its AI assistant.<br>• The company’s team is inspired by the movie <i>Her</i> and envisions that soon enough, we won’t even need to touch our smartphones to use them.<br>• While Huawei’s vision sounds ambitious and exciting, its plans to essentially replace …

Black Mirror

Don’t Die in the Woods Survival Tent

Price: $17 | BuyThis compact and lightweight pouch belongs in every outdoor travel kit. It packs an emergency 2-person tent made from tear-resistant, …

Camping

A Sticky Twist on Solar Power

Solar power has come a long way from the original gargantuan grids in the desert. Advancements in nano-materials and microtechnology now offered …

TekFire LED Fuel-Free Lighter

It can start fires anywhere, regardless of wind, rain, or altitude. And it doesn't have a flame. Instead, the TekFire Fuel-Free Lighter uses a …

Combar Outdoor Multi-Tool

We love the idea of a multi-tool – a folding device that can tackle a wide variety of tasks any of its individual components would be unable to …

A Pocket Knife that Works like Panther-claws

The way Caswell’s Morphing Karambit knife opens and closes is a thing of sheer beauty. It uses a parallel motion linkage, as opposed to a …

Industrial Design

How to download a copy of everything Facebook knows about you

Facebook stores almost every single interaction you've had with the social network since you joined, including every time you've logged in, ads …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to your face. You talk to it. It talks to you. But no words are said. You say things in your head, like "what street am I on," and it reads the signals your brain …

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt: ‘An interface between mind and machine will happen’

I now see companies emerging actually promising to do what I wrote about in fiction Eric Leuthardt<p><b>Dr Eric C Leuthardt, 45, is a neurosurgeon at Washington University in St Louis. He is also the co-founder of NeuroLutions, a research laboratory developing direct</b> <b>interfaces between mind and computer</b><b>.</b> …

Singularity

Garmin Tactix Charlie

Garmin have recently introduced the Tactic Charlie, a tactical watch that can be a lifesaver out in the wild with its serious mapping skills. The …

Batteries

Camera battle: Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+

<b>The Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S9+ pride themselves on having top-quality cameras, but which is best? We compare them side by side.</b><p>Flagship …

Mobile Photography

Amazon now lets you create Alexa skills without a single line of code

Amazon has updated Alexa with a clever feature that makes it a whole lot more useful around the house: you can now build your own skills for the voice assistant without having to touch a line of code.<p>Using Alexa Blueprints, you can now set up custom skills and responses to do things like leave …

Smart Homes

The Tipoon Travel Machine reimagines camping w/ room for four on-the-road

Last week we told you about the latest release from Airstream, which dropped the iconic aluminum build for a more budget-friendly price point. Airstream is largely reacting to a market that has seen prices continue to drop as younger generations, mainly millenials, have taken a keen interest in …

RVs

Microsoft Soundscape helps the visually impaired navigate cities

Microsoft today launched Soundscape, a new iOS app that aims to give people who are blind or visually impaired a greater awareness of their surrounding by using 3D cues.<p>It’s worth stressing that the app isn’t about replacing guide dogs or canes. Instead, it’s all about enriching people’s perception …

DeepMind's new robots learned how to teach themselves

The minute hand on the robot apocalypse clock just inched a little closer to midnight. DeepMind, the Google sister-company responsible for the smartest AI on the planet, just taught machines how to figure things out for themselves.<p>Robots aren’t very good at exploring on their own. AI that only …

Cat S61 Multi-tool Android Smartphone

$400 'Dumb Phone' Only Lets You Call and Text, but the Superior Attitude That Comes With It Is Priceless

If you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing way to curb your smartphone addiction, look not further than the Light Phone 2, a minimalist “dumb …

AiFi replicates Amazon Go's checkout-free shopping in any store

Bricks-and-mortar shopping could be about to change forever. Amazon pioneered the automated convenience store with its newly-opened Go supermarket, and now computer vision company AiFi is introducing the first scalable, checkout-free system for stores outside of Amazon's sphere of influence. The …

Google Clips review: a smart camera that doesn’t make the grade

Can you trust Google’s algorithms with your most precious moments?<p>Picture this: you’re hanging out with your kids or pets and they spontaneously do something interesting or cute that you want to capture and preserve. But by the time you’ve gotten your phone out and its camera opened, the moment has …

"Travis, the Translator" ausprobiert: Dieser Knirps übersetzt 80 Sprachen

<b>Schon mal auf Mallorca falsch abgebogen und die "Locals" nach dem Weg gefragt, aber die sprachen kein Wort Spanisch? Oder am Nationalfeiertag in</b> …

Device provides years of power through temperature swings

Eventually, you might not need a battery or a conspicuous external power source to keep a device running for years on end. A team at MIT has created a device that produces energy by exploiting the temperature swings that occur between day and night. Known as a thermal resonator, it uses a hybrid of …

Clean Energy

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

KI statt Kundendienst: O2-"Aura" gibt jederzeit Auskunft

Telefónica hat für O2-Kunden eine neue Dienstleisterin vorgestellt: Die künstliche Intelligenz "Aura" hilft ab sofort bei Fragen rund um den eigenen …