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Breathtaking drone footage of dam’s spillway takes you into the bowels of hell

The California rain has brought us some stunning images of spillways this month—none more captivating than the damaged wall in Oroville Lake that …

CES 2017: Griffin Unveils New 'Home' Collection With Smart Coffee Maker, Mirror, Toaster, and More

Griffin today debuted its latest line of products at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, introducing a new set of smart home products that include a Connected Toaster, Connected Coffee Maker, Connected Mirror, PowerBlock Beacon, and PowerJolt Beacon.<p>The Connected Coffeemaker, priced at $99.99, is …

Coffeemakers

Actually, there is something new about Apple's upcoming iPhone 7

Editorial<p>Despite a flurry of incessant news reports maintaining that Apple is poised to bore its customers to death with a completely snooze-worthy …

IPhone 7

Samsung Rumored to Launch Fully Bendable Smartphones in 2017

Smartphone maker and display manufacturer Samsung is believed to launch a pair of smartphones in early 2017, each with a bendable OLED display. According to people familiar with the smartphones' development (via <i>Bloomberg</i>), the two devices could be unveiled as early as Q1 2017 -- potentially at …

HYPER-REALITY

Holographic Display Cases Could Help Museums Bring Artifacts to Life

Walking through a museum is a wonderful way to learn about history, but you can only glean so much by looking at a random object, or reading a tiny …

There’s Only One Way You Could Personally Visit an Exoplanet

Sorry, Han Solo and Mr. Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you’ll never be able to punch a button and travel through “hyperspace,” or go to …

Magic Leap’s Latest Demo is Like Tripping Balls

Wired just published a giant feature on Magic Leap, the lavishly-funded, and very secretive mixed reality startup that we know almost nothing about<i>.</i> …

This 4.7-Inch Organic LCD Wraps Right Around Your Wrist

Your smartwatch screen may soon be rather more impressive: This 4.7-inch organic LCD display is flexible enough to wrap right around a wrist.<p>Produced …

Volvo Brags About Making the First Car That Doesn’t Need Keys

As a carmaker Volvo has always been known for its innovative safety features, and thanks to a new app, that now includes eliminating the risk of cuts …

We're Entering a Golden Age of Space Tourism Propaganda [Updated]

Whether they’re selling tickets to orbit or making sure the science funding keeps flowing, rocket companies and space agencies alike have a vested …

Microsoft Has Some Crazy Ideas About How We're Going to Use HoloLens to Watch Sports

Have you resigned yourself to the fact that in the future, you’ll be required to strap on a headset or facemask of some kind just to enjoy basic …

It's 2016, So Where Are Our Flexible Electronics?

If we’ve learned one thing from breathy concept designs and cheesy sci-fi movies, it’s that we all deserve flexible technologies: bio-electric …

Volvo Is Designing the Autonomous Car That Could Eliminate All Traffic Deaths

As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the 10 Freeway. So I cued up the <i>Master of None</i> episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek …

Boeing Wants to Turn the Interiors of Its Planes Into Giant Screens

The use of mood lighting on planes has almost become cliché—ahem, Virgin—but what if airlines could take that idea a bit further, actually using LEDs …

Here's how Gorilla Glass could come to your car, walls, and fridge

Gorilla Glass

An iPhone Charging in Midair Is the Coolest CES Demo I’ve Ever Seen

Like calling those two-wheeled, self-balancing monstrosities hoverboards, the term ‘wireless charging’ has been incorrectly used to describe many …

Up close with Segway's Advanced Personal Robot

Last night at its keynote, we watched some dudes ride out on Segways, only to discover that hiding inside those Segways was a full-on robot butler. Intel was showing it off to demo its Real Sense technology, which can map and detect an environment in real time and let computers react to it. The …

Volkswagen’s electric bus concept is a groovy, far out vision for the future

It has a 101 kWh battery, good for a total range of 373 miles in the ridiculously optimistic New European Driving Cycle, an EU standard for measuring fuel efficiency that appears to have no basis in reality. More realistically, you'd likely be looking at well under 300 miles, which is still pretty …

visionforthefuture

Sixteen Sensors Let Withings' New Forehead Thermometer Make Easy Instant Readings

If the thought of sticking a thermometer where the sun don’t shine to get an accurate reading disgusts you, Withings new Thermo provides a far less …

BMW AirTouch Controls Basically Put You Inside Your Car's Touchscreen

BMW already has “gesture control” in place on the latest 7-Series flagship sedan; swipe and slide fingers in front of the infotainment screen to …

CES

HoloLens (briefly) shown streaming 'Halo 5' and Netflix

We've known for awhile that you can beam practically anything to Microsoft's augmented reality headset, HoloLens, but seeing someone playing <i>Halo 5</i> on a TV that seemingly appears out of thin air is still pretty damned neat. And it's not just Microsoft's disappointing first-person shooter that's …

Augmented Reality

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Your Smartwatch Might Soon Know Exactly What You're Touching

Although undetectable by our limited five senses, most electrical devices emit small amounts of unique electromagnetic noise, which is actually …

Sharp Is Going to Sell This Little Robot as a Smartphone

Earlier this year, we reported on Tomotaka Takahashi, the famous engineer who sent the first talking robot into space, and his plans to make robots …

Just About Every Surface Inside Nissan's Concept Car Is a Screen Display

Seats, headrests, the entire dashboard—these are just some of the surfaces Nissan is covering with screen displays in their new concept car. We’re …

The Touchjet WAVE Turns Your TV Into a Touchscreen

Squint no more with this new device by Touchjet.<p>Bay Area-based tech firm Touchjet is on a mission to bring tactile technology to the masses. After rolling out the Pond portable touch-sensitive projector, the brand is also gearing up to launch the WAVE, a peripheral that turns any TV into a giant …

Apps

Apple Testing Service That Allows Siri to Answer Calls and Transcribe Voicemail

Employees at Apple are reportedly putting a new service through its paces, one that would allow Siri to not only answer a missed call instead of a pre-set voicemail message, but give her the ability to record and transcribe those message for users to read as text later (via <i>Business Insider</i>). The …