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This holographic touchscreen is projected into thin air, but it looks incredibly real

In the future, you may not need to actually touch a glass panel to interact with a touchscreen, and instead, you’ll reach into thin air and “touch” a …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

These wireless bone-conducting headphones let you listen while you listen

Kickstarter, it's a funny old place. A weird soup of real ingenuity and beermat ideas. <i>Headbones</i> might initially sound like it'll fall in the latter camp, but you'd be wrong. Once you know they're bone conducting headphones, the name reveals its clever twist. Yes, you may have seen bone conducting …

17 Emerging Energy Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging energy technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions based on consultation …

Google beats Facebook to acquisition of drone maker

Google has just agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones that was in acquisition talks with Facebook just a few months ago. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the Mountain View company hopes to use these long-lasting autonomous vehicles to assist its Project …

Kandi Crush: An Electric-Car Vending Machine From China Could Upend The Auto Industry

China is growing so fast it’s sometimes difficult to get different sources to even agree which the biggest cities are and how many people live in them. But that said, among them is a name unfamiliar to most Americans, the city of Hangzhou, located in eastern China, and home to 8.7 million as of …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

NASA's Valkyrie is a 'superhero' robot that could lead us to Mars - ExtremeTech

NASA’s Valkyrie is a ‘superhero’ robot that could lead us to Mars<p>By on December 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Google may design its own ARM chips, could threaten Intel's server business - ExtremeTech

Google may design its own ARM chips, could threaten Intel’s server business<p>By on December 13, 2013 at 7:23 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

This Tiny Robot Could Be Your Personal Robotic Butler

Our homes are becoming more and more automated. We have smart thermostats, smoke detectors, and home security devices.<p>Now, Japan’s NEC Corporation thinks it can sell robotic butlers, and to do so, it’s using the power of cuteness. The machine NEC just revealed is called PaPeRo Petit, and it is a …

Robotics

Could a sensor-studded shirt sleeve make you a hoops star?

When Deric Thompson coaches fourth grade basketball, he warns his players about "chicken wings." Not the greasy fastfood variety, but the kind that basically makes it impossible to sink a shot.<p>"Don't do the chicken wing," Thompson reminds his players. "Keep that elbow in, especially on the release."<p>…

Carnegie Mellon University

Samsung reaffirms its support for Tizen, sheds light on its future

A report in Korean media emerged, shedding light on Samsung’s future plans for Tizen. According to the head of Samsung Electronics’ visual display …

Shape-shifting: how to build an ‘illusion cloak’

Morphing into other people may still be within the realms of sci-fi and mythology, but the first prototypes of certain illusion cloaks are starting to appear.<p>We’ve dreamed of shape-shifting for centuries. In Greek mythology, the hunter Actaeon was transformed into a stag, while the god Proteus …

4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

<i>In our</i> Weekly Innovation series<i>, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form.</i><p>The advent of 3-D printing brought on a number of innovations worthy of news coverage. Printers have created …

Fleet of futuristic, driverless pod cars coming to a town in the UK

The people of Milton Keynes, a town about 50 miles north of London, could soon be hopping into driverless cars to travel to their destination, with …

Nanosatellites Will Give Everyone Access to Space

The author displays a NanoSatisfi CubeSat.<p>In the future, everyone on Earth will have ubiquitous access to outer space. That might seem to be a bold …

Superhuman low-cost robotic arm wins US students James Dyson Award

Four mechanical engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania have picked up the prestigious James Dyson Award and $45,000 in prize money …

La llegada de Google Watch "Gem" es inminente, KitKat y Google Now protagonistas

Los rumores apuntan a que Google estaría ultimando los detalles de sus relojes inteligentes con nombre en clave "Gem", que algunos ya denominan como</b> …

Folded paper lithium-ion battery increases energy density by 14 times - ExtremeTech

By on October 9, 2013 at 10:53 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Could the solution to the …

Samsung reportedly close to releasing Glass competitor - and Google's involved - ExtremeTech

Samsung reportedly close to releasing Glass competitor — and Google’s involved<p>By on October 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Watch: MIT’s Self-Assembling Robots Offer Whiffs of Optimus Prime

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><i>Photo: M. Scott Brauer</i><p><i>Photo: M. Scott</i> …

Avegant's head-mounted virtual retinal display offers brilliant definition, we go hands-on (video)

We've never seen a product quite like this, and for Avegant, that's very good news. The startup's prototype virtual retinal display (VRD) delivers insanely sharp definition and a realistic image even with low-resolution sources by projecting directly into each eye using an array of two million …

The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the outdoor runner is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is being …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

German Hacker Group Says It's Broken The iPhone's TouchID Fingerprint Reader

For a few German hackers, breaking Apple’s much-hyped fingerprint reader seems to have been little more than a one-weekend project.<p>On Sunday, the Berlin-based hacker group known as the Chaos Computer Club–and more specifically a member of the group who goes by the name Starbug–announced that …

Google Hires Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chairman For The New Health Venture

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Chairman Arthur D. Levinson will take up a new role in Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)-backed health focus company Calico. Google …