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3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed, a controversial startup led by a young, charismatic anarchist whom Wired once named one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world.<p>Hyper-loquacious and media-savvy, Cody Wilson is fond of telling …

Guns

Amazon, Alibaba And Nike All Point To The Next Innovation In Retail -- Personalized Physical Spaces

Last week I wrote a piece entitled, <i>Amazon Go Means No More Status Quo.</i> The piece not only heaped praise on Amazon but also highlighted how Amazon Go, over the long-run, is about far more than the mere buzzwords of “checkout-free shopping” — the thesis being that, if one studies Amazon Go closely, …

eCommerce

Magic Leap One will ship this summer with Nvidia Tegra X2 processor

Following four years of development, Magic Leap announced today that it will begin shipping the Magic Leap One Creator Edition to developers this summer — a window that began on June 21, 2018 and will end on September 22, 2018. The company also confirmed that it is using an Nvidia Tegra X2 …

Augmented Reality

“Time Banking” Is Catching On In the Digital World

Uh oh. Your garbage disposal is broken. Time to call the plumber, and shell out for a couple hours of service, right?<p>What if there was a different …

Financial Services

AI bots trained for 180 years a day to beat humans at Dota 2

The bots were built by the research lab OpenAI, but they have yet to challenge professional teams<p>Beating humans at board games is passé in the AI world. Now, top academics and tech companies want to challenge us at video games instead. Today, OpenAI, a research lab founded by Elon Musk and Sam …

Artificial Intelligence

Why your next gaming console may be in the cloud

I first made this call back in 2013. Now I'm making it again, and this time I might actually be right.<p>The arms race of living room gaming consoles, cramming in faster hardware and extra features, is doomed to (eventually) collapse under its own weight, replaced by the same cloud-based model that …

Living Rooms

I tried the wristband that lets you control computers with your brain

Thomas Reardon, the CEO and co-founder of neuroscience startup CTRL-Labs, does not want to hear about brain implants.<p>“There’s nothing you can do with a chip in your brain that we can’t do better,” Reardon tells me during a visit to CTRL-Labs’ cramped Manhattan office. Between us on a conference …

The Brain

AR for the blind is straight out of Star Trek

For those who are legally blind, this Augmented Reality headset could enhance vision during essential tasks<p>Augmented reality could help the legally …

Nvidia’s mini supercomputer is the fastest single computer humanity has built

Nvidia has laid claim to building the “fastest single computer humanity has ever created,” by linking up 16 of its Volta-generation Tesla V100 …

Artificial Intelligence

We could move to another planet with a spaceship like this

Sinelab<p>Space<p>Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.<p>Proxima b, our nearest neighboring exoplanet, is almost 25 trillion miles away. Even one of our fastest spaceships—the 31,600-​mile-​per-​hour New Horizons—would take hundreds of thousands of years …

9 Facts You Didn't Know About Blockchain

It's already improving scientific research, it's likely to revolutionize the shipping industry, and it could be used to digitally identify billions …

'Micro' Finance Giant Robinhood Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin

Stock trading mobile app provider Robinhood is jumping on the crypto-trading bandwagon.<p>Announced today, the company, which was founded in 2013 as a …

Deep in the Desert, the Hyperloop Comes to Life

When the hyperloop first sparked a frenzy in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea—very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, …

Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks

It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobility services to give it much thought. This year, however, Mercedes-Benz had one of the most interesting announcements at the …

Automotive Industry

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power.<p>Yet, while tech giants give us access to …

ITER nuclear reactor may be the "holy grail" of limitless renewable energy

by Dom Galeon December 30, 2017 Earth & Energy 15974<p>Not Just More Stable<p>Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could …

The Five Most Amazing Things That Were 3-D-Printed This Year - MIT Technology Review

Additive manufacturing has been hyped for years. But in 2017 much of its promise materialized: 3-D printing took a series of big steps out of the …

CRISPR in 2018: Coming to a Human Near You - MIT Technology Review

Ever since scientists first used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit living human cells in 2013, they’ve been saying that the possibilities for using it to treat …

News: What's the Difference Between HoloLens, Meta 2 & Magic Leap?

Augmented reality is beginning to leak out into the mainstream world. This is thanks, in part, to ARKit and ARCore making their debuts this year. …

Augmented Reality

New 3D printer will combine all your medications in one personalized pill

We increasingly live in an age of personalized health care, where treatment can be tailored to suit individuals on a person-by-person basis. A new 3D …

3D Printing

Space Tourism: Russia Plans Luxury Hotel on the ISS

Russia’s space agency is planning a new luxury hotel module for the International Space Station (ISS) that will allow space tourists to visit the …

2018: A Year to Begin New Shifts

Great companies don't adapt, they prepare<p>A century ago, most Americans lived much like people in ancient times. As Robert Gordon explains in <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, few had indoor plumbing, electricity or an automobile. Everyday chores, such as cooking a meal or washing yourself could …

Innovation

Alibaba will sell cars with a vehicle vending machine

Chinese internet ecommerce giant Alibaba is still breaking online shopping records, but it's begun veering into physical sales, too. That the company is reportedly planning a shopping mall is in their retail wheelhouse, but last week's news was further afield: Alibaba will help sell Ford EVs in …

The Weaponization of Education Data

<i>This is part five of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories”</i>As in previous years, it would be quite easy to fill a whole article in this …

Trying to understand blockchain by making one!

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies made a lot of noise lately. I have been rather disappointed by the turn the cryptocurrencies took, from an amazing …

Blockchain App that pays households to cut energy use wins Future Cities Hackathon

Held at UTS, the hackathon brought together some of the best and brightest from the fields of sustainability, design and technology, the corporate …

Elon Musk wants to meld the human brain with computers. Here's a realistic timeline.

by The Conversation October 15, 2017 Enhanced Humans 18323<p><i>By James Wu, Ph.D. Student in Bioengineering, Researcher at the Center for Sensorimotor</i> …

Singularity

Google AI Creates Its Own Offspring

The process of designing AI systems has historically been time-consuming and fraught with the potential for error. Google tested whether an existing …

Plan B? Ethereum Innovators Are Reviving the Fight for Net Neutrality

A tech meetup at a dimly lit New York City bar - so far, nothing out of the ordinary.<p>But what's peculiar about this particular meetup is that other …

"Space Kingdom" Asgardia says it's the first nation with all of its territory in orbit

by Business Insider December 8, 2017 Future Society 8415<p>Dave Mosher<p>The self-declared Space Kingdom of Asgardia, a nation founded by a Russian …