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All the coolest things we saw at Toy Fair 2018

Bosch and Nvidia create an AI supercomputer for self-driving tech

Bosch is creating the brain for the self-driving cars of the future.<p>At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin this week, the supplier of technology and services presented an onboard computer for automated vehicles.<p>Thanks to artificial intelligence, the computer can apply …

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Wisewear hides a safety alarm inside a woman's bracelet

Tap the device when attacked and your phone will send your location to your emergency contacts via SMS.<p>If there's one issue with conventional personal attack alarms, it's that if it isn't already in your hand when trouble strikes, it's basically useless. Wisewear is a company that's tackling the …

The stunning 'Lumino City' is a video game made of paper instead of polygons

<i>Lumino City</i> is actually the sequel to <i>Lume</i>, a short puzzle adventure released in 2011 that was similarly built using real-world materials. It tells the story of Lumi, a young girl who follows a series of clues to restore power to her grandfather's house. It was a short experience, one that was …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

'Social discovery' is not about making friends. It's about sex, narcissism, & gossip

“Social networking is what your social life looks like today, and social discovery is what your social life might look like tomorrow,” said ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas during his opening remarks at Wednesday’s Glimpse Social Discovery conference.<p>In simpler terms: Social discovery is an …

ClickHole is the smartest, sassiest, fiercest, freshest, craziest, cutest, biggest, brightest, most viral thing you will ever see

The Onion conquers the internet<p>The year is 2014. The internet's mass media juggernaut has fully processed your brain, churning it in a vat of vague hyperbole. It is now a lukewarm, absorbent porridge. An offering to the viral gods. You now enjoy the simple things. You live to see photos of Beyoncé. …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

The Best-Designed iPhone Apps In the World, According to Apple

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced latest the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards. The award recognizes innovative Mac and iOS apps that raise the bar in "creative, powerful, and compelling ways."<p>Past winners have included …

5 Comics You Should Read After Seeing X-Men: Days of Future Past

<i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i> offered up more mutants than you ever could have imagined, yet you're hungry for more and unsure where to turn after the …

Adidas miCoach Smart Run review: the almost-perfect training partner

When we first heard about the Adidas Smart Run, we were more than a little eager to try it out. If you're both a techie and a runner, then the boatload of sensors (GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, heart-rate monitor, accelerometer) and feature list (Android, real-time coaching, custom workouts) should have …

Three Big Ideas in Google's Modular Phone That No One's Talking About

It's easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. With Ara, a dead battery in the middle of a day trip doesn't set off …

Researchers charge 40 smartphones wirelessly from 5m

Engineers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a system that can power devices up to five metres …

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says

Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible.<p>And scientists need your help to test it out.<p>A research team from the University of Michigan and Yale University has released a free iPhone app that loads a complex, jet-lag …

This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

Jet lag is nobody's idea of fun. A bunch of mathematicians say they can make the adjustment less painful with a smartphone app that calculates the swiftest way to adjust.<p>Users plug in the time zone they're traveling to, and the app will do the calculations before spitting out a schedule specifying …

DuckDuckGo: The privacy search ruffling Google's feathers

Gabriel Weinberg, the search engine's founder, says it has tapped into a growing desire not to be tracked<p>It takes a certain degree of bravery for one man to go up against Google in anything - but taking the technology giant on web search? Some might regard that as just plain foolish.<p>After all, this …

This is the smartwatch Apple or Google needs to make

Why can't great smartwatches look like normal watches? Smartwatches, for the most part, can be divided into two categories: vague approximations of the future like the Pebble, Gear, and Gear Fit, or conventionally styled watches from companies like Citizen and Cookoo that offer far less …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

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