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Robots learn to walk naturally by understanding their bodies... +
The challenge with bipedal robots isn't so much getting them to walk at all (although that's sometimes a problem) as it is getting them to walk naturally. They tend to either step cautiously or quickly run into trouble. Swiss researchers think t...
Now you can sleep on the cool side of the pillow literally all night... +
Keep a cool head....
Life 3.0 gives you a users guide for superintelligent AI systems to come... +
Do we need to be concerned about the rapid rise of artificial intelligence? Some people say there’s nothing to worry about, while others warn that a Terminator-level nightmare is dead ahead. MIT physicist Max Tegmark says both sides of that argument...
Hackaday Prize Entry: Inexpensive Emergency Button... +
I've fallen and I can't get up. We all remember it, and we all know what product we're talking about. Now, with cheap microcontrollers, ubiquitous WiFi, and wearable electronics, there must be a simpl......
CRISPR gene-editing technology could lower risk of miscarriages... +
CRISPRallows for the permanent modification of genes within organisms. It can also cut outgenetic defects that are believed to contribute to miscarriages. Scientists could determine why some women have more miscarriages than others. The post CRISPR gene-e...
Office 365's revamped web launchers put you to work sooner... +
Sometimes, it's not your productivity apps that need a tune-up... it's how you get to those apps that needs work. And Microsoft knows it. The tech firm has redesigned the Office.com front end and Office 365's web app launcher. There's ...
Comparing smartphones to find the most bezel-less design... +
As the smartphone industry marches inexorably towards a bezel-less future, we compare the shrinking bezels on the latest and greatest devices. Find out who has the smallest bezels on their smartphone. The post Comparing smartphones to find the most bezel-...
How to stream on YouTube Gaming, a quick and easy guide... +
Getting yourself set up to stream games online is easier today than ever before, but if you need a little help getting started, here's a quick and easy step-by-step guide on how to stream on YouTube Gaming. The post How to stream on YouTube Gaming, a quic...
The Witness for iOS brings you soothing graphics to accompany tough puzzles... +
If you're looking for a challenging game with intriguing graphics, try The Witness. The first-person game, single player game has over 500 puzzles along with stunning graphics to keep you playing for hours. The post ‘The Witness’ for iOS bring...
The top 10 angel investors in AI... +
The artificial intelligence space is growing quickly and, with that, so is the need among AI startups to find the right investor.The artificial intelligence space is growing quickly and, with that, so is the need among AI startups to find the right invest...
I wonder who these new Ikea wireless charging ads are aimed at... +
Ikea a few years ago started selling furniture that contains circuitry that charges devices wirelessly. Thats not something new. But now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are going to be the first Ap...
This mobile game lets you snoop through a lost phone... +
Lock your phones...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt... +
This week, after we expressed some serious concerns about Senator Blumenthal's comments on SESTA, Uriel-238 won most insightful comment of the week by summarizing and questioning the train of thought: Legislator: This is my bill to stop evil people. ...
EFF Leaves the W3C over DRM Decision... +
On September 18th, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF, announced that they were leaving the World Wide Web Consortium, W3C, due to its stance on DRM, effective immediately. This was published in the form of an open letter from Cory Doctorow, which is...
Download this: Ikea's AR app lets you preview furniture before you buy... +
But one of the best use cases of ARkit so far is not a game or an app to make your selfies more interesting: it's from Ikea. ...
'Star Trek: Discovery' title sequence is full of dreamy blueprints... +
The new show opens with a deconstructed take on Star Trek ships and equipment....
In shift towards electric vehicles, Volkswagen looking for cobalt contracts... +
The mineral is an important component in many types of large lithium ion batteries. ...
Happy 9th Birthday, Android!... +
The Android operating system has just turned nine, and it looks like its well on track for another nine. When Google released Android on September 28, 2008, it showed a lot of promise, but it was a new player on the market, and it was hard to bet money o...
How Kristel Kruustk turned a passion for testing apps into a big business... +
When Kristel Kruustk finished high school in Estonia, she went to London and became a waitress. Her friends turned her on to the tech scene, and she decided to go back to school to study software development. Kruustkfell in love with software testing and ...
Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app in the Philippines... +
Useful in places with limited internet connectivity...
Maze-like chip helps spot aggressive cancer cells... +
It's difficult to spot cancer cells -- just one in a billion blood cells are cancerous. How do you isolate them to know the trouble someone is facing and eventually treat it? By drawing the kind of mazes you enjoyed as a kid, apparently. Researche......
This free Android app could protect you from credit card skimmers at the pump... +
The free Skimmer Scanner Android app can alert you to potential threats, warning you when someone may be trying to steal your credit card data at the gas pump. The post This free Android app could protect you from credit card skimmers at the pump appeared...
LG patents VR display that tackles the screen-door effect... +
Current displays for VR headsets enable us to peer into virtual worlds with ease, but theres plenty of room for improvement. According to a recently discovered patent, LG is taking aim at one of those areas; the dreaded screen-door effect.Current displays...
Best new songs to stream: Arcade Fire, Mac Demarco, and more... +
Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what artists have the best new songs to stream. Up this week: Arcade Fire, Mac Demarco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bibio, and Dave Depper. The post Best new songs to stream: Arcade Fire, Mac Demarco, and...
A Thoughtful Variety of Projects and Failures... +
Our friends at [The Thought Emporium] have been bringing us delightful projects but not all ofthem warrant a full-fledged video. What does anyone with a bevy of small but worthy projects do? They pu......
Twitter Lite site gets the inevitable app, now being tested in the Phillipines... +
In April, Twitter published a blog post announcing the debut of Twitter Lite, described as "a new mobile web experience which minimizes data usage." Well, there's now an app for that, and it's being tested in the Phllippines. The post Twitter Lite site ge...
The parents guide to picking the right video game for your party... +
A great party needs good food, appropriate beverages, and the perfect video game. Unfortunately, finding the best game for a party isn’t exactly easy. Mixed groups of young children, teens, and grown-ups make finding something appropriate in a sea of titl...
Google wants to be Apple again. Here's the problem... +
Commentary: To succeed in mobile hardware, Google will have to master something for which it has never shown expertise: product marketing....
Apple Watch with LTE, Fitbit Ionic, Google leaks, Moto X4 (MobileTechRoundup #407)... +
Apple's new products started arriving this week and some purchases were made by the hosts. Fitbit's Ionic has also been attached to Matt's wrist for about 10 days....
For Google, HTC deal is about the Pixel's next decade... +
Google wants to win the smartphone game, and with the recent HTC deal, there's a realistic roadmap to getting there. When rumors began swirling about Google buying HTC's smartphone division, anyone with an opinion on the industry had thoughts; here's why...
NVIDIA Releases GeForce 385.69 Drivers... +
New graphics drivers for GeForce cards were published a few days ago. Unfortunately, I became a bit reliant upon GeForce Experience to notify me, and it didn’t this time, so I am a bit late on the draw. The 385.69 update adds “Game Ready&rdquo...
The cambrian moment in our innovation economy... +
According to Re-Imagine group chairman and serial tech entrepreneurPeter Hirshberg, we are at a decisive moment in our innovation economy. Silicon Valley.....
The best air purifier... +
By Tim Heffernan and John Holecek This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions t...
Intel cancels Project Alloy wireless VR headset, but is still investing in AR/VR... +
Intel has cancelled Project Alloy, its wireless VR headset, but will still invest in the tech to expand augmented and virtual reality. The tech corporation says it will use the experience as a proof of concept. The post Intel cancels Project Alloy wireles...
Camp on a cliffside at the edge of the ocean in the Malibu Dream Airstream... +
Get off-the-grid and enjoy spectacular scenery just outside of Los Angeles in the Malibu Dream Airstream campsite, offered by Airbnb. Stay for a week or weekend in the ultimate outdoor lover's paradise. The post Camp on a cliffside at the edge of the ocea...
Intel believes WiGig will be a viable option for wireless high-end VR... +
Intel showed off a demo this week of WiGig wireless networking technology that can connect a high-performance PC with a wireless virtual reality headset, providing a new option for doing VR without the annoying cables.Intel showed off a demo this week of ...
This D&D 4K touchscreen custom table is a Dungeon Masters dream... +
Dungeons & Dragons is growing in popularity in the digital age, and this veteran gamer created his own custom table with a 4K display and touchscreen capability. The post This D&D 4K touchscreen custom table is a Dungeon Master’s dream app...
The 7 best free iPhone games of the week... +
Now that iOS 11 has arrived, youre probably looking for as many reasons as possible to mess with your iPhone, especially if you got an iPhone 8 on Friday. Why not download a bunch of free ga...
14 startups in Asia that caught our eye... +
Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week....
Your chances of making a successful mobile app are almost nil... +
With every passing year, the tech industry is flattered with a new slew of statistics revealing truly remarkable growth. 90 billion mobile app downloads across Android and iOS in 2016, with a whopping 40 percent increase to revenue generated for developer...
Ace the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam with this certification prep course!... +
Whether you are looking to start a new career or just advance the one you are in currently, you'll need some certifications under your belt to make you stand out above the others. Unfortunately, getting certifications can be a time-consuming and expensive...
Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 17, 2017... +
See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 17, 2017. Read More...
After Math: Like looking into the future... +
It was an exciting week for futuristic technologies. Knightscope debuted its newest roboguard, Nest showed off a face-recognizing outdoor camera, and Google came up with a way to close your garage from anywhere in the neighborhood. Numbers, because h......
Best BlackBerry Phone... +
Best Overall Best for Less Best Slider Best overall BlackBerry KEYone See at Amazon BlackBerry is legendary when it comes to mobile device management and security, and follows that trend when using Android to power its phones. With the KEYone, yo...
CNET UK podcast 528: Analysing Apple and Uber's London ban... +
Are Apple's iPhones worth the money and is London right to ban Uber from operating? The CNET UK podcast discusses all the biggest tech stories....
What is Reddit? A guide to the front page of the internet... +
So, what is Reddit exactly? Here, we breakdown the terminology, perks, and various inner workings of everyone's favorite social platform. Understanding the self-proclaimed "front page of the internet" has never been so easy. The post What is Reddit? A gui...
Skeleton Shows Neanderthal Kids Grew Up Like Modern Human Children... +
The skeleton of a 7-year-old Neanderthal child revealed that kids of the extinct human species grew up similar to modern humans. Researchers also noted ...
Why Shanghai is the next Silicon Valley — and why you should care... +
This summer, I had the opportunity to spend some time in the lively city of Shanghai, China. I gorged on juicy soup dumplings, visited historic Confucius temples, and most importantly saw China’s rapidly growing tech-scene.Shoutout to my friend Eric for t...
The best 360-degree stories on YouTube... +
Here is a chance to see something truly magical and fun When Google first released Cardboard we got our first view of a "360 Story" from Motorola. It featured a cute mouse looking for his hat and was so endearing it spawned a host of other stories. We wi...
Take a 'cell-fie' using your phone and this small microscope adapter... +
Finally, an excuse to use your phone in class!...