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Computing

White House report warns of bias concerns in application of AI

The White House has published a new report outlining the benefits and challenges relating to artificial intelligence, from regulation of autonomous vehicles to discriminatory predictive policing tools and hiring practices.
Virtual Reality

Virtual reality, real money: Alibaba to enable VR shoppers to pay by nodding

Alibaba, often referred to as the Amazon.com of China, is working on a new payment method that will allow shoppers wearing virtual reality headsets to make payments without removing the devices.
Outdoors

Finding Fido: No-fee GPS pet tracker will tell you exactly where your pet is

By using two modules, one for the pet and one for the guardian, the Findster Duo GPS pet tracker operates with no fees and no telco coverage limits. The Findster Duo can also act as a virtual leash and an activity tracker.
Virtual Reality

See Paris like you’ve never seen it before with Google’s Curio-cité virtual tour

Sure, it might not be the exact equivalent of flying to Europe and walking down the Champs-Élysées, but thanks to Google, you might be able to experience an acceptable alternative to your Paris trip. It's all thanks to…
Cool Tech

Muscle-mimicking soft robots may help rehabilitate stroke victims

When we think of robots, we tend to think of big, industrial, metal machines. These may be ideal for tasks like manufacturing but they don’t do well when a gentler touch is needed. That’s where soft robots come in.
Mobile

Tile puts its Bluetooth tracker on a diet, releases the slimmed-down Mate

The new Bluetooth tracker is 25 percent smaller than the original and Tile now allows you to leverage the community to help find your lost items.
Mobile

ZTE wants you to design its next product with Project CSX — Vote now!

ZTE has a master plan to shake up the mobile industry with a daring new crowdsourced competition called Project CSX. Anyone can submit ideas for the next great mobile product to ZTE, and the company will make it.
Outdoors

Air-33 is a zippy, foldable ebike that weighs just 33 pounds

The Air-33 ebike aims to offer a stylish ride for city trips. At just 33 pounds, it's also remarkably light, and even folds into a compact package for easy transportation.
Cool Tech

South Korea is about to spend big money on making better robots

South Korea is already a major player in the robotics industry, but fresh government investment worth nearly half a billion dollars represents the countries biggest ever push into the fast-growing global market.
Cool Tech

Those self-lacing ‘Back to the Future’ sneakers just auctioned for $100,000

When tying laces is too much of an effort and simple slip-on shoes are just too darn boring, Marty McFly's self-lacing Mag sneakers could be just the ticket. Someone in Hong Kong apparently thought so, as they just bid $104,000 for a pair…
Computing

Is a new HoloLens coming in late 2017? Analyst rumors say yes

Tom Sepenzis, an analyst with Northland Capital Markets, is of the opinion that a new HoloLens version will make its way to the market later in 2017 as the augmented reality market continues to fluctuate.
Cool Tech

Desktop pick-and-place machine will create your own printed circuit boards

New Kickstarter project Chipsetter One is promising the world's first industrial-grade desktop pick-and-place machine, designed for modern innovators.