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Women with Byte: Vivienne Ming’s plan to solve ‘messy human problems’ with A.I.

As a theoretical neuroscientist and A.I. expert, Dr. Vivienne Ming is on a mission to solve what she calls messy human problems with the help of A.I.
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In the hilarious Project Gucciberg, a deepfaked Gucci Mane reads classic novels

Thanks to the magic of artificial intelligence and deepfakes, you can now listen to rapper Gucci Mane reading a variety of classic novels out loud.
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The Future of Vision: Augmented reality contact lenses will make you bionic

Smart contact lenses are finally becoming a reality. And the future of this intriguing technology is nothing like what you might expect.  
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17 Black inventors who changed the tech world

Thomas Edison isn't the only inventor worthy of recognition. Here, we celebrate the Black inventors who changed the world with their ideas and dedication.
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The best 3D printers under $500

3D printer prices have had a dramatic drop recently, but cheap doesn’t mean it’s worth buying. Here are cheap 3D printers actually worth spending money on.
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They strapped a paintball gun onto a Spot robot. Now the internet has the reins

Boston Dynamics doesn't want people to strap guns of any kind on its robots -- but that's exactly what NYC-based idea factory MSCHF has done.
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Why teaching robots to play hide-and-seek could be the key to next-gen A.I.

Artificial intelligence can do a lot of amazing things these days, but it's still not smart enough to play a simple game of hide and seek. Not yet, that is
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Harnessing darkness: The race to solve solar power’s greatest problem

Solar panels can't produce energy when the sun isn't shining. But what if they could? As it turns out, scientists all over the globe are working on the problem.
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Scientists are using A.I. to create artificial human genetic code

Researchers are training generative adversarial networks so that they can progressively and automatically learn how to create artificial genetic sequences,
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Inside the rapidly escalating war between deepfakes and deepfake detectors

Deepfakes are getting better, and as they become increasingly convincing, the pressure is on for deepfake detection technologies to keep up
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Check out the 90-mph racing drones that broadcast NASCAR’s Daytona 500

We went behind-the-scenes with Fox Sports at the Daytona 500 to see how they’re planning on delivering the race like you’ve never seen it before.
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New superslim speaker tech will put sound in unexpected places

There haven't been many advances in speaker driver design. But a new approach to an old problem could put audio speakers in places they've never been before.
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On the mend: Inside the rapid recovery tech that keeps NFL players game-ready

In the past, an NFL player's recovery routine was just stretching and rest. Now they use things like cryotherapy, electrostimulation pads, and infrared saunas
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Smart dummies: How robotic tackling tech is transforming football practice

Concussions frequently take place during football practice. This robot tackling dummy could help reduce that risk, and also give players an edge.
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The best health and fitness gadgets

There’s more attention being paid to health monitoring than ever before, but can consumer tech help you keep tabs better? These gadgets certainly can.
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Hit takers: The cutting-edge engineering making football helmets safer than ever

Helmet technology has come a long way since the leatherhead days of football. Today, materials science is driving a revolution in head protection tech
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The best electric skateboards

Whether you're into speed, mileage, battery life, or something more stylish, here are the best electric skateboards (and longboards) you can buy right now.
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The latest wild idea for space exploration? Robots made from hunks of ice

Instead of building robots here on Earth and then sending them to distant planets, some say we should build the robots on those planets with found materials
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Meet the man on a controversial mission to preserve and digitize your brain

Robert McIntyre is on a mission to preserve human brains so they can be uploaded in the future. Outlandish? Sure. But aren't most groundbreaking ideas?
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Audience Choice Awards: Top Tech of CES 2021

For CES 2021, we asked readers to pick the best gadgets of the show in every category for our first-ever Audience Choice Awards.
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The 15 coolest gadgets at CES 2021

Just because CES 2021 has gone virtual doesn't mean there's a shortage of new tech to ogle. Here, we've rounded up some of the coolest gadgets shown so far.
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Digital Trends Tech For Change CES 2021 Awards

Of all the world-changing technologies and innovative ideas on display at CES 2021, these four impressed us the most.
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Everything TCL has announced so far at CES 2021

TCL kicked off CES 2021 by announcing a slew of TVs, soundbars, and a wealth of other products. Here's everything of note.
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LG CES highlights: Everything announced for 2021

LG has announced plenty of products at CES 2021, including a rollable phone and a new lineup of advanced OLED TVs. Here's everything to take note of.
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The future of making stuff: Inside the evolution of 3D printing with Formlabs

Change is coming to 3D printing. After a big burst of innovation and creativity on the hardware side, many are now shifting focus to materials engineering.
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The best robots at CES 2021

This year at CES 2021, we’re seeing quite a few robots on display, from robots that'll help around the house to educational robots to bots that sanitize.
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Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2021 Awards

The first all-digital CES brought challenges, but also a world-changing slate of amazing gadgets and devices. We picked the best of the best.
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Sony built a drone that’s beefy enough to carry an Alpha series DSLR

Sony is arriving at CES 2021 with a bang, unveiling its first-ever drone: The Airpeak, which is capable of carrying one of its DSLR Alpha cameras.
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The best part of CES is missing this year, but there’s a silver lining

My favorite part of CES -- the crazy, chaotic mosh pit of startups known as Eureka Park -- has been canceled. What does that mean for the show?
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What to expect at CES: Fringe, futuristic, and emerging technology

What does CES 2021 have in store when it comes to weird, offbeat, and futuristic technology? It's hard to say this year, but we have some educated guesses.
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What does 2021 have in store? Here are science fiction’s predictions

Oddly enough, there are a lot of popular science fiction stories set in the year 2021. Here's what they got right (and wrong) about the future.
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Robotic police officers are slowly being normalized, whether we like it or not

Robotic police officers are a rare novelty right now, but as law enforcement agencies across the world buy them, they're quickly becoming normalized.
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Holotron is a robotic exosuit that could transform the way we use VR

Virtual reality has progressed in leaps and bounds in the past few years, but virtual worlds still don't feel real. Holotron aims to change that.
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A disembodied robot mouth and 14 other 2020 stories we laughed at

Forget the challenges of the last 12 months and instead have some fun reading our pick of the quirkiest tech stories from the past year.