Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Snow scooters and fully automatic toothbrushes

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Emerging Tech

‘Slaughterbots’ video is a real plea from scientists to ban killer A.I. bots

This Slaughterbots fictional video from the Future of Life Institute depicts a killer robot swarm attack. This chilling short was presented at the recent UN conference on fully autonomous weapon systems.
Emerging Tech

Apple data center in Denmark gets a new neighbor in Google

Apple and Google may be rivals, but they are also neighbors. The search giant recently purchased a plot of land in Denmark which is next to the one Apple is using to build a data center on.
Emerging Tech

Visualize thousands of distant worlds in the Periodic Table of Exoplanets

We've unearthed thousands of planets outside of our solar system, and many more are waiting to be found. Astronomers created the periodic table as a way to classify and understand the range of exoplanet discoveries.
Emerging Tech

What the heck is machine learning, and why is it everywhere these days?

Machine learning has been responsible for some of the biggest advances in artificial intelligence over the past decade. But what exactly is it? Check out our handy beginner's guide.
Emerging Tech

Inside the creative maker spaces proving China can do more than manufacture

We tagged along with the founder of a Shenzhen-based makerspace to get a taste of what it’s like to bring an idea to life in the Mecca of electronics manufacturing

Weekly Rewind: Bill Gates’ smart city, a robo pillow, our Black Friday favorites

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week.
Smart Home

The Moodo scent diffuser lets you digitally adjust aromas by shouting at Alexa

Smart homes let us control everything from lighting to music. So why not scents, too? Thankfully, a new smart aroma diffuser called Moodo is here to make everything that bit sweeter.
Emerging Tech

Spire’s tiny health tracker tags can smarten up your dumb clothes

Spire Health Tag is a tiny device which adheres to your clothes, and then offers you real time data relating to your heart rate, sleep, stress, and other assorted daily activities.
Emerging Tech

New brainwave-reading technique may unlock ‘locked-in’ patients

An Austrian company has created a smart brain-computer interface that allows patients with locked-in syndrome to communicate answers to questions using nothing more than their thoughts.
Emerging Tech

The best accidental inventions prove sometimes it’s better not to try

While many discoveries and innovations are the byproducts of careful research and development, there are plenty of inventions humanity has inadvertently stumbled upon. And these accidental inventions changed civilization as we know it.