Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

Bitcoin approaches $20K, but is the bubble about to burst?

Bitcoin is currently the world's most popular cryptocurrency and has seen massive growth this year. However, the increased mainstream attention has some wondering if it is a safe investment or a bubble waiting to pop.
Emerging Tech

Oh, yeah! Robot joins Olympic torch relay, bashes through a wall on the way

Hubo, the winner of a DARPA robotics competition, joined the festivities in Daejon by carrying the Olympic torch for a leg of its journey. South Korea wants the upcoming Games to be a showcase of robotic technology.
Cars

Is this gesture-controlled steering wheel genius or madness?

Self-driving cars are the future of transportation, but how will we interact with them? Buttons? Voice commands? How about a touchscreen? That's the approach that ZF's new steering wheel takes, and it just might work.
Emerging Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Tiny phones, trippy LED masks, and more

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

Is the Pentagon’s shadowy secret UFO research program still going on?

For five years, the Pentagon ran a secret program to investigate UFO sightings. Although government funding ended, the head of the program recently resigned and said the investigations are still continuing.
Emerging Tech

Major investment firms are now offering Bitcoin futures

Bitcoin has seen rapid growth this year, and that growth means that major investment firms from Wall Street and beyond are getting interested. Several groups have opened Bitcoin futures exchanges.
Emerging Tech

NASA and Google A.I. team up and discover a new planet

Working together, NASA and Google have used machine learning technology to better analyze the Kepler Telescope's data, and their efforts have paid off with the discovery of a new planet.
Emerging Tech

SpaceX launches both a reused rocket and capsule in successful ISS cargo mission

Elon Musk's SpaceX program passed another big milestone this week, launching a recycled Dragon space capsule atop a reused Falcon 9 booster for a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Emerging Tech

Norway becomes first country to end support for FM radio in national broadcasts

In a move that has been met with more than a bit of hesitation, Norway has officially ceased the use of FM radio for all national broadcasts. Most local outlets, however, will continue to use FM.
Cars

Explosive claims of illegal spying and hacking rock the Uber vs. Waymo trial

A letter released as part of the $2 billion lawsuit over self-driving technology alleges widespread illegal practices at Uber, including covert surveillance of rivals and sophisticated hacking of competitors' computer systems.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 8, paper lightsabers, Nissan Leaf review

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.
Emerging Tech

Eat your heart out, ‘Avatar’ fans: MIT just figured out how to make plants glow

By embedding nanoparticles into the leaves of an otherwise ordinary watercress plant, MIT scientists have managed to make a plant glow in the dark. The next step? Replacing our desk lamps. Seriously.
Emerging Tech

A creepy robot head completes university course in the philosophy of love

Philosophy students at Notre Dame de Namur University in California recently shared their “Philosophy of Love” course with Bina48, an A.I. animatronic robot. Here's how it went down.
Photography

Spice up your 360 videos and photos with VeeR Editor for iOS and Android

VeeR Editor, a free iOS and Android app, provides creative editing solutions that first party apps often lack, like filters, stickers, and multiclip editing. It also offers access to hundreds of music tracks.
Emerging Tech

Radius is a smart device that acts like a force field for mosquitoes

Made by one of the leading mosquito repellant companies, Radius is a new Kickstarter smart device that promises to act like a force field against mosquitoes. No bug spray necessary!
Emerging Tech

Dummies in space! Watch Jeff Bezos’ rocket company test a new crew capsule

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company has released a video showing what it'll be like to experience one of its suborbital space flights when the service starts for tourists in 2019.
Web

The world’s biggest Christmas tree pops up on an online flight tracker

In a bid to inject some festive fun into its latest aircraft test, Airbus flew a new A380 — the largest passenger plane in the world — on a five-and-a-half-hour route that created a giant Christmas tree on flight trackers.
Emerging Tech

Like a bullet to a gun, scientists can match a photo to the phone that took it

Researchers at the University at Buffalo in New York have developed a security system that analyzes the unique flaws that exist in every single phone camera sensor. It could lead to a new way to enhance security and fight cybercrime.