Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

Man plays piano with a bionic hand better than Skywalker slays with a lightsaber

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed an impressive new bionic hand, driven by ultrasound, which allows amputees to play the piano using some impressively agile prosthetic fingers.
Emerging Tech

The 20 best tech toys for kids will make you wish you were 10 again

Looking for the perfect toy or gadget for your child? Thankfully, we've rounded up some of our personal favorite tech toys, including microscopes, computer kits, and a spherical droid from a galaxy far, far away.
Emerging Tech

Drone-catching eagles aren’t such a good idea after all

Dutch police started using eagles to catch rogue drones last year. But the plan hasn't worked out as expected, prompting the authorities to retire the birds and seek out a high-tech solution instead.
Emerging Tech

For American astronauts, the moon beckons once again

President Trump on December 11 formally directed NASA to begin making plans for a manned mission to the moon. Trump said the initiative would establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars and "many worlds beyond."
Gaming

Good news: ‘Super Mario 64’ could help save your brain from Alzheimer’s

Researchers may have found a drug free way to help keep brains healthy and free from Alzheimer's disease. That secret? Playing through Nintendo's classic 3D platformer 'Super Mario 64.'
Smart Home

Airbnb wants to use VR to let you tour your accommodations before you arrive

Airbnb expressed its interest in using augmented reality and virtual reality in the near future. Airbnb expects to use VR to help guests to look around where they will be staying.
Emerging Tech

This sweat-powered, stretchable battery could revolutionize wearables

Scientists at Binghamton University in New York developed a breakthrough stretchy, textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery which could one day be used to power wearable devices.
Emerging Tech

No overtime for you! Music-blasting drone deters workers from staying late

Japan has some of the longest working hours in the world. A new drone promises to help fight overtime culture by patrolling office buildings at closing time and blasting people with music.
Emerging Tech

Researchers wreck hundreds of drones in the name of safety

Researchers in Singapore are flying hundreds of drones into the head of crash test dummies in the name of safety. The tests involve dropping them from a great height and flying them at speed into the side of the dummy's head.
Emerging Tech

Britain’s mad scientist built a life-size TIE Silencer from ‘The Last Jedi’

Colin Furze is known for some pretty outlandish (and unsafe) inventions, but this time he's joined up with eBay to build a full-scale replica of the TIE Silencer from the latest Stars Wars film The Last Jedi.
Photography

Mantis shrimp are the inspiration for this new polarized light camera

Thanks to Mother Nature's inspiration by way of the mantis shrimp, we may now have a camera that can improve early cancer detection, and potentially help us better understand underwater phenomena.
Emerging Tech

The world’s first graphene running shoes are coming in 2018

Graphene has been used to make things better before, whether it's headphones or the ability to desalinate and purify water. Now, we're finally going to see graphene brought into the world of footwear and fitness.