Nicole Carpenter

Nicole Carpenter

Nicole is a freelance video game and tech writer from Massachusetts. She has a cat named Puppy.

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The 5 biggest crowdfunding failures of all time

Some crowdfunding projects have turned out to be too good to be true, frustrating backers and leaving them with empty wallets. Here are a few of the worst offenders to date, from Skarp Technologies to Magnus Fun.
Emerging Tech

Gargantuan offshore wind turbine crushes record for most energy produced in 24 hours

Producing around 216,000 kWh over a 24 hour period, this gigantic wind turbine is setting a new standard for power generation.
Emerging Tech

After you teach it the motions, this robotic arm can do anything from drawing pictures to stirring your coffee

uArm Swift is sleeker and more precise than it ever was before—and now, even more affordable and lightweight than ever, and available for backing on Indiegogo.
Emerging Tech

U.S. Navy is developing target-tracking ‘smart bullets’ to defend against drone swarms

The Navy's newest tool to protect United States' shores is MAD-FIRES bullets, which are supposed to track targets with missile-like precision—and they could be available as early as 2018.
Emerging Tech

Ambulances in Sweden will be able to hijack car radios during emergencies

The new Swedish system is entering testing in Stockholm in 2017 with the goal of making the roads much safer for emergency professionals and everyday drivers alike.
Emerging Tech

Take off your virtual reality headset and give the HoloLamp a whirl

HoloLamp is a portable, self-contained augmented reality experience that's sort of like virtual reality goggles without the goggles. The device is on display at this week's Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.