Innovation

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Super sensitive!

Can this new artificial skin transform touch screens and video games?

A new technology uses electric fields to pick up on nearby objects.

This week in science

JWST captures Chariklo’s rings and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Innovation

Watch: This jail-breaking wireless robot melts and reassembles on command

It may eventually enter your stomach.

Click!

Jumping robots could provide a bug’s eye view of dangerous environments

Off to the races

This biohybrid robot walks using lab-grown mouse muscles

Engineers have created the fastest-moving part-meat robot yet.

HORIZONS

A robot choreographer reveals why M3GAN — and all robots — should dance

“I think roboticists should become dancers.”

Bulletproof Nothing to Lose

Is the artificial intelligence in M3GAN a real threat?

She is titanium.

It's Nice to Have a Friend

Will there be a M3GAN 2? James Wan teases entire cinematic universe

Producer James Wan is prepared to make M3GAN the horror icon of the 2020s.

Reel Science

The best James Cameron sci-fi movie on HBO Max reveals a modern threat to society

Are Terminator 2’s killer robots inching ever closer to our lived reality?

HORIZONS

Space junk, robot chefs, Star Wars clones: The 6 best innovation stories of 2022

Our favorite futuristic reads from this year.

Gear

Dell’s nearly screw-less laptop snaps together in less than a minute

The Concept Luna laptop is just a concept right now, but it can be taken apart in an impressively-short amount of time

Last Call

HBO Max is about to throw one of its own hits off the platform. You have to stream it first.

Pour one out for Westworld.

Gear

Cake’s new electric ATV doubles as a semi-autonomous farm hand

The Kibb was designed to haul, tow, and even be programmed for tasks around the farm.

This week in science

Orion splashdown and more: Understand the world through 7 images

The Artemis I mission ends with a splash.

HORIZONS

Human-free farms could solve a major food problem

This isn’t your mother’s agriculture.

The Future Is Wow

The Peripheral Episode 5 release date, time, and plot for Amazon’s cyberpunk show

London’s calling with Flynne going rogue and Conner and Burton scoring their own avatars

technology
Gear

Apple is taking the wraps off the HomePod mini’s secret sensor

Apple's smaller smart speaker is gaining the ability to sense temperature, humidity, and more via a software update.

Science

Pentagon UAP Report: The DoD has investigated more than 500 UFO cases

... and only determined the cause of half.

More mini

Apple somehow made its new Mac mini faster and cheaper

If you're thinking about snagging a Mac mini, now is the time to strike.

Gear

Apple’s new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros are performance monsters

With up to 20 percent faster CPU and up to 30 percent faster GPU power, Apple’s 2023 MacBook Pros just destroy workloads.

Gaming

Do video games make you smarter? One surprising genre leads the rest

OPINION: Research highlights six key principles for better learning

Gear

Leica brings its ultra-expensive engineering to laser projectors

The iconic red dot is coming to home theaters.

CES 2023

Samsung’s 2-in-1 wireless charger and smart hub are a perfect marriage

The $60 wireless charger doubles as a smart home hub — it’s kind of a genius idea.

Gear

EcoFlow’s all-in-one backup power system can run your home for a week

You’ll never have to stress about unexpected blackouts ever again.

CES 2023

GE's new neon-esque smart lights can bend into different shapes

GE is expanding its smart light offerings with Cync Dynamic Effects — app-enabled bulbs with a focus on entertainment.

CES 2023

5 major trends to expect from CES 2023

CES 2023 will be a bottomless pit of product announcements so let’s step back and look at the bigger picture.

Science

Space traffic is about to get worse — thanks to the U.S. military

An upcoming fleet of satellites will add to existing space commotion.

CES 2023

This modular keyboard includes a dial and trackpad for peak productivity

You can customize the Naya Create into the most productive keyboard for you.

Gear

DJI is still the undisputed king of drones, for better or worse

With four more drones released this year, DJI cemented its spot as the top pick for consumer drones.

What's That?

Pentagon says it hasn’t turned up any aliens in ongoing UAP research

The Department of Defense acknowledges the public’s interest in all matters UFO.

Innovation

Rocket Lab’s first U.S. launch: Mission details and how to watch

“Virginia is for Launch Lovers” will make Rocket Lab history.

Science

How Ada Lovelace used embroidery to create the first computer program

The female computing pioneer drew on lessons from her artistic pursuits.

Future cities
It's Hammer Time!

An angry janitor saves the future in this new sci-fi miniseries

Marvin Mosely is a man with a mission and a mighty hammer to tackle the Tech Gods

Gear

Hyundai’s EV future will look a lot like the Ioniq 5

The redesigned Kona takes after the futuristic Ioniq 5's design with a new front design that features a light bar.

Science

If humans survive for a million years, this is what the world might look like

Will we go extinct, turn into several species, or change?

Gear

How Tesla could dominate EV fast charging across America

Tesla is intent on expanding its Supercharger network, going so far as open-sourcing its charger to other EV makers.

Gear

This electric SUV from Scotland makes Tesla’s Cybertruck look sleek

Scotland’s Munro MK1 may compete against Tesla’s Cybertruck in a battle of boxiness, but the two will occupy different spaces in the EV market.

Gear

A four-door Corvette EV could shirk every rule in the sports car’s playbook

A new report suggests Corvette could launch as its own sub-brand, introducing a four-door model and an SUV — both of which are expected to be EVs.

The Future Is Wow

The Peripheral Episode 7 release date, time, plot, cast and trailer for Amazon’s sci-fi series

Burton and Conner score fresh avatars and Inspector Lowbeer sips tea while investigating Daniel’s demise.

Gear

This mini EV is a portable party machine you probably can’t afford

The Club Car Cru can seat six passengers and has a built-in table.

Gear

Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 is an eye-catching EV with a range that might surprise you

The Ioniq 6 made its first appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will hit the market in spring 2023.

Gear

Volvo’s EX90 SUV could be the perfect EV for drivers focused on family safety

If you’re looking for a family-friendly SUV that also reduces your commute’s carbon footprint, the EX90 may be the solution.

Gear

Audi’s flagship electric SUV has the range to back up its premium price

There will be several models and trims for the Q8 e-tron, which starts at around $74,500.

Science

Cities are getting so hot it’s deadly — can we fix it?

Urban heat waves are getting worse, but better data and timely government action could alleviate the problem.

Gear

This plant-based e-bike takes sustainability to a whole new level

The Ossby Geo e-bike improves on the company’s design with a more sustainably-designed frame that conceals the battery.

Gear

Tesla’s biggest range competitor is about to release two more EVs

Lucid Motors, the company that dethroned Tesla's range superiority, is planning on revealing two more models of its Air Sedan later this month.

The Future Is Wow

Peripheral Episode 4 release date, time, and plot for Amazon’s cyberpunk show

Reset your quantum tunneling devices and join the frantic futuristic hunt for Aelita West.

Coming home

Look: These tigers are living shockingly close to humans — and thriving

It’s not too late to reverse a disastrous trend.

Musk watch
Starry Night

Starship orbital flight: SpaceX successfully loaded the rocket with over 10 million pounds of propellant

SpaceX plans to send the Starship to orbit — at some point.

Liftoff?

What’s happening with Starship? New SpaceX photos show a launch could happen soon

Get low

SpaceX Starlink launch: Elon Musk beefs up the 'megaconstellation'

The space company is once again adding to its giant constellation of satellites.

Gear

Tesla’s wireless charger feels like a subtle jab at Apple’s failed AirPower

The Wireless Charging Platform can charge up to three devices at the same time, but it only works with those that are Qi-compatible.

Gear

Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue relaunch

After weeks of confusion, Twitter seems to have sorted its premium subscription out.

Gear

How Tesla could dominate EV fast charging across America

Tesla is intent on expanding its Supercharger network, going so far as open-sourcing its charger to other EV makers.

Spicy Facts

Elon Musk's Dune misquote reveals a deep misunderstanding of Frank Herbert

Why did Elon Musk misattribute a Jung quote to Dune? Probably because Musk doesn't get Dune.

Gear

How Tesla’s liquid-cooled charging could give the Cybertruck a huge edge

The improved liquid-cooling tech is expected to double the charging capacity of Tesla’s current V3 Supercharger.

Gear

If Elon Musk made a smartphone, it would absolutely sell out

Will the world’s richest man close out the year with a potential smartphone announcement? Probably not, but that hasn’t stopped him from tweeting about it.

Gear

Tesla Semi just hit a huge milestone that proves it's ready to hit the road

According to Tesla, the Semi successfully hauled a full cargo load 500 miles.

Science

Is reality a simulation?

The nature of our reality is one of the greatest mysteries out there.

Gear

Elon Musk puts a price on Twitter’s coveted verified status for new users

How much is a blue checkmark worth to you?

Whoosh!

Is the Hyperloop doomed? Here's what Elon Musk's latest setback really means

It may not be a failure after all.

Blast off!

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches on a secretive U.S. government mission

The world’s most powerful rocket takes back to the skies.

Gear

How Elon Musk plans to use Twitter for creating an 'everything app'

Elon Musk’s full 360 on the decision to buy Twitter includes a plan to parlay the platform into an “everything app” tentatively called X.

Gear

Tesla’s Optimus robot as explained by Elon Musk

Despite a pretty lackluster debut, Elon Musk gave a solid preview of what’s in store for Tesla’s Optimus robot.

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Super sensitive!

Can this new artificial skin transform touch screens and video games?

A new technology uses electric fields to pick up on nearby objects.

HORIZONS

Lab-grown chicken could hit store shelves soon — here's how it tastes

It’s a whole new kind of poultry.

Starry Night

Starship orbital flight: SpaceX successfully loaded the rocket with over 10 million pounds of propellant

SpaceX plans to send the Starship to orbit — at some point.

Innovation

Watch: This jail-breaking wireless robot melts and reassembles on command

It may eventually enter your stomach.

Innovation

These 5 futuristic tech ideas could help us explore distant worlds

From the Moon to Pluto, these innovations could solve huge mysteries about our universe.

Off to the races

This biohybrid robot walks using lab-grown mouse muscles

Engineers have created the fastest-moving part-meat robot yet.

HORIZONS

A robot choreographer reveals why M3GAN — and all robots — should dance

“I think roboticists should become dancers.”

Liftoff?

What’s happening with Starship? New SpaceX photos show a launch could happen soon

Innovation

3D-printed “organs” could lead to better drugs

Early-stage animal and cell studies for new medications can’t effectively mimic the human body — but organs-on-chips could.

Zap!

In a wild first, physicists used lasers to control lightning on a mountaintop

The car-sized laser can shoot up to 1,000 pulses per second.

Innovation

An ambitious plan could help repair one of California’s biggest ecological catastrophes

Without intervention, the sea’s entire ecosystem could collapse.

Innovation

California flooding reveals an unexpected solution to endless droughts

How can California hold onto some of that water it desperately needs?

I get knocked down

Virgin Orbit satellite launch: The historic mission fizzles out

Another attempt is in the works.

HORIZONS

Government-issued digital currencies could bring about a dystopian future, security experts warn

A cashless future may mean more surveillance and less freedom with our funds.

Get low

SpaceX Starlink launch: Elon Musk beefs up the 'megaconstellation'

The space company is once again adding to its giant constellation of satellites.

Innovation

Scientists accidentally created a novel method to make fertilizer more green

A new, porous material could help decarbonize ammonia production.