- The Electric Mood-Control Acid Test
A startup called Thync will sell electrodes that you put on your head to improve your mood. The results may vary to a surprising degree.
- How’s the Weather There? Crowdsourcing App Promises Better Forecasts
An app called Sunshine taps into users’ smartphone sensors to provide localized weather predictions.
- India’s Ambitious Bid to Become a Solar Power
The Indian government hopes to increase the country’s solar capacity 30-fold by 2020.
- Artificial Photosynthesis Takes a Step Forward
Researchers have demonstrated a long-lasting device for making hydrogen from sunlight and water—but funding is running out.
- Apple’s Lovely, Potentially Overwhelming Wristwear
My admittedly short time trying the Apple Watch makes me wonder if it might be able to do too much.
- How Nvidia Plans to Be the Netflix of Gaming
Nvidia’s Shield console uses a range of tricks to reduce latency during game play.
- Smartphones Will Soon Learn to Recognize Faces and More
Smartphone apps will be able to perceive objects and perform other intelligent tricks thanks to Qualcomm’s newest mobile chips. <
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
The viral AI avatar app Lensa undressed me—without my consent
My avatars were cartoonishly pornified, while my male colleagues got to be astronauts, explorers, and inventors.
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