- Rebooting the Automobile
Automakers and tech companies are racing to bring safer and more useful smartphone-style interfaces to cars. Can any of them go further and reprogram vehicles completely?
- How Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet
Advertisers are increasingly using technology that targets users across multiple devices, and it’s working.
- Should Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?
The BabySeq project in Boston has begun collecting data to quantify the risks and benefits of DNA sequencing at birth.
- Could This Machine Push 3-D Printing into the Manufacturing Big Leagues?
An emerging additive manufacturing technology could be fast and cheap enough to compete with conventional methods, but it faces materials-related challenges.
- How to Stop Virtual Reality from Making You Want to Puke
Stanford researchers are building a light field stereoscope in hopes of making it easier to add realistic focus cues to virtual reality.
- At a Crossroads, Biofuels Seek a New Path Forward
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
- Coffee Shops and Home Routers Could Offer Nearby Phones a 4G Data Connection
Mobile chip company Qualcomm wants homes and businesses to set up their own open 4G hotspots just as they do Wi-Fi networks today. <
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
These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway
Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.
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