Elon Musk invests in Neuralink, a startup that seeks to merge brains with machines
According to a new report, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is backing a new “brain-computer interface venture,” which intends to develop devices for implanting AI-equipped devices into the human brain. The post Elon Musk invests in Neuralink, a startup that seeks to merge brains with machines appeared first on Digital Trends....
August Home becomes the most flexible voice-controlled smart lock
August Home, known for their smart locks and home access services, announced its smart lock works with Google Assistant on Google Home. This makes August the first smart lock to support all three major voice-control platforms. The post August Home becomes the most flexible voice-controlled smart lock appeared first on Digital Trends.
Norway wants to build a ‘canal with a roof’ to make its ships safer
With the treacherous North Sea on its western coast, transporting goods and people by sea in Norway can be a dangerous affair. That's why the country is looking to build a giant tunnel for ships. The post Norway wants to build a ‘canal with a roof’ to make its ships safer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Payment problems mean Amazon Go isn’t quite ready to go
Amazon's grab-and-go grocery store has reportedly hit a snag. Apparently, the technology is having trouble tracking shoppers when there are lots of them in the store, so the "early 2017" launch now seems unlikely. The post Payment problems mean Amazon Go isn’t quite ready to go appeared first on Digital Trends.
Natilus’s flying machine is drone delivery on a massive scale
An ambitious California startup says it's come up with a drone design that could deliver freight faster than a ship and at lower cost than a plane. Natilus hopes to start testing the giant autonomous drone this summer. The post Natilus’s flying machine is drone delivery on a massive scale appeared first on Digital Trends.
Animal Dynamics’ dragonfly drone is safer and more stable than rotor-based rivals
U.K.-based startup Animal Dynamics is developing a dragonfly-inspired microdrone that can fly efficient in the most turbulent weather, glide on thermals, and even perform a safe landing if there is a power outage. The post Animal Dynamics’ dragonfly drone is safer and more stable than rotor-based rivals appeared first on Digital Trends....
Wearable fingerprint sensor uses whole hand to control multiple smart devices
Move over Touch ID! Tapdo is a wearable fingerprint sensor that lets you map a variety of shortcuts for your different smart devices to various parts of your hand. Here's how it works. The post Wearable fingerprint sensor uses whole hand to control multiple smart devices appeared first on Digital Trends.
This drone is inspired by one of the most deadly hunters in the insect kingdom
U.K.-based startup Animal Dynamics is developing a dragonfly-inspired microdrone that can fly efficient in the most turbulent weather, glide on thermals, and even perform a safe landing if there is a power outage. The post This drone is inspired by one of the most deadly hunters in the insect kingdom appeared first on Digital Trends....
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Self-cleaning gym bags and coffee table Pong
Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't technically buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Self-cleaning gym bags and coffee table Pong appeared first on Digital Trends....
If you define day cruising as equal parts sun and speed, choose Wallytender X
If you're looking for a fast day cruiser or a quick superyacht guest shuttle, the Wallytender X fills both roles nicely. The 1200 horsepower top engine configuration has will scoot between island stops at 69 miles per hour. The post If you define day cruising as equal parts sun and speed, choose Wallytender X appeared first on Digital Trends....
Hydrogen-powered train with zero emissions completes test run in Germany
A test run of the world's first zero emission train, the Coradia iLint, has been completed in Germany, paving the way for future tests and the eventual use of the train on commercial tracks later this year. The post Hydrogen-powered train with zero emissions completes test run in Germany appeared first on Digital Trends.
Student’s VR therapy tool combats social anxiety and speech disorders
24-year-old Product Design student Gareth Walkom has developed VR software designed to help individuals work through social anxieties and speech disorders by confronting a range of virtual scenarios. The post Student’s VR therapy tool combats social anxiety and speech disorders appeared first on Digital Trends.
Don’t eat this spinach: Scientists grow heart tissue on Popeye’s favorite greens
What's the best platform for growing healthy heart tissues in a lab? According to a new bioengineering research project, it may be good old fashioned spinach leaves. Popeye would be proud. The post Don’t eat this spinach: Scientists grow heart tissue on Popeye’s favorite greens appeared first on Digital Trends.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full size hyperloop passenger capsule
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the construction of its first hyperloop passenger capsule, raising the stakes in the contest between HTT and Elon Musk's Hyperloop One. The post Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full size hyperloop passenger capsule appeared first on Digital Trends....
The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the construction of its first hyperloop passenger capsule, raising the stakes in the contest between HTT and Elon Musk's Hyperloop One. The post The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod appeared first on Digital Trends.
Watch IBM’s Watson Beat AI make original music with Brooklyn R&B band Phony PPL
IBM's artificial intelligence program Watson Beat uses digital audio from users to composes original music based. We brought that technology to futuristic R&B group Phony PPL to see if actual musicians could find a cool way to use it. The post Watch IBM’s Watson Beat AI make original music with Brooklyn R&B band Phony PPL appeared first on Digital Trends....
Scientists figure out a way to 3D print materials like graphene using bacteria
Scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed a new process that enables them to 3D print a range of materials -- such as a form of graphene -- using bacteria. The post Scientists figure out a way to 3D print materials like graphene using bacteria appeared first on Digital Trends.
Studying brain waves while watching trailers can help predict a film’s success
Scientists have used brain wave-reading technology to monitor people's interest level when watching movie trailers. It turns out to accurately predict movie box-office performance. The post Studying brain waves while watching trailers can help predict a film’s success appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facial recognition tech takes on Beijing’s toilet-paper thieves
What do you do if you run a popular tourist site and locals keep stealing the toilet paper from the restrooms? Build a toilet-paper dispenser with facial recognition technology to stop them taking it all, that's what. The post Facial recognition tech takes on Beijing’s toilet-paper thieves appeared first on Digital Trends....
Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers
Whether you’re looking to save the planet or just need new 3D-printing materials, you'll find something to like about this U.K. startup, which is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer filaments. The post Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers appeared first on Digital Trends.