What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around. Read More
The Future Will See You Now
Back in 2011, Google introduced the world to driverless cars through a launch party at the TED conference. Esther Wojcicki, the mother of 23 and Me founder Anne Wojcicki and mother-in-law to Google cofounder Sergey Brin, was in attendance. Though being an in-law to a pair of tech geniuses undoubtedly has its quirks, Esther was rather unprepared for her first wild (driverless) ride. Read More
Now that Google Glass has officially established itself as the newest buzzy gadget, a backlash is brewing, uniting the technophobic and privacy-obsessed to form an anti-cyborg movement.
A new site, called “Stop the Cyborgs,” wants to help organize those who want to “save humanity from the cyber collective.” They see Google Glass less like a cool way to livestream footage of yourself sky diving and more like the beginning of a violent Borg-like empire. Sorry, Sergey! Read More
If you’ve ever wanted to fire a paintball gun but were too nervous because it looks scary and is really loud and what if the paint splatters on your clothes, we’ve got good news for you. Read More
What does Genesis frontman and prog rock god Peter Gabriel see when he looks in your eyes? The light, the heat and also an interspecies Internet capable of allowing highly intelligent animals to communicate with humans. Naturally. Read More
Mark your calendar, young technologists: former governor, vice president and Internet Hall of Famer Al Gore is speaking in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn next month and if you’re lucky, you might be graced to hear the grand old man for a reduced price of $35. Mr. Gore, who, ahem, did not invent the Read More
According to a new study on longevity, 72 is the new 30, so shut up about your quarter-life crisis. Read More
Remember how jealous you were that the title character in the movie Matilda could move stuff with her mind? She could float candy to her mouth and turn the record player on and off and exact elementary school revenge on mean headmasters, all by scrunching up her nose and thinking really hard. We’re not quite there, but science is getting close: soon, temporary tattoos attached to your forehead could make you telepathic and telekinetic. Read More
Have you ever thought, “I’m so handsome, I’d really like to make love to myself.” Now you can come close. Read More
Did IBM learn nothing from the Urban Dictionary fiasco? The AP reports that the company is now sending Watson to college–specifically, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where the supercomputer will be studying up on both English and mathematics.
God knows what kinds of terrible habits and filthy language he’ll pick up there! Read More