Muscle-like actuators could help create more delicate robots Muscle-like actuators could help create more delicate robots
Peacock spiders could help lead to better optics, study reports Peacock spiders could help lead to better optics, study reports
'Speed breeding' could boost future crop production 'Speed breeding' could boost future crop production
Apple iPhone X sales forecasts drop as demand falls Apple iPhone X sales forecasts drop as demand falls
AT&T lays off hundreds of employees after applauding tax-cut savings AT&T lays off hundreds of employees after applauding tax-cut savings
Falcon hunting techniques could one day be used to make drones, study reports Falcon hunting techniques could one day be used to make drones, study reports
CubeSat released from ISS will test new technologies CubeSat released from ISS will test new technologies
A third of Americans still buy and rent video A third of Americans still buy and rent video
GM’s new electric cars may upstage Tesla GM's new electric cars may upstage Tesla
FCC plans to ditch net neutrality FCC plans to ditch net neutrality
Self-driving-car engineer starts religion in which AI is god Self-driving-car engineer starts religion in which AI is god
Elon Musk debuts a new electric truck and sports car Elon Musk debuts a new electric truck and sports car
U.S. safety board will investigate Las Vegas self-driving shuttle crash U.S. safety board will investigate Las Vegas self-driving shuttle crash
NASA launch tests new “space lasers” NASA launch tests new "space lasers"
New electronics could survive conditions on Venus New electronics could survive conditions on Venus
Twitter admits user verification process broken Twitter admits user verification process broken
Executive of Fusion GPS makes deal for limited testimony on Trump dossier Executive of Fusion GPS makes deal for limited testimony on Trump dossier
India is on track to double its renewable-energy output by 2022 India is on track to double its renewable-energy output by 2022
AI writes its own horror-story content AI writes its own horror-story content
Robotic Robotic "bees" are able dive in and out water, study reports
Machine learning could help predict earthquakes Machine learning could help predict earthquakes
Renewable energy thrives in Iran despite sanctions threats Renewable energy thrives in Iran despite sanctions threats
U.S. retailers cut hiring amid industry downturn U.S. retailers cut hiring amid industry downturn
Israeli startup designs electric-powered passenger jets to be “Uber in the sky” Israeli startup designs electric-powered passenger jets to be "Uber in the sky"
Facebook and Intel collaborate on AI computer chips Facebook and Intel collaborate on AI computer chips
Razer's new smartphone rumored to have 8GB of RAM Razer's new smartphone rumored to have 8GB of RAM
Pornhub will use machine learning to improve site Pornhub will use machine learning to improve site
Target seeks to implement voice shopping Target seeks to implement voice shopping
Snapchat's Snapchat's "Context Cards" could make the app more useful
Microsoft gives up on Windows phone Microsoft gives up on Windows phone
New atomic clock is the most precise one ever created New atomic clock is the most precise one ever created
SpaceX postpones launch of communications satellite SpaceX postpones launch of communications satellite
A supersonic car gears up for a record-breaking test drive A supersonic car gears up for a record-breaking test drive
Russian hackers may have posed as black U.S. activists to sow racial discord Russian hackers may have posed as black U.S. activists to sow racial discord
DOJ demands Facebook submit data on anti-Trump activists DOJ demands Facebook submit data on anti-Trump activists
New crystallized aluminum is lighter than water New crystallized aluminum is lighter than water
New “magic dust” combining light and matter could power enhanced supercomputing New "magic dust" combining light and matter could power enhanced supercomputing
New Ransomware virus demands victims submit nude photos New Ransomware virus demands victims submit nude photos
Uber petition to let it keep operating in London gets half a million signatures Uber petition to let it keep operating in London gets half a million signatures
Facebook to give Congress copies of more than 3,000 Russian-placed political ads Facebook to give Congress copies of more than 3,000 Russian-placed political ads
Apple brings cash holdings and jobs back to United States
The company is the first to "repatriate" overseas earnings under the new $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, which includes a provision cutting the taxes companies must pay on repatriated overseas earnings from 35% down to 15.5%.
Bitcoin value plummets as fears of bubble rise
Bitcoin and other leading cryptocurrencies plummeted in value in the last several days, following reports that Chinese and South Korean officials may seek to ban cryptocurrency trading.
Metalens technology could revolutionize future devices
A group of researchers have created a new metalens that could help make optical devices much more efficient.
Apple faces lawsuits over software that slows iPhone performance
Eight lawsuits against Apple this week charge the company with defrauding users by instituting a software change that throttled iPhone performance when the batteries got old, protecting the batteries but causing slowed operations and software crashes.
Paper-thin, diamond-hard graphene stops bullets
The invention could allow development of a broad range of materials designed to protect the body and other fragile objects.
Google AI helps NASA discover more alien planets
NASA's Kepler telescope has spotted more than 2,300 planets around other stars so far, but a newly deployed Google AI neural network enabled it to spot two more planets that it had missed.
Glowing plants could be a future alternative to electrical lights
Researchers have developed glowing plants they hope could one day replace outdoor lighting.
FCC will go through with net-neutrality repeal this week
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will go forward with a vote Thursday to repeal the net-neutrality rules that the FCC has enacted in 2015 for a free and open Internet.
Smartphone addiction could change brain chemistry, study reports
A new study shows that people addicted to the internet may suffer brain imbalances similar to those with anxiety or depression.
Bacteria-printed solar cells are able to generate electricity
Scientists have found a way to harvest electricity from cyanobacteria.
Amputee monkeys can use brains to control robotic limbs
A new study gives insight into how the brain adapts to using a robotic arm.
Artificial muscle makes soft robots stronger
A new type of artificial muscle allows soft robots to lift nearly 1,000 times their own weight.
Uber will buy up to 24,000 Volvos for its self-driving vehicle fleet
Volvo will sell Uber as may as 24,000 cars for Uber's up-and-coming fleet of driverless cars, under a deal that the two companies recently struck.
FDA approves world's first digital pill
A new digital pill could help doctors better monitor patient health.
Waymo's driverless ridesharing service goes public
Waymo will take Phoenix, Arizona, residents on test rides of its new self-driving cars in the next few months. The company plans to launch a driver-free ridesharing service that will pick up human passengers nationwide.
Stephen Hawking fears AI will replace humanity
Prof. Stephen Hawking believes artificial intelligence eventually will outperform humans.
NASA's next Mars rover will have 23 cameras
Orbiters will be used as relay stations for data the rover collects.
Senate panel moves forward with bill cracking down on online sex-trafficking
A key Senate committee plans to vote next week on a bill that would make websites liable for prosecution if they carry ads for illicit sex-trafficking.
Tesla delays Model 3 production amid largest-ever quarterly loss
Tesla announced Wednesday that it will not be able to reach its target volume for Model 3 production until early next year, instead of in December as planned.
New technology could help predict if people are at risk for suicide
A group of researchers have developed a way to test for suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
Chinese test "death zone" spy drones that are nearly invisible to radar
China is testing new bat-sized spy drones that cost less than $200 per drone, are almost invisible to radar, and fly as high as 12 miles above sea level. This altitude puts them in near space, high enough to evade the anti-aircraft fire that can shoot down other drones.
Trump plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants will cost $10.6 billion a year
The Trump administration has issued a plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants that store fuel on-site. An independent report found that the plan would cost $10.6 billion a year and would prop up facilities that would go out of business due to falling market demand.
New process could reveals mechanism behind smartphone battery fires
Scientists have discovered a process that could limit, and potentially end, overheating in smartphones
New iPhone debuts facial-recognition technology, raising privacy concerns
The new Apple iPhone X will use facial-recognition technology to automatically unlock when it sees its user's face. This is the first time that a mobile phone features facial-recognition technology, and some privacy advocates worry that the technology is about to spread too fast, too quickly in society and could pose unforeseen risks to individual privacy and safety.
New Apple iPhone X sells out in minutes
The new Apple iPhone X sold out less than 10 minutes after Apple made it available for pre-order this morning. The company said that it is striving to fulfill every order, but customers who anticipated receiving their orders within two or three weeks may have to wait at least five or six.
Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to a female robot
Saudi Arabia gave citizenship to a human-like robot named Sophia this week, becoming the first-ever nation in history to proclaim a machine to be a citizen. Some critics pointed out an irony, however: Sophia will have more freedom of movement and association than real-life Saudi women.
Amazon gets license to sell prescription drugs wholesale in a dozen U.S. states
Pharmaceutical retailer shares dropped Thursday following news that Amazon has gotten licenses to sell prescription drugs wholesale in at least 12 states. Executives of pharmacy corporations, drug companies, and middleman businesses all expressed concerns that the move, if true, could lead to a major shake-up in drug pricing as Amazon uses its clout to take over the system.
Liquid metal could help lead to faster electronics
Researchers have found a technique that creates extremely thin metal for use in electronics.
U.S. solar industry fears massive job losses if import restrictions go into effect
Solar-energy companies inside and outside the United States are waiting in suspense on whether the Trump administration goes through with new import restrictions on foreign-made solar panels. The proposal would cost thousands of solar jobs and stifle solar research, industry leaders said.
Color changing skin could one day enhance soft robots
A newly developed synthetic cephalopod skin could one day help soft robots change color to blend in with their environment.
Facebook hopes Oculus Go headset will get more people interested in virtual reality
Facebook's new Oculus Go VR headset is another big push at making VR more popular.
Waymo demands Uber pay $1 billion to settle trade-secrets lawsuit
Uber rejected a $1 billion lawsuit-settlement demand from Waymo, who is suing Uber over alleged theft of trade secrets. If the two companies don't agree on another settlement, they will go to trial in December.
FDA panel approves a gene therapy for blindness
A gene therapy for a genetically inherited form of blindness got approval from an FDA panel Thursday and could get final agency approval for market by January. If the FDA signs off on it, it will be the first-ever genetic treatment for a genetically inherited disease to be available to U.S. consumers.
Hackers hit millions of Pornhub users with "malvertising" attack
Millions of Pornhub users were tricked in the past year by a malware program that posed as a legitimate software update that they could download.
Future iPhones could have foldable screens
Apple plans to team up with LG in order to create foldable phone screens.
Amazon Echo can now recognize voices, respond with personalized information
For the first time, Amazon's Echo will be able to tell people apart by the sound of their voice.
OxygenOS caught collecting users data without permission
OnePlus devices are taking data from their users and sending it to the company's private servers.
Google issues update to stop Home Mini from recording 24/7
Google has been forced to disable the Home Mini's touch sensor after early versions of the device were constantly recording all the noises around them.
Online dating sites increase interracial dating, says study
Interracial marriages have grown much more common in the last 20 years, and online dating may have been a key contributing factor.
Ocean wind turbines could generate immense amounts of energy, study reports
A new report reveals that wind turbines on the open ocean have the potential to create much more energy than the ones on land.
Smartphones can be a major source of frustration, study reports
A new study finds that a third of all smartphone notifications make people upset in some way.
British appliance inventor Dyson sets out to make electric cars
Sir James Dyson has attained great success in the home appliance market, but he announced this week that he is going to pour more than half his fortune into making electric cars. Dyson has never built electric cars before, but he hopes that his expertise in electric components and battery power will help him shine.
Lyft and Uber catering to elderly customers
Ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber have been reaching out to elderly-care facilities to gain customers among car-less elderly residents. Both companies are rolling out new apps and amenities to make their services more accessible to generations of new users who didn't grow up with smartphones.
Artificial muscles could one day help robots lift massive objects
A team of researchers has created a new artificial muscle that could help robots lift far beyond their own body weight.
New modular robots can join to form one large unit
These new robots act in a similar manner, where they can perform simple activities by themselves and much more complex ones when paired together.
Tesla opens "supercharger" stations for fast electric-car charging in Chicago and Boston
"Supercharger stations in urban areas will be installed in convenient locations, including supermarkets, shopping centers and downtown districts.
Facebook is fined again over privacy violations
The verdict is the latest of several fines that European governments have levied against the social-networking giant this year. And more friction between Facebook and European regulators may be yet to come.
Mystery person tried to set up meeting between Trump campaign and Putin, new email shows
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to answer questions about Dearborn's email or if the Trump campaign followed through with the meeting.
Amazon's Whole Foods buyout gets green light from federal regulators
Amazon secured approvals Wednesday for its proposed acquisition of Whole Foods from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Whole Foods' shareholders.
Snapchat overtakes Facebook among U.S. teens
Orozco said that Facebook will need to find ways to become more compelling to the youth demographic. Facebook owns Instagram and can recoup some of its lost Facebook profits from Instagram's growing popularity.