The ‘internet of things’ can conjure up grand visions of driverless cars speeding around ‘smart cities’ blanketed by billions of sensors communicating over 5G mobile networks. At a grassroots level, however, groups of citizens are starting to use the data and sensors for their own purposes.
Google Chrome now lets you browse the web in virtual reality. The functionality exists for any website you visit through the browser, but only if you’re using your mobile phone.
Dyson has unveiled plans to develop and build its own electric car by 2020, gatecrashing the existing market and promising to hire hundreds of people in the UK.
Soaring above the clouds like Superman or brawling in disreputable bars could become a part of your regular fitness routine within a few years.
If you will forgive the outburst of alliteration, the harvesting of a “hands-free hectare” at Harper Adams University has made headlines all around the world, in the technology press as well as the farming press.
Cyberwarfare is the use of digital attacks by one country or nation to disrupt the computer systems of another with the aim of create significant damage, death or destruction.
A robot performed autonomous dental implant surgery on a patient for the first time last week. The hour-long surgery, which took place in Xian, Shaanxi province, China, was performed without intervention from medical staff, who were on hand in case something went wrong.
Google’s futuristic wearable tech platform just took a big leap forward. After more than two years of testing, Jacquard, the company’s project to embed technology into clothes, is ready to launch.
Over 100 CEOs of artificial intelligence and robotics firms recently signed an open letter warning that their work could be repurposed to build lethal autonomous weapons — “killer robots.” They argued that to build such weapons would be to open a “Pandora’s Box.” This could forever alter war.
Recently, the “trolley problem,” a decades-old thought experiment in moral philosophy, has been enjoying a second career, appearing in nightmare visions of a future in which cars make life-and-death decisions for us.
Mining social networks for every scrap of information about our online lives is now common practice for marketers, academics, government agencies, and so on.