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In Robotics, We Must Prevent Autonomous Weapons

AI technologies are developing so rapidly that capabilities once limited to highly engineered systems are now available to anyone with a household toolbox and some computer experience. We must manage the risks.

Can the Drone Revolution Take Off in 2018?

The drone ecosystem needs more regulation to thrive, not less, says AirMap CEO Ben Marcus. Governments have to do better at working with business. Meanwhile, industries including construction, insurance, real estate, and retail are starting...

Cutting the Cords for the Holidays

Advancements in connectivity and batteries have enabled new products that offer great convenience and freedom. We tested devices that leverage rapid advancements in wireless technology-including headphones, flying cameras, and devices to keep tabs on your...

The Next Industries to Be Transformed by Tech: Shipping and Mining

Mining and shipping are industries thus far almost wholly unreconstructed by mobile tech. But soon, remote-control earthmovers, sensor-connected containers, and network-linked augmented reality goggles will change both unalterably. The Internet of Things (IoT) is going...

Reflections from Ross: On Drones and CubeSats

Oceans cover about 71 percent of the earth’s surface. We think of everything as constantly connected, yet in a world where we are drowning in oceans of data the ocean itself is a data dead...

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Facebook?!

Facebook’s plan to provide Internet access to the roughly 10 percent of the Earth’s population that lives too far from cell towers or landlines to get online is moving forward. Or, more accurately, upward. The...

How Tech Is Helping Relief Efforts in Nepal

As Nepal faces the aftermath of April’s devastating earthquake that claimed over 7,500 lives, technologies like drones, people finders, and crowdsourcing platforms are playing a role in disaster relief. Drones, so often associated with the...

Detroit Is Already a City of Drones

Marc Andreessen—cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms—recently penned an article for Politico entitled “Turn Detroit into Drone Valley.” In short, the focus of the article centered around the desire...

Inventing Outside of the Box

Steven Norris, an editor at Gearburn—a Cape Town, South Africa website chronicling "the latest gadget news from around the world"—admits to being endlessly amused by "staggeringly cool technology videos" that reveal how designers transform ugly...

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