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CNN witnesses US Navy's drone-killing laser:


"We don't worry about wind, we don't worry about range, we don't worry about anything else. We're able to engage the targets at the speed of light." By Jim Sciutto and Dominique van Heerden, CNN Full ...


The Curious Comeback of the Dreaded QR Code:




Kotlin: the Upstart Coding Language Conquering Silicon Valley:


You'll find millions of apps in the Google Play store, many of them written using the powerful, stable, workhorse programming language Java. If it were a car, Java would feature a fast, reliable engine ...


Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act - Glass Enterprise Edition:


Don't call Heather Erickson a glasshole. Yes, that's Google Glass on her frames. But she's not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or capture a no-hands video while riding a roller coaster. ...


Elon Musk talks cars -- and humanity's fate -- with governors:




Disrupting the Cow: The Impossible Burger - This Plant-Based Burger Smells, Tastes, and Bleeds Like the Real Thing:


Pat Brown wants every piece of meat consumed in the world to be made entirely from plants. He's going after the carnivores -- and the meat industry that serves them red, bloody, marbled meat. The ...


Acorns - Automatically Invest Life's Spare Change:




CRISPR used to build a biological hard drive out of live bacteria:


Hard drives will one day seem as primitive as punch cards or floppy disks, and it may turn out that the medium that replaces them was inside us all along: DNA. There's a mind-boggling amount of data naturally ...


Google has a new tool for backing up your whole computer:


Google has launched a new, streamlined desktop application for backing up all of your photos and other files to the cloud, replacing the existing desktop clients for Google Photos and Google Drive. It's ...


This Vertical Farm Wants To Be An Agriculture Company, Not A Tech Company:




Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues:


Shady businesses, you're on notice. This robot lawyer is coming after you if you play dirty. Noted legal aid chatbot DoNotPay http://www.donotpay.co.uk/signup.php just announced a massive expansion, ...


The world's first wireless charging laptop is a Dell, and it's as cool as your dad:


Dell's new Latitude 7285 is being billed as the world's first laptop with wireless charging, which means you'll never have to worry about tripping over a charging cable ever again, despite the fact that ...


A New Google Project Sets Out to Solve Artificial Stupidity:


By now most of us have learned first-hand that human-AI relations need some work. Amazon's Alexa personal assistant is plugged into one of the world's largest online stores and can pull information from ...


Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain:


Implanting a microchip inside the brain to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is suddenly the hot new thing in tech. This spring, Elon ...


3D-printed plastic bot can take biopsies inside an MRI scanner:


Engineers at the University of Twente have developed a new biopsy robot made from 3D-printed plastic. This allows it to operate inside a MRI scanner so accurate biopsies can be taken with real-time visualization ...


Device may detect onset of sepsis, before it's too late:


Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's immune system releases chemicals to fight an infection, causing widespread inflammation. If it's addressed too late, it can result in ...


High-tech wound dressing glows if it has to go:


Open wounds are something of a paradox - they need to be checked regularly, yet taking the dressing off too often just increases the risk of infection. That's why a group of Swiss researchers has developed ...


The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing:




PayPal founder invests $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth:




"How To Die Young at a Very Old Age" This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop.:


Progress has been spurred by huge investments from Silicon Valley titans, including Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel, and Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison. ...


Steve Case: 'Third wave' of Internet will help Middle America business:


Steve Case, who helped foment the Internet age as AOL's co-founder, has crisscrossed the country the last few years championing a new revolution: the third wave of the Internet. Just as the technology ...


Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter:


Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it could be the first step towards more powerful X-ray technology. The researchers focused ...


Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet:


In the Fall of 1995, IBM made the decision to embrace the Internet and make it the centerpiece of its strategic directions. As the general manager of the newly formed IBM Internet Division, I spent ...


Podcast: Why Blockchain Creates A New 'Architecture of Trust':


Wharton professor Kevin Werbach explains why the blockchain is upending the business world. Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Kevin Werbach talks about the transformative potential ...


With Bios Urn's public launch, everyone can grow a plant with their loved one's remains:


Many people today seek an alternative to the toxic burial industry, if the overwhelming interest in Bios Urn https://urnabios.com/ is any indication. The company - which Inhabitat has covered since ...


Crispr May Cure All Genetic Disease--One Day:


Jennifer Doudna was sitting in her UC Berkeley office when she got the first call from a reporter asking what she thought about scientists using Crispr to modify embryos. At the time, the embryos in question ...


Amazon Imagines a Future of Infinite Computing Power:


When David Limp thinks about the future of Alexa, the AI assistant he oversees at Amazon, he imagines a world not unlike Star Trek--a future in which you could be anywhere, asking anything, and an ambient ...


MakerSpace gets new 3D printer, other new equipment at Missoula Public Library:


Thanks to some help from the Friends of Missoula Public Library, the library's MakerSpace just received a new 3D printer for patrons to use to print out 3D objects, as well as to learn about the growing ...


The next 10 years in tech with Walt Mossberg:


This week we celebrated the long, illustrious career of Walt Mossberg, who is retiring after spending 26 years writing about tech at Recode, the Verge and the Wall Street Journal. But before he steps ...


uBeam's Meredith Perry shows her stealth wireless charging technology really works:


In late May, Perry broke her media silence, giving USA TODAY a first, close look at uBeam's developing technology in action. The approach harnesses ultrasound and optical lasers to charge multiple phones ...

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