Apple Watch 3: Time For a New Calling

It’s the ideal opportunity for some wrist talking. Apple has revealed its new line of Series 3 watches finish with cell capacity. The new smartwatches are currently on special, just at the last possible second for seasonal shopping. Apple Watch fans will discover the Series 3 is the full trade for the Apple Watch 2. […]

Nike’s NFC-powered NBA jerseys are a door to exclusive goods

When the National Basketball Association’s 2017-2018 season tips off on October 17th, it will mark the beginning of a new era for the league. For the first time in more than a decade, all 30 teams are going to wear Nike uniforms on the court. The company is replacing Adidas as the NBA’s main apparel sponsor, after its sportswear rival […]

Researchers have increased atomic clock precision yet again

Researchers have pushed the precision and stability of atomic clocks to increasingly greater levels over the last few years. A big advancement was the introduction of optical lattices, lasers which essentially quarantine individual atoms and boost accuracy by keeping them from moving around and interacting with each other. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used […]

Cortana can command your smart home devices on Windows 10

Now that Google has unveiled the new additions to its Home speaker lineup and Sonos has launched its own Alexa-enabled device, Microsoft seriously has to hurry up if it wants its assistant to have a shot at finding a place in our homes. Even though we may finally be close to seeing the Cortana-enabled Harman Kardon Invoke speaker arrive in stores, Microsoft […]

Magic Leap will get Madefire mixed reality comics on launch day

Magic Leap is getting Madefire’s mixed reality comics from day one. Reps from both companies announced their partnership at the New York Comic Con, revealing that they’ve actually been working together for the past five years. They promise you’ll be able to view comic panels like they’re 3D illustrations floating mid-air and that you’ll be able […]

Meet Alice: The virtual assistant from Russian search giant Yandex

Russian search giant Yandex has unveiled its virtual assistant Alice. Like Alexa or Siri, Alice provides users with directions, weather forecasts and news as well as incorporating access to other Yandex offerings like its music service. And, of course, it does all of this in Russian, which Yandex points out isn’t an easy language for AI to tackle. “Speech […]

Google created a fun way to learn about simple AI

You’ve probably heard the term “machine learning” quite a bit — basically, it refers to training computers to learn without directly programming them. It’s a particularly hot topic these days when it comes to AI, since machine learning is the best way to create artificial neural networks, which function similar to the human brain. To […]

Data is not the new oil

How do you know when a pithy phrase or seductive idea has become fashionable in policy circles? When The Economist devotes a briefing to it. In a briefing and accompanying editorial earlier this summer, that distinguished newspaper (it’s a magazine, but still calls itself a newspaper, and I’m happy to indulge such eccentricity) argued that […]

From fluffy pillows to concrete: The uses of captured CO2

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are contributing to global warming, so could technologies removing some of the gas from the atmosphere help slow the process? When you tuck yourself into bed tonight – curling up on your memory foam mattress and fluffy pillows – consider this: you could be helping to reduce climate change. This is […]

Condom-detecting fingerprint test ‘set for court use

Fingerprint technology which can detect the brand of hair gel used by a suspect or whether they have handled a condom could soon be admissible in court. The technique uses a form of mass spectrometry to detect traces of various substances within a fingerprint. It can provide “diverse information” about a suspect, including any alcohol […]

North Korea ‘hackers steal US-South Korea war plans’

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US […]

Nokia kills off Ozo high-end virtual reality cameras

Nokia is winding down its high-end virtual reality camera division. The Ozo and its follow-up the Ozo+ had been marketed to professionals as being able to capture the “highest quality” 360-degree footage possible, and had been used by Disney among others. But despite a recent price cut, the Finnish firm indicated that sales had been […]

Apple TV 4K review: Almost perfect

The Apple TV 4K is the streaming box we’ve been waiting for. It brings together the excellent interface from the 2015 model, along with the long-awaited ability to watch movies and TV shows in 4K and HDR. And perhaps most importantly, it seriously drives down the cost of digital 4K releases. Sure, competitors like Roku and Amazon’s Fire TVhave had 4K/HDR […]