Tech

It’s getting easier and easier to stick with last year’s model than upgrading to the latest one. New smartphones are only getting incremental updates over their predecessors these days, and that’s the case with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9.   That’s not to say the Galaxy S9 isn’t a superb smartphone. It’s absolutely one…
March 12, 2018
The Boring Company has a new focus. Yesterday, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to let the world know that the company will prioritize mass transportation over individual vehicle usage.   According to Musk, the Boring Company’s tunnels will “prioritize pedestrians & cyclists over cars”. He didn’t say that the tunnels would never support cars,…
March 12, 2018
If you’ve ever thrown a Rubik’s Cube at the wall in frustration, you’re going to hate this robot. Developed and built by Ben Katz and Jared DiCarlo of MIT’s Biomimetics Lab, it’s just smashed the record for the fastest time ever to solve a Rubik’s Cube: just 0.38 seconds.   Engineers and roboticists have been…
March 08, 2018
In recent months, researchers at OpenAI have been focusing on developing artificial intelligence (AI) that learns better. Their machine learning algorithms are now capable of training themselves, so to speak, thanks to the reinforcement learning methods of their OpenAI Baselines.   Now, a new algorithm lets their AI learn from its own mistakes, almost as human beings…
March 04, 2018
Elon Musk is known for his smart, personable approach to social media. Whether he’sresponding to complaints from Tesla customers, making jokes, or attacking his critics, Musk comes across as a real person on Twitter and Instagram, which is a rarity among Fortune 500 executives.   On Friday, Musk posted a photo of himself on Instagram with one of the boring…
March 04, 2018
Global powers are pushing flight faster. With Japan looking to reintroduce supersonic speeds to aircraft, China has joined several US companies in working on aircraft capable of achieving hypersonic speeds – and they’re relatively far along.   Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing successfully tested their “I Plane” (named because it resembles…
February 27, 2018
Researchers have achieved a new kind of chimeric first, producing sheep-human hybrid embryos that could one day represent the future of organ donation – by using body parts grown inside unnatural, engineered animals.   With that end goal in mind, scientists have created the first interspecies sheep-human chimera, introducing human stem cells into sheep embryos,…
February 19, 2018