Chinese police foil drone-flying phone smugglers at Hong Kong border

Dozens of high-tech phone smugglers have been apprehended by Chinese police, who twigged to the scheme to send refurbished iPhones into the country from Hong Kong via drone — but…

Knitting machines power up with computer-generated patterns for 3D shapes

At last, a use for that industrial knitting machine you bought at a yard sale! Carnegie Mellon researchers have created a method that generates knitting patterns for arbitrary 3D shapes,…

Amazon unveils new Echo gadgets for your home (CNET News)

New $100 Amazon Echo – http://cnet.co/2xMfhgf Amazon debuts a newly designed Echo, the Echo Connect, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and even Echo Buttons. Subscribe to CNET: http://cnet.co/2heRhep Check… source

Virgin Galactic successfully tested its rocket-powered spacecraft today for the first time since 2014

Virgin Galactic took to the skies today for the first test of its rocket-powered spacecraft in over three years. The SpaceShipTwo launch platform deployed the USS Unity at a set…

DARPA wants new ideas for autonomous drone swarms

The Defense Department’s research wing is serious about putting drones into action, not just one by one but in coordinated swarms. The Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program is kicking off its…

Cool Summer Gadgets To Keep You Connected On The Go | TODAY

Digital expert Mario Armstrong visits TODAY with an array of apps and gadgets to keep you connected all summer long, including the Nucleus, a video intercom that works with your…

SpaceX launch will bring science and supplies to ISS and return with a glitchy Robonaut

Update: Launch and deployment successful! SpaceX is set to launch its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a lightly used Dragon capsule filled with goodies at…

Here are the five things I learned installing a smart mirror

I recently received a review unit of the Embrace Smart Mirror. It’s essentially a 24-inch Android tablet mounted behind a roughly 40-inch mirror. It works well when third-party software is…

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Travel Gadgets

On The New Screen Savers, Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ go through their bags and bring you some of the best gadgets for the traveler in your life!…

Skydio R1 review: a mesmerizing, super-expensive self-flying drone

The idea of a robot methodically hunting you down isn’t the most pleasant of concepts. A metal-bodied being zooming after you at up to 25 miles per hour with multiple…

iOS could detect when you hover your finger over the screen

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple could be working on new gestures for its iPhones. In addition to normal touch gestures, iOS could detect when you hover your…

From fungal architecture to shape-shifting robo-swarms, here are NASA’s latest moonshots

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program is perhaps the best place to get federal funding for an idea that sounds crazy — because the program managers think it might be…