Tech Archive
24 April 2015, 01:44 PM ET
While the LAWS debate in Geneva was deeper and richer than previous discussions, key definitions – which are needed to word a protocol to restrict them – remain unclear and up for continued debate.
24 April 2015, 11:37 AM ET
We rounded up a total of 21 GPS watches to find the ones that work best for runners, triathletes and everyone in between. Here are our top picks.
24 April 2015, 11:06 AM ET
Chinese scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time, confirming a storm of rumors and igniting an ethical debate, news outlets reported yesterday.
23 April 2015, 07:35 PM ET
The Forerunner 620 tracks advanced metrics that serious runners will certainly find useful.
23 April 2015, 02:34 PM ET
A Columbia University oceanographer calls on drones to help study ice melt.
23 April 2015, 10:40 AM ET
The Garmin Forerunner 10 is a GPS wristwatch that tracks distance, elevation, pace and calories for walkers and runners.
22 April 2015, 02:34 PM ET
By algorithmically correlating smartphone data, NSF-funded researchers hope to spot early signs of this debilitating condition. The ‘LifeRhythm’ may someday also spot bipolar illness and other disorders.
22 April 2015, 11:50 AM ET
The Polar M400 is a GPS running and cycling watch that can be paired with a heart rate strap to track your pulse as you exercise.
21 April 2015, 01:57 PM ET
Looking for the Loch Ness monster just got easier, thanks to Google Street View.
21 April 2015, 12:21 PM ET
The TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio is an affordable GPS watch, but it's missing some of the features you'll find on more expensive multisport watches.
21 April 2015, 11:00 AM ET
The most precise clock ever made could hold time accurately for the entire age of the universe.
20 April 2015, 02:59 PM ET
While a system to wirelessly charge objects has been around for more than a century, it's only now becoming popular because of improvements in technology.
20 April 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Alex Leonessa, NSF program director for General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering, describes key challenges in creating truly useful robotic systems to supplementing humans. DARwin-OP, the soccer-playing robot, illustrates some of the issues.
20 April 2015, 09:32 AM ET
The Polar V800 is a GPS watch that tracks a wide variety of sports — from running and swimming to yoga, dance and CrossFit.
17 April 2015, 04:42 PM ET
The SmartWatch 3 is a smartwatch from Sony that can runs the Android Wear operating system.
16 April 2015, 06:46 AM ET
Drones are becoming increasingly popular in everyday life, but the technology still has some kinks to work out. In the latest example, a drone crashed and burned while carrying a shipment of asparagus to a restaurant in the Netherlands, according to news
15 April 2015, 05:17 PM ET
The Fitbit Charge HR is an activity-and-sleep tracker with a built-in heart-rate sensor and a stopwatch feature for timing runs and other workouts.
15 April 2015, 06:54 AM ET
Would you like an Austrian chocolate burrito? Chef Watson has the recipe, which pairs cinnamon, apricots, vanilla and cheese, that the brainy system created based on its training with the Institute of Culinary Education.
15 April 2015, 06:53 AM ET
More than 1 million Apple Watches were pre-ordered last week, on the first day the device went on sale, according to a firm that tracks consumer spending.
14 April 2015, 07:27 PM ET
Health apps are everywhere, but do they do more harm than good? Doctors are debating whether such self-monitoring mobile technology is useless — or even dangerous.
14 April 2015, 10:05 AM ET
The Forerunner 920XT is the cream of the crop when it comes to multisport GPS watches.
13 April 2015, 02:42 PM ET
From smartphone apps like Siri to features like facial recognition in photos, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a part of everyday life. But humanity should take more care in developing AI than with other technologies, experts say.
11 April 2015, 01:32 PM ET
One rumoured and simple test to determine a flat battery from a good one is the dead battery bounce – drop them on the floor, and the flat ones bounce.
10 April 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Amazon has won approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin testing delivery drones in the United States.
10 April 2015, 11:05 AM ET
The factories of the future got their start in a petri dish.
10 April 2015, 10:43 AM ET
DARwIn-OP, which stands for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform, recently visited the National Science Foundation to participate in a 'video interview' while 'he' was in town for a National Robotics Week event.
09 April 2015, 09:07 AM ET
The Vivoactive is a new wearable from Garmin that's part smartwatch and part fitness tracker.
08 April 2015, 10:38 AM ET
For National Robotics Week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) postulated the DARwIn-OP robot (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform) taking one selfie per decade before heading to work for 900 years.
07 April 2015, 07:28 AM ET
Whether they're designing flying cars or teleporters, aspiring young inventors will have the chance to share their visions for the technology of the future, as part of a nationwide challenge hosted by the makers of Disney's upcoming film "Tomorrowland" an
05 April 2015, 11:41 AM ET
After more than two years of maintenance and upgrade work, the Large Hadron Collider has come back to life and will run at higher energies than ever. The ring-shaped collider produces conditions just milliseconds after the Big Bang.
03 April 2015, 03:46 PM ET
It’s a great day for particle physics fans: the world’s largest atom smasher has been cleared to start running again as early as this weekend.
03 April 2015, 12:01 PM ET
Skin-like, flexible, 'smart bandages' now in early development can sense how well a wound is healing and release embedded medication to fight a resurgent infection.
02 April 2015, 12:48 PM ET
Engineers at the University of California-Berkely are developing sensors to detect signs of tissue damage before they fully develop. They also hope to develop a pen-sized version of the 'bandage' for nurses to use for spot checking patients.
02 April 2015, 11:35 AM ET
At $299, the Wellograph fitness watch's sleek design and intuitive graphics don't come cheap.
02 April 2015, 09:52 AM ET
Altaeros Energies Buoyant Airborne Turbine dirigible can lift a generator higher than current tower mounted wind turbines, producing twice the energy from the faster wind velocities aloft.
01 April 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Physicist Jon Butterworth will recount the dramatic hunt for the Higgs boson in a lecture tonight (April 1) at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada.