Scientists urge artificial intelligence safety focus
The development of artificial intelligence is growing fast and hundreds of the world's leading scientists and entrepreneurs are urging a renewed focus on safety and ethics to prevent dangers to society.
Key US military command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked (Update)
Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and ...
Environmental health benefits inspire people to cut back on electricity
What would inspire you to cut your electricity use: Finding out how much money you could save, or knowing how much cancer-causing air pollution you could eliminate? A multidisciplinary study conducted at ...
Applause triggers award for Meccanoid robot in Vegas
GM's new electric could upstage Tesla—and its own Volt (Update 2)
With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors sets up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a ...
Wearable sensors gather lots of data—now to make it useful
It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do ...
GM plans affordable 200-mile electric car in 2017
General Motors plans to start selling an affordable electric car in 2017 that will be able to go 200 miles on a single charge.
Denmark champions wind power, sets record
The 'human' side of robots at electronics show
She stood on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show, carried on conversations, blinked her eyes and sang a convincing rendition of "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
Zurich team's beach robot draws art in the sand
TV of the future may be a sphere (Update)
The TV of the future may not be a rectangle, but a sphere.
Virtual reality enters a new dimension
Welcome to "The Matrix"? Not quite, but new technologies are pushing ultra-convincing virtual realities out of the realm of science fiction and into the now.
Reverse engineer creates Thunderstrike bootkit able to exploit vulnerability in OS X boot ROM
Online homes becoming mindful members of the family
From door bells that scrutinize visitors to washing machines that know when you're home and lights that click off when you get in bed, houses are getting smarter.