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SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster roared back into service today over four months after a disastrous launch pad explosion threw its future into doubt. At 9:54 am PST (17:54 GMT), the reusable rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California carrying the 10-satellite constellation of the Iridium-1 mission. According to the company, this is the first of a series o
Most of the VR developments at CES 2017 embodied sparks of innovation that hint at the next big advances. But Cerevo's Taclim haptic boots and gloves? Not so much. Between their spotty performance and weird demo, we quickly realized that the underlying technology is still rudimentary, and in the big picture, haptic foot feedback is low on our VR wishlist...Continue Reading Taclim boots: Why h
Over the past nine years we've been hearing a lot about the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC), which is ultimately intended to break the land speed record by travelling at over 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h). One thing that we haven't seen, however, is the car actually moving under its own power. That's set to change on Oct. 26th, when it's scheduled to be driven for the first time – and the public is
While the pupil may be the opening in the eye that lets light through to the retina, the iris is the tissue that opens and closes to determine the size of the pupil. Although mechanical irises are already a standard feature in cameras, scientists from Finland and Poland have recently created an autonomous artificial iris that's much more similar to those found in the eye – it may even eventua
Life should be a little easier for buyers of the upcoming new Nissan Leaf, as Nissan has confirmed that the car will feature ProPILOT Assist technology. Although it should eventually offer advanced functionality, for now the system reportedly "reduces the hassle of stop-and-go single-lane highway driving."..Continue Reading It's official: New Nissan Leaf will be semi-autonomousCategory: Autom
Normally you'd want to keep your gaming controllers as far away from water as possible, but Microsoft Australia has just unveiled one you can drop in the pool without fear. While people in the Northern Hemisphere are more likely to snuggle up with the Xbox Onesie at this time of year, Australian gamers can now play at the beach with the Inflatable Xbox One S Controller...Continue Reading Micr
The calendar has rolled over into another year and for auto fans, that means the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is just around the corner. Taking center stage on Infiniti's stand will be the QX50 Concept SUV, an evolution of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration shown in Beijing that puts the spotlight on the company's new autonomous driving tech and Variable Compression Turbo engi
Jaguar Land Rover is becoming a bigger and bigger player in the self-driving space, already building its own test vehicles and even chipping away at adventurous versions that go off-road. The latest move from the premium automaker comes as an investment in ride-sharing company Lyft, along with a fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover cars for its drivers to put to the test...Continue Reading Jaguar L
NASA officials have announced some of the first targets to be observed by the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) following its launch atop an Ariane 5 rocket, which is slated for lift-off in October 2018. The initial observations cover the gamut of the JWST's scientific targets, from studies aimed at unraveling the secrets of galaxy formation, to gaining a better understanding
Unless you count mobile tablets like the iPad Pro, Windows devices like the Surface have a monopoly on the 2-in-1 (tablet/laptop) form factor. That may change soon, as Samsung is launching a couple of Chromebook 2-in-1s that include Google Play for running Android apps. Let's see how the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus compare to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4...Continue Reading Samsung Chromebo is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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