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In the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2020 act "pig with a computer chip in its brain," Elon Musk's brain interface startup Neuralink has reportedly taught a monkey how to play Pong with its brain. Musk revealed the news in an interview on the audio app Clubhouse at the end of January, saying: In simplistic… READ THE REST
French armed forces received approval from a military ethics committee to officially begin developing "augmented soldiers," according to CNN: The report, released to the public on Tuesday, considers medical treatments, prosthetics and implants that improve "physical, cognitive, perceptive and psychological capacities," and could allow for location tracking or connectivity with weapons systems and other soldiers.… READ THE REST
Behold the "Smellicopter": A wee drone that's been outfitted with a live antenna from a moth, which lets it navigate towards smells. It worked — and when they compared its performance to an artificial, human-made smell sensor, the moth antenna won out: The drone navigated more quickly towards an odor. Why try to improve upon… READ THE REST
Did you know that 2020 was a surprisingly good year for tablet sales? After several years of stagnant growth and losing business to the creep of incrementally bigger smartphones, the tablet market saw a pretty serious explosion during the pandemic. In fact, tablet sales were up almost 14 percent in 2020. If you're in the market… READ THE REST
As we continue in our technological march toward Rosie the Robot, we quietly reached a major milestone in that revolution in just the last few years. We've been manufacturing robots to handle all kinds of household tasks for a while now. We have vacuuming robots, for instance. We also have mopping robots. But until recently,… READ THE REST
Everybody's looking for that utterly unique piece of home decor. It's the item that every visitor you invite into your house will likely remember long after they leave. If your guests stare and start asking questions about it, you know you're on the right track. If you've got an eccentric streak, that item is probably… READ THE REST