Emerging Tech

This lab-grown heart tissue beats just like the real thing

Researchers have used stem cells to create a lab-grown human heart tissue which actually beats. Created by scientists from University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, the heart tissue also expresses genes and responds to drugs in the same way as a real human atrium, the upper chamber in the heart through which blood enters. The […]

Emerging Tech

Virtual newscaster wants to know: Is this the real me or just a fantasy?

[embedded content] “Hello, everyone. I’m an English artificial intelligence anchor. This is my very first day in Xinhua news agency.” Those are the introductory words of one of two A.I. clones presented the World Internet Conference taking place in Wuzhen, China, BBC News reported. Previous Next Xinhua news agency real and virtual news readers Xinhua news […]

Gears & Gadgets

Samsung’s foldable phone is real, and it launches next year

Samsung’s flexible phone. It starts in phone mode… And opens into a tablet mode. There are two displays on Samsung’s phone. One static phone-style display on the outside, and athe folding display on the inside. Putting the folding display on the inside of the device means putting a serious bend in the display. As you […]

Emerging Tech

Want to be the king of the world? Titanic II will set sail in 2022 — for real

[embedded content] Did you spend hours as a kid enjoying the Nintendo Power Glove II? How about those joyous weekends watching Showgirls: The Next Generation, or playing Superman 64 Returns? Of course you didn’t, because none of these things actually exist. Typically, only successful products get sequels, while horribly unsuccessful ones are discarded or written […]

Photography

Camera shootout! Testing the latest Pixel, iPhone, and Galaxy Note in real life

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Google’s Pixel 3 is one of the best camera phones you can buy, but the competition is stiff. The iPhone XS can take equally great photographs — sometimes even better — than the Pixel 3, while the Note 9 often excels in low light. Can you really tell the difference? See for […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft killing off the old Skype client… for real this time

Enlarge / Skype 8.0. Microsoft In July, Microsoft announced plans to end support for the “classic” Skype client in September. But those plans were put on hold after the Skype community complained that the new, modern client was missing some beloved features from the classic client. With plans now in place to reinstate those missing […]

Gaming

Blue Yeti Nano USB mic review — it’s the real deal

If you watch enough YouTube or Twitch, you’ll start seeing a lot of the same broadcasting and recording equipment. When it comes to microphones, you’ll see a lot of people using the Audio Technica AT2020 or the Blue Yeti. The latter is especially difficult to miss because it’s huge — but Blue Microphones is about […]

Emerging Tech

DJI Mavic 2 Pro vs Mavic 2 Zoom: What’s the real difference?

DJI unveiled the Mavic 2 series of drones today, expanding the Mavic line beyond the highly successful Mavic Pro and Mavic Air. The two new drones, the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, have identical dimensions and flight specifications (here’s our rundown of all the key features) — the only difference is in the […]

Top Stories

Fake news 'crowding out' real news, MPs say

Media playback is unsupported on your device The volume of disinformation on the internet is growing so big that it is starting to crowd out real news, the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has said. Tory MP Damian Collins said people struggle to identify “fake news”. MPs in their committee report said […]

Top Stories

This $610 million real estate company doesn't have an office for its 8,000 employees – instead, everybody works from this completely virtual island

Screenshot If you’ve ever wondered what the next phase of working remotely could be like, look no further than eXp Realty. In most respects, eXp is your typical real estate brokerage company. It employs thousands of licensed agents to help clients buy and sell their homes. And business seems to be good: eXp’s stock price […]

Emerging Tech

Here’s a real version of that endlessly spinning top from ‘Inception’

[embedded content] Remember how, in Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Dom Cobb uses a spinning top to work out whether he’s awake or dreaming? If the top spins a few times and then topples over, Cobb knows he’s awake. If it keeps spinning in perpetuity, he understands that he’s asleep. Well, the team behind […]

Photography

Meet Explorest, the photo-scouting app curated by real photographers

Explorest GPS-enabled cameras allow automated software to put photos on the map, giving photographers and travelers an idea of where to explore next. But automated programs will mix in those stunning landscapes with cat photos and duck-lipped selfies — leaving lots of digging left to scout out the best views. One startup is aiming to […]

Mobile

Watch Nvidia drive a real car using Black Panther-style VR

One of the most exciting moments from the hit film Black Panther came to life today, as Nvidia’s Holodeck software enabled a driver using virtual reality to drive a car in the real world. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang offered the demonstration at the 2018 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) as an aside while discussing autonomous car […]