Google, National Park Service team to digitize 3800+ artifacts

The U.S Department of the Interior has announced a partnership with Google Cultural Institute to digitize and publish “thousands of historically and culturally significant objects” online for the public to explore. The objects include artwork, records, artifacts, photos, and more, and are drawn from the National Park Service’s massive museum system (more than 380 park […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Gigabit chip ready for live streaming VR

The folks at Qualcomm have revealed that they want to jam so much internet speed through their chips, you won’t know what to do with it all. The company’s 6th-generation LTE modem chipset will support “download speeds up to 1Gbps” and will be what they describe as “the mobile industry’s first announced LTE Advanced Pro […]

Immersit Turns Your Couch Into A Vibration-Powered Immersive TV Experience

Meet Immersit, a new kind of connected device for your couch launching today on Kickstarter. Immersit generates vibrations to immerse you in your movies or video games. And it works with your existing couch. Have you ever been to a theme park with vibrating seats? Immersit is trying to recreate that at home, and it’s […]

HaLow Is The Natural Next Step In The Evolution Of IoT

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced the long-awaited Wi-Fi HaLow standard for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah wireless networking technology (HaLow is pronounced just like the title of the popular video game from Microsoft). HaLow extends a flavor of Wi-Fi into the 900 MHz band, which provides greater range than the pre-existing 2.4 GHz standard, provides better connectivity […]

The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage

Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its […]

The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000 But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

Tesla has yet to unveil the Model 3, but the company just confirmed that it will be available starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has long been rumored to cost about this price, and today, Bloomberg is quoting a Tesla spokesperson who confirmed the starting price. At that price, the car will retail at a price point slightly […]

Virginia grade school’s CubeSat will launch from ISS soon

A grade school in Virginia will be the first of its kind to send a CubeSat satellite into orbit. The satellite, which was created by students at St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, was sent to the International Space Station in December 2015, and it is scheduled to be released from it later this […]

The curious case of the Star Wars family portrait

What you’re about to see is a family portrait that includes Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and a third family member. We will not tell you who the third member of the family is here, for that would be a spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We know that basically every person in the […]

Amazon Alexa Can Now Order An Uber From Your Echo Speaker Or Fire TV

It’s been a big week for Amazon’s connected speaker Echo. First the company rolled out a way to order pizza just by asking Echo’s virtual assistant to place an order for you. It then added the much-requested Spotify to the list of supported streaming music services. And today, Amazon has announced integration with on-demand car […]