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How Honda builds the Jet business of the future

[ad_1] From the outside, HondaJet reveals two key innovations. Its engines sit on the towers on the wings, instead of being attached to the fuselage. This reduces drag and frees space in the cab, since the engine mounts do not intrude. It also reduces noise and vibration, which dissipates through the wings instead of going to the passenger compartment. And …

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Artificial intelligence is feeding smarter prostheses than ever

[ad_1] The distance between prosthesis and real is shrinking. Thanks to advances in batteries, robotics controlled by the brain and artificial intelligence, the current mechanical limbs can do everything from turning and aiming to grabbing and lifting. And this is not just good news for amputees. "For something like bomb disposal, why not use a robotic arm?" Says Justin Sanchez, …

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Did you like or follow the Facebook pages of a Russian trolls farm?

[ad_1] Facebook Friday made available a tool that allows users to see if they liked or followed a page related to Russia's attempt to influence the 2016 elections. Facebook promised to make that tool available in November, after the company revealed in a congressional hearing that more than 140 million people could have been exposed to propaganda linked to Russia …

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Podcast by Gadget Lab: all the technology that died

[ad_1] We welcome special guest Jordan McMahon on the show to tell his list of all the technology that died in 2017. Podcast Send comments from the hosts about their personal Twitter feeds. Jordan McMahon is @typingpixels David Pierce is @pierce Brendan Nystedt is @bnystedt and Michael Calore is @snackfight . Bling, the main direct line in @GadgetLab . Our …

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At Google, Eric Schmidt wrote the book on adult supervision

[ad_1] Eric Schmidt injured on Google by compromise. In 1998, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had made a pledge to the two venture capital firms that financed them: they would hire an experienced CEO to run the company once it started to take off. But two years later they were protecting themselves, insisting that they could scale Google to …

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iPhone battery scandal: Apple had much better options than slowing down its phone

[ad_1] On Wednesday, Apple confirmed what many customers have long suspected: the company has been slowing the performance of previous iPhones. Apple says it started the practice a year ago, to compensate for the degradation of the battery, instead of pressuring people to update their smartphones faster. But even giving that benefit of the doubt, there are many better ways …

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How the Magic Leap Lightwear headset could work

[ad_1] Rony Abovitz has never been one to obtain direct information. In recent years, the founder of Magic Leap has confused people with updates not exactly about the mixed reality system not exactly vaporware of his company, especially on Twitter, where he has been given statements as "We do not pursue perfection, we pursue" feels good, feels good. "Tuning in …

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