Category Archives: Gadgets

AI detects movement through walls using wireless signals

You don't need exotic radar, infrared or elaborate mesh networks to spot people through walls — all you need are some easily detectable wireless signals and a dash of AI. Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a system (RF-Pose) that uses a neural…

Intel plans to release its first discrete GPU in 2020

After Intel nabbed Raja Koduri last year from AMD, where he led Radeon development, it was only a matter of time until it entered the high-end GPU arena. That confirmation came in a short tweet today: Intel plans to release its first discrete GPU –…

The Morning After: Sony’s intimate E3 event

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Sony and Ubisoft's E3 press conferences are down, leaving just Nintendo today at noon ET. Check out our impressions of games like The Last of Us: Part II or Beyond Good and Evil 2 as we prepare for another day o…

Palmer Luckey chases government contracts with ‘virtual wall’

When you hear talk of a border wall, you typically picture an actual, physical construction. But that's not the case for Palmer Luckey. The Oculus co-founder and his startup Anduril Industries have been working on a virtual wall — one complete with…

Stanford’s new lab could make particle accelerators 1,000 times smaller

Particle accelerators have proven vital to understanding subatomic physics, but current technology tends to make them… rather large. And Stanford is determined to address that. SLAC has started assembling a new location, FACET-II (Facility for Adva…

Xbox Japan’s cult hit ‘Metal Wolf Chaos’ is back

Microsoft didn't have much success with the original Xbox in Japan, but it did manage to create a few games by local developers that were coveted by fans of the platform. The mech game Metal Wolf Chaos made by From Software (Dark Souls) was one of th…

The Boring Company’s ‘Not a Flamethrower’ reaches customers

Elon Musk hasn't had the easiest time fulfilling his companies' promises lately, but there's at least one product arriving (more or less) on time. Musk has confirmed that the Boring Company has supplied the first 1,000 out of 20,000 flamethrowers. Yo…

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend! We're getting ready for the start of E3 2018, so stay tuned for the opening events with EA this afternoon ahead of Microsoft and Bethesda's showcases on Sunday. Check below for highlights…

The US again has the world’s most powerful supercomputer

The Department of Energy pulled back the curtain on the world's most powerful supercomputer Friday. When Summit is operating at max capacity, it can run at 200 petaflops — that's 200 quadrillion calculations per second. That smokes the previous reco…

FCC shrugs at fake cell towers around the White House

Turns out, Ajit Pai was serious last year when he told lawmakers that the FCC didn't want anything to do with cybersecurity. This past April the Associated Press reported "For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existen…