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London has replaced train tickets with contactless credit cards, and soon you could too

Transport for London has licensed its contactless payment system that allows you to board trains and buses with a swipe of a credit or debit card.

By 13 July 2016


MIT turns to Michael Scott to teach computers to understand us

An algorithm developed by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is teaching computers to predict the actions TV characters will take seconds before taking them.

By 13 July 2016


A full suit of armor didn't hold back a well-trained knight

The idea that armor made knights sluggish flies out the window as a current-day knight-wannabe dances, climbs and jumps in a suit of plate armor.

By 5 July 2016


Facebook is training employees to avoid political bias

After facing questions about how its widely used trending-topics feature is managed, the social network says it's going to ensure employees are aware of how political bias can affect their work and the company's products.

By 24 June 2016


Samsung Pay launches in Australia, time to ditch your wallet (and your train ticket?)

You might need an American Express or Citibank card for the time being, but Samsung is hoping to make big waves with its mobile payments platform, and not just at the cash register.

By 15 June 2016


Hello Kitty in space: Just another day in astronaut training

Evelyn Miralles, head of the VR Lab for the NASA Johnson Space Center, is using realistic simulations to train astronauts.

By 11 June 2016


This horrifying synthetic dog could revolutionise vet training

A realistic patient simulator in development aims to reduce the number of animals destroyed in veterinary schools.

By 3 June 2016


See a train driver dash through the cars to warn of an impending crash

A quick-thinking train driver knew he couldn't avoid a wreck, so he spent his time preparing the passengers for impact.

By 14 May 2016


Sports technology to train your head and body for epic fitness

Athletes are turning to tech to help them run faster, jump higher, push harder.

By 8 May 2016


Mark Hamill strikes epic Yoda-training pose during Star Wars filming

Hamill and next-gen Star Wars star Daisy Ridley take time out from filming the next entry in the saga to re-create a famous pose from "The Empire Strikes Back."

By 12 April 2016