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We cracked open an Apple Pencil so you don't have to

TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler uses a rotary cutter to slice open the stylus and explores the tech that powers the iPad Pro's must-have accessory.

By November 24, 2015


What happens to the human brain in microgravity?

Researchers from NASA and the European Space Agency are examining the effects of spaceflight on the brain.

By October 14, 2015


Two humans link their brains to play 20 Questions

A noninvasive brain-to-brain interface successfully let two people in separate locations share thoughts.

By September 23, 2015


Brain-connected prosthetic hand restores a paralysed man's sense of touch

A mind-controlled prosthetic hand created by DARPA has now allowed a paralysed patient to feel physical sensations.

By September 14, 2015


Sphero BB-8 teardown reveals its robot tech inside the rolling 'Star Wars' droid

The Sphero BB-8 toy may not be powered by the Force, but Bill Detwiler cracks this rolling robot open to show you the tech inside.

By September 5, 2015


Chipmakers helping to give computers a visual cortex

Qualcomm, Broadcom, Samsung, and others are working at the Khronos Group to standardize some nuts and bolts of machine vision. That should let programmers tap into the technology more easily.

By November 19, 2013


F-U-N-D-E-D: Disney ups investments in mind-reading tech

Media and advertising companies turn to brain science to help deliver content you won't forget.

By August 14, 2015


What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.

By August 4, 2015


Ouya, video-game console startup, gets scooped up by Razer

Gaming hardware maker Razer will integrate Ouya's app store and publishing business into its operations as it seeks to expand into content. The future of Ouya's hardware is unclear but looks shaky.

By July 27, 2015


Break it Down: A lock with brains

We crack open the August Smart Lock for a look at the tech that makes an ordinary door lock a smart device.

By July 7, 2015