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Pluto's weird surface has puzzling pitted terrain

Pluto's surface is totally the pits in a new NASA image showing odd formations of dimples, troughs and curved indentations.

By October 19, 2015


Google's vision of self-driving cars is wrong, says MIT professor

Technically Incorrect: MIT's David Mindell says NASA moon missions weren't self-driving, so why should cars be? He describes handing over power to an "opaque" corporation like Google very troubling.

By October 13, 2015


Why Silicon Valley believes robo-advisers can save investors from themselves

Startups are making it cheap to invest like the super rich do. They say computers can manage money better and at a lower cost than emotional, irrational humans.

By September 21, 2015


Resales of year-old iPhones start heating up

More customers are upgrading to the latest Apple smartphone every year, creating a bigger market for the previous year's models.

By September 26, 2015


Pop-Tart figures freeze Han Solo in carbonite, look delicious

Resin Pop-Tarts with Han Solo's frozen body etched into them make for a inedible but wonderfully goofy breakfast-themed toy.

By September 17, 2015


IBM gets Watson to sound like Stephen Hawking

Technically Incorrect: In new ads meant to promote its supercomputer's essential charming helpfulness, Watson's narration sounds a touch familiar.

By September 5, 2015


​Toyota investing $50M to research cars that can think for themselves

​Toyota announced a $50 million, five-year collaboration with Stanford and MIT's artificial intelligence research labs.

By September 4, 2015


Yellowstone comment card shows guest isn't smarter than the average bear

An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?

By August 29, 2015


Facebook adds Siri rival to Messenger

The social-networking giant launches its artificial intelligence-based personal assistant to compete with Apple's Siri and Google's Now. Can it beat out the other guys?

By August 26, 2015


Tiny pebbles make the biggest planets

Researchers solve the mystery of how Saturn and Jupiter formed, which changes how we think of planetary formation as a whole.

By August 19, 2015