Autonomous snow skiing robots are the future, and the future looks adorable. Watch Jennifer, a little humanoid robot made by the University of Manitoba's Autonomous Agents Laboratory, take some turns on the slopes.
Jennifer can ski and play hockey -- even though she's a robot -- but there's more to her than just fun and games. Researchers hope that someday, the same principles they're using to program Jenny to play sports will be used to create firefighters and rescue robots, able to adapt to changing environments.
On today's show, we explain why Google is growing human skin in a lab, watch an adorable robot ski in the name of science and cheer on NASA as it starts collecting data from its SMAP satellite.
As you load up your skis or snowboard, don't forget to download other pieces of indispensable gear: handy apps for navigating the mountain. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best apps to get the most out of your day on the slopes.
CNET doesn't usually write up ski equipment, but with more ski gear going high-tech -- and mingling with the high-tech gear we carry day to day -- we thought we'd have some fun rounding up some of the more innovative ski gear available today.
A new startup promises the world's first true augmented-reality ski goggles for skiers and snowboarders that you can control with your eyes.
Where's the powder? Skiers and riders, get snow conditions for your local resorts with the updated Weather Channel iOS app.
The Charcoal Companion Fondue Grill Set consists of a grilling platter and fondue pot. Designed for use over an open fire, the hot platter sets onto a fitted serving base.
Powerful women are making their own rules of VC conduct.
Commentary: If you want to make a difference in gender equality, consider the subtle and often subconscious ways in which women are overlooked, devalued and underestimated in the business world.