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Wearables at war: How smart textiles are lightening the load for soldiers

From fabric keyboards to kit that powers up when the soldier mounts up, Intelligent Textiles is one of the companies on the front line of wearable technology.

By March 11, 2015


This robot can take the weight off soldiers' shoulders

Lockheed's Squad Mission Support System is a rolling robot that could carry much of the load soldiers and Marines take into the field. Will the Pentagon authorize it?

By June 24, 2014


A soldier's gear on D-Day (pictures)

A look at the cutting-edge gear a soldier would likely be carrying storming the beach at Normandy in 1944.

19 Images By June 6, 2014


DARPA seeks to treat bodies with light, electricity, sound and magnets

As part of its ElectRx program, which seeks to heal by treating the body like the electrical system it is, the government agency has awarded grants to seven teams.

By October 9, 2015


Watch this robot navigate with help from its very own drone

Here's what happens when a drone and a robot team up. Warning: The results aren't as terrifying as you might imagine.

By October 6, 2015


Meet the only US presidential candidate promising immortality

Commentary: CNET's Eric Mack speaks with Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan about America's cyborg future and finds himself hesitant to join the borg so soon.

By September 26, 2015


Israeli military uses tech as its protective edge

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits a handful of Israel Defense Forces bases to see an F-16I fighter jet, advanced missile defense systems and a pilot's helmet packed with wearable tech.

By September 24, 2015


Don't get your hopes up for a virtual-reality Star Wars movie

Lucasfilm, the Disney division behind the popular sci-fi movie franchise, is working with VR technology but sees limitations. For now.

By September 23, 2015


How robots can help soldiers haul their heavy gear (pictures)

Lockheed's Squad Mission Support System is a prototype designed to assist combat units by autonomously hauling their gear. That's useful since the average soldier carries 130 pounds of gear.

12 Images By June 24, 2014


Halo 5: Guardians introduces huge missions, and intimate stories

We fought one of the Covenant's largest weapons, and got to know the squad.

By September 22, 2015