Innovations



Each new Spin e-scooter will come with a black box housing a sensor and camera system that uses artificial intelligence to identify sidewalks, streets and bike lanes.

Digitizing musicians may be the next step in a concert-deprived world.

Boston Dynamics is widely recognized for pioneering the field of agile robots that are inspired by animals. Hyundai said acquiring Boston Dynamics will enhance its plan for autonomous vehicles and “smart factories."

The devices are used in homes throughout the United States, utilizing technology shown in studies to kill airborne viruses within enclosed spaces.

In January, Department of Defense contractor Ghost Robotics will unleash four semi-autonomous robots at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida as part of a plan to replace stationary surveillance cameras.

The restaurant industry is reeling from the loss of the self-serve stations as some states inch toward what could be another round of indoor dining lockdowns. One small business is banking on the sector’s comeback, however, and has manufactured a device meant to help the industry recover.

As air travel gains some steam and coronavirus-related shutdowns return in pockets of the country, one of the latest iterations of virus-fighting tech at the airport is a germ-zapping robot at San Antonio International Airport.

E-scooter accidents were a big problem for metro areas before the pandemic. One company sees computer vision as a partial solution.

The robots follow action and sound so students at home can see more than just a static shot of the classroom.

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As NASA moves towards the SLS’s first flight, putting the Orion spacecraft in orbit around the moon, there are concerns not with the rocket’s engines but rather with the computer software embedded in all its systems.

The promise of faster downloads isn’t a good reason to buy the new iPhone. But if you haven’t upgraded in years, the camera might be.

The ultra-luxury pickup starts at $112,595, has 1,000 horsepower and can go zero to 60 in three seconds. And it has a "crab walk mode."

The biggest iPhone update in years brings new designs and night selfies — but beware the 5G and environmental hype.

For the first time in 10 months, Jeff Bezos’s secretive space company flew a rocket to the edge of space from its remote launch site in West Texas. It was Blue Origin’s 13th trip to space.

Twitter will impose new warnings on political lies, restrict premature declarations of victory and block calls for polling violence or other disruptions, the company announced Friday as it rolled out a wide-ranging package of revisions designed to harden the platform against abuse related to the U.S. election.

The company said all rides on its Phoenix-area ride-hailing service would be driverless in the short term.

Chris Ferguson, a onetime space shuttle astronaut and now a Boeing employee, announced on Wednesday that he was pulling himself from the first crewed mission of the company’s Starliner spacecraft.

First came the always-on microphone, then the flying indoor surveillance drone and now a palm-reading payment system. Amazon has made a business of pushing privacy boundaries.

In a little-noticed lawsuit, Apple shed new light on its recycling practices, raising questions about why devices that were sent in for destruction were reused by consumers against Apple's wishes.

Over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, down past Chincoteague toward the southern tip of the Eastern Shore, sits an isolated spit of shoreline, near a wildlife refuge, that is home to one of the most unusual, and little known, rocket launch sites in the country.

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