Tag: future tech

How New Yorkers rejected Amazon’s $2 billion deal

How New Yorkers rejected Amazon’s $2 billion deal

Amazon announced plans in November for a $2 billion headquarters in New York’s Long Island City, also known as HQ2. Almost from the beginning, New Yorkers were skeptical. In the days after the deal was announced, there were a ton of protests. But three months later, the company is abruptly pulling out, chased out by…

Can these smart glasses do what Google couldn’t?

Can these smart glasses do what Google couldn’t?

Focals smart glasses by North use some of the tech previously seen in Intel’s Vaunt glasses. They project a laser onto your eye and show notifications, map directions, and text messages. Unlike Google Glass though, the Focals do not have any cameras. We reviewed the new smart glasses and found that while the technology might…

Is gallium nitride the silicon of the future?

Is gallium nitride the silicon of the future?

The global electronics industry has been fueled by silicon from the get-go, but that may soon change. Products are slowly appearing that replace silicon with gallium nitride, a material that promises to shrink technology down while making it more efficient. We take a look inside one of these products to find out how gallium nitride…

A Sun Will Always Sing | Better Worlds

A Sun Will Always Sing | Better Worlds

In Karin Lowachee’s original short story, a spacecraft carrying precious cargo embarks on a lifetime journey to a better world. Read Karin Lowachee’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2MNfdm4 “A Sun Will Always Sing” is a part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project about hope. http://bit.ly/2RjbsdN Directed by: Chad Thompson Production: Yeah Haus Creative Direction:…

Your future gadgets might rely on metals from the seafloor

Your future gadgets might rely on metals from the seafloor

As the demand grows for the metals that power electronics, we may have to look farther and farther for mining opportunities. The next big mining frontier is the deep sea: along the seafloor, mysterious vents shoot scalding hot fluid into the ocean. These vents are a haven for miraculous and unique sea life, but they’re…

Your future tech may rely on deep-sea mining

Your future tech may rely on deep-sea mining

As the demand grows for the metals that power electronics, we may have to look farther and farther for mining opportunities. The next big mining frontier is the deep sea: along the seafloor, mysterious vents shoot scalding hot fluid into the ocean. These vents are a haven for miraculous and unique sea life, but they’re…

How Disney will force Netflix to change streaming

How Disney will force Netflix to change streaming

By late 2019, Disney has promised to launch its own online streaming service, further complicating the options for viewers who just want to watch their favorite films and TV online. The competition between streaming services has been great for consumers, so far. Outlets like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Shudder, and Filmstruck have been ramping…

Intel’s future computers have two screens

Intel’s future computers have two screens

Intel doesn’t make computers, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t build prototypes of them. When Intel thinks of new ways their chips can be used, they build prototypes to prove it’s possible, then partner with device makers to turn it into a consumer product. A recent example is Lenovo’s new Yoga Book C930, which…

Microsoft Surface Headphones hands-on: noise-cancelling and Cortana

Microsoft Surface Headphones hands-on: noise-cancelling and Cortana

Microsoft revealed their new wearable device, the Surface Headphones. The premium over-the-ear headphones feature adjustable noise cancellation, giving users precise control over how much outside noise to let in. The headphones also support “Hey Cortana” for voice commands and automatically pause music when removed from your ears. They’ll be shipping out later this year. Subscribe:…