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This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This year, if all goes well, astronauts will launch to space on a private craft for the first time in history. It’s SpaceX’s big chance to show NASA that it can be trusted with the work of ferrying astronauts to and from the international space station. We met the two astronauts selected for this historic…

Nike self-lacing shoes put a ton of tech under your feet

Nike self-lacing shoes put a ton of tech under your feet

Nike Adapt BB is the second generation of self-lacing shoes. The updated sneakers are more affordable at $350, pair over Bluetooth, and remember how you like the fit of your shoes. We visited Nike’s campus to try them on and talk to Tinker Hatfield, the designer behind the self-lacing concept. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2TTpbEW Subscribe:…

A Theory of Flight | Better Worlds

A Theory of Flight | Better Worlds

It only takes one rocket to start an interplanetary revolution. This animated adaptation of Justina Ireland’s story “A Theory of Flight” imagines a future in which one woman recognizes the barriers in getting to space, and takes the issue into her own hand with an open-sourced rocket and kickstarts a revolution to open up the…

Google Assistant or Alexa challenge

Google Assistant or Alexa challenge

Google Assistant and Alexa are both trying to take over your smart devices. But who has the weirdest gadgets? Shannon and Dieter explore the show floor at CES 2019 to find the coolest and most unusual uses of these digital assistants. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on…

Challenge: Google Assistant or Alexa?

Challenge: Google Assistant or Alexa?

Google Assistant and Alexa are both trying to take over your smart devices. But who has the weirdest gadgets? Shannon and Dieter explore the show floor at CES 2019 to find the coolest and most unusual uses of these digital assistants. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on…

Apple’s surprise TV plan is cooperation

Apple’s surprise TV plan is cooperation

Apple AirPlay 2 is coming to Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio TVs. It’s a remarkable and surprising collaboration between competitors, and it’s not usually how the industry works. Apple didn’t give a keynote speech and didn’t have a booth on the show floor, but nevertheless dominates the show year after year. Dieter Bohn explains why…

Best laptops at CES 2019: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Best laptops at CES 2019: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

CES 2019 was full of laptops, everything from GeForce RTX-equipped thin gaming laptops to AMD-powered Chromebooks to desktop replacements with swappable CPUs. A lot looked like last year’s bunch, but there were more than a few interesting exceptions. To cut through the deluge of announcements, we’ve rounded up what we think are the best laptops…

This adorable robot needs you more than you need it

This adorable robot needs you more than you need it

The Groove X Lovot companion robot isn’t useful — it’ll actually get in your way. Most robots promise to make your life easier, but Lovot is the opposite. The fuzzy little robot scoots around, following its owner through advanced AI capabilities and sensors. It can recognize up to 1,000 people, and when it spots someone…