emerging technology
 
  • Gesture controlled computer

    Gesture control: Great innovation or Tower of Babel?

    Operating a computer with no-touch hand gestures is the hot new thing in user interfaces, but without standards we'll need to know a different "language" for every device.

  • Man looks quizzically at VHS tape

    Oklahoma jail's lesson: Don't get fooled by familiar tech

    Too many agencies stick with the tried, true and the outdated rather than upgrading to more efficient new technology.

  • LG OLED TVs

    Are ultra high-res OLEDs finally ready for their close-up?

    The thin, flexible light screens with 4K resolution are four times sharper than LED or LCD monitors, but they could find limited use at first.

  • Abandoned trucks rusting in a ghost town

    A once mighty supercomputer to be dismantled, sold for parts

    New Mexico's Encanto, which five years ago was the third fastest machine in the world, is now practically on the scrap heap.

  • Router

    Wi-Fi service to monitor, reallocate local router usage

    Qualcomm's cloud-based service could keep wireless applications from using more bandwidth than they need.

  • Raspberry Pi

    $25 computer could help create the techies of tomorrow

    The Raspberry Pi, a small single-board computer that can teach kids the basics of computer science, is also a robust computer, now with its own app store.

  • HTML 5 sample code

    HTML 5 ready for prime time

    The new version of the markup language serves up multimedia content without the need for plug-ins and could help agencies built more secure websites.

  • Robot looking into the future

    5 fearless tech predictions for 2013

    Here's what to look for in emerging technology for government during the next year.

  • Army robot

    Past robots show significance of the Navy's breakthrough

    Most machines we think of as robots actually are Waldos, which makes the X-47B drone's autonomy all the more impressive.

  • Parrot AR Drone 2.0 flying in hallway

    Drone hacker infects other competitors

    The winning entry connected wirelessly with other drones, prompting them to "run amok."

  • Navy X-47B drone

    Is Navy's new drone the first real military robot?

    The X-47B stealth drone, designed to fly missions on its own, represents something of a breakthrough in robotic technology.

  • Streetlights at night

    Is the light spectrum the next frontier for wireless?

    A researcher in Scotland says LEDs can be used to transmit data, potentially making every street lamp into a high-speed Internet port.

  • NASA artist conception of warp drive travel

    NASA thinks warp-drive travel might be possible

    Scientists explore the idea of achieving faster-than-light travel within the laws of special relativity by warping space.

  • Fiber Optics

    Truly unbreakable encryption trips the light fantastic

    Scientists from Toshiba and Cambridge University use quantum physics to create completely secure communications over fiber optic cable.

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