Jun 13, 2014

Google Glass headsets find their way into the doctor's surgery

by Christina Farr

Google’s futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, Drchrono, a Mountain View, California-based electronic medical record company has developed a new application for the device it claims ...

Jun 6, 2014

Amazon's drone dream sparks race for better sensor

by Thomas Black

In the quest to build drones that can enable companies such as Amazon to make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they’re going. The answer is developing sensors that are smart enough to keep ...

May 2, 2014

The robots are taking over, and it won't be pretty

by John Naughton

Not often do you hear a “Newsnight” presenter using an arcane mathematical term, but last week was an exception. The culprit was David Grossman, who made an excellent film for “Newsnight” about the threat to employment from advanced robotics. In the course of this, ...