U.S. scientists make tiny invisibility cloak

Sep 18, 2015

U.S. scientists make tiny invisibility cloak

U.S. scientists have invented a tiny invisibility cloak, edging ever closer to a real version of what has until now been a staple of science fiction, researchers said Thursday. The cloak, described in the journal Science, is microscopic in size but could conceivably be ...

New self-driving Google cars plying Silicon Valley roads

Jun 26, 2015

New self-driving Google cars plying Silicon Valley roads

The latest models of Google’s self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company’s Silicon Valley headquarters in a test of how they work around other vehicles driven by people. It’s the first time that the pod-like, two-seat vehicles have been allowed ...

Google debuts News Lab to hone skills of Internet Age journalists

Jun 23, 2015

Google debuts News Lab to hone skills of Internet Age journalists

Google on Monday launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen Internet Age reporting skills. The News Lab mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to apply technology innovations to reporting news, lab director Steve Grove said, in a blog post. ...

Dec 16, 2014

Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation

Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. “Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program,” said Microsoft’s Gurdeep Pall. “The preview program will kick off ...

New tech brings cinema to the deaf and blind

Nov 1, 2014

New tech brings cinema to the deaf and blind

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The lights dimmed inside the theater at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the audience quieted down. As Masayuki Suo’s film “Maiko wa Lady (Lady Maiko)” began, the viewers were ready — with glasses-shaped head-mounted displays and earpieces designed to make cinema accessible to ...