Internet

Through the metaverse, and what can be found there

The term "metaverse" has entered pop culture lexicon in recent years, largely due to Facebook, but the idea itself isn't new. Since the late 1970s and early 1980s, many of those in the technology community have imagined a ...

Internet

Pokemon Go creator thinks metaverse needs to keep it 'real'

Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke has been working on technology that helps people navigate and enjoy places in the real world since he helped create Google Maps nearly 20 years ago. So it's not surprising that he isn't a fan of ...

Robotics

How robots learn to hike

ETH Zurich researchers led by Marco Hutter developed a new control approach that enables a legged robot, called ANYmal, to move quickly and robustly over difficult terrain. Thanks to machine learning, the robot can combine ...

Business

Amazon to open Los Angeles clothing store, in first

Amazon's online commerce empire is taking another step into the real world with plans announced Thursday to open a shop in Los Angeles that would be its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store.

Other

Making sure digital technology works for the public good

The Internet of Things (IoT) is completely enmeshed in our daily lives, a network of connected laptops, phones, cars, fitness trackers—even smart toasters and refrigerators—that are increasingly able to make decisions ...

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