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Adobe demos machine learning selfie editor 

Adobe demos machine learning selfie editor

Selfie editor uses Adobe's Sensei machine learning framework.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook 

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

Controversial VR innovator left Facebook and Oculus last week.
Futures: How AI predicts elections and horse races 

Futures: How AI predicts elections and horse races

MoglA forecast the unexpected result of the US election, while UNU knows which horse will win a race. Here’s how predictive AI is giving new insight into the future.
Futures: Cash is king... Long live the king? 

Futures: Cash is king... Long live the king?

Will digital currencies and e-payments finally kill off the paper and coins we use for money? Nicole Kobie reveals why cash isn’t dying – yet.
Amazon makes first US drone delivery, but regulators still limit flights 

Amazon makes first US drone delivery, but regulators still limit flights

Retailer shows off Prime Air in the US, but delivery drones remain grounded by regulation.
Futures: What is... Golem?  

Futures: What is... Golem?

AirBnB for spare clock-cycles? Tell me more!
Edge browser gets security boost in Creators Update 

Edge browser gets security boost in Creators Update

Edge browser to get security patches after flaws found at Pwn2Own.
What does sensory augmentation mean for romance? 

What does sensory augmentation mean for romance?

Love is spurred on by smell, touch, sight — what happens if we augment those senses, or create new ones?
Futures: Why Starship’s robots were designed to be cute 

Futures: Why Starship’s robots were designed to be cute

Autonomous robots are already delivering takeaways, thanks to startup Starship, with a little human assistance. Co-founder Ahti Heinla explains why the robots need a helping hand right now.
Futures: Autonomous, from sea  to sky - The other vehicles  going driverless 

Futures: Autonomous, from sea to sky - The other vehicles going driverless

Hands off the wheel, human: researchers and industry are automating tractors, ships and even planes.
Futures: The race to driverless cars 

Futures: The race to driverless cars

Researchers beyond the US are keeping pace with Silicon Valley when it comes to autonomous cars. Nicole Kobie reveals the R&D that will see driverless vehicles hit the roads soon.
Draft 5G specs revealed 

Draft 5G specs revealed

ITU lays out its minimum expectations for 5G.
Futures: Why the IoT is serious business 

Futures: Why the IoT is serious business

The Internet of Things is sometimes derided as hype, but Elvira Wallis argues it can change how you do business – and even keep staff from becoming bored by giving them more interesting work to do.
Futures: Digital death - how technology is changing the  end of life 

Futures: Digital death - how technology is changing the end of life

Social networks are getting better at dealing with death, while people and companies are building new digital rituals for grieving online.
Smart home brewing: Meet the PicoBrew and Brewie 

Smart home brewing: Meet the PicoBrew and Brewie

Want a steady supply of fresh beer at home? Nicole Kobie bravely samples the PicoBrew and Brewie to see just how easy home brewing could become.
Futures: Trading cubicles for VR - the future of the office 

Futures: Trading cubicles for VR - the future of the office

Tech firms are leading the way in reworking office spaces. Nicole Kobie reveals what you can expect from the workplace of the future.
Having a natter: how chatbots are changing the world 

Having a natter: how chatbots are changing the world

Why pick up the phone to order a pizza when you can use a chatbot? Nicole Kobie reveals what the rise of natural-language robots means for humans.
Futures: Drone racing - F1 for the gaming generation 

Futures: Drone racing - F1 for the gaming generation

It’s time to strap on your headset and take to the air with your own drone racer. Nicole Kobie reveals why this new sport has got off to a flying start.
Futures: Virtual surgery - operating with 360° cameras 

Futures: Virtual surgery - operating with 360° cameras

A surgeon has just become the first to livestream an operation in virtual reality. Here’s why Dr Shafi Ahmed believes VR is about more than fun and games.
Futures: Why gesture recognition is the future of bionic limbs 

Futures: Why gesture recognition is the future of bionic limbs

Nicole Kobie discovers how smart prosthetics might become affordable and what’s next for human-computer interaction.

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