The first of a large order of disinfection robots to help combat coronavirus in hospitals has arrived in China.
Technologies like robotics are being deployed to triage a global emergency. We spoke to the experts about how and where they're being used.
Shifting leadership attitudes and new technology development are leading to more robots in war.
High school and college age engineers are designing drone components for an Army-sponsored contest.
Low powered lasers could enable the autonomous revolution we've been waiting for.
An ambitious international playbook for a robotics company targeting kids as young as 3.
The competition challenges everything we know about robots and where they operate.
Those with drones that have a maximum takeoff weight of over 2 kilograms will be required to register them as they do for automobiles.
The Swiss Army Knife of defense drones aims to stake out a hybrid product category in the UAV arms race.
After winning the "Oscars of robotics" last year, the company is hoping its bots can help fight infections in hospitals.
The Danish robotics cluster is cornering the market on collaborative automation.
Novel hardware to accelerate training and inference of neural nets can lead to much larger models, perhaps someday making possible the trillion-synapse neural net, say deep learning creators Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, and Yann LeCun. Also important is the impending revolution in robotics.
Small Robot Company aims to take its crop-monitoring robot through to an initial production run, and beyond.
First-ever federal exemption may pave way for robotaxis and other driverless service vehicles.
Is the DARPA project a bridge to a horrifying dystopia or a step toward human-machine harmony?
A top CIO shares crucial points of advice on how to thrive as a technology-focused business leader.
Looking to buy a premium vape? Want to find more information about a particular strain? Interested in automating your grow operation? You've come to the right place. We've rounded up the best of the best -- devices that help you consume marijuana and even systems that help you grow it. There's something here for everyone, from weed enthusiasts to dispensary shop owners.
All it takes is a single click to carry out a whole raft of basic maintenance tasks on your Mac with the new and updated CleanMyMac X. Updated to include a handy new feature called Space Lens.
From Ansible to Vagrant, we take a look at 23 coding and DevOps tools with curious origin stories and strange-sounding names. Want to know the etymology of your favorite software? Browse this.
Facts and figures from the past month in technology news.
The tech history books are littered with the corpses of products that died on the vine. But there's a special sort of gadget or technology that on the face of it looks like it has what it takes to take the world by storm, only to fall flat on its face.
If you have a 3D printer and some green filament, now is the time to get printing. Here is a series of great (and wacky) 3D prints you can download and produce. Just follow the rainbow.
Looking to ditch your cable package? Here are the absolute best alternatives -- whether you want to watch specific shows and movies on demand, stream live TV, or get access to archived libraries from specific networks.
Many tech products are introduced with great fanfare and excitement. Customers flock to buy them, even sometimes standing in line for hours. But some products, and in particular, features, just don't inspire the same kind of buzz. In this gallery, we'll look at a bunch of features that inspired more "why" than "wow," but proved to be beloved by ZDNet's contributors and editors.
Between all the 5G devices and foldable phones, it might seem like nearly everything announced at MWC 2019 is too futuristic to purchase soon. In reality, many of these new gadgets are already available to pre-order or will launch later this year. Here's the best tech we've spotted on the show floor that's releasing in 2019.
Samsung gave its foldable phone an official name and revealed when you can buy it. (Warning: It isn't cheap.)
Here is Samsung's latest flagship range, in all its glory.
It's no fun when lovers play mind games, but there's no shortage of ways to celebrate one's love of old video games, not to mention other tech products carrying brands that once flamed out
With Valentine's Day around the corner, ZDNet's contributors and editors were reminded of all the technology they were infatuated with, either in their past or present, as well as anything that might've left them bitter and broken-hearted.
If your partner or friend is tech-obsessed, we've rounded some cool items we think they'll love this Valentine's Day.
With tons of butter at stake, this L4 autonomous semi truck delivered on the promise of autonomous cargo technology.
Greg Nichols explains to Karen Roby that we may be innovating ourselves out of good driving habits. Read more: https://zd.net/2Z3ug1a
The current crop of ride share scooters are underwhelming. Can tech save the concept?
The problem is especially urgent with recent news that China will no longer be accepting waste from the US.
Pretty much everyone wants to work at home. Here's why employers should take note.
The MIT's AI tech rates how selfish you are on the road.
Daphne Leprince-Ringuet explains that a team at Google's Alphabet revealed it is working on building robots that can learn how to behave in our unpredictable everyday environments, but the technology is still in its early days. Read more: https://zd.net/34npRbd
A new white paper tracks a big blind spot among business leaders considering implementing artificial intelligence.
Democratizing ultra-fast delivery is the next step for the logistics sector. Robots will make it possible.
A draft document published last week by the DoD establishes guidelines for an ethical use of AI in warfare. ZDNet's Daphne Leprince-Ringuet wonders what's next? Read more: https://zd.net/34CuzBs
The SmartCan can get itself to the curb on garbage day without you having to remember to put it there. This is progress.
Dr. Jamie Paik, director of the Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, talks to ZDNet's Tonya Hall about the pros and cons of traditional robots and how robots designed like origami will be a future trend.
Western digital has released a range of hard drives purporting to save up to 40 percent in power consumption over comparable drives. We found the drives not only lived up to promised efficiency, but also were competitively priced.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 is the best tool available for dictating text and commanding a Web browser by voice, despite the gradual adjustments needed to conform to your personal manner of speaking.
At AU$999, the DreamBook Light 350S is one of the cheapest notebooks money can buy. You get what you pay for, however.
Despite its extremely affordable price and logical design, the M50 fails to stand out in terms of performance, features or battery life.
Toshiba's Satellite Pro P100 is a competent multimedia workhorse that could easily replace most regular desktop PCs. It boasts powerful graphics and storage subsystems, while the Harmon/Kardon integrated speaker set beats most competing offerings hands-down.
Ultraportables don't get much lighter than Sony's 1.2kg TX17. Although diminutive in size, the 11-inch Vaio has a built-in DVD burner, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.
The Flybook glides into Australia boasting good looks and much hype as the '"smallest ultra portable tablet PC in the world". Read our Australian First Take.
The 3230 continues Nokia's run of style-plus-substance phones, offering a 1.2-megapixel camera, video editing and a positively lush-looking screen.
If you need a smart phone as a business tool, the h6365 is a solid choice. On the other hand, if you're seeking a stylish gadget, you'd do better to look elsewhere.
O2's latest smart phone, the Xphone II, sheds the bulk of its predecessor and gets decked out in a stylish case.
The slick P900 smart phone gets a QWERTY keyboard and a few noteworthy additions.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.
If you're looking for style, the Satellite M30 series is worth a gander; otherwise, hold out for better thin-and-light notebooks.