It was bound to happen: A venerable old job gives up more of the human touch for AI efficiency.
The drone industry is increasingly targeting the security and defense sectors.
Are you getting a real bargain? As AI becomes more versatile, negotiation may become automated.
The company that invented the robotic fry cook has a new standalone AI for fast food restaurants. Here's why it's a smart play.
iRobot said its sales via e-commerce operations of major retailers rose 90% and made up 56% of revenue in the quarter.
Wing gets bonkers support among customers in this initial testbed, signaling market readiness for drone delivery.
The emergence of cloud, AI and machine learning to support data center operations means fewer mundane tasks, and more time and energy for business-level problems.
Firm achieves highest level aerial autonomy yet documented. Why that's a game changer.
Plans for the EU's most comprehensive AI regulation recently leaked. What does that mean for the U.S.?
Sector laser-focused on gaining new ground after industry upheaval.
One of the most awarded robots in history has a new trick in its slithery arsenal.
Online groceries company Ocado is further expanding its investments in new technologies to automate as much of the delivery process as possible.
If you have a reputation for excellent customer service, is more technology the best way forward? It seems Chick-fil-A thinks it is.
A new era of aviation is dawning, and no one may be at the controls.
A new survey illustrates broad acceptance for robots in retail, including these crucial tasks.
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Following in the steps of Apple and Samsung, OnePlus has not one but three flagship models this year. Here's how they compare.
Google I/O is Google's annual developer conference. Here's everything that happened at this year's show.
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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.
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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.)
Tonya Hall talks to Dr. Julie A Shah, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics and leader of the interactive robotics group of the computer science and AI Laboratory at MIT, to learn more about what challenges robot designers are facing when coming up with new robotic designs.
Tiernan Ray explains just as chips got cheaper and cheaper over time, drones are gaining incredible powers in tiny sizes. DJI’s latest beginning drone, the Mini 2, can fly more than twice as far as its previous incarnation, up to six miles, but it’s small and light enough to fit in a pocket and quiet enough you may not hear it flying around. Read more: https://zd.net/3m19eLf
A thermal camera developed for autonomous cars can improve traffic lights in cities.
One of the most groundbreaking deployments in retail automation is coming to an end, leaving the robotics industry reeling.
This is how millennial parents feel about technology and raising kids in a post-COVID world.
Synthetic fibers and some old fashioned engineering chops led to this man-packable, mission-critical device.
The new drone points to a lesson well-known to technologists: Nature knows best.
Fry cooks despair: After a successful pilot, White Castle to expand robotic line cook concept.
Robots aren't the exclusive purview of major enterprises anymore. SMBs are finding ways to save money and streamline operations by automating. This guide will show you how.
The Lenovo M57 eco is a small form-factor desktop that is promoted by the company as energy efficient. We found it to be a capable and powerful office performer for its size, but with limited upgrade options.
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.