future tech

  • 10 tech research projects to watch

    Posted January 7, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Technology firms wowed us in 2011, delivering tablets, ultrathin laptops, innovative cloud services, and voice command digital assistants. Not so long ago, the technology underlying these products was nothing more than research and development projects. So, in an effort to peek into our not-so-distant tech future, here's a glimpse at ten promising projects percolating in tech research labs.
  • Jetpacks, Androids, and the Future That Never Came

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Dude, where's my flying car?! We look at 11 venerated visions of future technology that totally missed the mark.
  • Microsoft's Home of the Future: A Visual Tour

    Posted July 2, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Welcome to The Microsoft Home, where no wall or table in the house is safe from being a digital device.
  • Future technology today: 7 cool videos

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 8:00 am

    When you think of futuristic tech, spaceships, laser guns and foldable suitcase flying cars immediately spring to mind. So what's out there? Which visionaries will create tomorrow's technology today? Check out these seven videos and enjoy the future.
  • 20 Crazy Concept Phones

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 8:00 am

    From snake phones to handsets that look like hockey pucks, these hopelessly impractical devices are the coolest-looking phones you'll never want to own.
  • Slideshow: Scary technology

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 12:06 pm

    Halloween is fast approaching. Time to don your "clever" iPod costume or put on a bathrobe and be Arthur Dent. But there's also a world of technology out there that's scarier than anything M. Night Shyamalan ever produced (admittedly, not that difficult). Read on, and get ready to hide under your bed...or drool with anticipation.
  • High-tech rides: Cars with cool technology

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 11:36 am

    Knight Rider has nothing on what's brewing in the labs of leading automotive researchers. Today's technologies range from mobile Internet access to collision-detection systems to automated braking and steering capabilities. Some car manufacturers are even designing their cars to offer a personal touch by pulling up drivers' preferences based on fingerprint and other biometric technologies. Here we detail some of the leading-edge technology embedded in today's cars and what new vehicles are on tap from automotive giants in the near future.

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