Russian software giant Yandex took its prototype self-driving taxi out for its first real-world snow test last weekend. The Prius model prototypes clocked up 300km in total during the test.
Sayspring, a startup that enables designers to create voice-enabled apps without code ahead of handing over projects to development, has just raised $1.5 million in funding for its efforts, the compan
In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Greg Mark, founder of Markforged. Mark recently made news with his new metal printing technology that heats metallic objects in a microwave, reducing by hours
BMW is combining the best of real and virtual worlds to make the process of creating new car designs as quick and painless as possible. The carmaker has tapped Unreal Engine’s rendering capabili
Charge, an Oxford, UK-based electric vehicle company, is testing its prototypes in the most time-honored way: at the races. Since the dawn of the automotive age, inventors and manufacturers have taken
Innovations in 3D printing have done their part to inspire maker-culture. We print, or at-least try to print, drones, human organs, and even medications. Additive techniques are practical and accessib
Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that's been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily b
Apple has been working on the iPhone since long before it hit the market in 2007, and today a new prototype has come to light that shows how it might have looked if they'd rushed it to market earlier.
Although there are a ton of DIY app builders out there, the majority of them are either designed for those with a little bit of coding know-how, or involve drag-and-drop components which are used to c
Modu isn’t well known in the US, but they make a tiny handset that’s been out for a while. While their current product offering has been criticized for being outdated and clunky, the good
Not a huge update here, but that 360-Degree display that we told you about last year is going to be on display is the US. The display is still a prototype, but it is an excellent proof of concept. It&
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/fbk.jpg" />Most 3D imaging requires cameras with multiple lenses, but an Italian firm has discovered a way to allow a single lens to see
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/UCLA-balance-vest.jpg" />Researchers at UCLA are working on a new device intended to help patients who have lost their sense of balance.
So fair warning, there’s not a whole lot of detail on this one. Fujitsu just showed off their latest e-book reader prototype at a trade show in Japan. It probably won’t hit the US, but exp
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fdh9R.jpg" />Nine mechanical engineering majors had a dilemma: what do you do for your mechanical design class when you only have a semes
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/sony_bio_battery.jpg" /> Sony has been working on the development of efficient <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/04/sony-is-sti
I’ve heard good things about Activision’s Prototype, but was never sent a review copy even though I’ve received other titles from the publisher for review in the past. Currently reviewing Transf
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/oled_wrist.jpg" /> New Jersey-based <a href="http://www.universaldisplay.com/default.asp">Universal Display</a> and <a href="http://www.
<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ntt_cell_phone_prototype.png" /> These are some <em>very</em> early prototypes Japan's No. 1 telecommunications company NTT recently s
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/sony_oled_21-620x465.jpg" /> Sony took part at the <a href="http://www.displayexpo.jp/english/">5th International FPD Expo</a> that ende