Machine-learning system tackles speech and object recognition, all at once

MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image.Image: Christine Daniloff By Rob Matheson MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on…

Circuit bending: Hacking a Furby in the name of music

Circuit bending consists of dismantling toys, household objects and synths in order to rebuild them as new instruments. To most people, old toys like a Furby are just toys, but for musicians who circuit bend, these are instruments waiting to happen. In this episode of…

This suit vibrates when asteroids near Earth

This celestial jumpsuit is connected to NASA’s Near Earth Objects API, and vibrates as asteroids move around in Earth’s atmosphere. It was designed by Wearable Media, a fashion tech studio based in New York City. Verge reporter Lizzie Plaugic tries on the jumpsuit and gives…

Air New Zealand flight involved in near miss with drone at Auckland Airport

… control technology is currently unable to detect small objects such as drones so we rely on drone operators to follow … safely into our airspace.” “Drone detection technology is still in its infancy … Phantom Drone 1.The growing number of recreational users of drones…