The successful test of a soft touchdown demonstrates a capability that could cut the cost of space launches significantly.
The Roomba maker is working on technology that could enable robots to help with more household chores.
Efforts to build robot hands and humanoids more cheaply could make them affordable enough for businesses and even homes.
Microsoft’s new personal assistant includes features found in Apple and Google’s own virtual helpers.
A startup’s software will let iPhone apps connect phones without the Internet.
SpaceX’s reusable booster rocket, the first of its kind, could pave the way for radically cheaper access to space.
Bitcoin itself may fail as a currency, but the underlying technology is beginning to suggest valuable new applications.
This Chinese startup could outmaneuver big companies in the coming smartphone boom in developing countries.
A new military LIDAR chip shows promise for faster and more precise aerial mapping—doing in minutes what used to take days.
As the world’s leading smartphone maker prepares to launch its own OS, new software will allow it to run as many as “hundreds of thousands” of Android apps.