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Hackers Can Take Control Of Cars From Anywhere In The World

'The car faltered as the external command came to brake...' - Keith Laumer, 1965. (SF in the News)

Armed Drone Opens Fire

'Each a television eye and a sonic stunner...' - Larry Niven, 1972. (SF in the News)

Robotic Exoskeleton Releases Man From Wheelchair

'This man was standing on two corrugated-soled titanium footplates...'- Fritz Leiber, 1968. (SF in the News)

Oh, Just Let Robots Run Airports

I'd like a friendly robot to help me at airports. Especially the bag-carrying part. (SF in the News)

How Smart Should AI's Be Allowed To Get?

'Every AI ever built has an electromagnetic shotgun wired to its forehead' - William Gibson, 1984. (SF in the News)

NASA Misses $5Trillion Funding Boost

'This must be a golden planet—this little asteroid.' - Garrett P. Serviss, 1898. (SF in the News)

Kuwait Creates Mandatory DNA Database For Citizens

And who has the largest DNA database on its citizens? USA. (SF in the News)

Please, Please Let There Be Regenerated Teeth

'Toothbud transplants...' - William Gibson, 1984. (SF in the News)

Google AI 'Deep Dreams' Kubrick's 2001

'I was only trying to do what I thought best....' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (SF in the News)

The BLITAB: First Tactile Tablet for Blind People

Absolutely amazing development - now blind people can read the web! (SF in the News)

Why, Oh Why, Must We Develop Robots That Run Faster Than I Do?

'The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power, like a cheetah's.'- Neal Stephenson, 1992. (SF in the News)

Golf Robot Putts Out

'The robot solemnly hit a ball against the wall, picked it up and teed it, hit it again, over and again...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954. (SF in the News)

Computer Finds Cancer Doctors Miss

The computer will see you now. (SF in the News)

Would Robot Taxis Ease Carbon Emissions?

'He emerged and flagged down a robot taxi...'- Philip K. Dick, 1955, (SF in the News)

Brainwaves As Biometric Identification

'The doors of Mr. Lars, Incorporated, shut, tuned as they were to his own cephalic pattern.'- Philip K. Dick, 1965. (SF in the News)

What-If Machine Concocts Creative Premises

'Books were just a commodity that had to be produced, like jam or bootlaces.' George Orwell, 1948. (SF in the News)

Underwater Balloon Gardens

'He puffed heavily as he angled around the bulbous lifezones...'- Gregory Benford, 1989. (SF in the News)

Storing 1 Zettabyte In 10 Grams

'It is theoretically possible to have a matrix in which each individual molecule has a meaning...'- Robert Heinlein, 1951. (SF in the News)

Laser-Powered Spacecraft To Explore The Solar System

'Whoever launched it fired a laser cannon... for about forty-five years, so the intruder would have a beam to travel on...'- Niven/Pournelle, 1974. (SF in the News)

Skin Chair For That 'Sitting On A Fat Guy' Feeling

'The semi-sentient artifact glided to a position behind McKie...' -Frank Herbert, 1964. (SF in the News)

Mentophone by Clifford Simak

A device that facilitates long-distance telepathy. From the 1951 story First He Died (Time and Again) (new Technovelgy item)

Robotic by Clifford Simak

A robot that plays chess at a level that no human can match. From the 1951 story First He Died (Time and Again) (new Technovelgy item)

Self-Adjusting Furniture by Clifford Simak

Automatic adjustment for a perfect fit. From the 1951 story First He Died (Time and Again) (new Technovelgy item)

Clearsac by Paolo Bacigalupi

A simple device that filters water perfectly for reuse. From the 2015 story The Water Knife (new Technovelgy item)

Solar Yacht Periscope by Arthur C. Clarke

A device used in the small cabin of a solar yacht. From the 1964 story Sunjammer (new Technovelgy item)

Solar Yacht by Arthur C. Clarke

A space craft whose motive power is light pressure on a solar sail. From the 1964 story Sunjammer (new Technovelgy item)

Sleep-Inducer by Arthur C. Clarke

A device that electronically imposes sleep on a human being. From the 1964 story Sunjammer (new Technovelgy item)

Face Recognition Sunglasses by Paolo Bacigalupi

Sunglasses that connect with a remote database to perform face recognition. From the 2015 story The Water Knife (new Technovelgy item)