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Gear

DJI’s Mini 3 drone is its best value yet — even without 60 fps video

After we got our hands on the Mini 3 Pro, we were waiting to see what a Mini 3 would look like.

HORIZONS

Human-free farms could solve a major food problem

This isn’t your mother’s agriculture.

The Future Is Wow

The Peripheral Episode 5 release date, time, and plot for Amazon’s cyberpunk show

London’s calling with Flynne going rogue and Conner and Burton scoring their own avatars

New Hero

Everything we know about Ramattra, Overwatch 2's new Omnic Tank hero

The leader of Null Sector has revealed himself.

Innovation

This brain-inspired material may be able to adapt to its environment

Scientists based it on artificial neural networks and trained it to take on certain mechanical properties.

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You need to watch the most explosive sci-fi movie on HBO Max ASAP

T3 is truly a Terminator movie of the best kind.

The Future Is Wow

The Peripheral release date, time, plot, cast, and trailer for Amazon’s sci-fi series

Chloë Grace Moretz stars in this wild virtual reality ride from the creators of Westworld.

HORIZONS

Robotics companies don't want you to use their gizmos for evil

Plus: Worm spit could annihilate plastic.

Innovation

Cheating at online chess is a huge problem — here’s how computer engineers are trying to spot it

AI might be the key.

Gear

Tesla’s Optimus robot as explained by Elon Musk

Despite a pretty lackluster debut, Elon Musk gave a solid preview of what’s in store for Tesla’s Optimus robot.

Beep boop

Why Elon Musk's robot dreams may be a step too far for Tesla

It isn’t yet clear how the humanoid will perform in the real world.

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You need to watch Spielberg’s most divisive sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

“David had never had a birthday party because David had never been born.”

HORIZONS

Space beaches may be more common than once thought, new study reveals

Plus: Laughing robots.

Man's best friend

Want a better relationship with your dog? Neuroscientists say these 7 factors are key

A better understanding of human-fur baby relationships could even pave the way for robotic pups.

This week in science

NASA crashes DART craft and more: Understand the world through 7 images

What's so funny?

Horrifying: Robots may have just gained a creepy new skill

Remember: AI is laughing with us, not at us.

technology
Gear

DJI’s Mini 3 drone is its best value yet — even without 60 fps video

After we got our hands on the Mini 3 Pro, we were waiting to see what a Mini 3 would look like.

Innovation

This high-tech cow monitor could transform human health care

Time to get moo-ving.

Opening Pandora's Box

Avatar: The Way of Water's producer doesn't care about its "cultural footprint"

For producer Jon Landau, Avatar exists as James Cameron's technological sandbox.

Potty physics

Farts say more about your health than you think — now, scientists are listening

Meet the S.H.A.R.T. machine, a device helping AI analyze toilet activities.

Innovation

High-tech farming could slash water use up to 70 percent amid historic droughts

That is, if scientists can make the tech work in mud.

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You need to watch the most underrated cyberpunk thriller on Amazon Prime ASAP

"What is your humanity worth?"

If You Die in the Game...

Why the Oculus Rift inventor made a VR headset that can kill you

Oculus inventor, Palmer Luckey, created a modified Quest Pro that can kill you if you die in a VR game.

Reviews

Echo Dot with Clock (2022) review: The best starter smart speaker

Amazon’s new Echo Dot with Clock isn’t the perfect Wi-Fi extender, but it does make me wonder why anybody would buy a normal Echo at this point.

HORIZONS

These futuristic "energy weapons" could finally bring sci-fi to the battlefield

Microwaves, radio waves, X-rays, oh my!

Gear

The Mavic 3 Classic could be DJI's best consumer drone yet

By ditching a second camera that few people would ever use, DJI just made its best consumer drone way more affordable.

Innovation

Deepfakes could get super advanced (and weird) thanks to these breakthroughs

If the models do improve, they could create some of the most advanced deepfakes out there.

HORIZONS

A new laser-powered chip can transmit the entire internet (twice) each second

And it may get 100 times faster.

Material Improvements

The $149 Apple TV 4K has one feature worth paying extra for

For $20 more, only the higher-end Apple TV 4K has a feature that will make it a great smart home hub.

Gear

Roku partners with Wyze to take bigger slice of the smart home pie

Roku’s smart TV will serve as the hub for all of its smart home products including a video doorbell, as well as indoor and outdoor cameras.

Gear

Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ — in pictures

Spoiler: This massive 28-inch touchscreen desktop is glorious.

Gear

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 5 takes repairability seriously

You'll be able to replace nearly all the interior components of the commercial version of the Surface Laptop 5.

Future cities
Gear

How Tesla could dominate EV fast charging across America

Tesla is intent on expanding its Supercharger network, going so far as open-sourcing its charger to other EV makers.

Gear

This electric SUV from Scotland makes Tesla’s Cybertruck look sleek

Scotland’s Munro MK1 may compete against Tesla’s Cybertruck in a battle of boxiness, but the two will occupy different spaces in the EV market.

Gear

A four-door Corvette EV could shirk every rule in the sports car’s playbook

A new report suggests Corvette could launch as its own sub-brand, introducing a four-door model and an SUV — both of which are expected to be EVs.

The Future Is Wow

The Peripheral Episode 7 release date, time, plot, cast and trailer for Amazon’s sci-fi series

Burton and Conner score fresh avatars and Inspector Lowbeer sips tea while investigating Daniel’s demise.

Gear

This mini EV is a portable party machine you probably can’t afford

The Club Car Cru can seat six passengers and has a built-in table.

Gear

Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 is an eye-catching EV with a range that might surprise you

The Ioniq 6 made its first appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will hit the market in spring 2023.

Gear

Volvo’s EX90 SUV could be the perfect EV for drivers focused on family safety

If you’re looking for a family-friendly SUV that also reduces your commute’s carbon footprint, the EX90 may be the solution.

Gear

Audi’s flagship electric SUV has the range to back up its premium price

There will be several models and trims for the Q8 e-tron, which starts at around $74,500.

Science

Cities are getting so hot it’s deadly — can we fix it?

Urban heat waves are getting worse, but better data and timely government action could alleviate the problem.

Gear

This plant-based e-bike takes sustainability to a whole new level

The Ossby Geo e-bike improves on the company’s design with a more sustainably-designed frame that conceals the battery.

Gear

Tesla’s biggest range competitor is about to release two more EVs

Lucid Motors, the company that dethroned Tesla's range superiority, is planning on revealing two more models of its Air Sedan later this month.

The Future Is Wow

Peripheral Episode 4 release date, time, and plot for Amazon’s cyberpunk show

Reset your quantum tunneling devices and join the frantic futuristic hunt for Aelita West.

Coming home

Look: These tigers are living shockingly close to humans — and thriving

It’s not too late to reverse a disastrous trend.

Gear

GMC’s Sierra EV has a 400-mile range and "crab walks" like a Hummer

GMC introduced its Sierra EV Denali as its next pickup truck to get electrified with new features like CrabWalk.

Gear

Look: Rolls-Royce’s $413,000 EV is as ridiculous is its price suggests

The EV coupe starts at $413,000 and will hit the streets in late 2023.

Gear

Foxconn’s new car concepts prove it wants to make the iPhone of EVs

Foxconn debuted its Model B hatchback and Model V pickup EV concepts, furthering the electronics manufacturer's journey into EVs.

Musk watch
Gear

How Tesla could dominate EV fast charging across America

Tesla is intent on expanding its Supercharger network, going so far as open-sourcing its charger to other EV makers.

Spicy Facts

Elon Musk's Dune misquote reveals a deep misunderstanding of Frank Herbert

Why did Elon Musk misattribute a Jung quote to Dune? Probably because Musk doesn't get Dune.

Gear

How Tesla’s liquid-cooled charging could give the Cybertruck a huge edge

The improved liquid-cooling tech is expected to double the charging capacity of Tesla’s current V3 Supercharger.

Gear

If Elon Musk made a smartphone, it would absolutely sell out

Will the world’s richest man close out the year with a potential smartphone announcement? Probably not, but that hasn’t stopped him from tweeting about it.

Gear

Tesla Semi just hit a huge milestone that proves it's ready to hit the road

According to Tesla, the Semi successfully hauled a full cargo load 500 miles.

Science

Is reality a simulation?

The nature of our reality is one of the greatest mysteries out there.

Starry Night

SpaceX Starship orbital flight: Elon Musk's rocket just (theoretically) smashed a world record

SpaceX plans to send the Starship to orbit — at some point.

Gear

Elon Musk puts a price on Twitter’s coveted verified status for new users

How much is a blue checkmark worth to you?

Whoosh!

Is the Hyperloop doomed? Here's what Elon Musk's latest setback really means

It may not be a failure after all.

Blast off!

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches on a secretive U.S. government mission

The world’s most powerful rocket takes back to the skies.

Gear

How Elon Musk plans to use Twitter for creating an 'everything app'

Elon Musk’s full 360 on the decision to buy Twitter includes a plan to parlay the platform into an “everything app” tentatively called X.

Gear

Tesla’s Optimus robot as explained by Elon Musk

Despite a pretty lackluster debut, Elon Musk gave a solid preview of what’s in store for Tesla’s Optimus robot.

Beep boop

Why Elon Musk's robot dreams may be a step too far for Tesla

It isn’t yet clear how the humanoid will perform in the real world.

Science

Elon Musk hints at a first Starship orbital flight date — and its quite soon

Musk has a long-standing reputation of being very active and open on his Twitter account regarding his aspirations for making humanity a multiplanetary species someday.

Innovation

Why everyday household chores may be practically impossible for today’s robots

Except for the Roomba.

Innovation

Tesla's Semi took too long — so these truckers built their own version

Musk keeps delaying Semi production, but you could soon take any old 18-wheeler and turn it hybrid.

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Innovation

A simple step could make face masks more comfortable and effective

New research into “nanowalls” could yield comfier, more effective N95s.

Toilet terror

Watch: New laser experiment reveals how high poop particles may blast after we flush

A never-before-seen look at bathroom physics.

Innovation

This high-tech cow monitor could transform human health care

Time to get moo-ving.

Innovation

USDA approves GMO purple tomato with brain-boosting and cancer-fighting properties

Genetic modification can offer many benefits.

Innovation

A sports physicist reveals the hidden science behind this year’s World Cup soccer ball

The Al Rihla ball is made with water-based inks and glues and contains 20 panels.

Mind and Body

This strange idea could help explain the mysterious symptoms of IBS

Despite its prevalence, this common gastrointestinal condition is still poorly understood.

Innovation

Lobsters could hold the key to birth control that doesn't totally suck

By harnessing the power of mucus and chitosan, researchers hope to one day stop sperm cold.

Mind and Body

The bacteria that causes leprosy can also help regrow human livers

Infected armadilloes grew their livers big time.

Potty physics

Farts say more about your health than you think — now, scientists are listening

Meet the S.H.A.R.T. machine, a device helping AI analyze toilet activities.

Ouchie

This smart bandage does the work of a doctor

The next generation of dressings can monitor wounds in real-time.

Innovation

How Nintendo's weirdest hardware flop could spice up the Metaverse

The Future of Sleep

Can you become a morning person? Sleep scientists say it's possible

Night owls and early birds might always clash, but your circadian rhythm is absolutely trainable.

The Future of Sleep

The future of sleep

This week, Inverse brings you five stories that reveal what science currently knows about sleep, why we need it, and if we can hack our own slumber.

HORIZONS

Human-free farms could solve a major food problem

This isn’t your mother’s agriculture.

Innovation

Inside the scientific quest to future-proof corn, America's favorite side dish

Taking cues from cacti and orchids, scientists are trying to hack corn’s natural abilities.

Innovation

Machine learning could translate thoughts to speech in near real-time

This groundbreaking research could help people with disabilities talk again.