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Stories by Nick Barber

Audi's electric, self-driving car is still just a concept

Audi's E-Tron Quattro is a fully electric sport utility vehicle that can drive itself through traffic jams and find parking spots, but it's far from a reality. The concept car is what the German automaker sees as the future of transportation, but a car like this might make privacy advocates uneasy.

Written by Nick Barber07 Jan. 16 00:48

How to find your Uber rating

Your Uber drivers have been rating you and here's how you can find out what yours is.

Written by Nick Barber23 Sept. 15 23:19

Boeing's laser hunts for drones

Earlier this month, Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser system disabled a moving, untethered drone during a test in California.

Written by Nick Barber28 Aug. 15 21:55

Tech trains more powerful athletes

Helped by laser arrays, breathing systems and other high tech tools, Northeastern University athletes are improving their game and their fitness

Written by Nick Barber18 Aug. 15 00:14

Robot hotel opens in Japan

At the robot hotel near Nagasaki, a mechatronic velociraptor and female android help check you in while a robotic porter takes your bags.

Written by Nick Barber20 July 15 08:26

What's for dinner, Chef Watson?

IBM and cooking magazine Bon Appetit created a web app that helps you find and created recipes using IBM's cognitive computer called Watson.

Written by Nick Barber25 June 15 08:26

NASA's flying saucer fails second test

The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator or LDSD uses atmospheric drag to slow itself down before impact. It's paving the way to bring humans to Mars in the 2030s.

Written by Nick Barber10 June 15 09:10

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