World’s First ‘Living Machine’ Created Using Frog Cells and Artificial Intelligence – This Week in Tech – 01/19/2020

World’s First ‘Living Machine’ Created Using Frog Cells and Artificial Intelligence

What happens when you take cells from frog embryos and grow them into new organisms that were “evolved” by algorithms? You get something that researchers are calling the world’s first “living machine.”…


Scientists Build Machine That Keeps Human Livers Functioning outside of the Body for 1 Week

A machine now exists that can keep a human liver alive, and even regenerate itself, outside of the body for an entire week…


Apple May Have to Abandon Lightning Connector Cable

Apple could be forced to abandon its Lightning connector cable if European lawmakers get their way…


Mojo Vision Is Putting an Augmented Reality Screen on a Contact Lens

Mojo Vision is revealing a smart contact lens with a tiny built-in display that lets you view augmented reality images on a screen sitting right in front of your eyeballs. It’s an achievement that just makes me say, “Wow. This is the future!”…


This Tiny Cell Phone Is the Size of a USB Stick, and It Has a 7-Day Battery

U.K.-based Zanco thinks you have space in your pocket for another phone, and from the looks of it, the Tiny t2 won’t take up much space at all. What the company’s calling the “world’s smallest phone” appeared on Kickstarter this week, becoming fully funded in less than a day…


PlayStation 4 Was the Best-Selling Hardware of the Decade

The NPD Group released its annual video game report for the United States, and it included some tidbits for the last 10 years as well. For hardware, Nintendo Switch was the No. 1 console of 2019. But for the 2010s as a whole, PlayStation 4 outsold everything else…


Test Riding Manta5: The Unholy Offspring of a Boat, an Airplane, and an E-Bike

I’ve ridden a lot of weird things at CES: self-balancing unicycles, one-wheeled skateboards, and even a pair of rocket skates — but of all the wild and wonderful rideable contraptions iIve ever hopped on at this show, the Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1 might be the weirdest. It also might be the most fun…

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