Emerging Tech

Hikers missing on Mount Fuji could soon find a drone buzzing above their head

Trevor Mogg Every summer, thousands of hikers head to Mount Fuji to embark on what for many will be the most ambitious climb of their lives. At 3,776 meters, Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain, with outdoor enthusiasts attracted by its distinctive volcanic-cone shape and special place in the nation’s culture. People come from across […]

Gears & Gadgets

Acer Swift 7 review: Thinness above all else demands many compromises

Enlarge Valentina Palladino The tech industry is obsessed with making things thin, and Acer is no exception. The company bills the new Swift 7 as the world’s thinnest laptop, measuring 8.98mm thick at its widest point. Designed for professionals and frequent travelers, this year’s Swift 7 tries to beat its competition by being ultra-thin and […]

Emerging Tech

Death from above? How we’re preparing for a future filled with weaponized drones

It’s a capacity crowd at the 2019 Super Bowl, and 80,000 football fans have gathered inside Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium to watch the game. The weather is crystal-clear, so naturally the retractable roof is open. As the halftime show gets underway, a wave of excited chatter rolls through the crowd — a flock of a dozen […]