This Hearing Aid Connects To An iPhone And Adapts To Your Surroundings

For centuries, humans have been using technology to make up for their shortcomings. People missing limbs got prosthetics. People with weak hearts got pacemakers. But, at a certain point, becoming a cyborg is less like fixing something broken than it is like gaining new powers.

Design Directives: Remaking Robocop's Interface For The 21st Century

The Robocop remake doesn’t just reinvent his outer shell with a sleek new shape — it also changes how the cyborg police officer sees the rest of the world. We spoke to lead designer Mert Kizilay from the L.A. design studio yU+Co about creating a new user interface for Robocop.

Teenager 3D-Prints Prosthetic Hand For Adorable Child In Need

An enterprising 16-year-old in Kansas recently 3D-printed at prosthetic hand for his nine-year-old family friend, giving the young tyke the use of fingers for the first time in his life. And he did it all at the local county library.

Motorola Wants To Patent A Neck Tattoo That's Also A Microphone

Do you ever get tired of holding your phone to your face? How about trying to chat in loud, crowded places? No need to fuss. Motorola has you covered with its latest patent application: a smartphone microphone that’s tattooed onto your neck. Just think, you could have a little piece of Google embedded right into your body.

How Close Are We To Building A Full-Fledged Cyborg?

The dream of the cyborg is coming true at an exhilarating rate. As humans gets better and better at making machines, we keep attaching those machines to our bodies to make ourselves better humans. It seems at times that the only question left is if we can put a human brain in a robotic frame. Actually, it’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when.

In The Future, Wars Will Be Fought With Lasers And Robots

If you take a step back and really think about it, we’re living in a pretty futuristic age. People are flying around on jetpacks. Everybody’s carrying around pocket computers. We go to space, like, all the time. We can control prosthetic limbs with our minds. Pretty futuristic! Not everyone is so convinced though.

Wait A Minute, Are We Already Cyborgs?

If you think about how connected we are — smartphones in our pocket, computers on our laps, internet at our fingertips — it might be reasonable to assume that we kind of, sort of already are cyborgs. Can you imagine if someone in the past saw a person wearing Google Glass today? He’d totally believe that person was half-robot.

Building A Cyborg In The Roaring '20s

In the grand scheme of history our medical devices will (hopefully) seem quite primitive to people of the future. And if we make as many advances in the future as we have since the 1920s, we’ll all be cybernetic demigods in no time.

Scary-Sounding Mind-Controlled Drones Actually Aim To Do Good

There’s something uncanny about drones, those autonomous aeroplanes that kill insurgents and civilians — but mostly civilians — and anger the pants off many liberty-loving Americans. But drones aren’t all bad. Outside of warzones, drones have been helping everyone from farmers to journalists, and now they’re helping doctors too.

DARPA's Crazy Mind-Controlled Prosthetics Have Gotten Even Better

We’ve known for a few years now that DARPA-funded prosthetics research is yielding some pretty incredible technology. We’re not talking incredible in the robotic cheetah sense. We’re talking incredible in The Incredibles sense of the term.