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Digital Trends picked the most innovative products of 2023.

The most innovative tech products of 2023

They're bold, unique, and sometimes wildly impractical. But the the most innovative tech products of 2023 all dared to be different.
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You can start exploring your family tree on Ancestry for free right now

3DMakerpro Seal in hand lifestyle image.

3DMakerpro’s Seal is a pocket-sized scanner to make next-gen precision 3D prints

An illustration shows how NASA's Habitable Worlds Observatory would measure the atmosphere of distant planets.

What comes after Webb? NASA’s next-generation planet-hunting telescope

Apollo wearable worn during sleep in bed.

The Apollo wearable is proven to help you sleep better (and it’s on sale)

Data from a workout showing on the screen of the Apple Watch Series 8.

The 11 best Father’s Day deals that you can get for Sunday


This bracelet helps you fall asleep faster and sleep longer

A close-up of the DJI Air 2S in flight.

The DJI Air 2S drone just got an unprecedented price cut

Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar displaying pace information.

4 simple pieces of tech that helped me run my first marathon

Split image of Breaking Bad anime characters.

AI turned Breaking Bad into an anime — and it’s terrifying

Digital Trends CES 2023 Tech For Change Award Winners Feature

Digital Trends’ Tech For Change CES 2023 Awards

Best of CES 2023 Awards Our Top Tech from the Show Feature

Digital Trends’ Top Tech of CES 2023 Awards

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This AI cloned my voice using just three minutes of audio

My Own Voice certainly isn't the only voice-cloning tool out there, but what's impressive about it is that it only needs a tiny amount of input.
Demonstration of NeuBoat level 2 autonomous navigation system at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

CES 2023: HD Hyundai’s Avikus is an A.I. for autonomous boat and marine navigation

At CES 2023, HD Hyundai Avikus is making an appearance. It's an A.I. and autonomous navigation solution for commercial and recreational boats. Learn more here.
EcoFlow DELTA 2 on table at campsite for quick charging.

The best portable power stations

A power generator keeps gadgets running for camping trips and short outings. Here are the best portable power stations available.
baseball hitter swings and misses

Meet the game-changing pitching robot that can perfectly mimic any human throw

Trajekt's high-tech pitching machine can mimic the exact speed, spin, and trajectory of any human pitch. It's a literal game-changer for professional baseball
Meta Quest Pro enables 3D modeling in mixed reality.

Don’t buy the Meta Quest Pro for gaming. It’s a metaverse headset first

Meta has made it clear that the Quest Pro isn't a device that casual video game fans need to pick up.
Truck caught in gale force winds.

The best hurricane trackers for Android and iOS in 2022

There are plenty of hurricane trackers that help you prepare for, monitor, and weather a major storm. We've assembled a list of the best apps to keep you safe.
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Why AI will never rule the world

Despite fears that AI will one day take over the world, some experts contend that our existing AI systems are incapable of surpassing human intelligence
A researcher looks at a protein diagram on his monitor

The next big thing in science is already in your pocket

By borrowing computing power from millions of smartphones and home PCs, researchers can crack big scientific problems faster than ever before.
the wikipedia logo on a pink background

Meta wants to supercharge Wikipedia with an AI upgrade

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has proposed a surprisingly simple way to make Wikipedia articles more transparent and trustworthy
Artificial intelligence digital eye closeup.

Optical illusions could help us build the next generation of AI

Computer vision algorithms can't see optical illusions as we humans can -- and scientists are using that quirk to their advantage
A man and woman ride their Segway Ninebot KickScooter Maxes through the city.

This Segway electric scooter is $170 off in Best Buy’s Prime Day sale

Best Buy has a great Prime Day deal taking place, as you can get the Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max for just $830 while Prime Day deals last.
Prime Day 2022 drone deals graphic.

Best Prime Day Drone Deals 2022: What to expect this week

Prime Day is close, and we're checking out what to expect from the Prime Day drone deals happening this week.
An android touches a face on the wall in Ex Machina.

How will we know when an AI actually becomes sentient?

Many scientists and technologists believe AI will eventually become sentient. But how will we know when that happens? Currently, there's no good way to tell.
A robot being developed by Dyson.

Dyson lifts lid on ‘top secret’ project

Electronics firm Dyson has revealed it's planning to take on hundreds of engineers for a major new robotics-based project.
A person using Walletmor chip arm implant to make a payment.

Implantable payment chips: The future, or cyberpunk pipe dream?

Implantable payment chips are here -- enabling users to pay for things with a wave of their hand. Is this the wave of the future, or merely a flash in the pan?
Primeval Foods' lion burgers.

Tiger steaks and lion burgers: Lab-grown exotic animal meat is on the way

Most cellular meat startups focus on growing familiar foods (like beef and chicken) in a lab, but Primeval Foods has its sights set on something more exotic.
A woman's hand is held by a robot's hand.

Finishing touch: How scientists are giving robots humanlike tactile senses

Giving robots sight and hearing is fairly straightforward these days, but equipping them with a robust sense of touch is far more difficult.
brain with computer text scrolling artificial intelligence

Analog A.I.? It sounds crazy, but it might be the future

Digital transistors have been the backbone of computing for much of the modern era, but Mythic A.I. makes a compelling case that analog chips may be the future.
Annie Easley poses for a picture at NASA.

The most influential women in tech history

With their big ideas and clever inventions, these inspirational women left an indelible mark on the world and set us on a path to a brighter future.
Marie Curie In Her Laboratory.

10 female inventors who changed the world forever

The women on this list have risen above inequality, creating products and services that have truly changed the world.
astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have measured the amount of ozone in Earth’s atmosphere

Why the moon needs a space traffic control system

As interest in lunar exploration ramps up across the globe, scientists think we need a space traffic control system to avoid collisions and complications.
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How 5G is changing journalism

A collaboration between The New York Times and Verizon has given rise to 5G journalism lab.
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