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Our drive to test limits and continually innovate often leads to new ways of experiencing the world. iQ explores how people push technology to the edge of innovation in everything from science and health, to sports and entertainment.

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Fighting against pollution with drones
Giant Drone Racing May Be Next Big Spectator Sport
The changing face of the personal computer
Assistive technology: From connected canes to stair-climbing wheelchairs
The Dell XPS 13 2 in 1 is thinner, lighter and whirr-free
Catch More ZZZs with Sleep-Enhancing Tech
The Future of Music is VR and Spatial Audio
MWC 2017: Book One, Galaxy Book and Lenovo 2 in 1 PCs shine
Anti-Poaching Technology Protects Animals in Africa
What is neuromorphic computing (and why might we need it)?
Drone Innovation Trends to Watch in 2017
Smart Underwater Imaging Aims to Save Endangered Marine Species
New NICU Tech Gives Parents a Voice
Is this Ohbot 2 the first humanoid robot in space?
CES 2017: Tech Pushes Performance
CES 2017: Where virtual, augmented and mixed reality clashed
CES 2017: The best desktops, laptops and mini PCs
CES 2017: Robots like Kuri, Lynx and Olly turn heads (literally)
CES 2017: Was Amazon’s Alexa the star of the show?
Voke VR Immerses Fans in Live Sports
7th Gen Intel Core line-up blooms with desktop, VPro and Xeon CPUs
5G: The Communications Key to Autonomous Driving
These were Intel IQ’s biggest tech stories of 2016
RSC Live brings The Tempest from stage to screen
Whatever happened to HaLow, tidal lagoons and the Segway Robot?
Immersive Internet, Merged Reality and the tech buzzwords of 2016
Are robots ruining our childhood dreams?
These record-breaking drones push tech to the limit
Disney Makes History with Light Show Powered by 300 Intel Drones
500 Drones Light Night Sky to Set Record
5 cool supercomputing things we learned at SC16
This Boom supersonic passenger jet is a mini-Concorde
7 awesome Windows 10 laptops with 7th Generation Core inside
Cinematic special effects come to live theatre
Surface Studio rethinks the PC (and it’s not alone)
Using Precision Medicine to Tackle Cancer
From Maverick to League of Legends Team Leader
15 years on, Windows XP still refuses to die
How would Shakespeare use technology to stage The Tempest?
The Lenovo Yoga Book is a laptop, but not as you know it
What do these billion dollar startups say about our future world?
Picking Out One from a Billion: the Face Recognition System From NTechlab
Goodbye headphone jack, now where’s my wireless power?
Drone Photography Opens New View on Vertical Adventure
Capturing the wonders of Nature high in the mountains
How the Compaq Deskpro 386 was once the fastest PC in the world
IFA 2016 round-up: 7th-gen Core, OLED tellies and Sony in your ear
IFA 2016: The laptops and mini desktops that stole the show
6 things you might not know about 7th Generation Intel Core processors
Putting out the next Great Fire of London with drones and guns
IDF 2016 imagines a world of autonomous cars, 5G drones and laser beams
IDF 2016: Merged Reality vs Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality
Is room-scale VR the crazy future of theme park rides?
8 tricky jobs you didn’t know a robot could do
Billion dollar unicorns: These are Europe’s biggest tech startup ideas
10 reasons you don’t need a new PC
Real-Time Data Tech Pulls Red Bull X-Fighters Fans into Freestyle Motocross
Sci-Fi Meets Reality: HAL Exoskeleton Gives Patients Hope
Could USB-C audio replace the old 3.5mm headphone socket?
Overclocking Community Gets Nostalgic
Your PC used to have five cables, soon it won’t have any
Modular tech: Razer Blade Stealth, Project Ara and the future of design
Best 2 in 1 laptops? These are the biggest, lightest and Porsche-iest around
Hot drone startups: From life-saving UAVs to indoor quadcopters
Computex 2016 round-up: Home robots, WiGig and a VR-ready backpack PC
8 things new laptops are consigning to the tech scrapheap
Google I/O 2016: Daydream VR, conversational AI and smartypants wearables
Beautiful things in tech: 3D-printed ribs, NASA and this sweet Mercedes-Benz boat
Watch this DHL Parcelcopter 3.0 bring drone delivery a huge step closer
Apollo Lake and 6 other cool things at IDF 2016 Shenzhen
Smart sailing: François Gabart’s trimaran MACIF is a floating tech lab
The skyscraper video games exploring the smart city of the future
Space tourism: Thanks to Dennis Tito, we could all be astronauts
What do William Shakespeare, Andy Serkis and Intel have in common?
Mini-STX: Everything you need to know about the 5×5 form factor
Meet Project Tango: The smartphone that sees in RealSense 3D
After the AlphaGo AI beat a human at Go, what’s next? StarCraft?
Dancing with My 3D-Projected Self
World Future Sports Games to include manned drone racing and robot swimming
London’s new solar farm floats into the record books
Mobile World Congress 2016: 5 things you might have missed
5 flipping amazing 2 in 1 devices that’ll make you ditch your laptop
The 2nd-gen Compute Stick puts a Windows 10 PC in your pocket
Tidal lagoons: Generating renewable energy with invisible moon power
Sitting desk, standing desk or one of these oddball alternatives?
Forever young: Researchers discover genes that influence lifespan
Razer Blade Stealth: A 4K Ultrabook with a desktop GPU in tow
Project Oxford: from facial recognition to emotion recognition
Forget MP3, DSD and lossless FLAC, vinyl is getting its groove back
Say HaLow to the new Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things
CES 2016: The newest, thinnest, fastest and weirdest tech in the world
CES 2016: How three amazing tech trends are shaping the future
MIT leads the race to design Elon Musk’s 760mph SpaceX Hyperloop pods
Could Samsung’s foldable, rollable tablets finally dethrone the iPhone?
Food technology: Building future farms in the strangest of places
Microsoft’s bold tech predictions imagine the world of 2026
RealSense, Windows Hello and WiDi impress at the Intel Xmas showcase
Can Gates, Bezos and Zuckerberg battle climate change and win?
Li-Fi and why everybody is talking about Internet lightbulbs
Inside Intel’s factories – from micrometers to nanometers
What does it take to win World Building of the Year 2015?
NASA’s 4K video of a water droplet in space is simply sensational
Light, giant 3D faces and Intel RealSense dazzle SIGNAL 2015
How a human chatbot challenged our perception of artificial intelligence
The Architecture of Radio visualises the secret world of wireless signals
This man tested Tesla’s Autopilot system and it freaked him out
Five Eco-houses in Nature You Have to See
Here’s how that jaw-dropping Lexus Hoverboard works
Alien holograms attack in Microsoft’s mixed reality HoloLens demo
Apps, ovens and home delivery: What 12 ex-Apple engineers did next
How Virtual Reality Works
Forget driverless cars, these flying cars are almost ready for take off
Rugby World Cup 2015: Hawk-Eye, augmented reality and apps
How Photosafari’s stunning landscape photography is empowered by Intel
Breaking a world record with Intel
How (un)healthy was your festival season?
Five ways technology is changing music festivals
Are web TV streaming services killing off television or saving it?
The Luna EMG is a robotic exoskeleton that will nurse you back to health
Top 10 Technologies From #IDF15
Five essential festival gadgets no one should be without
This NullSpace suit lets you experience VR with touchy-feely haptic feedback
Tomorrow’s building materials could include wool, mushrooms and nuts
Dame Kelly Holmes: “Technology is massive for athletes these days”
Pamper your plants with the Parrot Flower Power
Goodbye light bulbs, hello OLED lighting, laser headlights and graphene filaments
Who needs new battery technology when wireless charging promises wire-free top-ups?
Like Cicret and Ritot, future phones could use your skin as a screen
Edison Tower’s maglev ‘Wonkavators’ move vertically and horizontally
From cliff house to ice hotel: Extreme rooms with OMG views
Bionic eyes: How new contact lenses could triple the quality of your eyesight
These high tech companies are building the world’s most innovative products (but how many have you heard of?)
Real Robocops: From 2017, Dubai police will have robot reinforcements
Can electronic devices replace guide dogs for the blind?
Is this Cyborg-Cockroach the perfect lifesaver?
MicroTug: This mini-robot can lift 2,000 times its own weight
Robots that look like humans? These designs are far more efficient
The Floating Seahorse: The deluxe houseboat with an underwater view
From 3D games to 3D buildings: Spectacular architectural visualization with Unreal Engine 4
Future medical technology: Gadgets won’t save your life, software will
Computex 2015 offers tantalising glimpses of our high-tech future
It’s Baidu vs. Google in the race to build driverless cars
Intel ISEF 2015: It’s innovation that counts, not gender
This is what the future of the remote control looks like
How Data Science Technology Seeds Precision Farming
Millennials Marching to the Quickening Metronome of Moore’s Law
Will drone delivery quadcopters see with RealSense eyes?
How the RealSense 3D camera works (and some clever things you can do with it)
Meet the technology that turns your skin into a data network
Smartphones Aren’t Everywhere, Yet
Which new technology won the Intel Future Showcase 2015?
Jetpacks? Organic architecture? Disney’s Tomorrowland is closer than you think
Living off the grid: how solar batteries like Tesla’s Powerwall change everything
Stellar cryptocurrency challenges Bitcoin as the future of money
Japan’s waterborne solar farm and other fantastic floating structures
How Bell’s Law predicted the Mini PC, Compute Stick and Smart Dust
50 years on, imagine a world without Moore’s Law
The world’s fastest supercomputer will research dangerous viruses and better batteries
Frugal Innovation Brings Healthcare to Rural India
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years of cosmic wows
DS Group’s Digital Boutique: the future of fashion retail powered by Intel
Let there be light and video mapping!
The Science Behind Real-Life Invisibility Cloaks
5 of the smartest startups to watch in 2015
Lights Brighten Dark Winter Moods
Are universal cards like Coin and Plastc the real future of mobile money?
4D printing vs. 3D printing: What’s the difference?
5 technologies the new Apple MacBook consigns to the scrap heap
Meet ANGELINA, the computer AI that designs strange video games
Can technology help avert a future global water crisis?
Mind control: The new MindLeap VR system can read your thoughts
Defining the Future of Our Wireless World
Jim Parsons Talks Tech
Wireless Charging Ready to Cut Power Cords in Public Places
This Tiny Brain for Wearables Is Cute as a Button
The future of food: pea burgers, ant egg salads and caterpillar sushi
This Compute Stick PC turns your HD TV into a Windows 8 machine
Tech buzzwords of 2015 (part 2): WiGig, procedural generation and clever WattUp-ery
5th Generation Intel Core Processors Make Waves at CES 2015
Could we build a Big Hero 6-style robot companion? Well, sort of…
Intel VPro and the no wires workplace of the (very near) future
Can 3D Cameras Let Us Reach Inside Our Computer Screens?
How cable-banishing WiGig technology will inspire truly wire-free laptops
Weird and wonderful wearables: rocket skates, mind control and selfie drones
From Babbage to Curie: Incredible shrinking computing machines
Tech buzzwords of 2015 (part 1): Quantum dots, superMHL and 5th generation processors
Future commuting: electric planes, trains and automobiles
Beautiful things in tech: a BMW i8, Intel Core M CPU, Uncharted 4 and a planetary waltz of CO2
Future homes: Building skyscrapers out of wood
This futuristic greenhouse could make us happier and healthier
How No Man’s Sky is making procedural games cool again
4 things you might not know 3D printers can do
How Intel keeps Stephen Hawking talking
From darkest Peru: how Intel technology powered Paddington’s big-screen transformation
Maglev – Whatever happened to floating super trains?
The Making of “Little Bear Blue”
Geofencing and the Electric Car
The Imitation Game and the debt we all owe to Alan Turing
Getting ahead of the wave with technology.
Making computers more human
Quantified Self for Babies with New BabyGuard Wearable
This Revolving House Folds In On Itself
Researchers Make a Micro Monet the Size of a Protozoa
Mexico builds the airport of the future
Cliff House: Living on the edge
Think Your Smartphone Can’t Be a Satellite?
This Dress Was Drawn Into Existence With a 3D-Printing Pen
Artists Turn Tracking Data From a Journey Across Spain into a Giant Marble Mandala
Inspired by Innovation
A BIOSKIN Building Facade? A Skyscraper-Sized Air Conditioner!
Design Competition Unleashes Wild Tech for Future Homes
How Formula 1 is Racing Us Into the Future
Try and Stare into the Blackest Material in the World
Two-Sided Touchscreen Turns Glass Walls into HoloDisplays
Surrealist Photographer Bends Reality
BBQ gadgets: High-tech solutions for the perfect steak
Inside The European Space Agency’s Headquarters
Artist Regrows Vincent van Gogh’s Ear
Tiny Robots Might 3D-Print Tomorrow’s Skylines
Connected Cars. Safer Cars.
Six Decades of Intel Bunny Suit Fashion
New Book Looks At Three Scientists Who Sparked Silicon Valley Success
5 Tech Triumphs at the 2014 World Cup
Birdly Augmented Reality Machine Lets You Fly Like A Bird
PonoPlayer: The Future of Music.
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