Tariffs may well bring some high-tech manufacturing back to America

YOU might think a company worth $ 1trn would gain a sympathetic hearing in the White House. Not, it seems, when the subject is China. On September 7th, as President Donald Trump prepared a new salvo of tariffs on Chinese imports, Apple released a letter pleading with the administration to change tack lest it harm […]

Taylor’s radical new acoustic guitar design proves that a centuries-old musical instrument can be high-tech

Taylor Taylor Guitars has been in business since the early 1970s. It has always defined itself by a culture of innovation in a world where acoustic guitars are based on very old designs. It recently pushed the envelope with a new bracing system that’s a big departure from what guitar makes have been doing for […]

NASCAR’s high-tech world: Leave any preconceptions behind for this deep-dive

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—For various reasons, this article is long overdue. We’ve looked at motorsport at Ars on many occasions, in many different forms. But a look through the archives finds barely a mention of NASCAR, admittedly an error on my part. Stock car racing is more popular in the […]

This high-tech sock tracks my infant’s heart rate and oxygen level in real time — and it gives me peace of mind when she’s asleep

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Kristin John The Owlet Smart Sock 2 tracks an infant’s heart rate and blood oxygen level in real time using a cozy, noninvasive sock. The Smart Sock wirelessly connects to […]

The 10 most high-tech sedans you can buy

Tesla We’re nearing a tech revolution in the auto industry, as car companies make significant investments in electric and autonomous vehicles. While self-driving technology is a work in progress, car companies are including impressive tech features in their latest sedans. These features include advanced autopilot modes, massage chairs, and apps that can start the car […]

Roguelike Shooter IDracula: Genesis Pits Your High-Tech Weaponry Against The Forces Of Evil

In the post apocalypse of iDracula: Genesis, it’s not roaming bandits, devastating disease, or the undead you have to worry about. Actually, those might be preferable when the world is a hellscape where the laws of physics have been torn asunder and demons, killer machines, and other monsters lurk around every corner. Thankfully in this […]

High-tech, remote-controlled Golden Sahara II custom car going for auction

Imagine a vehicle with automatic braking, remote operation, self-opening doors and a big screen on the dash. You’re probably imaging a Tesla Model X, but we’re actually talking about a car called the Golden Sahara II, a custom car originally built in the 1950s, and it’s going for auction at Mecum’s event in Indianapolis. According […]

How LaLiga is making Barcelona and Real Madrid games high-tech

LaLiga, Spain’s professional football (soccer) league, is home to two of the biggest clubs in the world: Barcelona and Real Madrid. And those teams are each anchored by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, respectively, who are the two biggest players in the sport. While that alone is a reason to keep up with LaLiga every […]