Magdalena Petrova

Video Correspondent

Magdalena Petrova is a Video Correspondent covering daily tech news for IDG News Service and is based in San Francisco.

Video: You won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle

Video: You won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle

Small, autonomous shuttles have been transporting passengers around Sion, Switzerland for free in an attempt to integrate autonomous vehicles into cities.

Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

Electric Eve is a vision of the autonomous car future

Electric Eve is a vision of the autonomous car future

The concept vehicle is designed by Chinese startup Nio and offers a glimpse of the company's dream for the future of autonomous, connected travel.

Renault's electric Trezor concept is a race car of the road

Renault's electric Trezor concept is a race car of the road

The all-electric Trezor borrows technology from Renault's Formula E race cars and can go from 0 to 100km/h in less than 4 seconds.

First full-scale Hyperloop system is almost ready for takeoff

First full-scale Hyperloop system is almost ready for takeoff

The test system, known as DevLoop, is located in the Nevada desert and built by LA-based company Hyperloop One, which hopes to begin testing the apparatus this year.

Video: When life gives you a 3D printer, make a house

Video: When life gives you a 3D printer, make a house

Russia's first 3D-printed house was completed in 24 hours using a portable 3D printer .

When life gives you a 3D printer, make a house

When life gives you a 3D printer, make a house

Russia's first 3D-printed house was completed in 24 hours using a portable 3D printer

Ford thinks beyond cars for future mobility

Ford thinks beyond cars for future mobility

The car maker showed off some of its personal mobility prototypes at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Huawei's new smartwatch doesn't need a phone

Huawei's new smartwatch doesn't need a phone

The company's high-end Watch 2 model comes with 4G connectivity allowing users to leave their phone at home.

UPS launches an autonomous drone from a delivery truck

UPS launches an autonomous drone from a delivery truck

In the future, UPS wants its drivers to team up with delivery drones to more efficiently distribute packages to rural areas.

Computer crashes may be due to forces beyond our solar system

Computer crashes may be due to forces beyond our solar system

As our personal electronic devices get more complex, researchers say cosmic rays could put them at a greater risk of operational failure.

Computer crashed? You could blame forces beyond our solar system

Computer crashed? You could blame forces beyond our solar system

As our personal electronic devices get more complex, researchers say cosmic rays could put them at a greater risk of operational failure.

This robotic barista never needs a coffee break

This robotic barista never needs a coffee break

Cafe X is the first fully autonomous coffee shop in the United States.

The road ahead is paved with car communication

The road ahead is paved with car communication

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have come up with an algorithm that allows autonomous and manually-driven cars to share the road.

Vespa's maker creates a robot butler

Vespa's maker creates a robot butler

Piaggio, the company famous for making Vespas, is coming out with an autonomous robot that will help you carry your luggage.

The world's largest solar farm contains 2.5 million solar modules

The world's largest solar farm contains 2.5 million solar modules

With the construction of the world's biggest solar farm, India is taking a step toward its goal of generating 40 percent of its power using non-fossil fuels by 2030.

Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers at Binghamton State University have proposed a model that uses patients' heartbeats as an encryption key for electronic records.

Your car's parts could one day be made by a printer

Your car's parts could one day be made by a printer

This machine uses molten metal to make 3D shapes

Intel thinks IoT will have a firm place in the stores of the future

Intel thinks IoT will have a firm place in the stores of the future

Intel says using IoT technologies in the retail sector would result in a more personalized and efficient experience for both customers and stores.

The Switch is a mix of Nintendo's past consoles

The Switch is a mix of Nintendo's past consoles

Nintendo's Switch console can be hooked up to a TV, played as a handheld device, or used without even looking at a screen.

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