Magdalena Petrova

Video Correspondent

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

Tech Timeline: The iPad first goes on sale

Tech Timeline: The iPad first goes on sale

Tech Timeline: The iPad first goes on sale

In April 2010, Apple introduced the first-generation iPad, which came with automatic orientation, web browsing, and access to email.

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.

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.

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 top 2016 drones to zoom across our radar

The top 2016 drones to zoom across our radar

2016 was a big year for drones. Here's a look back at our favorites.

Apple faced a challenging 2016

Apple faced a challenging 2016

Between a legal battle with the FBI, falling revenues, and the release of a new generation iPhone and MacBook Pro, 2016 was a mixed bag of fortunes for Apple.

And the coolest robots of 2016 are...

And the coolest robots of 2016 are...

We rehash the most intriguing robots of the year, from a robot that can imitate over 60 facial expressions, to one that will set you on a philosophical journey.

Google Home: the good, the bad, and the potential

Google Home: the good, the bad, and the potential

Google Home launched to consumers in November, but many journalists got a sneak peek. Here's what they thought.

Brace yourselves, commercial drones are coming

Brace yourselves, commercial drones are coming

Consumer drones may not have taken off as initially expected, but the airborne robots are finding a big market in commercial uses.

How businesses are turning tech into robot toil

How businesses are turning tech into robot toil

The RoboBusiness conference in San Jose, California is all about creating business advantages through the use of robotic helpers. Here's a look at some of the bots that are doing just that.

A robot fish is helping the Navy improve underwater movement

A robot fish is helping the Navy improve underwater movement

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have developed a robot fish to mimic the motion of real animals, in hopes of improving the movement of underwater vehicles.

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