Magdalena PetrovaVideo Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Emma watch Microsoft

This Microsoft wearable is helping Parkinson's patients write again

Emma Lawton is finally able to write her name again. The 33-year-old graphic designer was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease back in 2013. It's a movement disorder that took away her ability to draw and write -- until now.

Volkswagen Sedric

See Sedric drive: Volkswagen shows off first autonomous concept car

Sedric is all-electric, fully autonomous, and operated by a voice-controlled AI agent.

ZTE Quartz smartwatch

ZTE's Quartz smartwatch: A good idea hindered by its OS

ZTE's Quartz smartwatch packs 3G connectivity and a big battery in a more affordable package, but an underdeveloped network and operating system are keeping the watch from reaching its full potential.

EZGripper

These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

EZGripper

These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

Let's Robot bots

Anyone can control these live, streaming bots through a chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control its robotic fleet using commands entered in a chat room.

Berkeley space rover robots

Shape shifting bots could be the key to planetary exploration

The robots are made from a number of rods and cables allowing them to easily adapt to moving through challenging terrains and making it much easier for them to be dropped onto the surface of planets than current rovers.

iPad

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.

ZTE Quartz smartwatch

The ZTE Quartz delivers Android Wear 2.0 and LTE for less than $200

The Quartz runs on Android Wear 2.0 and has built-in 3G and Google Assistant, but requires you to take your wallet: Android Pay is not supported.

NASA zip line

SOS: Astronauts can make a quick getaway via a zip line

Engineers at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida have installed a zip line to zoom astronauts to safety in case of an emergency during launch.

Sanbot

Sanbot is the robot that will replace service workers

With an array of sensors, cameras, a projector, and voice interaction, Sanbot is building an impressive resume.

autonomous shuttles

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.

DHL augmented reality

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.

Eve concept car

Electric Eve is a vision for the future of self-driving cars

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 Trezor concept

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.