Magdalena Petrova

Video Correspondent

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

A smart exoskeleton can keep the elderly safe

This Microsoft wearable is helping Parkinson's patients write again

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.

A solar plane like this may one day take you to the stratosphere

A solar plane like this may one day take you to the stratosphere

SolarStratos plans to build a solar plane to take passengers into the stratosphere. Its first prototype just completed a test flight.

See Sedric drive: Volkswagen shows off first autonomous concept car

See Sedric drive: Volkswagen shows off first autonomous concept car

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

See Sedric drive: Volkswagen shows off first autonomous concept car

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

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.

These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

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.

These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

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.

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

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.

Shape shifting bots could be the key to planetary exploration

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.

Shape shifting bots could be the key to planetary exploration

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.

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.

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