Friday, April 28, 2017

Gear

QSCR for Ubiquitous Wireless Charging

Disney Research demonstrates an ‘ubiquitous wireless’ charging room

Wireless charging of phones today consists of setting it on a charging pad or dock. While this is technically wireless, it still keeps you tethered...
cisco smart city

Kansas City’s Smart City provides a glimpse of a future with IoT

In December of 2015 the U.S Department of Transportation issued the Smart City Challenge to any mid size city in America. The challenge was for...
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“Vanilla” drone breaks nonstop flight records

At New Mexico State University’s Unmanned Air Systems Flight Test Center the Vanilla Aircraft VA001 UAV drone took off for a record breaking flight. Vanilla,...
Turf Tank ION

The Turf Tank ION autonomous robot comes to a sports field near you

Autonomous technology made a huge splash last year as companies like Uber and nuTonomy tested their vehicles on the streets of major cities. Other...
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Take two: Consumer Reports now recommends the new Macbook Pro

After an initial flub in December, Apple got the coveted recommended rating from Consumer Reports it had been seeking for its latest Macbook Pro....
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The UN wants to ban killer robots before they’re created

If you worry at night about the prospect of robots someday evolving into killing machines brutally taking out human life, then the United Nations...
Phone with low battery in pants pocket

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 will give thirsty phones a faster charge

Qualcomm just announced it’ll soon only take five minutes of charging to get five hours of battery life on their latest processor. The company’s...
BMW RideShare

ReachNow by BMW expands services into Seattle and Brooklyn

A new luxury on demand car sharing service will be hitting the streets in a limited US launch starting next month. Where other car...

Tesla launching fully self-driving cars amid mounting criticism of Autopilot

Regulation woes can’t keep Tesla down. Despite governing bodies in both Germany and the state of California criticizing the automaker for misleading consumers about...

GoPro enters the drone market with Karma

GoPro’s drone Karma is its first foray away from cameras. The drone itself looks pretty sleek - something we’d expect coming out of a...

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Echo Look by Amazon uses Machine Learning to give fashion advice

On Wednesday, Amazon announced the latest product of the Echo line. The latest skill for Alexa will have her become your personal fashion consultant....
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BrickerBot: One hacker resorts to vigilantism to eradicate unsecured IoT devices

It's not often someone writes malware with the intention of being helpful. But the creator of BrickerBot is hoping their bot will create enough...
CSIC researcher Federica Bertocchini with a specimen of a wax worm

Scientist discovers that the Waxworm can eat plastic

Behold the Waxworm, a caterpillar capable of eating plastic. These creepy crawlies are normally found in beehives where they dine on honey and wax....

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