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Thursday September 20, 2018. 08:40 PM
Yale engineers developed 'robotic skins' from elastic sheets integrating sensors and electromechanical actuators. The idea is that most any flexible object could be transformed into a robot. Professor Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio and her colleagues reported on their project,...
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Google defended how it polices third-party add-ons for Gmail in a letter to U.S. senators made public on Thursday, saying that upfront review catches the 'majority' of bad actors. A report adds: Google said it uses automated scans and reports from security researchers to...
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Every year, the FCC checks in with the industry it nominally regulates to see whether broadband deployment is going well; if it determines that Americans are getting the internet they need, then it can legally shrug off its duty to regulate the carriers and force them to...
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After speculations and leaks on their own websites, Amazon revealed a slate of new hardware at a surprise Echo Alexa event. As the name implies, the devices are all apart of the Alexa […] The post Ready for Preorder: New Amazon Echo Alexa Devices to Create the Ultimate Smart ...
    Geek - Sep 20, 08:30 PM
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At its surprise event today, Amazon revealed a new smart plug which lets you control home appliances with Alexa. It doesn’t actually come with an Echo -- or microphones -- built in, but that’s to be expected given it will sell for just $25 (which is pretty much on par...
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Amazon hosted a surprise event today in Seattle where it took the wraps of a whole raft of Echo products. One of the weirdest devices it revealed is an Alexa-powered microwave with a built-in Dash button that will allow you to order popcorn should you run out -- prefect for...
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Amazon announced new listening features for Alexa, part of a suite of upgrades to the voice assistant that will expand its ability to understand the world around it.
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A tow truck driver came to pick up a jeep that had been totalled in an accident. 'We told him it didn't have any brakes and was unsafe to drive,' says the man who uploaded the video. But the tow truck driver chose to ignore the man's advice, got in the jeep and drove it up...
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Space Alert is a simple and clever proof-of-concept text adventure game made using Apple's new Shortcuts app for iOS 12. Demo video above. From creator Marcel Wichmann: Apple recently released iOS 12 and with it Shortcuts, an app that let’s you automate a bunch of stuff...
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If you have a tablet or older laptop with just a tiny bit of storage available, pay attention: Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 October 2018 Update may cause you some headaches unless you tidy up.In a support document, Microsoft acknowledges that Windows 10's Windows Update...
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YouTuber Kaplamino makes ingenious chain reaction tricks with marbles and dominoes. His latest, Blue Marble 2, is loaded with delightful little mechanisms that release their stored energy when a marble comes into contact with them. From Kaplamino's comments: The air canon...
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You know we’re in the early stages of American Horror Story because of the show’s refusal to explain even the smallest things. There’s plenty of exposition regarding what Langdon is doing here, but most of […] The post American Horror Story Brings Back Another Murder House...
    Geek - Sep 20, 08:00 PM
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The rumors were true. Amazon on Thursday announced a range of new Echo smart speakers and other Alexa-enabled devices. The company first announced the Echo Sub, its answer to voice-enabled premium audio products such as Apple's HomePod, Sonos One, and Google Home Max. Then...
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Amazon is selling the RavPower wireless charging stand for 20 percent off today.
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The new iPhone XS and XS Max are shipping out tomorrow, but it's not all good news: They still ship with the same 5W charger that takes forever to fill up your phone. That's why you need a wireless charger, and today, RaVPower's Qi-certified wireless charger is an all-time...
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Enlarge / Vogtle unit 3. (credit: Georgia Power) Two nuclear reactors are under construction at Vogtle's nuclear power plant in Georgia, and they are a lonely pair in a stagnating US nuclear industry. Now, leaders of municipalities and utilities that are on the hook to buy...
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive -- better known as CS:GO -- is one of the most popular multiplayer first-person shooters of all time. What makes the game so great is its meager system requirements -- it can run on many computers. In other words, it isn't very taxing,...
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Enlarge / Bing on a mobile device showing the AMP-powered carousel and an AMP story served from Bing's cache. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft's Bing search engine has started showing AMP pages to mobile searchers in the US. Pages using the proprietary tech will now be...
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Two religious groups, 'Warriors for Christ' and 'Special Forces of Liberty' are suing Lafayette Library in Louisiana in an attempt to stop a Drag Queen Story Time event scheduled for October 6 because the groups claim the event violates the First Amendment Establishment...
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The Institute of Gremlins 2 Studies publishes 'world-class commentary and analysis of the film Gremlins 2: The New Batch' on its Twitter account @G2Institute and, allegedly, a scholarly publication titled The Quarterly Journal of Gremlins 2 Studies. Joe Dante, director of...
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