Man Becomes The Rocketeer in Real Life! [Video]

Jetpacks! Is it the future already? Maybe… From Devin Graham: Huge thanks to Jet Pack Aviation for letting us come out to California and be the ones that got to film this amazing new technology! Make sure to check them out and support them in what they are doing because this team is changing the […]

First Driverless Car Race Sees Early Crash

A race between two driverless cars ended with mixed results: one car crashed, but a rogue dog that ran onto the track escaped unharmed. The race was a test run for a planned future series of full-fledged races of driverless cars. It took place as the first performance for the latest instalment of the Formula […]

Bill Gates: The Robot That Takes Your Job Should Pay Taxes

Be sure to check Mr. Gates’ geekish giggle at the end. So adorable. In an interview with Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney, Bill Gates explains why robots that take jobs away from people shouldn’t get a free pass when it comes to income tax. [Quartz]

The Almost Indestructible Nokia 3310 May Return

The Nokia 3310 may be making a comeback. A Finnish manufacturer is reportedly ready to unveil a new version of the legendarily resilient handset next week. According to Venturebeat’s Evan Blass, it’ll be one of four handsets launched by HMD Global Oy. That’s the company which currently holds the rights to make phones under the […]

Verizon Latest To Bring Back ‘Unlimited’ Data

Verizon has joined the other major carriers in bringing back an “unlimited” mobile data plan. But as so often, there’s some big caveats. The new plan is $80 a month and covers unlimited voice calls, texts and data use on one line in the US, as well as 500MB of data while visiting Canada. Customers […]

Meet Cassie, The Bipedal Robot That Walks Like an Ostrich [Video]

Meet Cassie, a bepidal robot created by the folks over at Agility Robotics, a startup that comes from the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. “This robot capability will free people from weekend shopping chores, reduce energy use, and give consumers more time to do the things they want to do. It effectively brings […]

“Pink Noise” Could Save Hearing In Crashes

Think car crash injuries and you probably think concussion or whiplash. But Mercedes-Benz wants to tackle another risk: hearing damage caused by the sound of the impact. IEEE, which spotted an upcoming “Pre-Safe Sound” feature in a new car range, notes that a crash can produce sounds inside the car of 145 decibels, which can […]

Firefox OS Bites The Dust

Mozilla has abandoned work on a Firefox operating system. The system was first developed for smartphones and then repositioned for connected devices such as smart TVs. The Firefox OS project started back in 2011 with the idea of making a completely open mobile operating system that would make it easier for developers to make apps. […]

Boston Dynamics Releases New Nightmare Inducing Robot [Video]

Marc Raibert from Boston Dynamics has recently unveiled “Handle,” a robot that combines wheels and legs and is described by the founder of the company as a “Nightmare Inducing Robot.” Check it out!

Google Drops Hands Free Payment Apps

Google is ditching an experimental payment tool that let users pay by phone without removing the handset from their pockets. It says it may use some of the features of the Hands Free app to improve Android Pay. The idea was to make mobile phone payments less hassle than using a payment card, even one […]

Google Mistakes Doctors For DOSers

Medical staff in the United Kingdom have been advised to use Bing after Google mistook the National Health Service for a botnet. The NHS, which provides and administers publicly-funded healthcare in the UK, employs more than a million people. Unfortunately that adds up to so many people searching Google via the NHS network (and its […]

Robotic Hand Treats Fruit Gently

An online grocery firm is testing a robotic hand that picks up fruit and vegetables without bruising or squashing them. The next step is for the hand to be able to detect the fruit’s ripeness. British-based Ocado is working alongside five universities and Disney on a project called SOMA, short for soft manipulation. Among its […]