Alyse Goan

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Toyota Robot Leg Has Bird-Like Vertical Leap

A new <b>robot leg</b> from Toyota Motor Corporation has the unique distinction of being able to actually jump off the ground.<p>The robot leg, which looks like …


The Near Future of AI (The Road to Super Intelligent Apps and Machines)

• 127shares<p>The Artificial intelligence revolution is changing lives but scaring millions. AIs are already everywhere, supporting the human mind in the …

Artificial Intelligence

Google is Hiring Drivers For Its Driverless Cars

Google is beefing up its autonomous driving program again, having placed an online job ad for “vehicle operators” to work six to eight hours a day based at the company’s Mountain View headquarters in California.<p>According to the ad posted on, Google is looking for vehicle safety …

Computer Science

Company seeks to test self-driving delivery robots in DC

- You could soon be sharing the sidewalk with robots in D.C. A test project will be presented to District leaders to allow delivery robots to operate …

Robots could take over 80% of jobs in one country

REUTERS/Andrea Comas<p>All countries are at some risk of having jobs taken over by robots. In fact, President Barack Obama warned in early March that …

World Bank

Domino’s Debuts World’s First Pizza Delivery Robot

Domino’s is taking pizza delivery to the next level by introducing the world’s first pizza delivery robot in Australia. ‘Domino’s Robotic Unit’ (DRU) …

Apple Tackles E-Waste With iPhone Recycling Robot 'Liam'

At its media event on Monday, Apple kicked off by discussing its efforts to reduce waste and improve its renewable energy infrastructure, marking a heightened focus on the company's environmental responsibilities.<p>As part of the presentation, the company also unveiled a robotic system it has …


Morphing, self-healing metals could let us build soft robots

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a hybrid material that combines stiff metal with soft rubber foam, and can shift between the …

Clark Howard

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Morphing Metal Could Create Shapeshifting Robots

A hybrid material of silicone foam and metal turns elastic when slightly heated up. Continue reading →


Meet the Robot Apple Built To Rip Apart Old iPhones

Liam is a master or precision destruction.<p>If you're not super interested in a 4-inch iPhone or a smaller iPad Pro, the coolest thing that Apple announced at its spring event yesterday wasn't a consumer product, but an industrial tool: Liam, the robot arm built to rip apart old iPhones.<p>In a process …


We Tried The Food At The New Wizarding World Of Harry Potter And OMG

Someone perform the Engorgio charm on our stomachs immediately.<p>Universal Hollywood's Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens to the public April 7!

Only True Harry Potter Fans Will Be Able To Match These Wands To Their Characters

You can probably pick out Harry's wand or the Elder Wand, but what about the more obscure ones?

You can finally use some Android watches as spy communicators

Android wear is getting a big update today that will add a few much-wanted features – especially if you have a recent model.<p>Most interestingly, Android Wear is finally adding speaker support – meaning you can finally be the spy you always wanted to be and take phone calls from your wrirst.<p>The …

Android News

Create VR experiences within VR itself using Unreal Engine

Epic Games has been teasing "the future of VR development" recently, and the team is finally ready to tell everyone what that is: Creating virtual reality content within virtual reality itself, using the full version of its Unreal Engine 4. Epic cofounder Tim Sweeney says that while the company's …

How Authors Can Promote Their Books with Memes

When authors think about promoting their book, they usually think how to get the word out online. People online today want a more visual experience when reading content. Using images such as memes have a number of benefits including the strong level of engagement, and the ability to touch peoples' …


If You Were Born To Write

<b>If you were born to write, you were born with curiosity and an imagination.</b> You did not know you were born with these things because, unlike your fingers and toes, you could not see them, you could only use them. But just like your fingers and toes, you often used them even when you didn't realize …

18 Magical Harry Potter Gifts That Are Perfect For Valentine’s Day

After all this time? Always.


Why I Quit My Book Group

Okay, the snacks were great, and so was the wine.<p>But the books were awful. I wanted to have fun, but everyone kept voting for books that were depressing. They called them "classics." I guess that's code for boring books where nothing really happens to people you don't care about, and books that …


Rule of three: a brief guide to the anchored terset

It’s not often that I’m moved to verse, but it’s also not often that I hear of a<p>New<br>Poetic<br>Form<br>.<p>Hooray for the Anchored Terset [sic]; forged by Lisa Matthews among the sparks of creation coming off Northumberland’s Northern Poetry Library in honour of National Libraries Day on 6 February.<p>The Anchored …


Tell Us About The Best Fan Fiction You've Ever Read

We want your recommendations!

Even More Hilarious Harry Potter Comics That Prove Dumbledore Was Totally Irresponsible

The return of the Dumbleburn.


In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

Food writer Bee Wilson has a message of hope for parents struggling to get their children to eat their veggies: "As parents, we have a far greater power than we think we have to form children's tastes," Wilson tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross.<p>In her new book, <i>First Bite,</i> Wilson examines how genetics, …


J.K. Rowling Has A Suggestion For Dealing With Slytherin Haters

It's time to drop the old stereotypes, it seems.<p><i>Thumbnail via Ian Gavan / Getty Images.</i>

J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter Night of Spells - quiz

1What’s the first spoken spell of the series?StupefyWingardium LeviosaOculus ReparoExpelliarmus2Which spell does Hermione use to rescue Ron from Devil’s Snare?ObliviateImpedimentaImperviusLumos Solem3Which spell backfires on Ron when he tries to curse Malfoy into vomiting slugs?ImperioSlugulus …


What's Your All-Time Favorite Book About The American South?

The Color Purple? The Sound and the Fury? (We know it's a difficult question.)

Floating Library Proves Books Should Be Shared In Improbable Places

Books ahoy! A floating library is setting sail in California.<p>Books can transport you to faraway lands and sunny escapes -- which may be just what readers need as winter winds down. But your reading material needn’t be island-based to get you in a mood for adventure.<p>Next week, from Feb. 11 to 14, a …


From B&N: You Should Read MORDANT’S NEED

When I first began reading fantasy, I was a Del Rey Books guy. That happened because I read <b>The Sword of Shannara</b> by Terry Brooks. When I finished it, …


Do You Remember That Thing?

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →

5 Debut Fantasies to Look Out for in 2016

This year promises to deliver titles from known heavyweights in the fantasy genre--but what about exciting new debut authors? Here are five to look out for in the coming year, in order of release date:<p><i>All the Birds in the Sky</i> by Charlie Jane Anders - This highly anticipated title marks the debut of …