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If the idea of sentient robots one day invading our homes sends luddite chills down your spine, do not read further — because that day is one step …

Android Apps

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot Sophia

Saudi Arabia claims to be the first country to have granted citizenship to a robot. But the decision has garnered mockery from social media users as …

How to download music from YouTube - and is it even legal?

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Android News

EGEB: Robot wind crane; wind+solar to 97%; Japanese solar+mushrooms; more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Lagerwey tests its (wind turbine tower) Climbing Crane – brought to my attention by Paul – And the key benefits also pitched by Paul in a later tweet: <i>90% less truck movements; req</i> …

Yolk Solar Paper Lightweight Solar Charger

Video<p>$148 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>5<p>Introducing the Yolk Solar Paper, the world’s thinnest lightweight solar charger. Looking just like a small booklet, …

Are we being watched? Tens of other worlds could spot the Earth

A group of scientists from Queen's University Belfast and the Max Planck Institute for solar system Research in Germany have turned exoplanet-hunting …

EGEB: Solar power algorithm; Dragonfly hackers lay in wait; wind power in rural USA; more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Your solar panels could power the neighborhood during a blackout – <i>The team has created a number of algorithms that allow homes to disconnect from the grid, and use and share power</i> …

802.11ax is Wi-Fi built for tomorrow’s hyper-connected home

Before the current Wi-Fi standard, called 802.11ac, wireless broadband was never quite robust enough: Too many devices were vying for your limited, …

Wi-Fi

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war<p>Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

15 of the World's Most Epic Places to Run

<i>Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust...</i><p><b>1. Atacama Crossing, Chile</b><p>The Atacama Crossing, held in October, is one of the races that make up the 4Deserts challenge: …

Moment Case- World's Best iPhone Case for Mobile Photography

Thank You Kickstarter!<p>The campaign has been more successful than we ever could have imagined. Your support enables us to continue the journey we …

Financial benefits of solar panels? Not so fast!

Shares 0<p><i>This article is by staff writer Honey Smith.</i><p>In my homeownership and priorities progress report in September, I mentioned that Jake and I were …

Living Drones

Throughout human history, the honeybee has emerged as a machine of agriculture and of war.<p>Winter has descended upon the beehives. The drones have been killed. It's time for the workers and the queen to gather up, hunker down, and rely on body heat to weather the cold. The old will die, the young …

Insects

MasterCard: Security Is Nice, Functionality Is Better

Share Email<p>MasterCard sees mobile payment security as crucial, but it’s power is relevant only to the point that shoppers are actually using it. And …

Hacked webcams: Is your home next?

Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? If you've got a webcam, you might be right.<p>I've been looking at live private camera feeds of cribs, bedrooms, backyards, waiting rooms, and offices, thanks to a website demonstrating how easy it is to hack into webcams.<p>Ostensibly the idea is to …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

South Korean Scientists Develop Cancer-Treating Nanorobots

A group of South Korean scientists from Chonnam National University became the first to create a nanorobot that can treat cancer.<p>Unlike chemotherapy, …

Moment lenses are the latest attempt to make your smartphone's camera better

Smartphone have essentially changed photography as we know it. The always-with-us devices have enabled more people to take more photos than ever before. The top four most popular cameras on Flickr bear this out: they are all iPhones. But as popular as smartphones are for taking pictures, they are …

Lomography Konstruktor review: the $35 camera you build yourself

As camera-makers trim their point-and-shoot lines in the face of encroaching smartphones, one company is keeping the faith and doing what it's done for the past three decades. Lomography's wide range of film cameras dates back to the early ‘90s, when some students in Vienna discovered the potential …