David Ward

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Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes Are Here, But They’re Not What You Expect

They’re not the Marty McFly kicks we’ve wanted for decades.<p>At its “Innovation for Everyone” event today in New York, Nike unveiled high-performance footwear and apparel for athletes, a fleet of items for consumers, and more features on its Nike+ app. But the one thing that had everyone—okay, mostly …

Shoes

ExoMars: 'giant nose' to sniff out life on Mars prepares for launch

Spacecraft’s Trace Gas Orbiter will seek out methane – usually produced by living organisms – in planet’s atmosphere<p>Space engineers are making final preparations for the launch of a robot spacecraft designed to sniff out signs of life on Mars.<p>The probe, ExoMars 2016 – the first of a two-phase …

Methane

Galaxy S7 Giving iPhone 6s Trouble On (At Least) Two Fronts

A new Samsung or Apple phone is a game of one-upmanship. So, it shouldn’t come as a great shock that Samsung’s just-released phone is besting the iPhone 6s in (at least) two key areas.<p>Among a host of tweaks and improvements, Samsung has come through with a better camera and display. So, how does …

Samsung Galaxy S7

United Airlines takes off with biofuel

A Boeing 737 jet that took off from<p>Los Angeles International Airporton Friday morning looked like most other planes launching into the partly cloudy skies.<p>But this San Francisco-bound<p>United Airlinesflight was preceded by speeches and fanfare because the plane’s engines were powered by a blend of …

North Korea Says Its Hydrogen Bomb Could Wipe Out Manhattan

North Korea on Sunday said it could kill everyone in Manhattan and burn the city “down to ashes” by mounting a hydrogen bomb on a ballistic …

North Korea

Robotic limb turns drummer into three-armed musical cyborg

Watch out, Ringo. The robots are rising up and melding with humans to create a stick-wielding Cerberus.<p>Some drummers play so fast and furiously it seems like they must have three arms. A drummer test subject at the Georgia Institute of Technology actually does. The third is a robotic "smart arm" …

Robotics

HSBC offers voice and fingerprint ID system to customers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1227000/1227419_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522367086_114cbb3008bbd5fc51667c4fc63837ec<p><b>HSBC is launching voice recognition and touch security services in the UK in a big leap towards the introduction of biometric banking.</b><p>The bank says …

Customers
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