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For Autonomous Robots, The School of Hard Knocks Is In Session

The Future of Self-Sufficient Robots Starts at the DARPA Robotics Challenge<p>It's impossible to watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals without getting frustrated. What the robots are expected to do in the open-air course at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, which is meant to loosely …

The robots are here — and you should be worried

It’s no surprise that technology is getting better, faster, smarter. But is it at the expense of its makers?<p>Anxiety has been building around the Second Machine Age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture …

A Bomb Suit Photo Shoot Featuring C4 Explosions

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of an unusual photo shoot photographer Pete Leong did last year that featured a real military bomb disposal expert …

Extremism

Locus Pocus can track all your Bluetooth devices — and other people’s, too

That Bluetooth tracker you bought last year is pretty nifty. Misplaced your keys at home? Just ping them! Forgot where you stored that emergency flashlight (don’t laugh, that totally happens)? Let your phone guide you to it. Your dog pulled a fast one and is now running around the neighborhood? …

Tim Cook just sent a powerful warning to the US government

Cook's pro-privacy speech came just days after Facebook introduced support for the technology on its social network for the first time.<p>Strong encryption has become a contentious issue and a source of rising tensions between the US government and the tech community.<p>The term refers to data masked in …