Gareth Miller

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Why A Real CHAPPiE Robot Would Be More Of A Mystery Than A Friend

The movie’s A.I. expert explains what it'll take to create the first conscious robot--and why it won't be what we expect<p>Neil Blomkamp’s new film <i>CHAPPiE</i>, which hits U.S. theaters this weekend, follows the unlikely transformation of a defective robot into a one-of-a-kind conscious machine. The movie …

Singularity

FedEx Refuses To Ship Milling Tool That Makes Untraceable Metal Gun Parts

Does a machine that makes gun parts count as an unmarked weapon?<p>Exactly how much of a gun is a machine that makes untraceable metal gun parts? That’s a question FedEx wrestled with, as they debated whether or not to ship a machine milling tool developed by Second Amendment advocates Defense …

Guns

Colonize A Hyper-Detailed Universe In Virtual Reality

'Elite: Dangerous' is almost too immersive for the goggles it's played on<p>Anyone who's tried on a consumer virtual reality headset in the last two decades knows how far short that technology has fallen from its promise. A good VR device should track head motion and alter the images relayed to each …

China's New Long-Range Weapon Causes Non-Lethal Pain From Afar

Nothing says 'this is my deserted island' better than ethically questionable sci-fi technology<p>A Chinese defense company recently unveiled a long-range weapon that can cause people overwhelming pain without killing them.<p><i>IHS Janes</i> reports that the system, known as the Poly WB-1, uses …

John Kerry

Bionic Bird Drone May Fool Actual Birds

This biomimetic flying device can be controlled by a smartphone, to entertain people and cats alike.<p>If aeronautic engineer Edwin Van Ruymbeke gets his way, you may soon be able to use your smartphone to fly with the birds. Not personally, of course, but in the form of Van Ruymbeke's crowdfunded …

Good guy HTC saves the day for melted Galaxy user

Good marketing is more than airing the best commercials, orchestrating the most outrageous publicity stunts, or unleashing the biggest ad budget. Sometimes good marketing is simply a matter of seizing the moment and showing that you care about your customers more than the next guy.<p>That’s exactly …

Mobile
Electronics Industry

Hilton hotels soon to turn your smartphone into room keys

Hilton Hotels are looking to pioneer the use of smartphones as a replacement to plastic (or metal) keys. Hilton Worldwide Holdings is, reportedly, to announce the transition this week. This would put the hotel chain above the competition when it comes to smart technology and the conveniences it can …

Hospitality