Gianluca Ferretti Bergagna

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Watch a Boston Dynamics humanoid robot wander around outside

Boston Dynamics, which Google bought in 2013, has begun testing one of its humanoid robots — those that are designed to function like humans — out in the wild.<p>Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, talked about the research and showed footage of the project during a talk on Aug. 3 at the …

Robotics

Samsung’s record-breaking hard drive fits 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD

Samsung’s big news today may have mostly involved huge phones, but that’s not all the hardware giant is unveiling today: The company today announced a <i>16 terabyte</i> flash memory drive.<p>The announcement is particularly significant because though flash memory is known for its speed, it doesn’t generally …

Computer Hardware

Robots learn to evolve and improve

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1185000/1185837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401141_761abf2069cfb8f264a22d7137a7505d<p><b>Engineers have developed a robotic system that can evolve and improve its performance.</b><p>A robot arm builds "babies" that get progressively …

Robotics

Thanks To This Device, Stealing Your Car Has Never Been Easier

Cyber security in the fast lane<p>Samy Kamkar is a car buff. The cyber security expert enjoys tinkering, particularly in the intersection of automation and the Internet of Things. "I love the new technology that car companies are introducing," he says, "but I worry whether the manufacturers are …

Cybersecurity

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Pebble's next smartwatch is here

The display on the Time Steel is dramatically better than the Time’s, and that might be enough of a reason to pony up for the the fancier model. It’s still a small 64-color LCD with a limited palette and muted colors, but it has less glare and is easier to read indoors. It also doesn’t have the …

Government Urges Lenovo Computer Owners to Remove Superfish Software

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised owners of Lenovo computers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which it said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on some machines as early as 2010. Homeland Security said in an alert released through its National …

MIT researchers claim they have a way to make faster chips

A team of MIT researchers have discovered a possible way to make multicore chips a whole lot faster than they currently are, according to a recently …

Supermassive Black Hole Found Farting A Trillion Suns' Worth Of Energy

Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies<p>At the center of any massive galaxy, you’ll most likely find one daunting portion of space-time: a supermassive black hole. These gigantic gravity wells are so enormous, they have a mass that’s equal to millions …

Black Holes

NASA Is Making Parking Spots On The Space Station For Commercial Taxis

It's so hard to find a decent place to dock in low Earth orbit<p>The International Space Station is getting a makeover starting this week. On Friday, astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts will conduct the first of a series of spacewalks to reconfigure the outside of the station to create …

Space Exploration