John W Ferrier

13 Added | 1 Magazine | @Gothic_Prince | A Guy Enjoying life amid a temperate rain forest that is hugging the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. I Love Landscaping and building Rock Walls, Gardens, and Stone Step's, I play Guitar, Write and Compose Song's, and Sing. I Dress in a Personal Style All My Own, I'm Quick to Crack a Joke, and I've been called Eccentric; .....But that was meant in a Good way....... Right?.......

Alexa at the bat: Amazon aims to keep its hot streak going

Commentary: Expectations are high for Amazon's newest generation of voice-activated gadgets. With Google Home nipping at the Echo's heels, can Alexa rise to the occasion?<p>When Amazon starts cooking up an idea for a new product, it often likes to sum the pitch up in a single, snazzy line. For the …

Smart Homes

Vertical Horizon: Pointing the Camera Up in a Dense Urban Jungle

When I arrived in Hong Kong in 2009, I was not much of a photographer; my creative impulses were channelled largely toward drawing and graphic …

Hong Kong

Amazon's Echo Look is a personal robot stylist that helps you decide what to wear

Amazon has added to its family of connected-home products with the Echo Look, a camera that takes photos of outfits before rating them and giving a …

Smart Homes

Autonomous robot 3D printers like this could help build homes for us on other planets

MIT’s newest 3D printer isn’t the sort you’d keep on your desk. With a long robotic arm and caterpillar treads, it’s designed to work in the construction sites of the future. To prove its mettle, it recently printed the biggest robot-built structure ever — in just over 13 hours. The robot is still …

Robotics

Leaked Photos From Tesla Show the “Alien Robots” That Will Build Model 3s

Alien Robots<p>Tesla “hired” its first robots back in 2014 to be used as part of a dedicated production center for the Model S. These robots, developed …

Tesla

DJI Mysteriously Turned Vast Swaths of Iraq and Syria Into Drone No-Fly Zones

DJI, the world’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has a problem. ISIS, the terrorist organization, has been turning off-the-shelf drones into …

Drones

Police catch murder suspect with help from victim's Fitbit data

A Connecticut woman’s Fitbit may have helped bring her murderer to justice.<p>Connie Dabate was shot dead in her home December 2015. Her husband, Richard Dabate claimed he left for work around 8:30, only to return a half-hour later to see “a masked man — about 6-foot-2 and stocky with a Vin Diesel …

A mysterious botnet has hijacked 300,000 devices, but nobody knows why

Researchers know what the botnet is capable of — but they don't seem to know what it'll actually do.<p>A botnet discovered late last year has ballooned …

Peer-to-peer

We’re In An Artificial Intelligence Hype Cycle

AI is being name-checked during corporate earnings call at lot these days. Some say the enthusiastic chatter outpaces technical reality.<p>The hype around artificial intelligence is skyrocketing. After going nearly-unmentioned in corporate earnings calls four years ago, the promising technology is …