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This Real-Life Robot Has An iPhone, Will Shame Your Instagram Friends For Lame Selfies

PicNix.co is a project being launched today by Philadelphia-based ad agency Allen & Gerritsen that does just that, using an Arduino-powered robot to …

Helicopter drones are ready to drop driverless vehicles into danger zones

Helicopter drones and driverless cars have been doing their thing for a while now, but having the two work together in unison is not a simple task. Not to be put off by a challenge, researchers at Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have teamed up with US military aircraft …

Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications

Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that could show you notifications on your Smart Cover, even when your iPad’s screen is obscured by the protective accessory. The filing details both active Smart Cover notifications that would use built-in LEDs or electroluminescent displays, and passive …

PulseOn

The last 12 months may be remembered for many things, but in the tech realm, the surge of wrist-mounted activity-trackers will surely be one of them. Some might say there’s been too much choice.<p>The latest entrant to the busy space is PulseOn, a Finnish company spun out of Nokia back in 2012. …

A first video look at iPad split-screen multitasking

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: pressureUA / Shutterstock<p>Prior to Apple’s annual WWDC developer event, it was rumored that Apple was going to show off …

Console OS will let you run Android on a Windows PC or tablet

Toggling between Windows and Android on a single device? That <i>sounds</i> desirable enough maybe, especially the way Intel describes it, but the quest for a practical mixture of green and blue has had its hiccups. (And that's putting it mildly.) A new project has just arrived on Kickstarter, however, …

Military's 'Plan X' would put cyberweapons into the hands of soldiers

A soldier's natural home is on the battlefield. So what happens when to infantry when conflicts move online? It turns out that DARPA, America's mad science division, has a solution called "Plan X." The project is designed to make cyber-weapons as easy to use as a pistol, but also to use technology …

ClickHole is the smartest, sassiest, fiercest, freshest, craziest, cutest, biggest, brightest, most viral thing you will ever see

The Onion conquers the internet<p>The year is 2014. The internet's mass media juggernaut has fully processed your brain, churning it in a vat of vague hyperbole. It is now a lukewarm, absorbent porridge. An offering to the viral gods. You now enjoy the simple things. You live to see photos of Beyoncé. …

FBI testing face recognition for finding suspects

The NSA may claim it's <i>not</i> collecting photos of American citizens for a facial recognition database, but the FBI most certainly is. The feds has been building what it calls the "Next Generation Identification database," primarily by gathering mug shots from local law enforcement agencies. The …

How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

What happens to your information online? Is it safe? Is it private?<p>The answers depend in part on what services you use. So we set out to help you figure out the answers for yourself.<p>But you may have noticed there is a lot of stuff on the Internet, and I am sorry to say we didn't test it …

Amazon patents common photographic trick for taking product pictures

Amazon has been granted a patent on a photo studio setup commonly used by professional photographers to take pictures with seamless white backgrounds.<p>…

This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you (video)

RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that <i>runs</i>. At the moment, you can only get this remote-controlled sprinter called the OutRunner through Kickstarter, where its creators are trying to raise …

Netflix picks up three new original documentaries

Netflix is continuing its push into exclusive documentaries with three new titles for this summer and fall, according to <i>Deadline</i>. The first, <i>The Battered Bastards of Baseball</i>, tells the story of Oregon's short-lived team, the Portland Mavericks; it'll be released on July 11th. The following month, …

Can the NSA Keep U.S. Metadata Safe From Hackers and Spies?

It's hard to justify letting the agency collect sensitive data when even its defenders admit it struggles to protect its secrets.<p>General Keith Alexander, who recently stepped down from his position atop the NSA, told an interviewer in Australia that he still has no idea how many documents Edward …

Researchers Want to Teach Robots Right From Wrong

Can a robot weigh the consequences of its decisions -- and the consequences of those consequences?<p>Researchers from Tufts, Brown and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are exploring the possibility of developing technology to help robots make moral decisions, through a project funded by the Office of …

The Wizard of Minecraft

It's a wet monday morning in Stockholm, and the door to Markus Persson's office is closed. The wooden blinds to the windows that look out at the 35 …

Wine Cellars

Watch this Russian freeway sinkhole open in real time

Seems everybody's got to have a sinkhole nowadays, the sudden collapse of huge chunks of ground swallowing cars and homes in Baltimore, Buckinghamshire, Chicago, Ohio, and seemingly every week, Florida. Oh yeah, and there was that little disturbance recently in Bowling Green, Kentucky.<p>This one …

Dee Gordon sparks Dodgers to a 6-2 victory over Giants

It's a sports thing -- speed kills. A desired trait in most any sport. The results are often pretty obvious, but sometimes there's a ripple effect that is not immediately apparent.<p>The struggling Dodgers, almost desperate for a victory, were locked in a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with the San …

San Francisco Giants

Gordon pulls away late for win at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — At any age, Jeff Gordon sure knows how to win.<p>Nearly two decades after he burst onto the scene with his first victory, Gordon keeps taking checkered flags, storming to the lead in the final laps at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night for his first victory of the season and …

Motorsport

Metal detectors coming to Dodger Stadium starting Monday

This seemed inevitable -- security at ballparks is about to get tougher.<p>The Dodgers will begin experimenting with metal detectors next week in anticipation of the majors requiring them for the 2015 season.<p>On Monday the Dodgers will start testing the walk-through metal detectors at several entrances …

10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say | Inc.com

Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. Others keep score of business clichés.<p>CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media, a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly …

Business Development

3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

This story appears in the April 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing," Ralph Waldo Emerson once mused. It's a solid observation about handling interactions with difficult people. Mark Goulston, a Los Angeles-based business …

High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

There was a near-miss in the skies above Tallahassee recently. According to a Federal Aviation Administration official, an American Airlines regional jet nearly collided with a "small, remotely piloted aircraft" — a drone — cruising 2,300-feet above sea level.<p>Exactly who was flying the unmanned …

The Newest Piece Of The Sharing Economy: A Subscription Service For Washing Machines

Don’t want to pay the upfront cost of a high-quality washer? Now you can rent a big, bulky appliance for a monthly fee and help benefit the environment while you’re at it.<p>Cheap washing machines are cheap in the beginning, but don’t always stay cheap in the long run. A high-end model hurts at …

Sharing Economy

Fastest way to board a plane

Airline passengers should be allocated seats based on how much carry-on luggage they have, according to scientists who devised a formula for speedy boarding.<p>Lengthy queues at departure gates could be substantially cut by spreading passengers with several bags around the cabin and ensuring they sit …

Luggage

10 Theories to Know For Greater Persuasion Power

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are—most of the time—discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more influential. We’re interested in meeting the …

Only 4 Teslas have ever been stolen in U.S.

Tesla TSLA, -2.10% drivers love their cars — the Model S topped the latest Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey — thanks in no small part to …

Poor Americans Find Becoming ‘Banked’ a Daunting Quest

Some 17 million Americans don't have bank accounts, which makes everything from depositing paychecks to paying utility bills a hassle. Many aren't unbanked by choice. Some are stuck on bank "black lists" and don't know how to get off; others can't afford high fees and balance requirements.<p>Clawing …

Personal Finance