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close breaking news<p>Singapore<p>Meeting with Mahathir ‘warm, fruitful': PM Lee<p>No substantive bilateral issues, including the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Stanford Dropouts Build Excel Spreadsheet That Doesn't Totally Suck

We now have the internet, worldwide social networks, an encyclopedia anyone can edit, smartphones and tablets that respond to our touch, search …

Parrot Bebop Drone review: A strong, little quadcopter in need of better performance - CNET

While other flying-camera makers have gone after enthusiasts, the Parrot Bebop is very approachable to average consumers looking to start shooting aerial video and photos without a big investment. (There's a good reason why you can find Parrot's drones in major retailers including Best Buy, Apple …

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Rise of the Robot Security Guards - MIT Technology Review

As the sun set on a warm November afternoon, a quartet of five-foot-tall, 300-pound shiny white robots patrolled in front of Building 1 on …

Next-Generation Robot Needs Your Help - MIT Technology Review

If you visit Manuela Veloso, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, you can expect to be met at reception, and led to her office, …

Arduino sensors let ballerinas 'paint' with their pointes

What if you could paint with your shoes? <i>Electronic Traces</i> is a pair ballet pointe shoes that sends a dancer's movements to a nearby smartphone. Using Lilypad Arduinos, they record pressure and movement whenever they touch the ground. This data can then be visualized by an accompanying app, allowing …

Watch This Robotic Cheetah Run Like A Real Animal

It’s not every day that you see a robotic electric cheetah traipse merrily on the MIT quad and football field, but here you go: the Cheetah, a robot that will be able to run as fast as 30 miles per hour, is now wandering about untethered like Big Dog’s jumpy younger brother.<p>The Cheetah was made at …

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

2 May 2018<p>Would a very, very, very long piece of string reaching from Earth's surface deep into space remain suspended?<p>2 May 2018<p>Why aren't there any …

Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safely

Tomorrow Transformed explores innovative approaches and opportunities available in business and society through technology.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Mary Lou doesn't know that she's being tracked.<p>The 77-year-old is in the middle stages of Alzheimer's and though she lives on her own, her family keeps close tabs on …

Infrared Thermography for Maintenance

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Audi Drives Innovation on the Shop Floor - MIT Technology Review

The Aquila tablet scans our world in 3D to help build better virtual ones

Your tablet can fire off emails and help you rotate beautiful, Escherian worlds, but can it capture the world around you in glorious 3D? Probably not, but the newly revealed (and Android-powered) Aquila from Mantis Vision and Flextronics can. Most of its spec sheet reads like any other top-flight …

How Human-Robot Teamwork Will Upend Manufacturing - MIT Technology Review

Sometime in the next couple of years, if everything goes to plan, workers at BMW’s manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will be …

Technology Stalled in 1970 - MIT Technology Review

Peter Thiel has been behind some prominent technologies: he cofounded PayPal and was an early investor in such companies as Facebook and LinkedIn. …

The Hunt for Qualified Workers - MIT Technology Review

Worried that U.S. workers are ill-­prepared to work with new manufacturing technologies like 3-D printing and robotics, President Barack Obama has …

Tomorrow's cities - the lamp-posts watching every move

<b>Imagine an app aimed at showing thieves the best places for stealing.</b><p>It's actually not hard to do - simply pull together publicly available data on disposable income, crime levels and problems reported in a district.<p>It may reveal that the optimum place to go pilfering is in an area of high income, …

Evernote: Wearable technology to go mainstream

Wearable technology is still in its infancy, and it is a long way off from becoming as ubiquitous as mobile phones.<p>A recent study has found that fewer than 20 million wearable technology products have been shipped this year globally. But the market could be more than five times as big by the end of …

Facebook developing giant drones to 'fly for months'

By Anna Doble <i>Newsbeat online editor</i><p><b>Facebook is considering flying giant drones above us as the social network "figures out how to connect the world".</b><p>The idea to develop huge unmanned aircraft comes from Facebook's Connectivity Lab, set up by company founder Mark Zuckerberg.<p>The aim is to make the …

Smarter Software Speeds Up Smartphone Charging - MIT Technology Review

One of the most frustrating things about smartphones—how long they take to recharge—could soon be one-third as frustrating. A startup called Qnovo, …

Smart Home Devices Need to Get a Lot Smarter - MIT Technology Review

The battle between Google and Apple is moving from smart phones to smart things, with both companies vying to provide the underlying architecture …

Google Execs Have Ideas on How to Run Your Business - MIT Technology Review

Google is daring, creative, and by multiple accounts an enviable place to work—but is the way it’s run a model for other companies to follow? After …

An Optical Trick Makes Disappearing Messages Harder to Screenshot - MIT Technology Review

A new app called Yovo aims to make disappearing messages truly short-lived by foiling a recipient’s attempts to take screenshots.<p>Like Snapchat and …