Michael Frost

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Pepper robots to mentor Japan's ex-cons

Newly released convicts are to be assigned robot "mentors" in a pilot programme being trialled in Tokyo designed to ensure they do not slip back into their old criminal ways.<p>Ex-cons are buddying-up with Pepper robots, a humanoid android developed by telecommunications firm SoftBank that is able to …

You can now sign up to take a driverless car for a spin around London

Registration has opened for the first public trial of autonomous self-driving cars in the UK.<p>Fancy driving a driverless car? You can now register for the UK's first public trial of autonomous vehicles.<p>If you're in the UK, you can register with the Gateway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) …

Japanese engineers say their flying cars will be in the air by the Tokyo Olympics

A team of young Japanese engineers is developing a flying car with the goal of launching it in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>The futuristic vehicle – dubbed Skydrive – is fitted with three wheels, a motor and four rotors, enabling it to take off and land vertically from public roads without the …

Japan

21 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Every Day

Need to wake up? Just sniff an orange.

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Internet of Things

21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987