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Grasswire founder Austen Allred is trying to build a Wikipedia-style platform for real-time news

We’ve seen some fascinating experiments by both professional and amateur journalists in crowd-sourcing the news in real-time, including Andy Carvin’s …

The Zeus Is A 3D Printer, Scanner, And Teleportation Machine All In One

The future, as they say, is already here, but it’s just not very evenly distributed. To wit: the Zeus, a 3D printer that can scan and copy objects and, using the Internet, “fax” objects to other printers. That’s right – it’s the first 3D all-in-one.<p>Created by AIO Robotics, the $2,499 printer has a …

What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you

Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those. As it turns out, most people don't like being tracked by advertisers. Surprise! As such, a …

Order champagne, and a drone flies it to you

As a perk for staying in the posh 5,000-square-foot Alexandrite Suite at Northern California's The Mansion at Casa Madrona, you can sit back and have perfectly chilled bottles of champagne delivered to you -- by a remote-controlled flying machine.<p>An overnight stay at the exclusive and recently …

Is Asimov's first law enough to keep a robot bartender from harming others?

Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics states, "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." However, injury mostly corresponds to physical harm, not mental or emotional harm. <i>Sleep Dealer</i> director Alex Rivera plays with human emotions in his latest …