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Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings

UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is building a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly. The project, which started in June 2015 with a feasibility study, is being funded with £1.5 million from the UK Ministry of Defence, via DSTL, the Defence Science …

The U.S. will be hit worse by job automation than other major economies

A new study from PwC estimates that 38 percent of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation in the next 15 years.<p>Nearly 40 percent of jobs in the U.S. may be vulnerable to replacement by robots in the next fifteen years, according to a new study by the research firm PwC.<p>Other major advanced economies …

These New Robots Look Freaky But Can Do Amazing Things

In labs around the world, robots are sprouting legs. Engineers are fine-tuning their abilities to walk, climb, and stay balanced so they can carry heavy loads or scout hazardous environments.<p>Just a few years ago, many of the elite robots at the DARPA Robotics Challenge struggled with simple tasks. …

Robotics

Swift is already one of the world’s most popular programming languages

Apple’s new Swift programming language is being adopted even faster than anyone predicted.<p>In the latest TIOBE Index, which ranks the popularity of programming languages, Apple shot up from the 14th spot last year — and has already cracked the top 10. That may not sound too exciting, but considering …

Top 10

How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars

In a recent op-ed to CNN, President Obama re-affirmed America’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars. Think your data science challenges are too complicated? Imagine the difficulties involved in mining data to understand the health impacts of an expedition to Mars.<p>What happens to …

Cryonics: frozen girl's father says providers exploit the vulnerable

The father of a 14-year-old girl who was granted her dying wish to have her body cryogenically frozen has accused those who provide the service of taking advantage of vulnerable people.<p>The teenager, known only as JS, decided before her death from cancer that she wanted her body to be preserved in …

Amphibians

U.S., EU Say 'No' To China Buying The World

Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic, acting as if on cue, are moving to block acquisitions of local businesses by Chinese companies.<p>Berlin, long open to Beijing’s investments, has just retracted its clearance of the $729 million purchase of chipmaker Aixtron by Fujian Grand Chip Investment …

China

Boeing CEO: the first people on Mars will arrive on a Boeing rocket

Sorry SpaceX<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is aiming to start a Martian colony within the next decade, but another rival CEO says his company will actually be the one to put humans on the Red Planet first. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg recently answered questions at the "Whats Next" tech conference in …

Space Travel

Panasonic's new prototype TV can hide in plain sight

Panasonic has shown off a transparent TV before, but the company has since improved the image quality to the extent that the idea of a television built into your furniture's glass panes is not only possible -- it's <i>right here</i>. The OLED screen is made from a fine mesh, embedded into the glass sliding …

​Turnbull kicks off AU$4m digital literacy school grants

The federal government has launched its 2016 Digital Literacy School Grants program to find projects that demonstrate new methods for enhancing …

Technology is finally changing the apartment rental experience

The real estate rental market is a highly localized, relationship-based industry driven largely by individuals living and working in their own cities, causing many to acknowledge the longstanding difficulty of streamlining disruption to this market.<p>In recent years, however, that hasn’t stopped a …

3 important lessons learned from building an app in 6 months

Building a new product is like flying a plane as it’s being built. Building it when nothing like it exists in the market is like flying blind.<p>Two years ago, LinkedIn noticed salespeople were using LinkedIn to source and connect with prospects and customers. During the early days of social media, …

Product Management

NASA launches a free public archive of its recent research results

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about all of NASA’s extraordinary research, you’re going to love this. The space agency has launched PubSpace, a new portal that lets you sift through its research results easily.<p>The searchable archive is a trove of science journal articles borne out of …

The White House

The Onion Omega2 lets you add Linux to your hardware projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon? <br>The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more.<p>This tiny board is Arduino -compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and …

Dubai invites 'Hyperloop' designs - CNN Style

Hyperloop

High school in Japan to offer drone and robotics course

In the latest installment of 'Japan is too cool and I wish I grew up there,' one private high school has announced a new course dedicated to drones and robotics. While the specifics are a little hazy, <i>RocketNews24</i> is reporting that it's a full-time, three-year program that kicks off next April. …

SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016

A new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed the 30 most-downloaded and most-used apps in the American iOS and Android app stores so far this year.<p>Social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ruled over mobile games in the first six months of 2016.<p>Because Pokémon Go was released …

Hatchli is a platform for ideas, and may be the next big thing

Ideas about design or products are great, but especially useful when you have someone to bounce them off of. A new platform called Hatchli is just that, and could take the world by storm.<p>Instead of just giving people a place to showcase ideas, Hatchli lets other users vote on them with the familiar …

Apps

The Ava wearable wants to replace thermometers for determining fertility

Most women rely on a thermometer to measure their fertility throughout the month. Their internal body temperature fluctuates with their ovulation cycle, so it increases when an egg is released and returns to normal levels after the cycle ends. The thermometer has proved a reliable method since at …

Wearable Tech

Enough About The Free Windows Upgrades Already, These Alternate Operating Systems Are Always Free

Frankly, I’m burned out on all of the Windows news as of late, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some interesting alternate operating systems that are free ALL of the time…<p>If you’re open to the idea of experimenting with Linux, Ubuntu is an easy recommendation. Ubuntu is one of …

Linux

Israeli technology and the future of transportation

To get from Point A to Point B 12,000 years ago, we crawled, walked, jumped, tumbled, rolled, skipped, hopped, swam, danced, jogged, ran and sprinted. But then a small tribe in Azerbaijan created the first boat technology and we started moving ourselves and our things across rivers and streams.<p>A …

Mercedes-Benz's vision for the city bus involves lots of autonomy

It's rather fetching...for a bus.<p>Last week, Mercedes-Benz dipped its toes into the world of sport with a gorgeous concept golf cart. It's keeping the theme of non-car transportation alive this week with the Future Bus, its vision for the future of public transportation.<p>At the heart of this concept …

Transportation

Robot arm wins Amazon's tech award

<b>A Dutch team of roboticists has won 2016's Amazon Picking Challenge.</b><p>The team's mechanical arm proved superior to 15 rivals at moving dozens of different products between a box and shelves without damaging them.<p>Amazon says it hopes such robots could one day work "shoulder-to-shoulder" with …

Intel Corporation Needs to Prove That Altera Buy Wont Go Sour

Image source: Intel/Altera.<p>Last year, microprocessor giant <b>Intel</b> announced that it planned to acquire programmable logic specialist Altera in a $16.7 billion all-cash deal. Intel made an interesting case for this acquisition to investors: by moving Altera's stand-alone FPGA product lines to Intel's …

Investing

South Korea launches first Internet of Things network

<b>South Korea has launched its first commercial, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) network aimed at making the country even more connected.</b><p>The network would allow smart devices to talk to each other via the network.<p>Phone carrier SK Telecom is behind the initiative, which uses technology that will …

Google UK's 'Summer Squad' offers kids free coding lessons

As a parent, nothing brings more joy than the start of the summer holidays. Time spent at the park, visits to the local swimming pool and trips to the zoo often figure on many family's six-week agenda, but activities laid on by Google are probably the last thing any mum, dad or grandparent expects …

China invests in the hunt for aliens with world’s largest radio telescope

The last of 4,450 triangular panels was installed to complete the world’s largest single-aperture radio telescope, located in China’s Guizhou Province. A monument of China’s dedication to the field of astronomy, the telescope will be used to study pulsars and search for alien life in the …

J.P. Morgan Leads $52.5 Million Investment In This Hot Robotics Company

J.P. Morgan is high on robots.<p>The big bank on Monday led a $52.5 million investment round in a San Francisco robotics startup Anki. Venture capital …

Take the Ultimate Spanish Road Trip from Barcelona

PHOTO BY Albert Torelló/Flickr<p>Els Encantats<p>Medieval villages, back roads, and the Wild Pyrenees<p>Leave behind the beaches of Barcelona and drive …