Craig Cmehil

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Uncovering the magic: How serverless platforms really work!

Working with a serverless platform like OpenWhisk almost feels like practicing black magic. You insert code and it just executes that code as often …

Nicola Sturgeon just announced a second Scottish independence referendum

Scotland will hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the country's First Minister has announced.<p>Nicola Sturgeon made the …

These Ten Delivery Drones Are Coming To Your House | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

By Jeremiah Owyang, with co-contributor Ryan Brinks<p>Drones come in many shapes and sizes, and are coming to a front door near you. Retail, logistics, …

Pokemon Go Egg Species Ranked by Rarity

We've known for a while that some Pokemon in <i>Pokemon Go</i> are a lot more common than others. However, charting the frequency of egg hatches are a lot …

Pokémon

Thousands could live in space colonies orbiting the Earth in just 20 years, expert claims

Thousands of people could be living in floating space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years’ time, according to the head of a project by the …

Who says drones have to be land or air-based? Norway is testing autonomous boats

Why it matters to you<p>We've heard all about self-driving cars and are familiar with drones. But what about their sea-based counterpart? Those are …

Drones

Watch Out For Apple Watch Series 3: A Superior Digital Wrist Piece

Rumors are rife about the third edition of Apple Inc.’s popular wrist gadget. Global smartwatch sales and those of other wearable gadgets are seeing …

Smartwatches

The Era of Ownership Is Ending

In the 20th century we got used to a certain way of thinking: if you needed something, you bought it. Cars, houses, records, you named it. Efficient …

The Future

A Quick Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Tired of that dusty cable box? Swap it for a sleek device and streaming app by reading this guide!<p>Switching from traditional cable TV service to an internet-based option has become easier than ever. With three major TV-streaming services and countless compatible devices currently on the market, we …

Apple TV

Google and Levi’s Project Jacquard jacket has restored my faith in wearables

Technology you wear on your sleeve — literally<p>Wearable technology once promised to take us away from our phones and to improve our lives in subtle but powerful ways. The reality, however, has been a bit less exciting. More often than not, devices have been hampered by clunky design and bad taste, …

Wearable Tech

SXSW: Amazon Prime Air Drones Meet the Public — But Stay Grounded

AUSTIN, Texas — Amazon unveiled its highly anticipated delivery drones at this year's SXSW conference in Austin, Texas — but they're not yet dropping merchandise or breakfast burritos to the thousands of attendees at the tech, music and film festival.<p>For the first time ever, according to Amazon …

Drones

‘Enough to carry living passengers across interstellar or even intergalactic distances’

Nick Whighamnews.com.au@NWWHIGHAM<p><b>HARVARD researchers have proposed a theory about the possibility of mysterious celestial phenomena known as fast</b> …

Astronomy

How to Get Umbreon and Espeon in Pokemon Go

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11 ridiculous future predictions from the 1900 world's fair — and 3 that came true.

A series of U.S. state laws could prevent Uber or Google from operating self-driving cars

As written, the laws restrict autonomous vehicle operation to automakers.<p>A series of bills introduced in at least four U.S. states — Georgia, Maryland, Illinois and Tennessee — would restrict the deployment of autonomous car technology on public roads to automakers — that is, companies that make …

Driverless Cars

Morphing drone takes off like a helicopter, flies like a plane

A shape-shifting drone takes off like a helicopter and transforms into a plane in mid-air to fly all day on solar power. The drone is designed to …

Drones

The state of your self-driving car

Last year, the car industry was abuzz with interest in autonomous vehicles, largely spurred by technology companies like Google, Tesla, and Uber. Since then, more than a few car makers have entered the space, and during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show there was plenty of talk about an …

Driverless Cars

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature

The Raspberry Pi has long been the hobbyist choice for DIY electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, which is about the size of a stick of gum, …

Raspberry Pi

Pokemon Go: What Gen 2 Pokemon is Region Exclusive?

When <i>Pokemon Go</i> first came out, players quickly discovered that a handful of Pokemon were exclusive to each region. Tauros was available only to North …

The Trick to Getting Evolutionary Items in Pokemon Go

Last week, Niantic Labs <i></i>finally introduced evolutionary items into <i>Pokemon Go</i>. In the main Pokemon games, evolutionary items are used to evolve certain …

What Are the Strongest Gen 2 Pokemon in Pokemon Go?

<i>Pokemon Go</i> players are probably spending this weekend scouring their neighborhood for some of the 80 new Pokemon added to the game earlier this week. …

Forget drones, here's the first flying robot bat to the rescue

Bruce Wayne would have been proud of this invention.<p>Why are bats are classified as mammals and not birds, considering they can fly?<p>The answer lies in …

Drones

How to track your sleep using Apple Watch or iPhone with these third-party apps

Sleep tracking has been one the most oft-requested features for Apple Watch, but Apple itself has yet to implement a solution. That hasn’t stopped developers from creating their own watchOS apps for doing it, though.<p>One of the more popular apps for sleep tracking with Apple Watch is called …

iOS

Alexa Voice Service now works on connected devices in UK and Germany

Since first being unbundled back in 2015 in the U.S., Alexa Voice Service — the voice-response software that powers the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot — has been one of Amazon’s chief tools to spread its services to a range of connected devices. Now Amazon is taking its strategy international. Today it …

Automation

Energy giant AES partners with Measure to improve worker safety with drones

Major power producer AES Corp. is ramping up the use of drones with an eye toward shielding workers from industry hazards. Rather than buy all their own unmanned aerial systems, they’ve engaged D.C.-based drone services provider Measure to get access to a more extensive fleet. Measure recently …

Drones

Nasa engineer joins Uber to develop flying cars

Uber has stepped up its efforts to transport the commuters of tomorrow in flying cars by hiring a Nasa veteran to lead research into the technology.<p>The company wants to ease congestion on roads by operating fleets of airborne taxis, which would let commuters hop across cities.<p>It has now hired Mark …

Uber

Japan goes fishing for space junk but 700-metre 'tether' fails

Mission to clear up Earth’s orbit ends after device created with a fishing net company fails to deploy<p>An experimental Japanese mission to clear space junk from the Earth’s orbit has ended in failure, officials said on Monday, in an embarrassment for Tokyo.<p>More than 100m pieces of rubbish are …

Space

UK electric car sales reach a record high

Electric car sales are slowly rising in the UK. Fresh figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that 7,279 "alternatively fuelled vehicles" were registered in January. That's a 19.9 percent increase from the 6,072 reported last year. The category is still dwarfed by …

Electric Vehicles

Someone built a 60-hour 'Pokémon' game into 'Minecraft' and it's beautiful

There's a <i>Pokémon</i> game on PC now. Sort of.<p>For all the ways that <i>Minecraft</i> has been twisted and transformed over the years, <i>Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst</i> is something new. It's a full-blown game built inside of <i>Minecraft</i>, with what developer Phoenix Projects says is "60 to 80 hours" of gameplay.<p>At its …

Minecraft

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Physics