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Watch 2 daredevils don jetpacks and swoop over Dubai

If you think people zipping around the skies strapped to jetpacks is still the stuff of science fiction, think again — and watch this astonishing …

Aviation

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

Drone Startup Sky-Futures Secures $3.8M From MMC To Scale Up Oil And Gas Inspections

Startups dealing in the world of drones have been given a boost today with the news that Sky-Futures, which flies drones around oil rigs and gas pipelines, has raised $3.87 million (£2.5m) in a Series A from London-based venture fund MMC Ventures. The funding is believed to be Europe’s largest-ever …

Low-cost Robot Designed for Safe Disposal of Unexploded Ordnance

Changing Planet<p>Thousands of innocent civilians are killed each year by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in dozens of countries with a legacy of conflict. Nations such as Cambodia struggle to remove millions of unexploded ordnance scattered across large swathes …

U.S. Department of State

Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces barrier in Japan

ATSUGI, Japan (AP) — Yuichi Imahata's 9-year-old daughter is thrilled her dad stands tall above her head. It's an experience that is new to her.<p>Imahata, 31, has been using a wheelchair to get around for seven years after a serious spinal-cord injury suffered in an accidental fall while working for …

Robotics

Illinois police will use drones, won't say 'drones'

The Illinois State Police will be able to use unmanned aircrafts to assess traffic-halting crashes and crime scenes for the next two years. Despite the recent FAA approval, the department is careful not to use the word "drones" because of the connotations attached to them. According to the <i>Chicago</i> …

How Codie's robotic toy teaches kids the principles of coding

The reason why Codie can ship relatively fast is that its team already did a lot of background work, including several prototyping and testing cycles since its inception in 2013.<p>As a matter of fact, Codie’s co-founders Adam Lipecz and Andras Hollo met at Startup Weekend Budapest, and won the 2013 …

Kids

This Is the Biggest Question Facing Tech Right Now

After two years of a glorious rally, investors in chip stocks are beginning to worry that the party is over.<p>The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index – or …

Next-gen USB gives HDMI rival a piggyback ride

DisplayPort technology lost out to HDMI in the marketplace, but it could get some help from next-gen USB connectors coming in 2015. Don't kiss those copper cables goodbye just yet.<p>DisplayPort, a technology for connecting monitors to PCs that mostly lost out to HDMI, could get a new lease on life by …

Nextgen

The Week In Drones: Robots Piloting Robots, Indiana Drones, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Robot Pilots</b><p>Most drones are actually human-piloted, with the controls elsewhere and the pilot steering remotely. In this video, the …

Watch This Crazy Drone With Arms Fly and Turn a Wheel in Mid-Air

Sure, drones can take videos of Martha Stewart’s farm and maybe even save the environment. But… can they unscrew a bottle cap? Play Twister? Spin a …

Virtually Everything: the Physical World is Becoming Software

Marc Andreesen famously said in 2011 that “software is eating the world”. I believe that’s only the case because of underlying changes to the hardware that’s facilitated it.<p>The creation of that world-eating software, the coding jobs that it creates and the wealth it generates would all be imaginary …

How Apple HomeKit Is Already Changing The Smart Home Industry

At Apple's developer conference this year, the secretive tech giant devoted less than a minute and half to unveiling HomeKit, its iOS-based protocol for hooking up connected gadgets in the home. But 90 seconds was all startups and hardware makers needed to begin scrambling to figure out ways to fit …

Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers.<p>But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with military strikes and surveillance operations. …

Drones

The Internet of Things Is the Hackers’ New Playground

A new study finds new Internet connected gadgets tend to lack the most basic security.<p>Excited about the promise of the shiny new Internet of Things? Good. Because hackers are too. Or at least they should be, according to a study by computing giant Hewlett-Packard.<p>The company’s Fortify application …

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given …

Internet of Things

Watching This Robot Trying To Open A Door Will Blow Your Mind

Meet HERB.<p>HERB is a robot butler featured on the awesome new show Going Deep With David Rees. He appears in the July 28 episode, titled "How To Open A Door."<p>You can see HERB is well equipped to open doors, with two flexible arms and three fingers on each hand:<p>"A door is a device that allows ingress …

Robotics

Samsung, Dell and Intel to Create New 'Internet of Things' Standard

Major manufactures such as Samsung, Dell and Intel are joining forces to create an industry standard for the way smart home gadgets like thermostats …

Driverless Cars For $10,000? This Startup Is Challenging Google With A Simple Sensor

Google’s driverless car project has been getting plenty of attention for the kinds of changes it could bring to transportation, but buying an entirely new, self-driving car is out of most people’s budgets and many years away. Cruise Automation is a San Francisco-based startup that thinks it can get …

Paraplegic kicks off World Cup with mind-controlled exoskeleton

Strapped into a robotic exoskeleton, paraplegic Juliano Pinto makes history by standing upright to kick a soccer ball for World Cup opening ceremonies.<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil made history when a 29-year-old paraplegic man named Juliano Pinto kicked a soccer ball with the aid of a robotic …

Robotics

Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sputanski<p>Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the …

Wi-Fi

Wearable technology: Who knows your body’s secrets?

Your sex life, illnesses, even your fertility – new tech can track what our bodies are up to, but some people may be revealing more than they realise, says Jacob Ward.<p>Jeff started having sex at two in the afternoon. Apparently it lasted a few hours, and he burned a total of 347 calories. We know …

Wearable Tech

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Wearable Robots on the Rise to Help Paraplegics Walk

Wearable robots that help paraplegics walk seem to be much more common these days. Just this week they helped paralyzed veterans cross the stage at a …

Robotics

Watch this: Sony demos two new augmented reality tricks

No, Sony's not coming out with a new augmented-reality toy just yet, but that doesn't mean it isn't working behind the scenes to make its graphics look a little more... believable. The company just posted two videos out of its PlayStation lab in Japan, both of which hint at what it could be like to …

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

The internet of things is great for chipmakers and a challenge for Intel

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>As chipmakers realize the power and increasing amount of silicon is inside our connected devices they are racing to own as …