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Home – Google Tech Dev Guide

Grow Your Technical Skills with Google<p>Whether you’re a student or an educator, newer to computer science or a more experienced coder, or otherwise …

16 Fun Projects for Your New Raspberry Pi

The newest member of the Raspberry Pi family is here, and it's cheaper and thinner than its predecessors—though it's missing a few ports. Our friends …

Moss Graffiti: The Coolest DIY Project Ever

Contemporary artists have discovered that street art is not only beautiful to look at, but that it can also be soft and smooth to the touch. Moss …

Rosetta Code “Translates” Code Into Another Programming Language

Rosetta Code is a library of different coding tasks in multiple languages, so you can see how to perform a given task in any language you want.<p>You …

Deutsche Post DHL to Deliver Medicine via Drone

Deutsche Post DHL Follows Amazon and Google in Testing Delivery Drones<p>BERLIN—Deutsche PostDHL AG said it would use a drone to deliver medication to a German island in the North Sea, marking the first routine drone delivery to customers and another step in the rapid advancement of the technology.<p>DHL …

Unmanned Aircraft

What you need to know about the robots that feed humanity (updated)

In Iowa, there's a 3,000-acre farm that uses machines to accomplish most tasks, from seeding to fertilizing and chemical application. This land, owned by the Mitchell family, is known as one of the most mechanized farms in the United States, and it's far from being unique. The Mitchells and their …

Free cybersecurity MOOC

The Open University's "Introduction to Cyber Security" is a free online course -- with optional certificate -- that teaches the fundamentals of …

Google Already Testing Delivery Robots In Australia

First, the outback. Next: your backyard.<p>In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of Project Wing by Google X. The program is designed to show that delivery drones are possible, and it seems to be doing just that. Next for Google: figuring …

NASA's 'Swarmies' are a squad of smaller, less intelligent rovers

Typically, we send rovers to our planetary neighbors one at a time -- but what if we sent a small team of smaller, less impressive robots instead? That's the idea NASA is exploring at Kennedy Space Center with Swarmies: a quartet of four autonomous robots designed to work together to complete a …

Boy gets the first 3D-printed vertebra implant

3D-printed implants just got one of their biggest real-world tests to date. Peking University Third Hospital has successfully implanted the first 3D-printed vertebra in a 12-year-old boy with cancer in his spinal cord. The bone substitute is made from titanium powder like many orthopedic implants, …

The Internet of Things will cost companies more than they're ready for

Though the Internet of Things era has only just started, it may already be broken.<p>Like generals fighting the last war instead of the next one, many companies working to build the Internet of Things seem to be stuck in the smartphone and tablet era, embracing approaches that will soon be obsolete, …

These Tiny Stickers Want To Connect Your Belongings To the Internet

Raise your hand if you're a little bit sick of hearing about the Internet of Things and how it's going to change everybody's lives, like, tomorrow. …

ADT wants to automate your home with the help of IFTTT

Now that home automation is all the rage, household security outfit ADT is looking to dive further into the fray with a hand from If This Then That (IFTTT). Using the home alarm company's Pulse system and the appropriate channel from the recipe-based app, you'll be able to leverage automated chores …

Hacking Into Traffic Lights With a Plain Old Laptop Is Scary Simple

The idea that our traffic data systems are vulnerable is not a new one. In fact, improving cyber security on our nation's infrastructure is a huge …

The 10 Best Things From September 2014

Some things are just... better.<p>Each month at Popular Science, we sift through a mountain of new products—everything from gadgets and tools to books and movies—so that you don't have to.<p>View the gallery below to see 10 of our favorite things hitting the shelves (or are already on them) this …

Why the 'Internet of things' is a ticking bomb

Last week, experts at the annual Black Hat security conference illustrated that the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is extremely susceptible to attack by exposing 13 previously unknown vulnerabilities in home Wi-Fi routers and network storage systems, the core infrastructure used by “smart” devices. As …

How to hack and crack the connected home

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Washing Machines

11 Years To Die: Sex Robots 'Commonplace By 2025'

Seen here hanging out with my uncle Wes the exact kind of guy I'd expect to be having sex with a robot, a synthetic sexbot poses with her owner. And …

Wearables of the future may use reflected WiFi signals to communicate

Let's face it: our gadgets are growing smaller and smarter by the way, and making sure they've got enough power to get us through a day or two is no small feat. That problem wasn't lost on a team of researchers from UCLA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory -- they've spent the last two years cooking …

The next industrial revolution will be robot-based (video)

You're probably getting tired of hearing that robots will take your jobs (and, ugh, ours) in the future over and over again. But, here's the deal: perhaps it's necessary keep repeating it so it sinks in, because there's a huge chance that it'll actually happen. The video after the break explains …

Hackers transform a smartphone gyroscope into an always-on microphone

Apps that use your smartphone's microphone need to ask permission, but the motion sensors? No say-so needed. That might not sound like a big deal, but security researchers from Stanford University and defense firm Rafael have discovered a way to turn Android phone gyroscopes into crude microphones. …

A restaurant in China lets robots do a lot of the work

Let's face it, the Robot Apocalypse is near. Just a few days ago, we met A.L.O Botlr, a robot from the high-tech Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California that acts as a butler. Naturally, the food industry, as important as it is, couldn't stay behind, so here's where a new restaurant in China comes in. …

Samsung Acquires SmartThings For $200 Million (video)

During the middle last month it was rumoured that Samsung was looking to purchase the Internet of things start-up company SmartThings that creates …

What jobs will robots take over?

It's very clear by now that technology has automated many of tasks we once had to labour through - but what about your job?<p>According to a survey of 1,900 experts by the Pew Research Center, an overwhelming majority believe artificial intelligence will have a very big part in our lives by 2025.<p>Some …

Artificial Intelligence