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The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors and colored Stormtrooper black and white, …

UNICEF Tap Project

©UNICEF/UNI135099<p>Water Facts<p>In Haiti, Rosemaine Jean knows how to use clean water to keep her family safe from cholera. A short film from UNICEF …

Inside The Revolutionary Computer Vision Chip At The Heart Of Google’s Project Tango Phone

At the core of Google’s freshly announced experimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. The chip is being used by Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects Group, retained in the Motorola …

OpenKnit Printing System Allows You To Create Your Own Clothes (video)

3D printing allows you to bring your digital creations into the real world as solid objects, and a number of fashion designers and hobbyists have …

Be a genuine superhero with Morphsuits' AR enhanced Marvel costumes - Pocket-lint

Morphsuits has partnered with Marvel Comics to launch a range of its spandex adult costumes designed around five of the most iconic superheroes …

Nike planning genuine Back to the Future power laces on shoes in 2015 - Pocket-lint

Nike is to introduce self-tying power laces, as seen in Back to the Future II, in 2015. Like the pair worn by Marty McFly in the movie, the laces …

Crowdsourced boats to map the seas

For sailors, knowing the depth of the water beneath your boat is crucial - particularly if you do not want to run aground.<p>But large parts of the seas around the UK have not had their depth measured for well over a century, back when the method of choice was to throw over some lead and make note of …

Quantified Health Startup Exogen Bio Wants People To “Track & Hack” Their DNA Health

The quantified health movement is really just getting going, with basic stuff like fitness tracker bands. The potential for helping curious people measure, track, analyse and diagnose aspects of their personal health in the context of their lifestyle choices — potentially in highly granular detail …

Dyson invests £5m in robotic vision lab with Imperial

<b>Dyson, the engineering company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, is to invest £5m in a robotics lab at Imperial College, London.</b><p>The research will focus on vision systems that can help robots understand and adapt to the world around them, the company said.<p>Dyson has been working on robotics …

What’s the best way to fund the internet of things?

When it comes to smart cities and the internet of things, everyone asks, “Where is the money?” I have observed very dissimilar points of view on …

Experience life as a rugby player with an Oculus Rift, nine GoPros and zero bruises

The Oculus Rift's impact on gaming is obvious, but it's not hard to imagine how the virtual reality headset could change how we consume home entertainment as a whole. UK mobile network O2 and the England rugby team know this, and have collaborated to create an immersive experience to prove it. …

A bionic arm and a nerve implant give one amputee a sense of touch

Nothing can quite undo the trauma of losing a limb, but a team of EU researchers has been trying to help by bringing sense to senseless prostheses. They're doing pretty well at it too: they recently spent a full month giving one lucky test subject some of his sense of touch back. A series of …

IBM's speedy graphene chip could lead to super-efficient mobile devices

Chips with graphene inside are theoretically quicker than plain silicon designs, but they've been slow in practice; the manufacturing process often damages the graphene, stripping away its speed advantage. That won't be a big problem with IBM's prototype radio receiver, though. The company inserted …

Stem Cell 'Breakthrough' Could Lead To New Era Of Personalised Medicine

A "revolutionary" new approach to creating stem cells in the laboratory could open up a new era of personalised medicine, it is claimed.<p>Scientists …

Facebook unveils radical new Paper iOS app design

Facebook will launch a new app called Paper which radically overhauls how users view status updates, photographs and videos posted by contacts and also brings streams of curated news content from a range of partner publications<p>Facebook will launch a new iOS app in the US on Monday which radically …

Stratasys launches multi-material colour 3D printer

<b>The world's first multi-material full-colour 3D printer has been launched by Stratasys, the owner of the MakerBot range of printers.</b><p>It features "triple-jetting" technology that combines droplets of three base materials, reducing the need for separate print runs and painting.<p>The company said the …

Google patents ads that offer a free ride to your next shopping spree

Having items shipped to our door when we order them -- or even before -- is nice, but a new Google patent flips things around and offers potential buyers an immediate trip to the store. Apparently, Mountain View's toying with the idea of arranging transportation for customers who want to visit its …

Apple patent reveals company’s potential plans for sapphire glass

You might remember that, back in November, Apple(s aapl) and GT Advanced Technology signed a five-year, $578 million deal for sapphire manufacturing. …

Ford Partners With MIT And Stanford To Research Autonomous Cars

Ford today announced that it is partnering with MIT and Stanford to research a number of technical challenges surrounding automated driving.<p>A team at MIT will look into how a car can best predict the actions of pedestrians and other cars around it, while another team at Stanford plans to look into …

Why the Future of War Will Be Even Bloodier

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.18.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Joe Haldeman …

Ford is working with MIT, Stanford to build “common sense” into self-driving cars

Ford(s f) Motor Company is teaming up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to research the future brains of its …

Glyph “Personal Theater” Goggles Beat $250K Kickstarter Goal In Four Hours

It only took four hours for the Glyph, a head-mounted “personal theater” from Avegant, to reach its $250,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.<p>Unlike the Oculus Rift’s focus on virtual reality, or Google Glass which forces a heads-up display into every facet of life, the Glyph is a media-centric device. …

The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win?

The Target data breach occurring over compromised point-of-sale terminals. The recent news that a botnet army which sent 750,000 spam emails included …

Gender Swap Oculus Rift Experiment Lets You Fondle Yourself, As Another Person

Yesterday we brought you the new and baffling 'Sex with Glass' app.<p>Today it's the turn of the slightly more BeAnotherLab’s Gender Swap experiment …

Leaked screenshots might offer glance at Apple’s iOS in the Car

When Apple(s aapl) announced iOS in the Car back at WWDC in June, it offered relatively few details about how the feature will work, or even what it …

The car that drives itself

Radar, ultrasound and lasers enable this car to drive itself - even on the busy roads of Las Vegas. BBC Click's Marc Cieslak sat in the front seat - but did not need to take the wheel - letting the car do all the driving.<p>But will such cars ever become commonplace on our roads?<p><b>Watch more clips</b> on …

British university accepts course fees in Bitcoin

The University of Cumbria has become the first public institution of its kind to accept its fees in bitcoins – at least, for two courses that …

iPhone case with Isis mobile payment support showing up in AT&T stores

If you've been waiting to make NFC payments with little more than your iPhone and an Isis account, we have news for you. A tipster sent us pictures of what looks to be retail packaging for the Incipio Cashwrap, along with supposed pricing information. The Cashwrap enables secure mobile payments via …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …