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Yamaha shows Motobot motorcycle-riding humanoid robot

The motorcycle-riding humanoid robot combines Yamaha’s motorcycle and robotics technology in an R&D effort aimed at developing a robotic rider which …

Robotics

The teen who made a revolutionary robot arm

In the video above, watch the story of how a 19-year-old inventor came up with a truly remarkable robotic limb.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the series, we’re bringing back some of our favourite articles about the</i> …

Loneliness

15 best Android apps of 2018

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. Without further delay, here are the best …

Breakthrough rectenna converts light into DC current

Rectifying antennas – "rectennas" – are used as parasitic power capture devices that absorb radio frequency (RF) energy and convert it into usable …

How to Get Your Kid Jazzed About Math and Science

In an era where cool job titles like “growth hacker” and “scrum master” abound, Megan Smith has everyone beat. She’s the Chief Technical Officer of …

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

Track Down

Learn today's key programming languages to kick-start your coding career

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Today's increasingly tech savvy job market is a wealth of opportunity for those who know key programming languages, like …

Meet the Micro:bit, the BBC's tiny programmable computer for kids

The Raspberry Pi has been a huge success story for Britain, giving millions of people an affordable way to tinker and learn with pocket-sized hardware. Now, the BBC is hoping to make a similar impact with the "Micro:bit." Like the Raspberry Pi, this tiny computer has been created to help youngsters …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Lenovo and Dell back effort to bring wireless charging to laptops and tablets

Wireless charging is a technology often reserved for smaller devices -- smartphones, watches and electronic toothbrushes -- but that's about to change. The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) just updated its Rezence charging standard to support laptops, tablets and devices requiring up to 50 watts. …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

Bye-Bye Browsers: Why Facebook's New App Links Are a Big Deal

Facebook announced a slew of new programs and initiatives for developers at its F8 Conference, but the most exciting might just be App Links.<p>App …

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one …

Google expands ability to access app content from within Google Search

Last year Google began partnering with select app makers in order to bring an “Open in app” button within Google Search results on your Android devices. Basically this made it easy to search for something and then quickly jump directly into your favorite apps to view the content such as Wikipedia, …

Apps

iPhone 6 bending reports 'overblown' says test firm

Independent tests carried out by an American consumer organisation suggest that reports of the iPhone 6 bending in users' pockets have been …

Wi-Fi speeds are about to triple

The ultra-slow Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop could soon be getting a big boost.<p>Qualcomm (QCOM) announced plans this week for new technology that it says could triple Wi-Fi speeds in homes, offices and on public networks.<p>At the moment, Wi-Fi networks can only serve one device at a time, cycling …

While Bugatti and Hennessey battle it out for the title of 'World's Fastest Production Car', one man is testing the limits of engineering possibilities with his, erm, remote-control

While Bugatti and Hennessey battle it out for the title of 'World's Fastest Production Car', one man is testing the limits of engineering …