Michael Jimenez

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X-Motion system puts autonomous vehicles on the warehouse floor

Developed by Russian company RoboCV, X-MOTION is described as an "intellectual pilot system," which replaces a driver with an autopilot system that …

Drone-hunting licenses shot down in Colorado town after protest

Put down your shotgun, folks. There won’t be any drone-hunting happening until next spring or later – at least if you’re in the small town of Deer …

Microsoft reportedly testing its own Google Glass-like eyewear

Microsoft may be preparing to launch its own glasses.<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the software giant is testing prototypes for what it describes as “internet-connected eyewear” that’s similar to Google Glass. There’s little details on how the glasses would work in reality, but the eyewear …

Associated Press News

Sharp puts a touch screen in a chopping board

Lots of people rely on an iPad in the kitchen. In addition to using cooking-specific apps, you can look up recipes on Web sites, and drop the tablet …

If Landlines Disappear, What Happens in a Blackout?

With the advent of more wireless home telephone service and fewer landlines, will consumers be left without home phones when a blackout hits?<p><b>The traditional landline is already</b> endangered by the rise of mobile devices—fewer people than ever are paying for such a connection in their home. And now …

The Sunny Side of Mass Surveillance

Hands on with the world's thinnest keyboard – a techie review

In a packed noisy London coffee shop recently, I sat with Joe Johnston and Paul Williamson from Cambridge-based tech company and had a play with what has been dubbed the world’s thinnest touch surface.<p>Other reviews have focused on the impossibly thin touch responsive membrane with a printed outline …

Latest space tourism trip uses balloon to take passengers 100,000 feet up

You may soon have a less expensive way to get into space. A new space tourism venture plans to bring visitors 30 km (about 100,000 feet) into the stratosphere in what is essentially a space-ready air balloon for $75,000. The capsule won't technically be in space — and that's not high enough to …

Soon This Kiosk (Not A Human) Might Inspect Your Purse

Is the future of antiterrorism do-it-yourself?<p>The Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm Qylur Security Systems introduced what it says is the first automated self-service bag inspection for airports, stadiums and other public venues on Monday night.<p>The kiosk, called the Qylatron, is able to simultaneously …

Lay Back And Clean Your House With Swarming Micro Robot Cleaners

The winner of the Electrolux Design contest features these tiny, bug-like robots that will do your chores for you. The future can’t come soon enough.<p>Nobody likes cleaning the house. So why not get a flying robot to do it, right? That’s what 23-year-old Adrian Perez Zapata thought too. Except he’s …

Scientists Can Eavesdrop On Your Thoughts

Big Brother has nothing on these guys: A team at Stanford has developed a way of reading patients’ minds.<p>A team at the Stanford University School of Medicine has discovered a way of eavesdropping on brain activity, a method that could lead to new brain-reading devices.<p>The researchers observed that …

NASA Is Now Communicating With Spacecraft Via Laser

The inside story of this weekend's historic laser-based space communication test.<p><b>Over the weekend, NASA and MIT</b> made spaceflight history when their Lunar Laser Communications Demonstrator (LLCD) beamed data at 622 megabits per second—5 times the current rate—back from a spacecraft in lunar orbit.<p>In …

Space Exploration

Step Inside the Russian Spacesuit Factory

PopMech travels to Tomilino, Russia, to a factory that has been building Russian spacesuits for 60-plus years.<p>PopMech travels to Tomilino, Russia, to a factory that has been building Russian spacesuits for 60-plus years.

Staples and RadioShack pull Amazon lockers from stores

Staples and RadioShack have removed Amazon's temporary storage lockers from their brick-and-mortar stores, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.<p>The storesadded the lockers to their sites last year but have decided that housing a competitor's storage units wasn't a good idea. The lockers allowed Amazon …

7-Eleven

Tumblr Adds Push Notifications on Android and iOS

Tumblr has released updates for its Android and iOS apps that now include push notifications. You can now find out when someone subscribes to your blog or interacts with your post.<p>Oh, and the newly acquired Yahoo company has also spruced up its activity screen too.<p><i>Disclosure: This article contains</i> …

Tesla Motors Announces Plan For Automated Driving

Elon Musk is no stranger to taking science fiction ideas and turning them into reality. He's pioneered commercial space flight with SpaceX and has …

What We Know About Selfie.com

Selfie.com. It exists … shrouded in mystery and excitement.<p>In a world where photo-sharing reigns supreme, where Instagram and its mighty legion of copycats, wannabes and tweaked iterations lead a massive charge, a new photo-sharing service rises out of the huddled mass to deliver the best that …

Mark Zuckerberg's Advice to the NSA: Communicate

Facebook learned the power of transparency the hard way. Now, it wants the government to benefit from its education.<p>Last week, Facebook sued the government. "We are joining others in the industry," Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch wrote in a post on the company's website, "in petitioning the …

The New York Times Arrives on Flipboard for Android

Inside Flipboard / February 28, 2013<p>The New York Times, America’s most respected name in news, is now designed and formatted for optimal reading on …

Great News for Gamers

Inside Flipboard / March 8, 2013<p>Frank Underwood, the House Majority Whip protagonist of the hot Netflix series House of Cards, likes to unwind by …

Snag Some NYLON (Magazine) on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2013<p>“Nylon” just <i>sounds</i> cool, and that’s why founders Marvin Scott Jarrett and Jaclynn Jarrett, of Ray Gun and Bikini …

The Week in Review: A Window Seat on the Aviation World

Inside Flipboard / July 12, 2013<p>Asiana Flight 214 crashed while attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, and while the …

"Fair and Balanced"

“Fair and Balanced”: Fox News and Fox Business Now on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / August 19, 2013<p>One downside to a world dominated by social media is …

The Week in Review: Rising Tensions in Syria

Inside Flipboard / August 30, 2013<p>Syria’s unstable and weak regime has created a two-year long turmoil, causing more than 100,000 casualties and …

Fumble...

Fumble…<p>Inside Flipboard / September 5, 2013<p>Time out! The NFL football season officially kicks off today, and the Flip Bowl was supposed to start …

The Week in Review: Get Crafty for Fall

Inside Flipboard / September 13, 2013<p>With fall breathing down on us, the season of stay-at-home, DIY goodness isn’t far behind. Why not assign …