Category Archives: tech

The real moral dilemma of self-driving cars

We talk about all the potentially challenging situations autonomous cars could get into but not about how human drivers are not very good. Tens of thousands die on the roads every year in collisions, most of which could be prevented … Continue reading

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Introducing Google Grass

The world’s first organic server farm. In taxless Ireland.

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Instagram husband

I can’t believe guys are letting themselves get into this situation. These are the millenials. Beard or not, not one of ’em can change a flat tire.

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Peeqo – The GIF Bot

The world’s first and (currently) only robot to respond entirely through GIFs, this little bot is a fun desktop assistant for those who spend way too many hours in front of the computer and often need some delight and entertainment … Continue reading

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Honda and Toyota at CES

The Consumer Electronics show is underway in Las Vegas. Some new ideas from Honda and Toyota are highlighted below. Honda Riding Assist Toyota Concept-i

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Anki’s Cozmo – up close and personal

The little skid-steer toy robot seems to have been the #1 toy under the tree on Christmas. It’s easy to see why. Watch 4 minutes of Cozmo’s antics. [4:08] $200 on Amazon.

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Japanese robot sumo

This Japanese version of Battle Bots is much smaller, much faster and a bit weird.

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Pancake flipping bot – the other fave

A Barrett WAM robot learning to flip pancakes by reinforcement learning.

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Scania AEB braking system

Scania’s Advanced Emergency Braking system helps drivers avoid accidents by issuing prompts and ultimately taking evasive action. However, drivers can override the system at any time they choose. More info.

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Nokia returns in 2017

Nokia is back! Release dates of phones are currently unknown. Don’t know if they will still be indestructible, but wouldn’t it be something if it was.

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How to troubleshoot a PC

I have actually seen monitor screens like this loaded with shortcuts and icons and mystery destinations. I always commented, “Hey, you still have some room left for more icons.”

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Smartphone air hockey

This is the new version of the original Air Hockey Robot. Now your smartphone controls everything. Looks pretty responsive. They’ve come a long way. More info.

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Bentley headlamp washers

Mercedes’ windshield washer wipers was nothing new. It was old tech brought back to light. Bentley has gone one better. It’s a washer system for the headlights. In case you take your Bentley off-roading.

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Monoprix Home Delivery

This just may be where Amazon Go got its idea from or vice versa. Market turned into a delivery service through technology. Watch Uber get involved.

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MegaBot Mk. III gets arms

THE ARMS AND TORSO OF THE MK.III ARE DONE!!! We’ve been working hard on the upper body of the Mk.III, and are finally ready to test our new Heavy Lift Arms – by using the robot’s massive claws to grab … Continue reading

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Extreme sheep LED art – fave

We took to the hills of Wales armed to the teeth with sheep, LEDs and a camera, to create a huge amazing LED display. Of sorts.

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