Category Archives: tech

If Google was a guy

Everything you ask Google sounds a lot more stupid when you actually ask Google.

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Scorpion 3 Hoverbike-3

Created by Russian startup Hoversurf, the Scorpion-3 aerial bike isn’t much more than a giant quadcopter with a seat, but unlike previous prototypes, the Scorpion-3 puts the controls directly in the hands of the pilot. Although this sci-fi machine wants … Continue reading

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Bose electromagnetic suspension

Bose’s amazing vehicle suspension system has resurfaced again. Three years later, it’s still impressive as ever. Perhaps a distraction from all of the self-driving car news lately. If this innovation gets some traction with the auto manufacturers, it could be … Continue reading

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UPS field drones

UPS announced it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a delivery truck. The test was conducted in collaboration with drone-maker Workhorse. Sending drones to make deliveries from package cars could bolster efficiency in our network … Continue reading

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Audi sandbox VR

Using groundbreaking new technology, Audi is now pleased to invite all the young and old car enthusiasts back to the sandbox for an even rawer driving experience.

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What happened to AOL?

The story of AOL from birth to collapse, by way of the Apple Link and endless free disks and CDs. [21:04] Video link.

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Robot Wars battle damage arena door

Shard vs. Conker 3 vs. Beauty 8. Sparks and damage.

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Festo’s flying bots

Festo’s chief pilot gives a private demo of a few of its incredible robotic animals: eMotionButterfly, AirJelly, and AirPenguin.

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Tesla’s new 2170 battery cell

As it turns out, Tesla, and its battery partner Panasonic, started production of cells for qualification at the plant in December, but today, it confirmed the start of “mass production” of the new battery cell, which will enable several of … Continue reading

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A bot named Cassie

Cassie the robot is only three months in the making, but out-performing many other bipedal robots. (I hate giant text boxes in videos.)

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A Robot Wars battle

Razer vs Robochicken vs Velocirippa put on a performance back in the day. [4:43]

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Self-driving car POV

Autopilot car cruises through San Francisco’s Dolores Park. A little picture-in-picture in the lower left shows how much the backup driver trusts the system.

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Kevin Mitnick – I Am Rebel

Kevin Mitnick, the nation’s first dark-side hacker, who used his “social engineering” skills to send the FBI on a cat-and-mouse chase and eventually became the government’s greatest tool in understanding computer security. The legendary Lewis De Payne is also featured … Continue reading

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New wheel bot from Boston Dynamics

This is a cropped and tracked version of the original video so you can see a close up only of the presentation screen, only the wheeled robot part is selected because it was never seen before. The robot was referred … Continue reading

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Brick laying robot

This is called SAM. The Semi-Autonomous Mason. It was designed by New York-based Construction Robotics. The set up and tear down of the machine must be quite time consuming. Comment: Well, it half lays the bricks leaving the rest of … Continue reading

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Switzerland – a country with a back up

The neutral country has systems in place to protect itself and its population in case the world goes dark.

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