“Yangyang”, a humanoid robot with a variety of realistic expressions, goes on display at an internet conference in Beijing
Finnish company develops an energy harvesting ‘tree’ capable of powering smart phones and other devices. Its production technique can also be used to make sheets of smart organic light-emitting diodes on a large scale.
(REUTERS) – Early adopters of the Apple Watch, Apple Inc’s first new product in five years, are complaining that a number of its key functions are disrupted by their tattoos.
Tattooed owners of Apple Watch have found that their inked skin confuses the sensors on the underside of the device.
PORTO ALTO / LISBON, PORTUGAL (REUTERS / BRAINFLIGHT PROJECT) – An impressive example of mind control – a drone in the air, flown using the power of human thought.
(REUTERS) – Jenny Hurren likes to think outside the box.
She has big plans for her small business selling mirrored furniture.
All sales from her niche company – Out There Interiors – are done online.
That makes the latest algorithm changes introduced by Google a real worry.
DELFT AND NIEUWPOORT, THE NETHERLANDS (REUTERS / NERDALIZE AND ENECO) – The e-Radiator offers free energy to householders….and there’s no catch, insist its designers.
It’s a dual function computer server installed in family homes.
Computing firms get free storage for their server, instead of having to use large data centres….while the heat generated from number crunching can warm a room.
Happy Birthday Hubble! NASA celebrates twenty five years of the Hubble Space telescope.
An ultra-realistic humanoid robot called ‘Han’ recognises and interprets people’s facial expressions and can even hold simple conversations. Developers Hanson Robotics hope androids like Han could have uses in hospitality and health care industries where face-to-face communication is vital.
American scientists build a self-powering camera that captures images without using an external power source, allowing it to operate indefinitely in a well-lit environment.
European Union accuses Google Inc of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service, launches antitrust probe into Android.