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This robot will draw anything you do

February 17th, 2017 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Line-us is by far the cutest drawing robot we’ve ever seen. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, this little bot is essentially a USB-powered arm that connects to an app on your tablet or smartphone and copies anything you draw in real time. (The software also works on Macs and PCs.) You can use it to just play […]

Device allows cows to text message their farmers when they’re sick or pregnant

November 15th, 2016 at 3:54 pm » Comments Off

Soon, farmers won’t have to wait to take their cows to the cattle crush to see the vet. A text message will tell them what’s wrong.

Europe’s Plan for Free Public Wi-Fi Puts America to Shame

September 19th, 2016 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

Free wi-fi almost anywhere you go. When the president of the European commission gave his annual state of the union speech this week, he hit all the typical SOTU talking points—unity, pride, stability. But tucked amid all that was an unusual promise for EU residents: free wireless internet for parks, libraries and other public spaces […]

WiFi Signals Can ID You by Your Body Shape

August 30th, 2016 at 6:10 am » Comments Off

With the Internet of Things slated to have tens of billions of connected devices by 2020, one of the most crucial design considerations for internet-connected products is figuring out how to seamlessly integrate these devices into everyday life. In this respect, teaching machines how to identify the individuals they are interacting with is paramount—it will […]

Did a Chinese startup just build the world’s first bendable screen bracelet phone?

May 27th, 2016 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

Moxi Group, an unknown company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. However, here’s the fine print: Moxi actually claims to be working on a black-and-white version of this concept, with a color version “by 2018.”

Wireless Home Internet Service by Google Could Rival Comcast

April 20th, 2016 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

Google Fiber, brought to select cites in 2011, was reasonably priced and super fast. It became widely popular in the few cities where it was available. Mainly because Fiber offered a much welcome alternative to most internet providers. Now Google has announced they want to set up a wireless service to “beam” wireless service into […]

Hacker Cats: A New Threat to your WI-FI

April 5th, 2016 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  On a clear day last fall, an attached smartphone-sized Raspberry Pi computer, was harnessed and carefully fitted onto a cat, by German digital media student Dennis Siegel. Cosmo, a fluffy Maine coon hit the streets with a small device designed to tap into and amplify local Wi-Fi networks. As Cosmo wandered through a nearby park, […]

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