Technology

Robots could be given ‘personhood’ status and made to pay taxes, say European lawmakers
January 13, 2017
Technology

Robots could be given ‘personhood’ status and made to pay taxes, say European lawmakers

Robots which are used in warfare should be equipped with a "kill switch" so they can be turned off to prevent them from running amok. They should also be given certain rights and possibly pay a form of taxes to compensate the many people whose jobs they take, a report submitted to the European Parliament's legal...

36
0
Like
3 days ago
This is the smart kitchen your gadget-filled home deserves
January 10, 2017
Technology

This is the smart kitchen your gadget-filled home deserves

Has internet-connected fridge replaced the flying car as the definitive status symbol of a far-off future? For decades the flying car has been at the top of futurologists' wish lists, but has never caught on. So too, the internet fridge appears at the CES technology show in Las Vegas every year, draws crowds, wows them,...

43
0
Like
6 days ago
F1 suspension row brews ahead of 2017 season
January 04, 2017
Technology

F1 suspension row brews ahead of 2017 season

Leading Formula 1 teams could be forced to revise their suspension systems on the eve of the 2017 season amid a row brewing following a Ferrari query over trick technology that Mercedes has pioneered. Even though the high-tech FRIC (Front and Rear InterConnected) suspension system was effectively banned in 2014, it has not...

96
0
Like
2 weeks ago
Russia helps Turkey retrieve ambassador killer’s iPhone 4s data for evidence – report
December 24, 2016
Technology

Russia helps Turkey retrieve ambassador killer’s iPhone 4s data for evidence – report

Update: MacReports says the Russian team could not technically hack the 4-digit pass code, however, they have been able to retrieve data from the device by using other means, which they have not divulged. Russian cyber experts have reportedly helped Turkish authorities in unlocking an iPhone 4s recovered from Mevlut Mert...

81
0
Like
3 weeks ago
A facial recognition feature has been added to an app for smartphone
December 06, 2016
Technology

A facial recognition feature has been added to an app for smartphone

Blippar, the AR (augmented reality) startup aiming to build a visual catalogue of every object in the world, has added real-time facial recognition technology to its mobile app, allowing users to create “Augmented Reality Face Profiles.” The new technology enables users to scan or “Blipp” faces —...

75
0
Like
1 month ago
NASA Satellites Capture Apparent UFOs Flying Across The Sun
November 29, 2016
Technology

NASA Satellites Capture Apparent UFOs Flying Across The Sun

UFO enthusiasts are going nuts over this giant 'blue sphere' captured on a NASA satellite. Caught on November 17th, images of this mysterious alleged extra-terrestrial spacecraft – uploaded to Facebook by Pamela Johnson – purport to show it scaling the surface of the Sun, which, for reference, can fit 1.3...

112
0
Like
2 months ago
Teenage cancer patient, 14, becomes first Brit to be cryogenically frozen
November 18, 2016
Technology

Teenage cancer patient, 14, becomes first Brit to be cryogenically frozen

A terminally ill teenager has won the right to be brought back to life using cryogenic freezing technology. Her divorced parents had become embroiled in a dispute relating to whether her remains should be taken to a specialist facility in the United States and cryogenically preserved. Shocking conditions of UK free range egg...

124
0
Like
2 months ago
This latest collapsible bike helmet folds down to one third of its original size
November 16, 2016
Technology

This latest collapsible bike helmet folds down to one third of its original size

Bike helmets can be a right old pain – on the one hand they can reduce risk of serious head injury by up to 70%, and on the other they’re hot, bulky and ruin your god damn hair. If you’re cycling to the pub, you don’t want to have to lug your helmet around with you all night, especially because...

106
0
Like
2 months ago
X
X