Inflatable Stickies Make Building Robots as Easy as Arts and Crafts

In recent years, taking a simpler approach to science and engineering has paid off handsomely in certain fields. It's part of the reason there are now rovers exploring Mars, and many feel it will be the easiest way to make robots more commonplace. After all,

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Inflatable Stickies Make Building Robots as Easy as Arts and Crafts

In recent years, taking a simpler approach to science and engineering has paid off handsomely in certain fields. It's part of the reason there are now rovers exploring Mars, and many feel it will be the easiest way to make robots more commonplace. After all,

The Robots Are Coming — Aren’t They?

Rosie, C3PO, HAL, WALL-E, Bender, Optimus, Asimo. Our obsession with robots propels them to the single name status normally reserved for pop icons like Sting, Madonna and Oprah.

These Slithering Modular Snakebots Are the Future of Robotics

A snakebot recently crawled up my leg. The engineers sort of grinned while I grimaced, wondering if I should try to attack it or cry for help, an impulse that comes from watching too many scifi movies, I guess. I expect most robots to destroy me, but these snakebots are designed to do the opposite.

A Robotic Worm Is Your Only Device In This Incredibly Strange Vision of the Future

For most people in 2015, “one device that can do it all” is a tablet that also has a keyboard. For interaction designers at MIT, it means a shape-shifting soft robot that switches from phone, to watch, to flashlight, to charging cable.Read more...

The Open-Source Electronics Robot, The FirePick Delta, Could Bring Real Manufacturing To The Desktop

Pick-and-place (PNP) machines are the robots that grab and drop tiny components onto circuit boards. Designed to make thousands of boards an hour, these super-fast machines are part of the multi-part ballet that is modern manufacturing.

Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

I actually checked to see if today was April Fool's but, seeing as how it wasn't and seeing as how it would be quite simple to recreate this cool piece of hardware, I figured we could check it out. Basically it's a DIY tattoo machine that uses a Makerbot base with a needle attached to the extruder.

These Smart, Bendable Bricks Could Build Truly Flexible Robots

These may look like Lego pieces, but don't be deceived: the smart building blocks are made of flexible plastic and stuffed with fluidics channels and electronics, designed to build simple, adaptable robots in double-quick time.Read more...

12 Fascinating Projects From the Bleeding Edge of Interaction Design

Smartwatches, tablets, and phones are great, but they’re not exactly futuristic technology. To find that, you have to look to the scientists and designers who are prototyping entirely new kinds of devices. Read more...

A robot you can print out of paper? The future's here, and it's weird

A researcher at MIT has developed a way for anyone to print robots out of paper, provided they have a few simple electronic components worth about $20. What robot would you build?Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/10/a-robot-you-can-print-out-of-paper-the-futures-here-and-its-weird/

How Can Robots Be Better Learners? Program Them to Think Like Human Toddlers

The biggest challenge with robots is enabling them to do many different things in many different situations, instead of just sitting on an assembly line screwing on bottle caps. In fact, programming them to learn like human babies might be the best way to make our robotic friends much more capable.

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

Angry Teens Make Snapchat Their Bitch

Welcome to BitStream, our new morning roundup that feeds you all the news tidbits (and rumors) you missed in the last 24 hours.Read more...

One of The Most Unexplored Areas on Earth Looks Stunning From Space

"So much water in this New Guinea rainforest, I've never seen anything like this!" tweeted NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts. Indeed, those countless rivers reflecting the sun looks unbelievably beautiful and mysterious at the same time in this image.Read more...

Canadian Spies Monitor Millions of International File Downloads Daily

The leading surveillance agency in Canada monitors millions of downloads made across the Internet, in what The Intercept calls "a dragnet search to identify extremists."Read more...

微软与KEXP合作利用SXSW宣传Lumia Icon

西南偏南音乐节(SXSW)是一场音乐、电影以及互动的盛会,每年都会有上万人参加这个盛会。今年微软利用这场盛会来宣传旗下最新的 Windows Phone 设备—— Lumia Icon。

HTC Sense 6.0曝光 拥有Zoe动态拍摄功

安锋网 3 月 17 日消息  全新 HTC One 将于 3 月 25 日正式亮相,今天该手机 UI 在视频曝光。遗憾的是,这支视频曝光后不久就被删除,因此我们只能提供部分截图。  全新 HTC One 采用 Sense 6.

Flash Player 13最新正式版发布

本月初,Adobe发布了Flash Player 13的首个正式版(版本号为13.0.0.182),今天,Flash 13的第二个正式版也同时面向多平台发布,主要是用于修复上一版本中存在的问题,并无功能方面的变化。

李在镕能够承担起重建三星帝国的重任吗?

虎嗅注:在即将面临掌门人更迭的关键时期,三星的业绩却突然遭遇了重大的下滑。对于三星的“太子”李在镕来说,他面临着管理层顺利交接和扭转三星局势的双重压力。

HBO Go standalone service could be here in time for 'Game of Thrones' premiere

Winter is coming, but after that, maybe HBO Go's standalone service as well.HBO is working to launch its new standalone streaming service in April, giving cord cutters hope that it will be ready in time for the upcoming Game of Thrones premiere.See also: Get a Room Already:

泼盆冷水,互联网银行离颠覆四大行还差个筋斗云

民资进入银行业肯定会带来一定的鲶鱼效应,但作用有多大还有待观察,还是少谈点颠覆,多在产品和推广上下功夫才是上正道。

WhatsApp Comes To The Desktop

Are you one of the 600 million people on WhatsApp? Do you grow tired of having to type all of your messages through your phone? Good news! There’s now a desktop version. It’s a web app rather than a native client — and for now, at least, it seems to only play friendly with Google Chrome.

Augmented And Virtual Reality To Hit $150 Billion, Disrupting Mobile By 2020

Virtual reality and augmented reality are exciting – Google Glass coming and going, Facebook’s $2 billion for Oculus, Google’s $542 million into Magic Leap, not to mention Microsoft’s HoloLens. There are amazing early-stage platforms and apps,

万万没想到:iPhone 6比S6 Edge更容易碎

每个人在选择智能手机品牌或型号时要考虑的因素都各不相同,有的人注重外形设计,有的人更专注于硬件参数。还有一些人,他们喜欢的是更经摔的手机。所以,为智能手机进行一些虐机的测试还是很有必要的。

Apple Music不是“Spotify杀手”:二者可共生

北京时间9月15日早间消息,美国流媒体音乐服务提供商Spotify周一宣布,自从苹果公司今年6月推出Apple Music以来,该公司已经增加了用户,原因是这家科技巨头挺进流媒体音乐领域为Spotify的服务创造了更大的全球市场。  

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