Martin Ford, on the robots coming for your job
If you are reading this from the cubicle of your white-collar workplace, Martin Ford is pretty sure that a robot is coming to take your job.
Amazon launches virtual assistant speaker to public
Amazon said Tuesday its Echo personal assistant speaker aimed at integrating with smart home devices was on sale to the public after seven months of tests on an invitation-only basis.
First algae powered building goes up in Hamburg
iRobot proposes 3-D printing with less human intervention
Engineers develop novel system for producing conductive films
(Phys.org) -- Yale engineers have developed a novel automated system for generating strong, flexible, transparent coatings with promising uses in lithium-ion battery and fuel cell production, among other applications.
Driverless cars are a catch 22—we do none of the driving, but take all of the responsibility
The utopian vision of the motor vehicle is an onboard autodriver much like that of the autopilot in aircraft which takes over the task of driving, freeing up the human driver to work, rest or play. This is ...
Electric Imp serves up plants-thirsty, lights-on control
Automated 'coach' could help with social interactions (w/ Video)
Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some ...
Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution
It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.
Robots unlikely to take big bites out of employment, expert says
Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean that machines will soon be able to do many of the tasks of today's workers. And not just blue collar jobs in areas such as manufacturing, but even in ...
'Smart cars' that are actually, well, smart
Since 2000, there have been 110 million car accidents in the United States, more than 443,000 of which have been fatal an average of 110 fatalities per day. These statistics make traffic accidents one ...
Time for cyberattack conversation on automated cars
Raspberry Pi user shows home-automation feats using iPhone
Mission accomplished for Europe's cargo freighter
Europe's heaviest-ever cargo carrier to the International Space Station burned up in Earth's atmosphere Saturday in a controlled manoeuvre after a five-month mission, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.