Google Home can now recognize more than one person

Google Home can now recognize more than one person Google's Home device is late to the domestic AI assistant game, but it can do one trick that Alexa can't right now: Tell family members apart just by their voices. Up to six people can link their Google accounts to one Home device, then train Google'… […]

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ESPN's Drone Racing League returns with faster, bigger races

ESPN's Drone Racing League returns with faster, bigger races Last year, I asked a simple question: Can drone racing become as big as eSports? While we wait to find out, one of the leading race organizers — the Drone Racing League — is making all the right moves this year to make that answer yes. […]

ICYMI: A soft robot sleeve to keep your heart going

ICYMI: A soft robot sleeve to keep your heart going Today on In Case You Missed It: A soft robotic device made by Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital researchers has been tested on pigs and so far, seems quite promising in treating heart disease. The robotic heart wraps around parts of existi… Source: Engadget Link: […]

DoD shows off its first successful micro-drone swarm launch

DoD shows off its first successful micro-drone swarm launch The US military is no stranger to drone development. Over the past few years we've seen everything from unhackable robot helicopters to harbor-defending pontoon platoons — including the the means to combat them — come out of DoD research efforts. O… Source: Engadget Link: DoD shows […]

Audi And Mercedes-Benz Cars Will Soon Learn How To Drive Themselves By Watching You

Audi And Mercedes-Benz Cars Will Soon Learn How To Drive Themselves By Watching You In partnering with technology company Nvidia—the company that taught a car how to drive from scratch—Mercedes-Benz announced at the Consumer Electronics Show on Friday that artificial intelligence will be the future of its vehicles. Mercedes also said it will have AI […]

The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films them in 4K

The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films them in 4K If you're heading out to the coast or the lake for a spot of fishing, you can have the best gear and the perfect bait but you won't land anything if you're set up in the wrong spot. Experience can only guide so you […]

CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors

CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors Since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) needs to be in tip-top shape to discover new particles, it has two inspectors making sure everything's in working order. The two of them are called TIM, short not for Timothy, but for Train Inspection Monorail. T… Source: Engadget Link: CERN introduces […]

Sphero's Force Band can now control your home over IFTTT

Sphero's Force Band can now control your home over IFTTT Sphero's motion-tracking Force Band can now control more than a tiny (and utterly adorable) BB-8 droid. The company has teamed up with If This Then That (IFTT) to integrate the "force" with countless apps and smart home devices. IFTTT, if you need a… Source: Engadget […]

ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you

ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT and Stanford researchers created tiny robots that can grab onto clothes and walk on your shirt, with the goal of them one day, forming a swarm to create a temporary video screen and then marching back into a… Source: […]

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Cleveland pitcher leaves playoff game due to drone injury

Cleveland pitcher leaves playoff game due to drone injury I'm not sure if "drone" has appeared on a major league injury report before, but one of the flying machines has had an impact on an MLB ALCS playoff game. No one was injured by a drone at the ballpark in an Inglesias-like incident, but Cleveland […]

The game that makes drone warfare personal

The game that makes drone warfare personal Killbox is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike. And not just any drone strike — the game is based on the first real-life UAV mission ever carried out in an… Source: […]

Tencent to debut live-streaming WeChat drone at end of month

Tencent to debut live-streaming WeChat drone at end of month Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns League of Legends, Supercell Games and WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China, announced on Friday that it will release a consumer quadcopter by the end of October. Source: Engadget Link: Tencent to debut live-streaming WeChat drone […]

Google's memory-boosted AI could help you navigate the subway

Google's memory-boosted AI could help you navigate the subway Modern neural networks are good at making quick, reactive decisions and recognizing patterns, but they're not very skilled at the careful, deliberate thought that you need for complex choices. Google's DeepMind team may have licked that problem, howe… Source: Engadget Link: Google's memory-boosted AI could help […]

'Robot Wars' is coming back for another season

'Robot Wars' is coming back for another season The Robot Wars reboot, it's fair to say, went a little better than the new-look Top Gear. While Chris Evans and chums were panned by petrolheads — leading to dismal ratings and the departure of its new anchor — the robotic mayhem on BBC Two climbed… Source: […]

Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive

Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive Humanity just took one step closer to computers that mimic the brain. University of Southampton researchers have demonstrated that memristors, or resistors that remember their previous resistance, can power a neural network. The team's array of met… Source: Engadget Link: Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive

Google releases massive visual databases for machine learning

Google releases massive visual databases for machine learning It seems like we hear about a new breakthrough using machine learning nearly every day, but it's not easy. In order to fine-tune algorithms that recognize and predict patterns in data, you need to feed them massive amounts of already-tagged informati… Source: Engadget Link: Google releases massive […]

Space drone learns how to see with one eye in zero-G

Space drone learns how to see with one eye in zero-G One of the small drones aboard the ISS taught itself how to go around station with just one eye, and it was a lot harder than you might think. For starters, the SPHERE drone (that's short for Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimenta… […]