Softbank buys Boston Dynamics (and its robots) from Google

Softbank buys Boston Dynamics (and its robots) from Google It's been over a year since we heard that Google's parent company Alphabet wanted to sell its robotics company Boston Dynamics, and now it has a buyer: Softbank. The Japanese company has been working on its own robots for years, including the helpful… Source: Engadget Link: […]

SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first time

SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first time SpaceX is no longer limited to reusing rockets — it's reusing capsules, too. The private spaceflight outfit has launched a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule (namely, one last used in September 2014) as part of a resupply mission to the International… Source: Engadget Link: SpaceX re-launches a […]

Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube

Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube Pop star Ariana Grande is hosting a benefit concert on June 4th to help victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, and you'll have plenty of ways to both watch and contribute online. The gig will livestream at 2PM Eastern (7PM local time) on Twitter… Source: […]

Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars

Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars It may have been a while since we last we came across a Here 3D mapping vehicle, but that's not to say the company hasn't been using its cars lately. In fact, the Here True collection vehicle is now in its third revision, and I got […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work heads to Amazon's silver screen

F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work heads to Amazon's silver screen Amazon's turning to literature once again for an original series. Only this time, Jeff Bezos' video wing is eschewing Philip K. Dick in favor of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Period piece The Last Tycoon tells the story of young Hollyw… Source: Engadget […]

The 'Wipeout' sequel you've wanted isn't coming from Sony

The 'Wipeout' sequel you've wanted isn't coming from Sony It's not a great time to be a Wipeout fan. Unless you're eager to re-play Wipeout HD through the Omega Collection, you don't exactly have many choices when it comes to hyper-stylized sci-fi racing. Take heart, however — R8 Studios has released the f… Source: Engadget […]

I bio-engineered glowing beer and it hasn’t killed me (yet)

I bio-engineered glowing beer and it hasn’t killed me (yet) I've been making beer for about 10 years and, in the name of fun and experimentation, I've done some weird stuff. Toss some sarsaparilla and birch bark in the pot? Why not? "Dry hop" with a box of Apple Jacks? Try and stop me. But […]

Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova

Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova As a rule, astronomers believe that stars have to explode in a supernova before they collapse into black holes. That violent death is always the cue, right? Not necessarily. Researchers have spotted a massive star 22 million light years away, N69… Source: Engadget Link: Stars can […]

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn't it be… Source: Engadget Link: […]

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone If you've ever wanted to understand the fuss over Crazy Taxi but didn't want to spend money on a piece of gaming history, you now have your chance. Sega has made it free to play both the Android and iOS versions of the original […]

Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts

Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts If tapping your cheek to ask Siri a question isn't futuristic enough, Bragi's new "wireless ear computers" might impress you. The headphone maker has announced two new versions of its high-end Dash earbuds, the "Dash Pro" and the "Dash Pro tailored b… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry what you can't

Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry what you can't Exoskeletons aren't just for shipyard workers or people with limited mobility. If Lowe's has its way, they'll help store staff fetch your giant bucket of paint. The home improvement retailer has partnered with Virginia Tech to test prototype passive… Source: Engadget Link: Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry […]

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'… […]

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts We have a plethora of options for getting around in an urban area. Buses, taxis, Uber, monorails, light rail and dirigibles (well, probably not the last one) make travel in big cities easier. But for those looking for a bit more freedom and fun, ther… […]

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: […]

The Racing Driver Who Cut Off Her Breasts And Aided The Nazis, Explained

The Racing Driver Who Cut Off Her Breasts And Aided The Nazis, Explained A while back, I wrote about the very conflicting story of Violette Morris, a cyclecar racer in the 1920s who was so insanely hardcore she had her breasts removed so she could fit into her cramped race cars better. Shes a fascinating […]

MIT's 3D graphene is ten times stronger than steel

MIT's 3D graphene is ten times stronger than steel An awful lot of ink has been spilled about how graphene is going to basically save the world with its myriad applications and powers. But chances to actually see evidence of how and why the hexagonal lattices are so strong in a life-size way have bee… […]

New 'Pokmon Go' creatures include a limited edition Pikachu

New 'Pokmon Go' creatures include a limited edition Pikachu Niantic promised more creatures in Pokémon Go on December 12th, and it's delivering… with an interesting twist. It's not only adding "several" new critters from the Pokémon Gold and Silver games (such as Pichu and Togepi), but also re… Source: Engadget Link: New 'Pokmon Go' creatures […]

'Cards Against Humanity' hole is a crowdfunding metaphor

'Cards Against Humanity' hole is a crowdfunding metaphor The Cards Against Humanity crew is no stranger to backing projects that are alternately very helpful and utterly pointless, and its latest is squarely in the latter camp. It's crowdfunding the Holiday Hole, which is… a hole in the ground. That's… Source: Engadget Link: 'Cards Against Humanity' […]

GoPro has a voice-controlled remote for its voice-controlled cameras

GoPro has a voice-controlled remote for its voice-controlled cameras One of the reasons we gave both of GoPro's new cameras — the Hero5 Black and Hero Session — good scores is that they both allow you to use voice control to do things like start and stop recording, take photo bursts, set a highlight tag, […]