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Watch MIT’s ‘mini cheetah’ robots frolic, fall, flip – and play soccer together

Watch MIT’s ‘mini cheetah’ robots frolic, fall, flip – and play soccer together MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics department took a whole herd of its new ‘mini cheetah’ robots out for a group demonstration on campus recently – and the result is an adorable, impressive display of the current state of robotic technology in […]

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ZOMG there’s a new ‘The Mandalorian’ trailer (now with more Werner Herzog)

ZOMG there’s a new ‘The Mandalorian’ trailer (now with more Werner Herzog) There’s probably no more hotly anticipated series from any new streaming service than “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ — and now the good folks at Disney have given us a new trailer to hypothesize about. There’s more action, more world-building, and […]

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Watch the first look at ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ from Disney’s big fan event

Watch the first look at ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ from Disney’s big fan event Disney showed off some exciting new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final instalment of the newest Star Wars movie trilogy at its D23 expo this past weekend. Now, that footage is available […]

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Marriott to face $123 million fine by UK authorities over data breach

Marriott to face 3 million fine by UK authorities over data breach The U.K. data protection authority said it will serve hotel giant Marriott with a £99 million ($123M) fine for a data breach that exposed up to 383 million guests. Marriott revealed last year that its acquired Starwood properties had its […]

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MIT develops tiny ‘walking’ motor that helps more complex robots self-assemble

MIT develops tiny ‘walking’ motor that helps more complex robots self-assemble It’s becoming increasingly apparent that robots of the future will be less ‘Wall-E’ and more ‘Voltron meets ant swarm’ – case in point, this new ambulatory motor created by MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld and his students at the school. The motor […]

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Carmen Sandiego returns to Google Earth with a new caper

Carmen Sandiego returns to Google Earth with a new caper Google Earth first made use of its rich global 3D visualization as a backdrop for a Carmen Sandiego tie-in back in March, but today there’s a new adventure to explore. After solving The Crown Jewels Caper, amateur home gumshoes are now tasked […]

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MIT’s robot boats can self-assemble to build bridges, stages or even markets

MIT’s robot boats can self-assemble to build bridges, stages or even markets MIT researchers have created a new autonomous robot boat prototype – which they have named ‘roboats’ to my everlasting glee – that can target and combine with one another Voltron-style to create new structures. Said structures could be bigger boats, […]

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HolodeckVR raises €3M from Germany’s ProSiebenSat1 to put VR onto dodgems

HolodeckVR raises €3M from Germany’s ProSiebenSat1 to put VR onto dodgems Consumer VR might not have taken off in the mainstream but it’s still fun to use, and it’s even more fun to use in groups. There is more of an arcade renaissance for VR going on right now, as well as […]

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Captain Marvel rakes in $455 million in worldwide weekend haul

Captain Marvel rakes in 5 million in worldwide weekend haul Captain Marvel, the latest superhero film from Disney’s Marvel franchise, is bringing home the bacon — to the tune of a $455 million box office total for the weekend. The movie, Marvel’s first to be headlined exclusively by a female superhero, is […]

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How to read fiction to build a startup

How to read fiction to build a startup “The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, […]

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