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Next-Gen ATLAS Robot Won’t Be Pushed Around By Humans

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The next-generation ATLAS robot is here and it’s quieter, smarter and much steadier on its feet – all without those restrictive cables. Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a video today of the newest iteration of its ATLAS biped robot being harassed by humans as it attempts various tasks including picking up boxes, opening doors and keeping to its feet in the snow. The apparent bullying by... 

Big penalties, jail time for not registering drones - FAA

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The Federal Aviation Administration say unregistered drone users could now face fines as high as $250,000 for flying their UAVs or the possibility of up to three years in jail. On Monday, the FAA announced that a total of 368,472 drones had been registered with agency, surpassing the number of airplanes on record with the federal government. The FAA announced the registration rules last December with... 

Italian Scientists Developing Robots With Decomposable Bodies

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The Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) is working to create eco-friendly robots, by incorporating biodegradable “smart materials” that will decompose when the machine’s “lifespan” is complete. Current robot build technology involves materials that are difficult to dispose of, incorporating primarily metal and plastic. Scientists hope that by using new materials, including from food waste,... 

Russian Scientist and Team Create Microchip to Replace Laser

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A team of Swiss and Russian physicists have developed a new microchip that can replace the use of complex laser equipment in everything from atomic clocks to telecommunications. A scientist from Moscow State University and his colleagues created a chip that can replace a complex laser system, the press service of Moscow State University said on Friday. “A group of Russian and Swiss physicists... 

Russia superior to US in space technology

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The US government’s recent order of Russian rocket engines shows that America has become inferior to Russia in space technology, says an American analyst and former US Army officer. United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, said Wednesday it had ordered 20 new RD-180 rocket engines from Russia on top of 29 engines it ordered last year. The Russian engines will... 

Amazon issues spying device to bug everything you say

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Amazon releases smart device, called Amazon Echo, that will be able to constantly bug all the conversations held in the house. The approximately 12-inch-tall, 3-inch-wide black cylindrical device is part microphone, part computer, that can hear you from anywhere in the room. “I can have the water running, I can be cooking, the TV can be on in the back room, and she still can hear me,”... 

ASUS Zenfone Selfie Review - Asus prepares to destroy Samsung Galaxy series

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ASUS, a huge brand name from Taipei, Taiwan, probably unknown by average people is now getting ready to completely dethrone and destroy the reign of Samsung Galaxy with their Zenfone series. ASUS is mostly known in he personal computer (PC) field, producing computer parts such as CD-ROMs, Blu-Ray Writers, Graphics Cards, Motherboards, Wireless Routers, Laptops and more and now they have decided to... 

Ford Focus car now snitches on its driver after hit-and-run

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Reminding us of the lesson of Dave in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, never trust the onboard computer. A Florida driver got shopped to the police by her own car after she left the scene of an accident in Port Saint Lucie. Cathy Bernstein’s Ford Focus has the sometimes-useful, always-creepy 911 Assist feature which sends the car’s location to authorities and uses your phone to connect... 

Nokia's shareholders approve acquisition of Alcatel

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Shareholders in Finnish telecom group Nokia approved the company’s acquisition of French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent. Shareholders in Finnish telecom group Nokia approved the company’s acquisition of French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday, paving the way for the creation of a mobile phone networks giant, AFP reported. They approved the transaction at an extraordinary general... 

US Plasma Beam Opens “Hyper-Dimension” Over California

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The High Command of the Aerospace Forces (HCAF) is reporting today that its Space Forces (SF) have detected a “hyper-dimensional” [of or pertaining to a system having more dimensions than naturally observed in our universe] “opening event” occurring over California after the firing of a US Navy Trident II missile. According to this report, Space Forces experts who are charged with the monitoring... 

NSA pays $1 million to anyone willing to hack Apple iOS 9.1

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A group of hackers has won a $1-million bounty offered by a company affiliated with NSA for remotely hacking the latest iPhone operating system. The prize was offered by the French cybersecurity firm Zerodium as part of a challenge set to demonstrate the possibility of remotely jailbreaking devices running iOS 9.1. The hack makes it easier for intelligence agencies such as the NSA and the CIA to spy... 

China makes $37 fake Apple iPhone 6S

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Chinese manufacturers have seriously advanced in making iPhone replicas; they no longer have antennas and TV tuners. A new fake iPhone 6s looks exactly the same as Apple’s flagship. However, it’s different on the inside and twenty times cheaper. The iPhone clone is a fraction of the price of a basic $649 iPhone model in the US. In appearance the devices are really similar. For example, the... 

Scientists come up with 'blackest' material to date

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A new material absorbs up to 99 percent of light that hits its surface, making it the ‘blackest’ man-made material ever produced. Scientists from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have developed a material comprising nanoparticles composed of a nano rod – which helps absorb light. Light is absorbed regardless of the angle or polarization at which it hits... 

Pentagon Ready to Build a $550 Million 'Bomber So Good It Will Never Be Used'

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The US Defense Department seems to be increasingly worried that its existing fleet of strategic bombers is vulnerable to the newest Chinese and Russian-made air defenses. With that in mind, Air Force chiefs are now demanding new ‘trophy’ bombers with the latest weaponry, the mere presence of which would ‘give pause to US enemies.’ “The US Air Force wants up to 100 new bombers... 

UAE building fastest train on Earth traveling at the Speed of Sound

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The Hyperloop vacuum train is said to start traveling in the United Arab Emirates between Dubai and Abu Dhabi already in 2016. The futuristic train will be able to develop the speed of up to 1,200 km/h. A ride on board this train from one emirate to another will take 15 minutes. According Russianemirates.com, the tests of the new train will begin in 2016. The train will be 15 meters long, 2.5 meters... 
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