driverless tech

In too much of a rush for driverless tech?

Pioneering autonomous car firms such as Uber and Tesla are rushing into driverless tech “too soon”, according to a leading robotics professor. Speaking out after a woman was killed by an Uber...
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Uber self-driving car in fatal crash

An Uber self-driving car has struck and killed a pedestrian in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company to suspend road-testing of such cars in...
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3D-printed housing could reduce global homelessness

US start-up Icon wants to use 3D-printed housing to build cheap homes for millions without shelter. 3D-printed housing that can be built in less than 24 hours has been unveiled in...
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A self-flying taxi could be coming your way

A self-flying taxi just took a big step (flight) towards reality, thanks to an American start-up and its ambitious plans for pilot-less passenger aircraft. Aircraft company Kitty Hawk, which is backed by...
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company will ‘prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over cars’

It appears Elon Musk's Boring Company has made changes to their ambitious plans to slash commuting times for drivers in Los Angeles and other major US cities (and eventually the UK),...
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Natural History Museum VR app with David Attenborough

The interactive experience called Hold the World will be available in the spring. The Natural History Museum VR app stars David Attenborough. So what's not to like? Sky is set to launch...
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New rules for smart devices proposed to help prevent cyber-attacks

New rules for smart devices such as televisions, toys and smart home speakers will force manufacturers to include new, and stronger security features to keep them safe from hackers, the Government...
3d body models

3D body models let you try on clothes digitally

Metail allows consumers to try outfits on 3D body models and share to social media. Retail start-up Metail has been granted a US patent to allow for the social sharing of 3D...
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Connecting smartphones and cars

Ford is rolling out handsfree, in-car support for mobile navigation app Waze in April as they go about connecting smartphones and cars. Connecting smartphones and cars today can help make autonomous cars...
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NatWest’s Cora: The digital human who can answer customers’ questions

People can have a verbal two-way conversation with NatWest's Cora on a computer screen, tablet or mobile phone. NatWest is testing out a “digital human” which it says could in future be...
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AI cyber attacks

AI cyber attacks could be used to hijack driverless cars and spread fake news. Don't panic! In a Doomsday Day style warning a group of international experts have said rogue states and...
human powered gadgets

Human powered gadgets could be the future of technology

Apparently the human body is an abundant source of energy. So why wouldn't we develop human powered gadgets? Our body could power our gadgets in the future. At least that’s what new...
mobile fingerprint scanners

New mobile fingerprint scanners lets police identify suspects in under a minute

Mobile fingerprint scanners connected to smartphones allow officers instant access to police and immigration databases. New mobile fingerprint scanners will allow police to identify a potential suspect in under a minute at...
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BBC reality app for new Civilisations show

New BBC reality app Civilisations AR will enable users to explore ancient artefacts based around the UK. The BBC has launched its first augmented reality (AR) app to coincide with a...
the race to space

The race to space – four firms that could launch humans into space

The race to space is far from over despite the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic are building rockets to ferry space...
wearable mri scanners

New wearable MRI scanners could read your thoughts

These wearable MRI scanners can scan the brain and could also help diagnose cancer and other diseases. A new wearable device could revolutionise the diagnosis of brain tumours and heart disease –...
spacex test flight

SpaceX test flight with a sports car – updated with launch video

The first SpaceX test flight featuring the Falcon Heavy rocket included an unusual cargo when it blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre. The Heavy is equipped with three boosters and 27...
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Google is changing the way you see tech

From “OK Google” to “Hey Siri”… there’s a revolution under way in how we use our computers, and even what we consider to be a computer. For technology giant Google, it’s...
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Motion sickness glasses

Do you get ill when travelling? Motion sickness glasses could be the answer. Of course there is a but.....they are for passengers in self-driving cars. A team from the University of Michigan...
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Finding hidden alien life

The possibility of finding hidden alien life is something we are all fascinated by. Now a new approach to spotting alien biology at work could increase the chances of finding life...