cordless kitchen appliances

Cordless kitchen appliances are the future

The organisation behind Qi smartphone charging has turned its attention towards cordless kitchen appliances. Manufacturers of gadgets such as blenders and slow cookers are testing ways of powering wireless electronic devices to...
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The Boring Company tunnel is complete – video

The ‘disturbingly long’ Boring company tunnel is due to open on December 10. Elon Musk has revealed the Boring Company tunnel in Los Angeles ahead of its opening to the public...
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Could the VeriPol lie detector be used by UK police?

We've seen them in the movies but Spanish police are now using the VeriPol lie detector technology to save them time in detecting fake robbery reports. Scientists have come up with a...
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Self-improvement calendar blasts through fundraising target

Simone Giertz quadrupled her fundraising goal within hours on the crowdfunding website for her new self-improvement calendar. YouTuber and creator of “Sh*tty Robots“, Giertz has launched a Kickstarter to fund a self-improvement...

Shanghai airport using facial recognition check in

It is now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology. The move is part of an ambitious roll-out of facial recognition systems in China. But the...
electric passenger drone

In Video: Electric passenger drone flight

Inventor Kyx Mendiola tried out the single-seater electric passenger drone in front of a crowd. Mendiola partnered with an Australian electric vehicle company to create the 16-rotor drone. Now this really...
what is 5g

What is 5G and when will we see it in the UK?

Experts say you could be downloading ultra HD movies in about 20 seconds within a couple of years. Impressed? Or no idea what all the fuss is about? Read our quick...
Dyson test track

Dyson test track planned for Wiltshire airfield base

The Dyson test track and other facilities at Hullavington are part of the company’s plan to start selling electric vehicles from 2021. Dyson has unveiled plans for a 10-mile test track where...
rolling speaker

Bang & Olufsen’s rolling speaker sounds grand (three grand to be accurate)

The Beosound Edge rolling speaker is inspired by the classic pound coin and can also be attached to walls. Audio firm Bang & Olufsen has unveiled a unique take on the home...
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Virgin Hyperloop One chooses Spain

It's a bit of a surprise but Virgin Hyperloop One has chosen a Spanish village for its first EU development site. The company is expected to create between 200 and 300...
Samsung’s unbreakable phone screen

Samsung develops unbreakable phone screen

Samsung has revealed a flexible display that can withstand several hits from a hammer without showing so much as a scratch. The South Korean smartphone maker posted a video of the...
iron man jet suit

Iron Man jet suit on sale now – going fast

A flying Iron Man jet suit has gone on sale – though you may need to sell your house to buy it. Just nine of the Gravity flight suits are available from...
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An AI car has learnt to follow lanes in 20 minutes

Engineers behind the AI car project believe good old-fashioned trial and error is the key to perfecting autonomous cars. Which sounds a bit dodgy but... An autonomous car has used artificial intelligence...
3d holograms

AI can transform football matches into 3D holograms

Watching football in 3D from the comfort of your own home may still be a distant dream, but a team of US researchers have found a way to create 3D holograms...
kitty hawk flying car

Kitty hawk flying car – you can fly with two hours training

Flying cars have been in the news a lot lately. And a start-up backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is close to making it a reality with the Kitty Hawk flying...
pilotless planes

Pilotless planes unlikely to take off

You may recall we wrote about pilotless planes on our blog last year and the reaction to the prospect of taking a flight sans pilot wasn't exactly welcomed by the majority....
bindaycator

BinDayCator lamp lights up to tell you which colour bin to put out

A Scottish inventor has gone viral after creating BinDayCator - a lamp that tells you what colour bins to put out. Darren Tarbard’s creation – originally called the Bindicator but changed to...
facial recognition tech

Gatwick Airport trials facial recognition tech

To try and speed up boarding the airport is working with easyJet for an initial trial of the facial recognition tech. Gatwick Airport has launched a trial of biometric technology aimed...
robot dog

Robot dog to be let off lead in 2019

Fed up with mounds of pet hair in the house? Can't be doing with early morning walkies? Why not trade in the Labrador for a robot dog? Actually it just looks like...
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A NASA helicopter is off to Mars

A small autonomous NASA helicopter will be on the next rover mission to Mars. The US space agency revealed the NASA helicopter will be carried aboard the Mars 2020 rover as a...