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...
nasa helicopter

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...
LA ariel view first boring company tunnel

First Boring Company tunnel under LA almost finished

Elon Musk has revealed the first Boring Company tunnel under LA is almost complete, and he hopes to offer free rides to the public soon. In a new video posted to his...
facial recognition software

Facial recognition software used by police wrong 90% of the time

Facial recognition software should be dropped by police amid concerns it is “almost entirely inaccurate”, campaigners have warned. Figures revealed in response to Freedom of Information requests by Big Brother Watch have...
uber flying taxis

Where will Uber flying taxis land next?

The search is on for an international city to join the pilot locations for the Uber flying taxis service. Could London, Manchester or Birmingham be on the short list? Uber has announced...
delivery bots

Delivery bots invasion

Autonomous robot firm Starship Technologies are to launch 1,000 delivery bots. The machines are coming to work and education campuses in the UK, Europe and US. A company specialising in autonomous delivery...
contact lenses

Contact lenses could shoot lasers like Superman

Scientists have designed ultra-thin contact lenses that have the ability to shoot lasers from your eyes like Superman. The lenses contain stick-on membranes which are 200 nanometres thick and can beam lasers...
branson hyperloop

Branson’s hyperloop delivers at speed of flight

Sir Richard Branson has unveiled plans to revolutionise freight deliveries using his hyperloop system. The Virgin boss and billionaire wants to develop technology which can move time-sensitive goods “at the speed of...

Hand-tracking technology and the future of augmented reality

Software firm Leap Motion has published details of its work on an AR headset and interface controlled by hand movement. The hand-tracking technology looks amazing. Watch the videos here. Motion gesture software...
augmented reality shopping

Augmented reality shopping demo

This augmented reality shopping tool is brilliant. Developed by London entrepreneur Andrew Hart you could soon be using it in your local supermarket. Augmented reality is not just for using Snapchat filters...
mind-reading headset

Mind-reading headset can understand voices in your head

Researchers have created a mind-reading headset that can ‘hear’ silent speech. Scary. Or exciting? A new mind-reading headset created by university researchers can understand words the wearer says internally but does not...
zero gravity printer

How do astronauts print in space? With a zero gravity printer of course

HP has built a zero gravity printer especially for the International Space Station. Apparently even astronauts occasionally need to print out important documents, so tech giant HP is providing the International Space...
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...
uber self-driving car fatal crash

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...
3d-printed housing

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...
self-flying taxi

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...
boring company

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),...
natural history museum vr app

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...
rules for smart devices

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...