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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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),...
connecting smartphones and cars

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...
natwest's cora

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...
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...
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 –...