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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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),...