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iRobot’s CEO cofounded a non-profit that creates robots designed to vacuum up lionfish

 In an early demo video, the Guardian LF1 bobs around in shallow water, a strange transparent cylinder trailed by cables and sporting a pair of fans underneath. A pair of metal spatula arms extend out front as it cautiously approaches a ornate l.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchApr 19th, 2017

Never step foot outside of your Land Rover with Alu-Cab’s Icarus Rooftop Conversion kit

Alu-Cab's Icarus Rooftop Conversion kit for the Land Rover Defender 110 provides daytime headroom and inside sleeping area access. The brand even designed the kit to help protect South African travelers from lions. The post Never step foot outside of.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 3 min. ago

Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Others Ante Up Another $30 Million To Change.org the World

theodp writes: Fortune reports that LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is "leading a $30 million funding round in Change.org, a for-profit petition and fundraising website focused on social and political change." Joining Hoffman in this round, as well.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 51 min. ago

Say goodbye to the video store, hello to the non-profit foundation

How one of the last video stores turned non-profit with an eye on preservation. 120,000 movies, six minutes. Ars takes the Scarecrow Video tour. (video link) Despite fond memories running to Blockbuster as a kid, these days you probably h.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 43 min. ago

Pro PlayStation 4 utilized a SATA II bus

The original, non-Pro PlayStation 4 utilized a SATA II bus, capping speeds at 3Gb/s. This was more than adequate for keeping up with the console's stock hard drive, but those who elected to take advantage of Sony's user-upgradeable storage.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News11 hr. 43 min. ago

OnePlus launches new referral program right before expected OnePlus 5 launch

OnePlus is expected to unveil the OnePlus 5 in the near future but in the meantime, it has taken the wraps off a new referral program designed to reward those who recommend OnePlus to their friends. The post OnePlus launches new referral program righ.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News22 hr. 43 min. ago

OnePlus referral program arrives right before expected unveiling of OnePlus 5

OnePlus is expected to unveil the OnePlus 5 in the near future but in the meantime, it has taken the wraps off a new referral program designed to reward those who recommend OnePlus to their friends. The post OnePlus referral program arrives right bef.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Under Armour’s new hiking boots have the soul of a basketball shoe

Under Armour's Newell Ridge hiking boot is designed to be lightweight without compromising support, stability, or comfort. It features plenty of protection for the foot and ankle, plus an outsole inspired by Michelin tires. The post Under Armour̵.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Music Streaming Service Tidal Loses Third CEO In Two Years

An anonymous reader shares an article: The music-streaming service Tidal is saying goodbye to yet another CEO. Jefffrey Toig, who became the company's CEO in December 2015, is leaving the company. This would make him the third CEO leaving Tidal after.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Computer scientists develop AI that gets curious about its surroundings

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed an AI agent that’s naturally curious about its surroundings. Here's why that matters -- and what it could mean for robots. The post Computer scientists develop AI that gets curiou.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Facebook and Google ask Congress for surveillance reform (again)

It's no secret that the American government monitors the web data of non-citizens it considers potential threats. But major tech companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Google are looking to change the way that surveillance is handle.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Riley raises $3.1M to help real estate agents rate and respond to their leads

 Businesses usually spend lots of time and money trying of attract potential customers. Now a startup called Riley aims to help them prioritize those sales leads. Riley was part of the winter class at Y Combinator. (In fact, CEO Daniel Ahmadiz.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Rogers CEO Joe Natale says more effort must be given to improve customer service

Rogers’ new CEO Joe Natale says the company must take an “end-to-end” approach to make a meaningful improvement to its customer service. On April 19th, his first day on the job, Natale said there was “definitely more to do”.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Sony ditches affordable flagship phones for high-end and midrange alternatives

Sony's ditching "Affordable Premium," its line of affordable phones like the Xperia X, for high-end and mid-range alternatives. The news comes as the company's mobile division posts an operating profit. The post Sony ditches affordable flagship phone.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Universal Basic Income in His Harvard Commencement Speech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest major tech figure to call for universal basic income as a solution for inequality, joining a growing chorus from Silicon Valley. From a report: "Every generation expands its definition of equality. N.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection

Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had hi.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

AI is coming for DSLRs with a gadget that creates a smarter auto mode

A DSLR's auto mode can adjust the exposure, but it can't tell what's in the scene. Arsenal creates a smarter auto using AI -- and for photographers that don't want to automate exposure, the system also handles auto merges for HDR and more. The post A.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

23% off iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner - Deal Alert

If you want a thorough, everyday clean, maybe you should consider using robots. The Roomba 650 Vacuuming Robot provides a thorough clean at the push of a button. The patented, 3-Stage Cleaning System easily picks up dust, pet hair and large debris.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Tesla"s Model X missing out on America"s voracious hunger for SUVs, crossovers

While Tesla's Model S has been a hit and thousands lined up to order the upcoming Model 3 sedan, the Model X crossover hasn't met the CEO's expectations......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

Built to lastImage by EAFar too many games these days are built to be played in small bursts: brief encounters, designed for a world with too few hours in the day and too many digital distractions. And that’s fine! Blasting through a few rounds of.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Rights v robots

Artificial intelligence will have a huge impact on jobs - so are the parties still committed to it?.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017