Boston Dynamics put out an entertaining video for the holidays featuring some of their robots dancing to The Contours' "Do You Love Me?". Is it a heartwarming nod to the film Dirty Dancing or is this scary as hell? It seems like we're so close to a Patrick Swayze android saying "Nobody puts robot in the corner. Terminate. Terminate," and eliminating all of mankind.
After Digidog, a nightmarish robot dog, worked alongside the NYPD as part of a law enforcement trial (which was supposed to run until August), mayor Bill De Blasio told it to go back home. He cancelled the $94,200 contract with robot company Boston Dynamics, saying he's "glad the Digidog was put down." "It's creepy, alienating,… READ THE REST
Picking up laundry: a better task for Spot the Boston Dynamics robot dog than whatever uses the authorities will dream up for it. Now that Spot has an arm in addition to legs and cameras, it can do mobile manipulation. It finds and picks up objects (trash), tidies up the living room, opens doors, operates… READ THE REST
Boston Dynamics is preparing our robot overlords for a revolution, a dance one! The company posted this video of their crew dancing to The Contours' "Do You Love Me?" as a "Happy New Year" message. (Pee-wee Herman) READ THE REST
While it never hurts when your company name becomes a verb, but there's a lot more to Google than a simple web search. Sure, Google's search engine is also the engine that powered the firm into its current position as one of the 10 most valuable companies in America, but the company has spent the… READ THE REST
While smartphones and other devices have reached world-class heights for capturing images and even video at up to stunning 4K quality, they still leave a lot to be desired in the audio department. That's because while companies have engaged in a two-decade arms race to constantly one-up each other for the biggest, best camera available,… READ THE REST
It's no wonder so many adults are fascinated by world travel. From the time we're small children, living in a world that often doesn't extend far beyond our home, family, and neighborhood, the thought of all the amazing places on planet Earth with their fantastic views, incredible wildlife, eye-opening customs, and more is magical. It… READ THE REST