Researchers at Harvard have been working on a robot that is built using a design inspired by origami and it is incredibly fast.The bot can move at velocities of 0.45 m/s and accelerate at 215 m/s squared.Robots of this sort inspired by origami creations are some of the most useful out there being able to bend and move with potential for use in factories where they could move at speeds humans can’t replicate.milliDelta is a very small robot that has stationary motors.It differs in design from most bots that have motors on the limbs meaning more weight to move.Since the bot is always parallel to the work surface, it’s ideal for pick-and-place operations.
Bitcoin, the first, biggest, and most recognisable cryptocurrency, has been at the heart of much of that excitement, with acolytes touting it as the future of global finance, and some even suggesting that it could replace fiat currencies like the dollar and the pound.You can see what staff from the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan think below:James Faucette, Morgan Stanley: Bitcoin is worth $0."The need for companies and individuals to pay tax receipts in government-issued currency, and the potentially unlimited crypto-money supply, pose significant barriers to widespread adoption.We think the sharp rise in crypto-currency valuations in recent months is a speculative bubble.""The value of this new asset class is a function of the breadth of its acceptance as a store of wealth and as a means of payment," Panigirtzoglou and his team said in the note back in December.
New Rochelle, NY, January 16, 2018 - Bioelectricity, an influential and dynamic meeting place for the rapidly growing bioelectricity community and the peer-reviewed journal of record will be published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.Spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief, Dany Spencer Adams, PhD, Tufts University, Bioelectricity will be published online and in print with open access options and provide an authoritative, high-profile forum for groundbreaking original research papers, review articles, and captivating front matter, debate, and commentary.The field of bioelectricity, much like the field of biochemistry, is becoming a foundational component of the biological sciences.The scientists who pioneered modern studies of bioelectricity--the study of electricity in, around, and among cells--have created a solid footing for the recent upsurge in research in the field; voltage, current, resistance, pH, and other familiar ion-dependent phenomena, have all been found to be generated and maintained by cells in highly conserved, energy-dependent processes.Phenomena as diverse as local cell-cell communication and patterning of entire organisms have been shown to require bioelectric mechanisms working synergistically with molecular mechanisms.Using extant tools scientists can already manipulate cell identity; cause, inhibit, or reverse tumorigenesis; listen in on and affect communication between cells; and steer growth and differentiation in cultured cells and model organisms.
Are you a big Xiaomi fan?Then you’ll love Geekmaxi’s Huge Xiaomi Sale with up to 30€ off on the best selling smartphones from the Chinese tech giant.Let’s check out what the best deals are!One of the better offers on the website is the Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One phone with its dual camera setup, Snapdragon 625, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and stock Android on sale for just 214.99€ shipped from the German warehouse.If instead you love Xiaomi’s MIUI check out the Xiaomi Mi 5X with the same hardware of the aforementioned Mi A1 going for just 225.99€Next we have the budget-king Xiaomi Redmi 4X in its official international version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage going for 124.90€ instead of 134.90€, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 at only 155.90€, shipped from Germany.
The recently leaked LG Aristo 2 which is coming to Metro PCS and T-Mobile was just spotted in an extensive unboxing video.The unofficial boxing comes even as the release of the phone seem very near.Even though there aren’t any release dates we expect the entry-level device to launch within the next week in the US.The LG Aristo 2 is the successor of the LG Aristo that launched with a $59 price tag (prepaid) on the same carriers as the Aristo 2.If you’re interested in the device, the leaked unboxing should be enough to satisfy your all informational needs regarding the product.Nevertheless, we mention the major specs here.
David Gudeman, one of two ex-Google engineers suing the company for alleged discrimination against conservative white men, says the company is dominated by a “hate group” illegally promoting “racism and misandry.” Gudeman and his co-plaintiff James Damore filed the lawsuit earlier this week, but he expanded on his motivations in a blog post, illuminating the reasoning behind the suit.“I don’t hate Google, and I certainly don’t hate the people who work there,” writes Gudeman.“I wouldn’t want this suit to give people a bad opinion of Googlers, but, honestly, they brought this on themselves for tolerating the hatred, racism, and misandry of a small but vocal and organized subgroup who want to use Google as a vehicle of social change rather than as a vehicle of delivering excellent service and products to their customers.”According to the lawsuit, Gudeman was fired after questioning a Muslim co-worker’s claims of being targeted by the FBI over his religion.Gudeman asked why his co-worker didn’t file a civil rights suit if his claims were true, and then asked whether the FBI might have “found something interesting” about the co-worker’s recent trip to Pakistan.In Gudeman’s words, he was “simply [questioning] the logic behind a coworker’s story of victimization on the basis of his race and religion,” but he alleges that Google said he had accused his co-worker of terrorism.
That’s how the self-driving car from GM’s Cruise will be fitted when it hits the streets in 2019, the company has just asserted in a statement.Just where the car is supposed to start driving and under what conditions was left unclear, but it’s safe to assume it’ll be somewhere with friendly road-safety regulators.In the tech business, where vaporware is a fact of life, you can learn something about the truth just by looking at how far people are willing to stretch it.No company has yet demonstrated any game-changing technical advance in self-driving power, and the publicly available evidence suggests that things are moving incrementally.Of course, Cruise could be sitting on some big idea, but then why is it that the crossbred car industry—with its musical-chairs hiring practices—hasn’t gotten wind of it?The car—a sensor-laden, electronics-laced, all-electric Chevrolet Bolt—will be used only in a ride-sharing service much like the one Waymo’s running in a suburb outside of Phoenix, Ariz. That pilot project recently made news by taking the company’s own safety driver out from behind the wheel, only to plonk him down in the back seat, where he wields a lesser degree of control.
Dell has a new productivity tool that will help PC owners streamline their daily work: Dell Mobile Connect.With this, Android and iOS users can mirror their phone’s display onto their computer display, enabling them to see and interact with their phone without actually touching the handset.Even better, the software is available for anyone to download now.You must have one of a select number of Dell computers to use it.Dell Mobile Connect is simple: download it onto your Windows PC, download it onto your Android or iOS devices, then set the software up.Your phone’s display will appear on your laptop, so you can put the handset away in a charging cradle or drawer and get to work.
Creative Assembly announced the next installment in its Total War series.The long-running strategy franchise is set to be transported to ancient China for Three Kingdoms — and fans won’t have to wait very long to join the fray.Total War: Three Kingdoms will be set in 190 A.D., at a turbulent time for the Han dynasty.As the Yellow Turban Rebellion rages on, the nine-year-old Emperor Xian rules — although he’s a mere puppet for Dong Zhuo, a warlord who pulls the strings from behind the scenes.“It is a brutal and oppressive regime, reads the description of the official trailer.“And as Zhuo’s power grows, the empire slips further into the cauldron of anarchy.
Law enforcement's inability to access data on encrypted electronics devices has lead to an "urgent public safety issue," FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday.Wray said during a speech at a cybersecurity conference in New York that the FBI was unable to access the contents of nearly 7,800 devices during the agency's fiscal year, despite having technical tools and proper legal authority.Each of those devices was connected to a suspected criminal event or threat, he said."Because as horrifying as 7,800 in one year sounds, it's going to be a lot worse in just a couple of years if we don't find a responsible solution."Wray's comments seemed designed to reignite a debate over privacy and security that began last year when Apple refused to grant the FBI access to the contents of an encrypted iPhone belonging to a shooter in a terror attack in San Bernardino, California.The FBI eventually found success after later engaging the help of an unidentified third party, but that did little to quell the debate over encryption.
The Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever created.Capable of playing many games in native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second and taking up even less space than previous Xbox One models, it’s a technical marvel.However, the console has still encountered several issues — both trivial and severe — since it launched in 2017.For a full rundown of common problems on the standard Xbox One, check out our previous guide, but for problems specific to the Xbox One X, you have come to the right place.Getting in touch with Microsoft1-800-4-MYXBOX (Support Agent Hours: M-F 9AM-5PM PT)
Image credit: Tang Ming Tung | Getty ImagesWe live in a visual world.From the moment we wake up until we go to bed, we're bombarded with pictures, videos, words and flashing lights.A picture is worth a thousand words, the saying goes.The visual fire hose we're exposed to is reprogramming our brains.It's conditioning us into a "headline culture," where we'd rather read 20 headlines than one story, or watch seven video clips than one show.
“The security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump administration and therefore the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing.Staff will be able to conduct business on their government-issued devices and continue working hard on behalf of the American people,” Sanders said in a statement on the new policy.Rumors of a potential ban have circulated for months.“One official said that there are too many devices connected to the campus wireless network and that personal phones aren’t as secure as those issued by the federal government,” sources told Bloomberg in November.White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is widely viewed as a proponent of the move.In February, CNN reported that then Press Secretary Sean Spicer forced his own staff to undergo surprise “checks” on their personal devices to check for secret communications with the press or other potential leaks.
Will a tax threat be enough to encourage social media giants to do more over their content?Security Minister Ben Wallace has suggested that Britain could bring in new taxes targeting tech giants unless they do more to tackle online extremism.Wallace said that tech giants such as Facebook and Google should face a punishment for failing to deal with terrorism threats to the UK through the use of the internet instead of leaving the government to act on their behalf.“Because content is not taken down as quickly as it could be we’re having to de-radicalise people who have been radicalised.Because of encryption radicalisation, the cost of that is heaped on law enforcement agencies,” said Wallace in an interview with The Sunday Times.The government has insisted that tech giants increase their efforts to tackle the content that is published and share on their site much more quickly and efficiently than they have done in the past.
As a result, there are many burning questions now emerging about the issue.It was created in 2009 as a new way of paying for things that would not be subject to central banks that are capable of devaluing currency.The sustainability concerns about bitcoin, voiced by economists and environmentalists, stem from the process of "mining" that is central to its existence.This uses a tremendous amount of energy via computers and server farms all over the world, which has given rise to concerns about the amount of fossil fuel-dependent electricity used to power the computers.Bitcoin is a kind of digital money that isn't tied to a bank or a government, and its value rose swiftly in the second half of 2017.A bitcoin itself is essentially a line of computer code.
Samsung has provided a glimpse of three new projects that are brewing in its in-house incubator program.The Korean electronics giant will officially showcase the products at CES 2018 in Las Vegas next week, but for now it has revealed some details of what’s been cooking in C-Lab.A few months back, Samsung launched Relúmĭno, an app that works in conjunction with the Samsung Gear VR headset to help the visually impaired see more clearly.The rear camera on the smartphone serves as the “eyes” of the Gear VR, with the app magnifying specific areas of the real world — from books to artwork — while adjusting color contrast and brightness to make the object easier to see.Now, however, Samsung is taking things a step further by developing Relúmĭno smart eyeglasses specifically for the app.The glasses will still work in conjunction with a smartphone, drawing from its power and processors, while a built-in camera and display saves you from having to slide your smartphone into the front of the spectacles as you would have to do with the Gear VR.
As the megapopular video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds neared its console debut on the Xbox One, one fan shared his idea for how it might be marketed.Now Microsoft has posted an official ad for the game—and the resemblance is uncanny.Redditor Macsterr posted the spec ad shown above on Nov. 1, sharing it in the subreddit dedicated to Battlegrounds discussions, where it proved popular.Nearly two months later, on Dec. 26, Microsoft tweeted a similar image:Get lost in this year's Best Multiplayer experience.PUBG [T] is now on XboxOne: https://t.co/42H3kdCxP6 TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/ABEuOp2hzE
Earlier this year, Samsung released the Galaxy S8 and S8+, however, there are already so many rumors and speculations regarding the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+.Now, fresh reports suggest that the South Korean company has started ordering the individual components of its two expected flagship devices.To be specific, the report states that Samsung has placed an order for a couple of camera sensors that will be used in the front of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.The front camera of the Galaxy S9 will be supplied by a company named Partron and this single camera is equipped with iris recognition and its capable of taking standard photographs.As for the Galaxy S9+, Samsung has contacted a company named Power Logics.This smartphone will sport a dual front camera setup but there is no confirmation that the cameras will be the same type.
Remember when surfing the web was a treat?You’d fire up the whatever-kilobaud modem and start the pay-per-minute meter running and read about politics or whatever.That’s no longer the case, and I’m honestly rotting from overexposure to the online.Last week, Amazon announced that all Fire TV devices would now support web-browsing.The only thing holding me back from actual anger is the simple fact that it doesn’t cost Amazon much to add a new feature to its already terrific set top box offering.Every day it feels like I wake up and something else in my house is connected to the internet.
Connected devices are reaching every part of our lives, from wearables, to the smart home, to the industrial internet.(This infograph created by First Mark Capital does a great job of showing the breadth and reach of the internet of everything).IoT has come a long way incredibly quickly since the first IoT device was introduced in 1990, a toaster that could be turned on and off by the internet.Twenty-seven years later, connected devices have gone from novelty item to an essential part of daily life.Recent estimates have shown that the average American adult spends more than four hours on a smart phone per day, a device packed with IoT sensor data.Currently, 81 percent of American adults own a smartphone.