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Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation1m51s

Avatar robot staves off sick children's isolation

Norwegian researchers have developed a novel way to keep children recovering from long-term illness connected to their friends and their education from their sickbed. An avatar robot is placed at the child's desk and controlled by the pupil from their home via cameras, microphones, and speakers, allowing them to contribute to lessons and avoid the crippling social isolation caused by long-term absence. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 23, 20161,103 views
Tethered drone could fly forever1m45s

Tethered drone could fly forever

A low-cost unmanned aircraft system that powers an airborne drone via a tether could give search and rescues teams a continuous eye-in-the-sky. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 10, 2016516 views
Animation-inspired robot comes to life1m49s

Animation-inspired robot comes to life

Cozmo the robot, inspired by Pixar animations like Cars and Wall-E, shows off his capabilities prior to being released to the public in October. Rough Cut - no reporter narration. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: August 5, 2016422 views
Shape-changing cellphones could be the future1m28s

Shape-changing cellphones could be the future

A prototype modular interactive device called Cubimorph could herald a future where gamers can transform their phone into a games console or a variety of other electronic devices. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 26, 2016569 views
Cool new tool allows you to shower on the go58s

Cool new tool allows you to shower on the go

Enjoying the outdoors this summer is definitely the move, so when we heard about the wildly successful Rinsekit, we just had to check it out. Needing no pumping nor batteries, Rinsekit is a totally portable and pressurized shower that securely stores two full gallons of hot or cold water for washes on the go! Delivering a strong spray for up to three minutes, Rinsekit is perfect for music festivals, camping and anything in between. The patented eon™ pressure system is easily filled by a household spigot or sink (with adapter) and operated with a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings. The compact design includes a built-in ruler to measure fish, folding handle for carrying ease, and easy-to-remove lid to stand on for changing. In addition to a six foot hose, Rinsekit also comes integrated with a hose nozzle, hose bib adapter, on/off valve, and Quick Connect. At an attractive price point that doesn't hurt your wallet, you'd be a fool not to cop yourself a Rinsekit unit right now! Much love to Letsruntrack for the dope beat. Read more via stupidDOPE.com!

Machine mixes hands-on sculpting with 3D printing2m05s

Machine mixes hands-on sculpting with 3D printing

A machine that combines digital 3D modelling with polymer clay sculpting promises to speed up the design process and allow those with limited computer knowledge to perfect their constructions in a continual 'closed loop' system. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 19, 201651 views
Robot could end parallel parking dread1m19s

Robot could end parallel parking dread

A laser-guided smart robot is being developed in China that parks a car in under two minutes, squeezing into even the smallest and most awkward spaces with no need for a driver. Amy Pollock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: July 5, 20163,271 views
Disney unveils wall-climbing 'gravity defying' robot1m31s

Disney unveils wall-climbing 'gravity defying' robot

VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot that is capable of transitioning from the ground to the wall using propellors; it was designed in a collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH. Edward Baran reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: May 16, 201620,723 views
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"Smart Home" allows Siri to control lights, music and coffee!

For about $150 you can turn your home into a fully automated voice command center! Check out this demonstration of how you can adjust the lights, play music, and even make a cup of coffee just by commanding Siri to do it! And if you don't feel like talking to your phone you can use your tablet to function as a dashboard to control everything. Awesome!

TomMP
Published: May 10, 201697,452 views
Wingtra drone is helicopter-plane hybrid2m01s

Wingtra drone is helicopter-plane hybrid

The Wingtra aerial robot takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane to complete autonomous data gathering missions or deliver a small payload. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: April 26, 20161,872 views
No more curtains thanks to smart windows1m51s

No more curtains thanks to smart windows

Researchers at Harvard are developing the next generation of windows that utilize nanotechnology to transition between clear and cloudy with the flip of a switch. Ben Gruber reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: April 13, 20167,011 views
PS4 to PC remote play setup & review4m57s

PS4 to PC remote play setup & review

A new update is available that allows your PlayStation 4 to connect to your PC for remote gameplay access. 'Booredatwork' shows us how it can be setup while reviewing it at the same time.

Could this mega-copter carry people?1m37s

Could this mega-copter carry people?

A team of Norwegian students and researchers is seeking permission to use their record-breaking megacopter to carry a person, potentially rivaling the likes of Hoverbike and Snowstorm. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: March 31, 20161,863 views
Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on review3m02s

Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is finally here and we get our first hands-on approach at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona. Are you excited for the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy?