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Japanese Sumo Robots: The Art of Fighting



Robot-sumo is a sport (yes, Wikipedia got it right) in which two robots attempt to push each other out of a circle (in a similar fashion to the sport of sumo). If I’m not really into Sumo wrestling, I’m definitely into robots (like this Real Life-Size Wall-E Robot), more specifically into sumobots. I’ve seen some battles, with robots ... More
When headsets can guess your password…



In a recent article published on the MIT Technology Review website, Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief, explains how malicious software could use brain interfaces to help steal passwords and other private data: Nitesh Saxena, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has shown that it can also help ... More
Martin Aircraft’s Prototype 12 on sale in 2015



Last year, I posted: Forget the jet pack, here come PATS and PAVs!.  “Sometimes you wish a  news was true, especially when it comes to single seater personal air transport or jet pack. Do you remember the James Bond movie Thunderball? I wanted to have my own jet pack so bad after I watched  Sean Connery use one to escape the bad guys! And ... More
Hyperloop

The Hyperloop (or something similar) is, in my opinion, the right solution for the specific case of high traffic city pairs that are less than about 1500 km or 900 miles apart. Around that inflection point, I suspect that supersonic air travel ends up being faster and cheaper. Elon Musk. Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, PayPal… More on Musk’s Blog. More
How Google’s new Moto X will transform the smartphone landscape…

Google has finally unveiled the Moto X “superphone” that the company has been teasing for months. As predicted by the many leaks that preceded today’s announcement, the Moto X is not an ultra high-end Android smartphone intended to go head-to-head with the top phones from Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony. Rather, it’s a thoughtful “mid-range” ... More
Way-C touchpad by Congolese inventor Verone Mankou



Semhar Araia is Founder and Executive Director of the Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) and she recently tweeted: ‘By 2050,Africa’s population will reach 2 billion. By 2040, its workforce is expected to reach 1.1billion. Whos pushing govts to create jobs?‘. That’s a very good question and hopefully, there are already ... More
The web was invented in France, not Switzerland!

Last month, David Galbraith updated his article published in July 2010, and in which he was investigating the location where the web was invented: “One of the more interesting consequences of the details below, that hasn’t been picked up anywhere, is that technically the web was invented in France, not Switzerland”. Great news but ... More
Forget the jet pack, here come PATS and PAVs!

Sometimes you wish a  news was true, especially when it comes to single seater personal air transport or jet pack. Do you remember the James Bond movie Thunderball? I wanted to have my own jet pack so bad after I watched  Sean Connery use one to escape the bad guys! And now this may be a dream come true: Jetpack Adventures, based out of the Galleon ... More
Apple’s iPod Touch ‘Samazed’ and CES 2008 goodies



This is my first (late?) post of 2008! I finally got a few minutes to present you the ‘gadget’ of the year: iPhone Touch. First I wanted an iPhone like almost everyone, but since I can’t take photos with it, it couldn’t replace my actual phone so I decided to wait for the next iPhone generation. Until now, I used my phone to listen ... More

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