Tertill Is a Roomba That Weeds Your Garden – This Week in Tech – 02/02/2020

Tertill Is a Roomba That Weeds Your Garden

If you’re a gardener you’ll understand the plight that weeds cause. Weeds are more than just a nuisance though; they make gardening nigh impossible for folks with certain disabilities or facing the problems that aging brings each and every one of us. Tertill is designed to completely remove this obstacle from your path to gardening, quite literally, and delivers on its promise of creating a weed-free garden with almost no maintenance at all…


Over 36,000 Flash Games Have Been Saved And Are Now Playable Offline

For a long time, the internet was filled with games and animation all built-in Flash. But when this year ends, Flash will die as nearly all major web browsers will remove Flash support on Dec. 31, 2020. Luckily, all that content won’t be lost thanks to Flashpoint, a project which has saved over 36,000 Flash games from disappearing forever…


Albatrosses Outfitted With GPS Trackers Detect Illegal Fishing Vessels

Boasting wingspans of up to 11 feet—the largest of any bird alive today—these feathered goliaths, native to the Southern Ocean and North Pacific, are built to soar. Gliding at speeds that often exceed 50 miles per hour, they can cover vast swaths of the sea in minutes, all the while scouring the water for bright flickers of fish. Some species are known to spend years at sea without touching down on land, and a few have even been documented circumnavigating the globe…


Tesla’s Giant Home Battery Is Paying for Itself Much Faster Than Expected

Four years ago, Tesla installed its first ever Powerwall battery pack in an Australian household, and now the residing Pfitzner family has revealed just how much of an impact the energy-saving measure has made…


Made in China 8-Core X86 CPU Arrives to Market

Zhaoxin, based in Shanghai, has its domestically produced KX-6000-series processors ready for prime time. The x86 chips are already listed on Chinese e-commerce website Taobao and are scheduled to launch as soon as March of this year…


Dyson’s New £500 Lightcycle Morph Lamp Will Last for 60 Years

If you find yourself strolling past 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, you’ll find a fire station that, more than likely, will contain groups of visitors staring at the ceiling. The object capturing their attention is a light bulb that’s been continuously lit for 119 years, outshining multiple presidencies, wars and species…


Robot Dog to Replace Human at Montreal Construction Site

There will be a new type of worker on a Pomerleau construction site in Quebec as of Friday, a most unusual addition to the company’s staff. It’s a robot named Spot. Montreal-based Pomerleau says it is the first company in the world to use this robot on a daily basis on an active work site…

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