This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad

This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad

By now our brains are all wired with smartphone battery anxiety, and panic starts to set in when power drops below 50%. In one of the more bizarre ways to keep those stresses at bay, a team of researchers have developed a new smartphone case with a set of tiny robotic legs that allow a phone to crawl to a wireless charging pad whenever it’s set down on your desk…


United States Postal Service (USPS) Files Patent for a Blockchain-Based Voting System

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has reportedly filed a patent for a blockchain-based mail-in voting system…


Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel, Dies in His Portland Home at Age 91

Computer scientist Russell Kirsch, best known for inventing the pixel, passed away August 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon. He was 91-years-old…


Neuroscientists Are Scrutinizing Huge Piles of Data to Learn How Brains Create Emotions and Other Internal States Such as Aggression and Desire

Two years ago, Jennifer Li and Drew Robson were trawling through terabytes of data from a zebrafish-brain experiment when they came across a handful of cells that seemed to be psychic…


This Smartphone Has Physical Kill Switches for Its Cameras, Microphone, Data, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi

A common complaint with modern smartphones is that they are black boxes. Android and iOS are complicated pieces of software, each with hundreds (if not thousands) of independent functions running in the background. Even when we explicitly turn off certain functions, our phones don’t always do as they’re told. That’s part of what makes the PinePhone so alluring — it’s one of the few mobile devices with hardware switches for common features, giving you full control over your smartphone…


Google Lens Announces New ‘Homework’ Filter, Solves Math Problems With Photo

Google is using technology from a mobile learning app called Socratic — which the company acquired in 2019 — to run the forthcoming Lens feature, solving homework problems with nothing but a picture of the equation, according to a recent blog post on Google’s website…


Elon Musk Says Tesla Developing Neural Network Training Computer for Full Self-Driving

The concept of self-driving cars has existed at least since the 1920s but the vehicles haven’t really fulfilled or performed on par with the promised potential. Combine that with rules and regulations, a complete autopilot mode has remained a distant dream. But Tesla founder Elon Musk says the company is developing a Neural Network training computer named ‘Dojo’ to completely overhaul how self-driving is now perceived…

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