Uber announced that that the world’s first self-driving Uber cars are on the road in Pittsburgh, the Steel City. The road ahead is still long, but the implications are staggering.
Human engineering is often seen as the pinnacle for technological achievement, be it the wheel, the steam engine or the space rocket. Human-engineering has also come a long way, especially in recent times. While the reality of fiction such as RoboCop is still beyond this present time, significant strides are currently being made in the field of understanding biomechanics and developing robotic biomechanics.
Research and innovation are key ingredients in innovative breakthroughs with key life-enriching applications that science and technology can bring to our lives. For instance, it was due to the endeavors of Gavriil Ilizarov, the Soviet doctor who developed the Illizarov [...]
A project called Airmap has made life easier for two of the major consumer drone producers, DJI and 3D Robotics. The purpose of Airmap is to provide real-time, reliable access to no-fly-zone data. In the case of consumer drones, this can mean a lot more than simply military bases and airport areas.
A football arena can be off-limits because it is full of patrons, for instance, or potentially could be off-limits to drones all the time anyhow. Residential areas could eventually make use of the technology to politely tell drone operators to keep out, in another example.
In Airmap’s own words:
AirMap makes it easy to operate your drone safely, legally, and [...]
The new Samsung Gear VR looks futuristic. It is not the first of its kind, but it is the first consumer-focused VR headset, which requires the user to insert a preferably Samsung brand smartphone to do virtual reality. The headset is powered by Oculus, the VR company dominating the space. The headset only costs $100, so it appears to be affordable to everyday people who want to experience virtual reality.
Virtual reality porn has already come to the fore, and pornography, for its part, seems to lead the way in most new technologies. Nevertheless, there are plenty of other applications of the technology. Games are a big one and later it seems that social networking could find [...]