Jibo – Your Robotic Companion

Dr.Cynthia Breazeal has worked relentlessly for the past 20 years to create emotionally engaging machines. Her creations include robots that have had more charisma than the usual robotic technology that we have seen. Her creations include Huggable which is a robot teddy bear and pointy-eared Kismet which has big eyes and red lips. Nexi is also created by Breazeal and it has a cute baby-face with beautiful blue eyes. Breazeal has spent a lot of time and effort in creating ...

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MinecraftEdu–Microsoft Boosts Student Engagement

Microsoft’s Minecraft has been a popular game since its launch in 2009. The game has sold 22 million copies and is one of the best-selling PC games. The game started getting the attention of children when it launched its mobile version. The tech giant is now planning to launch the game in the education market. Microsoft plans to release MinecraftEdu this summer. It is a modified version of the game which has been altered for classroom use.

MinecraftEdu was developed by ...

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Google Expeditions – Virtual Reality Hits the Classroom

The ubiquitous nature of technology has made us embrace the new ways in which technology makes our lives more comfortable. While our workplace and homes have been highly influenced by the tech revolution, schools are gradually picking up pace as well. With the help of technology, students can now virtually explore different places on the earth where the good old school bus won’t be able to take them. Google has launched Google Expeditions which is a program through which ...

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Inventor Builds a Drinking Robot Buddy

Drink with friends, and you can call it a party. Drink alone and you will find yourself in a depressingly lonely situation. This is exactly what South Korean inventor Eunchan Park felt like when he sat down to drink without company. As the inventor remembers the Christmas of 2012 when he drank all by himself, he said, “Drinking alone was definitely terrible! So I couldn’t drink any more”. So Park put an additional glass of Soju in front of him ...

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Tensorflow – Google Brain Open Sourced

Artificial intelligence takes the highway to technological advancements as Google makes TensorFlow open source. TensorFlow was used by Google in many of the features and Google products. Some examples are Google Photos which return results to you by recognizing a place or objects in a photograph. Google’s voice recognition app and Google translate are other products that use TensorFlow.

How does it Work?

TensorFlow is an advanced version of DistBelief which was created by Google in 2011. DisBelief used machine learning to ...

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The Iconic R2D2 Gets Wings

Star Wars has taken over the internet with the latest movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The popular science fiction series has been garnering a lot of attention for the better part of the year as Star Wars fans awaited the latest movie.

The very popular R2D2 has made it to the news a few times as well. This time, the robot has been transformed into a fully functional drone by cinematographer Donny Melara in conjunction with LA-based photography firm, ...

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Santa Sleigh Gets a Facelift – Reindeer Retire and Robots Take Their Place

The overwhelming presence of technology in our lives can sometimes be unsettling. If you have been reading stories about Santa and his reindeer to the kids Boston Dynamics is here to change the way children look at Santa’s beautiful sleigh. The American engineering firm which develops technology for the US military has turned some of its robots into reindeer by adding fluffy antlers.

The Google-based firm is known for its ground-breaking technology used for the US military designing robots that ...

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Japan’s MPD Introduces an Anti-Drone Squad to Thrash Drone Attacks

Rising concerns over terrorism has put Japan’s Metropolitan Police Department into action. An MPD drone has been created to accost small drones that enter prohibited airspace. The large drones will be operated by a riot squad which is a part of MPD. These large drones are equipped with nets that will be used to capture small drones.

How do they work?

When a suspicious drone flies into airspace which is prohibited, the riot squad will warn the drone so that they ...

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VTech Hacking Probe Leads to Arrest of Man in UK

Hong Kong based toy maker, VTech had regretfully announced last month that its Learning Lodge app store database was breached. The cyber attack led to the exposure of data belonging to approximately 11.6 million people. 6.4 million of these were minors. There were more questions than answers related to the attack and VTech’s security was questioned by the millions of people whose accounts were compromised.

UK police said they arrested a 21 year old man who could be linked to ...

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Top 5 Parental Control Apps

The Internet has proved out to be a fabulous source for finding information. To provide a safe internet usage for your child in the world of unlimited access over the internet is a tough task. But however, you can have a control of what your child is exposed to when using the gadgets like smartphones. Here are the 5 apps which let parents to filter the content for their child on Android phones, restricting app purchases on Play store, setting ...

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