NASA and Hideo Kojima team up for a Ludens-inspired watch

NASA and Hideo Kojima team up for a Ludens-inspired watch

NASA and Hideo Kojima have teamed up for a project, and it’s not the partnership itself that’s unusual. Kojima Productions’ mascot, after all, is a character called Ludens, who wears an extravehicular activity spacesuit and is meant to be an astronaut exploring digital space. No, it’s the fact that they’ve collaborated on a watch. It’s … Read more

The best smartphones you can buy right now

The best smartphones you can buy right now

Choosing your next smartphone can be challenging. With so many brands offering similar features at similar prices, it can be hard to understand what device actually has the things you want. If you’ve already determined you only want an iPhone, your decision-making process is slightly easier. (And even then, Apple’s lineup offers more options than … Read more

Microscopic robots walk autonomously using simple ‘brains’

Microscopic robots walk autonomously using simple ‘brains’

It’s long been possible to make extremely small robots, but they usually need some form of direct external control just to operate. Cornell scientists may have solved that problem on a basic level, however. They’ve created microrobots (no more than 250 micrometers across) with basic electronic “brains” that let them walk autonomously. Two- and six-legged … Read more

Big tech companies to face UK probes over cloud service, messenger and smart speaker dominance

Big tech companies to face UK probes over cloud service, messenger and smart speaker dominance

Ofcom, the broadcasting and telecoms regulator in the UK, is launching a probe to look into the cloud services tech giants offer in the coming weeks to ensure that there’s healthy competition in the space. Further, the regulator has revealed that it will examine messaging and video calling services, as well as smart and connected … Read more

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