Medevac helicopters could be grounded after 5G wireless rollout on January 19

Medevac helicopters could be grounded after 5G wireless rollout on January 19 because the network interferes with choppers’ radar altimeter AT&T and Verizon plan to unleash their 5G networks in the US on January 19  The roll out could mean many medevac helicopters will be grounded US law requires these air ambulances to have a working  … Read more

Tech: Boston Dynamics releases a festive video showing a Spot robot hiding in a Christmas present

Boston Dynamics first showed off Spot, the most advanced robot dog ever created, in a video posted in November 2017. The firm, best known for Atlas, its 5 foot 9 (1.7 metre) humanoid robot, has revealed a new ‘lightweight’ version of its robot Spot. The robotic canine was shown trotting around a yard, with the … Read more

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter completes its 17th flight on Mars – despite only being designed for FIVE

NASA‘s Mars helicopter has completed its 17th flight on the Red Planet, despite only being designed for five such missions. Ingenuity, the first aircraft to operate from the surface of another world, took off for a 117-second trip as it inches closer to its original airfield, where it’ll await the arrival of the US space … Read more

Samsung and IBM unveil new chip they say will keep smartphone batteries charged for a WEEK

IBM and Samsung have announced a chip ‘breakthrough’ that has the potential to keep smartphone batteries charged for an entire week and extend the life of Moore’s Law by a few more years. The chip features a new Vertical Transport Field Effect Transistors (VTFET) design, which lays transistors perpendicular to the surface of the chip, … Read more

Snapchat reveals its most popular filters in the UK in 2021 – with Big Mouth topping the list 

Since launching back in 2015, Snapchat‘s filters – or ‘Lenses’, as it calls them – have become one of the most popular features on the app. While the original flower crown and puppy dog ears are likely Snapchat’s most well-known Lenses, it seems that other filters have risen to the top this year. Snapchat has … Read more

Incredible robotic HAND is strong enough to crush cans or delicately use a pair of tweezers 

An incredibly dextrous robotic hand has been developed that is strong enough to crush a can, while also being delicate enough to use a pair of tweezers. The device integrates all the components necessary for responsive movement, according to the engineers from Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea. It is mounted on an existing commercial … Read more

Dogs prefer upbeat Christmas songs such as Wham’s Last Christmas

That’s paw-some! Dogs prefer upbeat Christmas songs – with Wham!’s Last Christmas and Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You topping the list, study finds Dogs prefer upbeat Christmas songs such as Wham!’s Last Christmas — study  The charity Guide Dogs carried out a survey of 1,000 dog owners across the UK  Dogs’ favourite … Read more

Amazon Alexa can now listen out for beeping appliances

Amazon unveiled several new products at its online unveiling event in September, including an autonomous robot that can monitor a person’s home for intruders.    The $1,450 robot uses intelligent motion to check-in on your home while you’re away and give alerts about any disturbances.  It can move autonomously around your home, navigate to check in … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX has started construction of a Starship launch pad in Florida

SpaceX’s Starship could soon move to Florida: Elon Musk announces construction of a launch pad for the massive rocket has started at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Elon Musk tweeted Friday that SpaceX has started construction of a Starship launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida The pad would be at Kennedy Space Center launch … Read more