Royal Mail is beginning trials in London of nine fully electric vans with ranges of up to 100 miles. The vehicles, which come in various sizes, will distribute post from the central London depot. Read the entire article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41025771
More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of “a third revolution in warfare”. The letter says “lethal autonomous” technology is a “Pandora’s box”, adding Read more about Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’[…]
After years of being outsold by the iPhone, the venerable iPod has taken a big step toward eventual oblivion. Apple said Thursday it was discontinuing two of the cheapest iPod models: the nano and shuffle. The two products have been removed from the Apple online store and will vanish from retail locations as well. Apple Read more about Farewell to the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle[…]
Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It’s the largest addition of new badges in a decade for Girl Scouts of the USA. The effort takes a progressive approach to STEM and also nudges girls to become citizen scientists using the Read more about Robots, coding and race cars: Girl Scouts offer 23 new badges in STEM[…]
Let’s say that you take a picture of a handwritten recipe. However, you might want to make a change to the recipe without completely rewriting the recipe by hand. Thankfully software exists that allows you to convert words in pictures into computer-processable text. This software is called Optical-Character Recognition (OCR) software. Read more Read more about Converting Pictures Into Words You Can Process[…]
AirDrop, which uses WiFi and Bluetooth, is unique because it doesn’t require you to share your number or a username with someone to send or receive a file. People turn on AirDrop for work to quickly share files, and teens have used it to share photos and get around social media bans in class, Business Read more about Change this iPhone setting to stop receiving unwanted photos or files from strangers[…]
Demand for online freelancers with VR expertise grew far faster than for people with any other skill last quarter. Billings on VR projects grew more than 30-fold from the same period a year earlier, according to U.S. data provided by Upwork Inc.’s website that connects freelancers with employers. To learn more about this rapidly growing Read more about New reality? The fast-growing skill for online freelancers is VR, according to report[…]
Check out this TED talk, where tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users.