Archive | July, 2021

Artificial intelligence could dramatically speed up climate action

Technological solutions to climate change can be put into two categories. Vertical solutions that tackle pollution in one…

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Smart-home device maker Wyze raises $110M as it plans to inject AI heavily into camera products

The Wyze Cam Outdoor from Wyze Labs. (Wyze Photo)
Smart-home device maker Wyze Labs has raised $110 million in new funding, GeekWire learned on Friday, boosting the Kirkland, Wash.-based company’s plans to improve its existing line of products and launch even more.
Wyze has launched more than 30 products, including everything from security cameras to robot vacuums to thermostats, and

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The International Space Station did “cartwheels.” NASA wasn’t worried.

The International Space Station consists of 16 linked habitats, strung with solar arrays, space debris shielding, and a robotic arm, all spread over an area about the size of a football field. Yesterday, the entire assembly began to tilt and tumble after a newly-arrived Russian module malfunctioned and began firing its thrusters uncontrollably. Only the rapid response of flight controllers

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An Army General Says The Robotic Combat Vehicles It’s Experimenting With Will Be The “Ghosts Of Patton’s Army”

“When you’re in the darkness and you hear these vehicles moving and you don’t really know where they are, there’s a level of fear that rises up,” Major General Ross Coffman, director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team for the U.S. Army Futures Command says.

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Teenage Driver Swerves To Avoid Squirrel, Rams Into Abraham Lincoln Ancestry Home, Providing Honest Abe Insights For AI Self-Driving Cars

Recent news that a teenage driver swerved to avoid a squirrel and accidentally rammed into a famous Abraham Lincoln ancestry cottage provides some quite interesting points for AI self-driving cars. Honestly so.

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Drone Soccer Is More Than Just An Exciting New E-Sport

Drone soccer is a high-tech team game which could overtake drone racing in popularity. But its real importance may be inspiring the next generation of roboticists and drone designers.

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Untethered bi-pedal robot runs 5km and other tech news

Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

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Can IoT Help Catch Wildfires In Time?

Flames flick on the horizon and spread uncontrollably into the valley below. The blaze razes a  cluster of outbuildings, then rips into a group of family homes, leaving in its wake smoldering houses, charred possessions, and ruined lives.
This has been an all-too-common scene in the Western United States during the summer of 2021. The air quality consequences from fires

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