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Unless you’ve been disconnected from the Internet this past weekend – and who does that, am I right? – you’ve probably seen and shared the hilarious Chewbacca mom video on Facebook. The clip shows a Texas woman trying out a Chewbacca mask and enjoying every minute of it. Her contagious laugh is what turned the video into a viral sensation that has since surpassed 140 million views.
That’s all you need to know before you watch the following video, in which we see the Chewbacca mom taking James Corden and J.J. Abrams to work. More →
Millions of rounds can be unleashed at these robots and they’ll keep going on going. In part because they have state of the art armor, but also because these robots can think and behave like the enemy … and avoid getting shot.
While it sounds like a “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” scenario, Special Operations Forces around the world are leveraging the abilities of the cutting-edge Marathon Target robots to challenge and enhance their skills.
Robots that think, communicate with each other and fight as a team …this is the future of land combat and the future is nearly upon us. These robots are currently used for advanced training – not for deployment in combat. More →
When new video game systems come out it’s so hard to wait to buy one, especially since there’s so much time in between console generations. New systems are so much more powerful and capable than older ones, and you need the latest and greatest. Well, if you’ve been holding off on buying a new Xbox One your wait is about to pay off, because Amazon is selling the Xbox One 1TB Console – Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle for $399 with free shipping. It’s $500 elsewhere, making this a killer deal you won’t want to miss. More →
Traffic congestion is a problem that many cities across the globe continue to struggle with. And while some cities have come up with their own ways to deal with congestion, whether it be a push for public transportation or constructing new roads, a new initiative out of China is without a doubt the most original idea we’ve seen yet.
Meet TEB, otherwise known as a Transit Elevated Bus. TEB is essentially a bus that can drive over traffic, as evidenced by the photo above, although it’s just a concept for now. The idea for a TEB like vehicle isn’t new, but a working mini-model of the incredibly intriguing idea was recently presented at a tech expo in Beijing.
In today’s business world, knowledge of Microsoft Office is a necessity. Many jobs do not even consider hiring candidates without it. With the Pay What You Want: The A to Z Microsoft Office Training Bundle, you can learn the ins and outs of Microsoft Office in no time. More →
Why is T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” initiative working so well? The answer is as obvious as it seems: people don’t like wireless carriers. These telecommunications giants continue to squeeze subscribers for every last penny they can and all the while, they rake in billions upon billions of dollars each quarter. It would be one thing if a company just scraping by tacked on a tiny fee, but Verizon hauled in $7.9 billion in profit last quarter on $32.2 billion in sales while AT&T’s operating income climbed to $7.1 billion on revenue totaling $40.5 billion.
T-Mobile is hardly a non-profit, but the company has done a tremendous job of playing off consumers’ collective disdain for carriers and it has seen tremendous growth as a result. At the same time, its model really isn’t all that different from the rivals it regularly berates.
Can’t anyone save us from our carriers? More →
Fitbit is currently embroiled in a class-action lawsuit over the accuracy of its heart-rate tracking. As part of their case, the plaintiffs commissioned a scientific study of the accuracy of the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge. Wareable spoke to the scientist who was paid to do the testing, and unsurprisingly, he has bad things to say about Fitbit’s devices.
Dr. Edward Jo, an assistant professor of Applied Physiology at California State Polytechnic University, was paid to conduct a “validation study,” seeking to prove that Fitbits mis-report heart-rate data when users are working out.
The SLAC National Accelerator Lab in Menlo Park, California has a ridiculously powerful X-ray laser. And what would you do if you were one of the members of the team lucky enough to play with said X-ray laser? You would shoot stuff with it, obviously, and you would record all the action to post up later on YouTube. Well, you’re in luck because the researchers at the lab think just like you do and they’re way ahead of you. More →
Sonos makes fantastic products but plainly put, they’re not for everyone. Some people are seeking out a different look or different features, but it can be difficult to weed through all the junk out there and find high-quality wireless speakers. Well, we’ve done the weeding for you and we’ve got a killer sale you need to check out. This week only, Amazon has knocked $50 off the price of the Raumfeld One S Wireless Streaming Speaker in either black or white. That’s within $10 of the One S’s lowest price ever, and it includes free Prime shipping. More →
As we approach the end of May, it’s finally beginning to heat up — even in the colder regions of the United States. It’s a welcome change after winter decided to stick around for a few extra weeks, but come mid-July, there’s a good chance we’ll all be wishing for snow. This summer is going to be a rough one.
If you’ve spent a significant amount of time on the internet, you’ve probably heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the badly-thought-out piece of legislation that governs using stuff on the internet. That it’s broken is not news — people have been railing against the DMCA since before it became law — but a handful of recent examples illustrate the point rather well.
Without question, Google Maps is one of the most widely used and highly regarded navigation apps in the industry, but an upcoming change might be enough to convince some users to give other apps a try.
In a blog post on Tuesday, Google revealed that it will begin experimenting with local search ads on Google Maps. Ads for nearby businesses will appear on both the desktop and mobile version of Google Maps, giving advertisers the ability to show off their stores when users search for goods or services they carry. More →
About two times a year, Netflix holds an internal hackathon where employees are encouraged to come up with creative ideas and explore new technologies, both in software and hardware, that tend to fall outside of their day-to-day job description. In other words, the Netflix hackathon is a great excuse for engineers to have a bit of fun. Just this past November, for example, you might recall that Netflix engineers managed to get a video stream running on a 1950s era TV.
By the time Netflix’s most recent hackathon ended, the streaming giant noted that it saw 200 engineers put together more than 80 unique hacks. “The hacks themselves ranged from product ideas to internal tools to improvements in our recruiting process,” Netflix said.
Of those 80+ projects, Netflix published a blogpost highlighting some of the cooler concoctions its engineers managed to come up with this year. Here’s a look at a few of them.