Contrary to what science fiction predicted robotics in 2019 would be like, robots are nowhere near being autonomous yet (although they are able to do some pretty cool things). It's taken researchers a long time to get robots to be able to walk like humans - so getting them to respond to different environments with fast reflexes is even further away than our hopeful ancestors imagined. But these researchers are looking at things in a different way, and a robot that can walk and balance like a human may be closer than we thought it was.
Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone X on Tuesday, September 12th. Some people are freaking out about the iPhone X's jaw-dropping price, while others are more concerned about their new facial recognition software - which will be used to unlock the phone. The internet is already rife with memes about the iPhone's unlocking methods, so it comes as no surprise that this announcement caused a stir.
The announcement has inspired memes regarding actual security concerns (government agencies having access to your face) to the more predictable theme of Game of Thrones' faceless men. How do you feel about this announcement? We might care more...if we could afford it.
Sometimes you see something and with your whole heart and soul you wonder "what the hell is that?" Thanks to the pool of geniuses over at r/whatisthisthing, mysteries like this are posed and solved every day. May the internet make it so that we'll never have to not know anything ever again. Okay, except maybe when you find mysterious items in your dad's toolbox. Maybe it'd be best to not know the truth behind those.
The new service will work alongside Amazon's Cloud Cam and a 'smart lock' to allow for vetted Amazon delivery drivers entry into Prime customers' homes that aren't around. Naturally, the 'revolutionary' service was met with a tidal wave of apprehension from people that aren't totally down with "thoroughly vetted" strangers being inside their damn homes while they're away...
A restaurant in San Francisco has changed the face of fast food: instead of employing cooks to flip burgers, they invented a robot. It slices the vegetables, grates the cheese, grills the meat and arranges your burger for you before your eyes. The future of fast food is here, and it looks tasty as heck.
In 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars and it's been rolling around the surface of the planet ever since. Aside from taking samples and doing science experiments, Curiosity also has a camera attached to it. It's been discovering new things about Mars and taking some pretty awesome photos. Check them out below.
Most of the time, life doesn't go as smoothly as we want it to. Life has nasty little surprises around the corner. But there are some things that will always work like clockwork: machines. There are no nasty surprises with machines. No getting caught in the rain without an umbrella. No parking fines on your windscreen. No dropping your toast on the floor face down. None of that. Mechanical things are dependable. Predictable. So here are ten mechanical GIFs of things working that will satisfy your innate desire for order.