A friendly robotic arm plays tic-tac-toe to help rehabilitate patients

Post Image

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel are building a tic-tac-toe game to help patients with their rehabilitation exercises. The game is played on a grid of boxes and includes “embodied” and non-embodied play. Embodied play means a robotic arm will grab and place a marker – in this case a small cup […]

Read More..

You can now easily buy movie tickets with Google Assistant

Post Image

Google Assistant is gaining some new capabilities thanks to a deal with Fandango that should make ordering movie tickets a quick and easy process. Simply tell Google Assistant that you want to buy some movie tickets and you’ll see what’s playing nearby; you can dial in the specificity to find out just what’s playing at […]

Read More..

China said to be discussing ZTE ban with U.S. officials

Post Image

The Chinese government is reportedly going to bat for ZTE over a seven-year ban that would have broad ranging consequences for the phone maker. According to a new report from Reuters, the subject was broached during a meeting with between senior Chinese and U.S. officials in Beijing this week. The ban imposed by the Department […]

Read More..

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR lightsaber battles now let you duel a friend

Post Image

Last year, Lenovo and Disney teamed up to release augmented reality (AR) game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, which lets players practice their lightsaber skills, command troops in ground wars, and play the iconic game of Holochess.  Now, a free update is letting players duel one another in the new 1-on-1 Lightsaber Versus Mode. Given the […]

Read More..

Xiaomi Redmi S2 Launch Confirmed for May 10

Post Image

Redmi S2 is all set to be Xiaomi’s upcoming budget smartphone as the Chinese phone maker has confirmed the phone’s launch date. A teaser posted on Weibo by Xiaomi confirms the launch of the Redmi S2 smartphone on May 10, which will be the first model in the company’s new Redmi S series. The teaser also shows […]

Read More..

Best dual-camera phones in India for May 2018

Post Image

Dual-camera phones are not particularly new. However, since the Apple iPhone 7 Plus was announced in 2016, manufacturers have been finding new routes to produce the best camera on phones with the help of a dual camera setup.  In fact, we recently witnessed a groundbreaking three-camera setup on the Huawei P20 Pro. But if you […]

Read More..

Sphero R2-Q5

Post Image

Back in October 2017, Sphero announced a new droid into its line up, that wasn’t actually tied to any upcoming Star Wars movie. This was a bit of a shock, given its previous releases were centred around the new batch of Star Wars movies: BB-8 arrived for the Force Awakens crowd, R2-D2 and BB-9E for […]

Read More..

Adobe offers schools Creative Cloud licenses for $5/year

Adobe already offers Spark for Education, a set of storytelling apps for K-12 and higher education for free. Creative Cloud for K-12 can be implemented in a way to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and can also be set up with a single sign-on so teachers and students can use whatever […]

Read More..

NASA’s InSight Mars lander will gaze (and drill) into the depths of the Red Planet

Post Image

NASA’s latest mission to Mars, InSight, is set to launch early Saturday morning in pursuit of a number of historic firsts in space travel and planetology. The lander’s instruments will probe the surface of the planet and monitor its seismic activity with unprecedented precision, while a pair of diminutive CubeSats riding shotgun will test the […]

Read More..

Washé raises $3.5 million for its on-demand car washing service and biz platform

Post Image

Another startup wants to make on-demand car washing work, where others have failed. Washé, a Boca Raton-based service for on-demand washes, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business, which involves a mobile app consumers use to connect with Washé’s network of around 1,000 licensed and insured car washing professionals. […]

Read More..