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"Green" Slow Cooking Invention: Buy One, Give One Free

You've heard of the Wonder Bra?  Well, this is the wonder bag. Wonderbag, to be specific. It's a slow cooking bag, a new invention with old roots, one that is bringing tasty dishes and energy savings to us in the western world, while doing the same for poor, rural African communities.

 


Lockheed Martin Is Bringing Robotic Convoys To War

The day when soldiers have to risk their lives to transport supplies might be at an end. Lockheed Martin has recently completed testing on the world's first autonomous convoy; a driverless collection of heavy-duty military vehicles equipped with advanced AI. So, yeah. Basically, robot trucks.

Video Games And Security: Kinect Is Montitoring The Korean Border

If you own an Xbox, Kinect probably isn't watching you. That's a very good thing, especially considering it's definitely got the capacity to basically be Big Brother. Just how strong is that potential? Well, let me put it this way: A Kinect-based security system is now monitoring the Korean DMZ.

Parce Idea Brings Intelligence To Your Outlets

Every month there is a war in your home, the eternal battle between appliances and your electric bill. The Parce Idea Smart Wall Plug not only lets your monitor the battle from a far, but lets you make changes that will affect the battle's outcome. Using your smartphone, the Parce Idea Smart Wall Plug monitors energy consumption and gives you the ability to control any lighting fixture or appliance that is connected to Parce Idea outlet. As you continue to use it, the Parce Idea Smart Plug actually begins to "learn" from your habits to give you specialized tips and suggestions.

Farmer's Fridge: Innovative Vending Machines For The Health Conscious

Over the years, vending machines have really changed dramatically, in part due to ever-evolving technology that makes it possible for them to break away from the norm. Even movies and television shows have poked fun at traditional vending machines for their lackluster selection (chocolate raisins just aren't a meal substitute), and their disappointing trend of taking your money without actually making your selection accessible to you. Fortunately, vending machines are much more than that, but for health food enthusiasts, most leave something to be desired. At least, that was true until now.

AMD Preparing Socketed Kabini APU Chips

Normally permanently bolted into low-cost PCs, it looks like these energy-efficient CPUs will be available for purchase separate from motherboards in a few months. If the reported specs are correct, they look like decent options for cheap, capable DIY home theatre PC builds.

What Is Google Planning To Do With DeepMind? Does It Involves Robots?

Google acquired AI startup Deepmind for around $500 million earlier this week. Cue a media frenzy about Google's plans for its burgeoning robot army; about how machines of Chrome might put us out of work. Is there really a threat of unemployment, or could Google have something else in mind?

Smartphones Are Now Officially The Mobile Gaming Weapon Of Choice

If you've a handheld gaming console and a smartphone, which do you play more? If you looked over to your droid or iPhone, you aren't alone. Turns out, gamers across the world are increasingly looking to phones instead of gaming handhelds for entertainment.

Internet Of Things & Rise Of The Machines: Obsolescence Without A Plan?

What's that buzz . . . tell me what's happening? While the Internet of Thing's clarion call has awakened the early adopters, many of us still have it on snooze alarm. We may have seen bits and pieces of it, like those that have popped up as apps on our mobile devices. Perhaps we've recently purchased a Smart TV -- or have recently been intrigued by Nest's Thermostat [after Google plopped down a hefty $3.2 billion to acquire it].

Bits Of Verse: Computers Are Now Capable Of Writing Poetry

So remember how I said writers might soon be replaced by machines? Apparently, it's already happening. A PhD student at MIT has created an artificial intelligence capable of analyzing the work of famous poets and creating new works which could have been written by said poets.