The University of Zurich’s Robotics and Perception Group have developed a drone that can autonomously change size to fit through tight openings. The result is a stable quadrotor which can more reliably access disaster sites, improving search and rescue operations.
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Waymo, Google’s self-driving car program, has launched a taxi service. Available only in Arizona as of this writing, Waymo One works just like a ride sharing service like Uber, except the “driver” just there in case of emergency, and the car is fully autonomous.
Audiophile turntable maker Lenco’s unique record player comes as either 3D printable files or ready to use 3D parts, and mechanical bits that you assemble yourself. The minimal design offers modules such as Bluetooth, a speaker, and a solar power unit for customization.
Klipsch’s stylish The Three Bluetooth speaker now comes with Google Assistant. Use it for voice control, connect to your smart devices and search for the weather, news and more. It still has the same room-filling stereo sound and mid-century modern design.
Love Hulten’s two-player arcade machine Pixelkabinett 42 Limestone Eclipse edition has a stone-like textured finish, granite laminated panels, handmade joysticks, and a center cavity which houses a backlit, ringed planet. The light’s brightness and color can be adjusted.
Bose’s Frames are sunglasses that have miniature speakers in their temples, directing sound into their wearer’s ears. You can also use them to take calls and call up voice assistants. Bose will also plans to release an app which delivers contextual audio based on location.
Lazy Game Room was disappointed with the PlayStation Classic, so he made his own take based on a Raspberry Pi. He made this easy to follow guide for those who want to take the DIY plunge. You’ll have to search for certain files on your own, but it shouldn’t be that difficult.
The Nomodo Trio is one handy desktop device that has three functions. On one side it has a wireless gadget charger, while on the other side it has a combination heater and cooler so you can keep your drinks at the right temperature. Just don’t spill your coffee on your phone.
BioLite’s SunLight is an affordable portable RGB LED lamp. It has a solar panel at the back with a clever sundial so you can easily recharge it on the go. It also has a microUSB charging port. It lasts up to 50 h per charge. The 360º kickstand makes it easy to hang.
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