Automation has been around for centuries, but the rise of machine learning has led to new industries that need relatively few people to operate. As Kurzgesagt and many others have pointed out, this is an unsustainable trend that needs to be answered swiftly.
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Designed by a group of students from ETH Zurich and ZHdK, the Voliro is a hexacopter that has tiltable rotors, allowing it to fly parallel to walls, hover diagonally and even flip in place. The students also plan to give the Voliro an omnidirectional wheel for ground movement.
This kit lets you build a crude pinball machine using just about anything as obstacles. It includes mechanical flippers, as well as copper contacts which can be used to register scoring when connected to an off-the-shelf microcontroller, using a free smartphone app.
Electronic musicians and anyone who needs to combine audio signals will dig Bastl’s miniature mixer which provides five individual channels with up to 20dB gain each in a tiny box that runs on 4 AA batteries. It’s limited only to mono signals, but it’s still a nifty gadget. DUDE!
Apple replaced the 9.7″ iPad Pro with one that’s virtually the same size and weight but has a 10.5″ screen. The new iPad Pro’s display offers up to 120Hz refresh rate, increased brightness, and reduced reflectivity. It will ship with iOS 11, which has many enhancements for tablets.
Become an expert in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this extensive series of online courses in the world’s most popular photo editing, layout, and digital drawing tools. In all, there’s nearly $1200 worth of lessons here, so it’s quite a bargain.
It weighed 2.5lb, took 10h to charge and lasted only 30min. a time, but the first cellular phone was a hit, and paved the way for a technological arms race that continues to this day. ColdFusion sums up the origin of cellphones and the man behind our favorite gadget.
Researchers from Tokyo University and Keio University designed a pair of robotic arms and hands that are controlled with the user’s legs and feet. Called MetaLimbs, the extra limbs can be modified with different “hands” and even provide haptic feedback. Think Doc Ock IRL.
Ever needed to build something or estimate materials off of a set of blueprints? This useful measuring tool lets you quickly get accurate linear, area, and volume calculations by rolling it across prints, even if their scale has been thrown off via copying or faxing.
Keep your hands free and your eyes on the road while driving with this versatile universal in-car smartphone mount. It clips onto almost any air vent, holds your phone using magnets, and offers 360° rotation and swivel adjustments. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop.
While the majority of 3D printers melt plastic filament, this unique printer uses modeling clay as its medium, resulting in ceramic creations which would be difficult to sculpt by hand. If you already have an FDM 3D printer, you can purchase the extruder only for $399.
If you’re on Windows, dump your current email client and switch to Mailbird Pro. This app unifies Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Asana, Dropbox, Todoist, Google Calendar, Evernote, and more, all into a single interface to manage emails, calendar, contacts, and to-dos.