Boston Dynamics’ line of robotic dogs creep the hell out of me and other sensible humans on this doomed planet. But at least my gut call is partially justified by this probably world-first meeting of man’s best friend and man’s future downfall.
If you thought waking up on Christmas morning to above-average temperatures and no snow on the ground was scary, Boston Dynamics gives us a far more terrifying glimpse into a dystopian future where Santa’s reindeer have been replaced with (highly kickable) trotting robotic dogs.
Possible cause of the singularity Boston Dynamics is secretive about upcoming projects, but new footage shows their robots in action—and the results are highly unsettling.
Boston Dynamics lleva años desarrollando prototipos de robots cuadrúpedos. La última versión de estas máquinas es también la más pequeña y ágil. Se llama "Spot", pesa solo 72 kilos, y exhibe una notable habilidad para recuperar el equilibrio por mucho que lo zarandeen.
We haven't seen much of Boston Dynamic's four-legged self-balancing Big Dog robot since it was last spotted hurling cinder blocks in a lab. And that's maybe because the company's robotic geniuses have been hard at work building a smaller more agile version called Spot that weighs just 160 pounds so it can safely…
No sé cuánto faltará para que los androides vivan tranquilamente entre nosotros. Pero lo que sí sé, es que conquistar mujeres les va a costar mucho más trabajo de lo que parece en estos spots de televisión, sobre todo si los androides son tan feos y tan mal hechos como estos.
Parece que Microsoft está empezando a disfrutar esto de meterse con Apple en sus anuncios. En esta ocasión la compañía vuelve a meterle el dedo en el ojo a Apple en un simpático spot en el que dos ojeadores de béisbol están haciendo fichajes con ayuda de sendos tablet.
Honda ha construído un montón de cosas a lo largo de su historia: Coches, motos de carreras y de trial, barcos solares, más coches, robots cortacesped y, como nó, el mítico robot Asimo. Todos estos inventos y alguno más pasan por nuestras manos en este simpático anuncio que la compañía ha encargado para su aniversario.
You gotta hand it to the TSA, they're really good at making you hate traveling. CNN has recently obtained a list of 70 "behavioral indicators" that the TSA uses to identify potentially high risk passengers and one of 'em is if you complain about the TSA.
So you're lost in the wilderness. Thoughts of a parched, solitary death are entering your mind. Well, with the Spot Connect, you can share these final thoughts on the Internet! And also save yourself (But mainly: Tweet.)
July was an alarming, record-setting month for injuries at the Yellowstone National Park. It's not the park that's getting more dangerous, however—it's the technology that ignorant, inexperienced visitors are bringing in with them that's to blame:
A Wired writer wanted to test just how effectively the Spot GPS Messenger could save his life. So, in the dark of night, he walked for 8 aimless hours into Tahoe National Forest. Then he pressed Spot's emergency button.
If you're out in the middle of the Yukon wilderness and really have to send a tweet about the moose you just killed and ate with your bare hands, Delorme's PN-60w GPS is just the device you need.
The Survivorman approved SPOT GPS tracking device is now 30% smaller and lighter than the much beloved original version. More importantly, the chipset and the antenna have been upgraded to improve performance.
When humans finally conquer space, we'll still want to keep other creatures as pets. Some science-fiction pets are among our favorite characters, but others, you just want to flush out the airlock. Here's our list of the best and worst.
MSN Direct's weather, news, stocks, and entertainment info have been available on MSN Spot devices for a while now, but have been surprisingly missing from Microsoft's own cellphone devices. Not anymore. You can get now up-to-date info right on your Windows Mobile home screen direct from whatever data connection you…
Walt Mossberg has had a look at the SPOT satellite messenger, a GPS gadget aimed at adventurers and thrill seekers. Not only does it call in the emergency services if you're stuck and there's no cellphone tower for miles, but it also sends out position updates to keep friends back home updated on your expedition. It…
Okay, all you wonks who complained that we had a coffeemaker on the Giz the other day, keep scrolling. Now that the whiny geek is gone, let me tell you about the Melitta ME1MSB Smart Brew Coffeemaker, a 10-cup pot that uses Microsoft SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) to give you almost-live weather data from…
Let's get one thing straight. We were about to write off SPOT. The technology, while very cool, has thus far been limited to a few geek watches and weather stations that the average Joe—the guy who might want to wear a watch rather than check the time on his cellphone—would consider picking one up.