Boston Dynamics’ founder, Marc Raibert, recently gave a TED Talk where he trotted out some of the company’s recent innovations. The talk mostly features robot tricks we’ve seen before, except for a brilliant outtake of ATLAS trying to help out in a cafeteria that probably serves as the most accurate look at what life…
Sprint has lagged behind its competitors in a dismal fourth place for quite a while and it appears that it’s getting desperate. Though the company isn’t advertising the offer, Sprint is willing to give Verizon customers a free year of service for abandoning the network.
Three years after acquiring the MIT robotics lab Boston Dynamics, makers of Atlas and other scary bots, Alphabet (Google’s parent company) is selling it off to Softbank, a Japanese telecommunications company already known for its less terrifying robots like Pepper that might soon be getting some impressive upgrades.…
President Donald Trump’s new press secretary, Sean Spicer, opened his relationship with the White House press corps over the weekend with a flurry of condemnations for the “deliberately false,” “reckless,” and “shameful and wrong” reporting on the president’s first 24 hours in office. “We’re going to hold the press…
Everyone is trying to make cars that can drive themselves, but Honda and Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank want to go a lot further: they want cute emotional robot cars that talk to you about your feelings. There’s no way that could go horribly wrong, am I right?
Sprint’s parent company, Softbank, is struggling to turn as much profit as it would like. Sadly, the U.S. carrier is set to shoulder some of the responsibility—with “thousands” of jobs to be cut, according the Wall Street Journal.
Here in the US, telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T fight for their share of customer data plans. But Japan’s own telecom outfits are embroiled in an additional head-to-head: selling robots.
Starting this weekend in Japan, people can buy a talking, person-shaped robot that reads your body language and gets sad when you turn off the lights.
Until smartphone batteries last for weeks on end, carrying a backup charging cable wherever you go will be a necessary evil. But at least you don't have to deal with a perpetual tangle of wires if you import SoftBank's new Itomaki AC Adapters. They're shaped like a thread spool letting you wind your cable around so…
Softbank has officially announced that it is buying a 70 percent stake in US mobile carrier Sprint. The Japanese company is ponying up a total of $20.1 billion for the privilege.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Japanese mobile carrier Softbank is in advanced talks to acquire US operator Sprint for a cool $12.8 billion.
Gimmicky or not, Sharp is not averse to wedging weird and new(ish) technologies into their phones. As such, they've teamed up with Japanese cellphone peddler Softbank to release a phone that not only has a radiation detector, but comes in eight Pantone-certified colors.
Even the littlest dogs dream of going to space, and in SoftBank's commercial series, one actually does. The spacesuited pooch encounters some strange things while floating in the void of space, including mysterious bowls of ramen and Santa Claus.
Despite being on the verge of death for quite some time, PC Mag reports Steve Jobs worked on Apple's future products on literally his last day alive.
Why is there a mid-grade Android flip phone on a site full of brazen iPhone fanboys? (Yeah, we admit it. What. WHAT.) It's not the first Android flip phone. It's not the first Hello Kitty phone. It's not even very desirable.
A few months back I tried out a glasses-less 3D prototype from Sharp, where the cameraphone took "3D" photos and made them pop out in their parallax barrier screens. That tech's now in two Android phones—for Japan, anyway.