Overnight, Nest -- which just launched into Australia with the Nest Cam and Nest Protect -- announced a suite of security products, like a smart home doorbell and door monitoring system. They're not coming to Australia straight away at least, but it should be a sign for Aussies considering a Nest gadget or two that the smart home ecosystem is expanding.
If you've heard of Knightscope's security robots, it was probably due to their high-profile failures: one would-be Robocop failed to detect a staircase and killed itself by driving into a water fountain, another ran over a toddler's foot in a shopping mall. On Wednesday, Knightscope announced two new robots were joining the force: the K1 and the K5 buggy.
It's like clockwork: every month or so, you'll be scrolling through your Facebook feed and stumble across a video about a new ring or underwear, colour-changing straws or colour-changing nail polish, or "smart stickers" that claim to help prevent sexual assault. There's the inevitable swarm of uncritical media coverage that garners hundreds of thousands of views in a few days. But after a fleeting moment in the news cycle, the stories -- and ostensibly, the products themselves -- disappear.
Among the many new features and updates iOS 11 will bring to your iPhone and iPad, there's one that some users might not actually want. Apple is finally neutering older 32-bit apps, which means that some of your favourite games or productivity tools simply won't load with iOS 11 installed.
It was bound to happen. Amazon storms into the voice-controlled gadget game, just like the tablet game, and eventually, a Fire tablet becomes an Echo. That just happened. Amazon's new Fire HD 10 tablet is also a hands-free Echo. It's mostly a tablet, but that Echo bit is interesting.
At least two civilians have been injured in a bombing incident during Russia's war games earlier this week. Videos of the incident have been posted to YouTube and appear to show two helicopters firing at a civilian viewing area. Russian media report that the incident is being investigated by the military.
Even though Google's big October 4 event is still a couple of weeks out, it seems we've just gotten a really good look at the four most important devices we expect the company to announce there. The leaks come courtesy of Droid Life, and include info and prices on a new, smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker, a new premium two-in-one Chromebook, and both the big and small versions of the Pixel 2.
Australian scientists have developed an artificial intelligence-driven technology that could make it easier to prevent blindness in the 1.7 million Australians with diabetes.
Patients usually wait up to six weeks for a specialist to screen them for diabetic eye disease. But with this new CSIRO-developed eye-screening technology, patients can be screened by their regular doctor instead, then referred to a specialist for treatment if needed.
If you're going to invest hundreds of dollars on a television set then you want to make sure you're setting the best picture possible, but far too many of us don't take the time to correctly configure the display we're staring at. Here's how to get your money's worth from your TV tech and the on-screen settings you need to know about.
Suddenly, drones. In the last couple of years, that's exactly what it feels like. One day, no drones, the next day, your mate has a tiny one that can fly for four minutes indoors for the express purpose of tormenting cats and toddlers. So, yes, it's become a bit more important to conduct research on the damage a drone can do if it hits you in the head, something more likely to occur as the space around your face becomes increasingly more cluttered with autonomous, floating gadgets.
If there was a downside to snacking on candy at the office all day, it would be the inconvenience of having to interrupt your work to actually fetch some processed sugar. It's a pain that hacker Vije Miller knew all to well, until he built a licorice-launching catapult that automatically flings candy in the direction of his voice command.
Remember that feeling of terror when a five-year-old version of you climbed aboard your tricycle before careening down a giant hill? That's nothing compared to what François Gissy must have felt climbing aboard this adult-sized trike powered by a water tank pressurised to 6,000 PSI.
Google, a company that spends billions of dollars on research and development, still hasn't found a good reason for everyone to own a pair of smart glasses. But an international team of researchers is rethinking how upgraded glasses could be useful -- by turning the wearer's nose into a remote control for other devices.
The baffling story of US diplomats in Cuba suffering hearing loss and brain damage in some sort of covert "health attack" just gets stranger and more terrifying with every new report. The Associated Press has learned that victims' recollections and symptoms are even more varied and serious than we previously knew.