Google's Chromecast is one of the most useful streaming dongles ever invented — but its functionality falls down as soon as your internet access is restricted or just not available at all. Getting a Chromecast working in a hotel room isn't easy, but it is possible. These are the tricks you can try.
Video: If you've ever been blasted by the downwash of a drone when it flies over you, you know how much air four spinning rotors can move. But to help improve the design and flight characteristics of future drones, NASA had its supercomputers simulate what that air movement actually looks like, and it's impossibly complex.
After two reports emerged of Boosted Boards spewing dense smoke from their batteries, the company issued a statement urging all riders to stop using the newer second-generation boards. Now, the electric skateboard maker is taking more drastic measures, working with consumer protection agencies in the US and Canada to issue a recall.
Unless you're an Olympic athlete (you aren't), the company table tennis table is just one of those fairly sterile, standard office perks. Like a SodaStream or chalkboard. There's no excitement. No danger. But Google's Asia HQ stepped it all the way up and delivered a table tennis table that triples as part game board, part artistic installation and part demented mulitasker's fevered wet dream.
Video: Some people take their Nerf dart blasters very seriously. There are entire leagues dedicated to running around and blasting fellow players with foam darts — essentially a less painful version of paintball. But what darts are worth arming yourself with? Nerf expert Frank Cooper breaks it down in this exhaustively comprehensive comparison video.
"Robots' autonomy raises the question of their nature in the light of the existing legal categories – of whether they should be regarded as natural persons, legal persons, animals or objects – or whether a new category should be created, with its own specific features and implications as regards the attribution of rights and duties"
This is from a report out of the European parliament, pushing for a set of laws ensuring the rights and responsibilities of robots and artificial intelligence. The laws, which are to voted on in February, could effectively grant human rights to robots.
You may remember us introducing you to an amazing little desktop robot assistant that responds to you entirely in GIFs a little while ago. Well, now there's some video of Peeqo at work, showing off what he can do.
He can play music on Spotify, give you positive affirmations, turn the lights on and off and even get angry if you go on Reddit. It's straight up adorable.
It turns out that 'rain shower' faucet head you've been enjoying every morning is a damn lie. Well, at least according to Kohler, which has gone so far as to name its new showering experience "Real Rain" to convince consumers that it comes as close to cleaning them under a summer rainstorm as humanly possible.
There's a reason nature uses eggs to protect offspring who develop outside their mothers. Domes are inherently strong and durable, so it also makes sense to build a drone with a similarly bulbous shape to help it survive crashes, collisions and other accidents when an amateur pilot is at the controls.
Though musicians like David Bowie found ways to incorporate the Stylophone's unique sound into their music, the tiny synthesiser has mostly been considered nothing more than a musical toy. But Dubreq wants to change that with a new feature-packed version of the Stylophone that might finally legitimise the toy as a real musical instrument.
Putting on makeup in bad lighting is crap. You can't get an accurate gauge on what you actually look like and whether it will work out in the wild. Fortunately, tech has come to the rescue.
Say hello Juno — the smart mirror that not only adjusts for lighting and selfies, but can be controlled with your phone.
The North American International Auto Show gets under way in Detroit this week, and despite reveals of countless drool-worthy supercars, energy-efficient electric vehicles and autonomous cars that drive all by themselves, Playmobil might actually steal the spotlight with a perfect miniature version of the Porsche 911 Targa 4S.