Smart leggings by Wearable X vibrate to correct imperfect yoga poses

Smart leggings by Wearable X vibrate to correct imperfect yoga poses
These responsive leggings by tech brand Wearable X use gentle pulses to give instant feedback to the wearer on their yoga postures. The Nadi X leggings has five sensors embedded into the fabric. These connect via Bluetooth to an accompanying smartphone app to determine what yoga position the wearer is in. The app displays the pose and uses vibration to... Read More

Oxford University’s driverless car guru wouldn’t trust his kids in one…yet

Oxford University’s driverless car guru wouldn’t trust his kids in one…yet
The University of Oxford’s driverless car guru Paul Newman has admitted that he wouldn’t trust his kids in an autonomous vehicle yet, but remains bullish about a near-future where we wonder why we ever drove ourselves. Newman, speaking at the recording of ‘The Engineers: The Rise of the Robots’ a BBC Worldwide production hosted at London’s Science Museum, is Professor... Read More

Would you let a drone fly a ton of bricks over your house?

Would you let a drone fly a ton of bricks over your house?
Two weeks ago, a GoPro Karma drone crashed into the audience at a Major League Baseball game in San Diego. The pilot was identified, but local police weren’t familiar with the Federal Aviation Authority’s newly minted rules regarding safe use of drones, so he was let go without charge.  Accidents like this tend to receive lots of media coverage, with... Read More

Driverless cars and an automated future are a big problem for unskilled youth

Driverless cars and an automated future are a big problem for unskilled youth
In the United States there are around 3.5 million truck drivers, and when you combine that with all the cab and ride-sharing employees, that number creeps closer to 4 million, which is just over 1% of the country’s population.  Meanwhile in the UK there are 600,000 truck drivers, over 200,000 cab drivers, and we haven’t even gotten into more niche... Read More