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

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

Belkin’s new battery pack delivers long-lasting power in a small package

Belkin’s new battery pack delivers long-lasting power in a small package
Belkin is back with a brand-new battery pack, one the mobile accessory maker claims is its most compact and fast-charging yet.  Part of its Pocket Power series, the new pack will be available to purchase in three power tiers: 5,000mAh, 10,000mAh and 15,000mAh. Competitors like the Anker PowerCore provide 20,000+mAh to play with, but Belkin's latest is nothing to sniff... Read More

Drone ban Down Under? Politicians call for halt in sales, citing security concerns

Drone ban Down Under? Politicians call for halt in sales, citing security concerns
In a rare display of bipartisanship, senators from both sides of parliament today asked for a freeze on the sale of small, or recreational, drones until stricter regulations can be put in place. The call for a freeze was prompted by concerns over a terrorist attack, with recent online videos demonstrating ISIS-owned drones dropping grenades, and reports of drones increasingly... Read More

Apple updates pitch to convince Android users to switch

Apple updates pitch to convince Android users to switch
Apple has unleashed a new weapon against Google to win over consumers using Android handsets. The Cupertino firm has launched a ‘Switch from Android’ website and a series of 16-second videos on its YouTube channel that essentially works as a FAQ for Android users, explaining how it thinks that iPhones and iOS are superior. Apple’s previous campaign targeted at Android... Read More

Home Entertainment On A Budget

Home Entertainment On A Budget
In my last post I described how the media center PC, running Microsoft Windows 7 Media Centre, was damaged during a lightning storm. This is much sadness for our household as all our entertainment is based around the media center – photos, videos, TV, music, and streamed media. Without the media center we are forced to suffer the poor quality... Read More