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MilliDelta robot surgeon is the size of a one cent coin

1 hour ago
Another tiny robot is gearing up to join the ranks of microsurgeons, but this one is small enough to fit in your coin purse. Inspired by pop-up books and origami, the milliDelta bot measures mere millimetres when unfolded (roughly the size of a one c...

3D printers could let you produce your own drugs

1 hour 59 minutes ago
You might imagine that drug production only happens at gigantic pharma corporations with millions of dollars worth of equipment. However, researchers at the University of Glasgow have unveiled a new process of building "reactionware," or small reacto...

FilmStruck's alternative streaming service is coming to the UK

2 hours 21 minutes ago
A movie streaming service backed by Warner Bros. and Turner is launching in the UK in the "coming weeks," the pair have announced. FilmStruck has been lighting up screens in the US since late 2016, and will arrive across the pond with a slightly diff...

Apple may be close to launching its HomePod speaker

4 hours 41 minutes ago
Apple's HomePod has been sitting in limbo for the better part of a year, but a few new clues suggest that it's on the cusp of launching -- and hint at what it can do. To begin with, the HomePod recently received FCC approval. The filing itself does...

Sphero cuts jobs and refocuses on education

6 hours 57 minutes ago
Sphero was supposed to have a banner holiday with a slew of toys themed around Star Wars, Cars 3 and Spider-Man on top of its own self-branded creations. However, things turned out very differently. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it rec...

Rocket Lab reaches orbit for the first time

9 hours 3 minutes ago
Rocket Lab has reached orbit for the first time, even though it's only the private space company's second flight. Even more impressive? The test mission, dubbed "Still Testing," had three customer satellites in tow: one is an Earth-imaging satellite,...

Mo'Nique accuses Netflix of gender and race pay gaps

11 hours 32 minutes ago
Pay gaps in the entertainment industry might not be limited to conventional productions. Actress and comedienne Mo'Nique has called for a boycott against Netflix after accusing the service of gender- and race-based pay gaps. It reportedly offered M...

Speedy DNA nanorobot could lead to molecular factories

12 hours 56 minutes ago
DNA-based robots promise all kinds of microscopic machinery, but there's a major obstacle: they're slow. Existing designs that use biochemical processes for movement can take hours to shuffle molecules around, which makes them utterly impractical fo...

Glasses could prevent motion sickness in self-driving cars

14 hours 33 minutes ago
Never mind festooning a self-driving car in lights and other devices to fend off motion sickness -- you might just have to slip on some eyewear. University of Michigan researchers have patented a system that could use glasses or a headset to prevent...

Playboy sues Boing Boing over a web link

17 hours 30 minutes ago
Playboy has filed a lawsuit against Boing Boing, accusing the offbeat news blog of copyright infringement for linking to an Imgur gallery and a YouTube video that showed every Playmate centerfold. Boing Boing wasn't involved in the creation of the ga...

Facebook hires TV network CEO to land worldwide sports deals

18 hours 59 minutes ago
It's clearer than ever that Facebook wants to become a leader in live sports streaming. Variety and the Guardian have learned that Facebook has hired Peter Hutton, the CEO of Discovery-owned TV network Eurosport, to lead its negotiations for worldwi...

Amazon's checkout-free store opens to the public January 22nd

20 hours 29 minutes ago
Amazon's bid to automate the convenience store is finally ready for the public. The company has confirmed that the Amazon Go store attached to its new Seattle headquarters will be open to non-employees on January 22nd, or more than a year later than...

After Math: First!

22 hours 1 minute ago
It was a week of firsts for the tech industry. Facebook finally got around to adding its first African American board member (because it's not like it's already 2018 or anything), a lifeguard drone made its first Hasselhoffian beach rescue, Ferrari a...

Google's Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs

23 hours 30 minutes ago
Google's Gboard for iOS is lagging a bit behind its Android counterpart, but a new update for iPhone users comes with a game changer. As The Verge has noticed, its dedicated GIF-maker button is no longer hidden at the bottom and now has a more promin...

Ben Heck's mini pinball game: Designing the case

1 day 1 hour ago
With the electronics, mechanisms and simulations done, the miniature pinball game is starting to come together. Now it needs a great case. Remember, not every design element needs to be done on the computer first; sometimes it's better to get han...

'Overwatch' pro player suspended for homophobic slur

1 day 9 hours ago
The Overwatch League's honeymoon is over. Dallas Fuel player Felix "xQc" Lengyel has been suspended by both the League and Fuel after hurling a homophobic insult at the Houston Outlaws' openly gay player Austin "Muma" Wilmot. After Wilmot used one...
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