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Sumo Robots, FIGHT!

Sumo Robots, FIGHT!
While we await our own downfall in the inevitable robopocalypse, at least we can pit robots against each other and make them fight. More wine! If you like to watch robot battles, YouTuber Robert McGregor put…

Comcast Starts Gigabit Internet Trials in Chicago

Comcast Starts Gigabit Internet Trials in Chicago
If you’re like me, you can never have enough internet speed. With more and more content being streamed digitally, and video resolutions  like 4K, faster is always better. Now, it looks like Comcast is working on…
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This DIY Robot Plays iPad Games Super Fast

This DIY Robot Plays iPad Games Super Fast
You might know Piano Tiles 2. It is a touch-based mobile game that’s very difficult; at least for humans. So DenverFinn built a robot that slips over an iPad and acts like human hands, super fast…

World’s Fastest Electric Skateboard Goes Nearly 60 mph

World’s Fastest Electric Skateboard Goes Nearly 60 mph
Crazy man Mischo Erban recently grabbed a new Guinness World Record. He is now the fastest man ever recorded an electric skateboard.The record setting pace that Erban reached is 59.55 mph. The record setting run happened…

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record
Back in 2013, we talked about a tiny robot from UC Berkeley that a team had developed that was able to run around at 2.7 meters-per-second. That was pretty fast, but roughly two years later the…

Player Beats Super Mario Bros. in under Five Minutes

Player Beats Super Mario Bros. in under Five Minutes
I don’t care how good you are at playing Super Mario Bros., you have to be impressed by someone beating the game in under five minutes during a speedrun. This is a new record, and the …

Boston Dynamics WildCat Robot Runs Free: Cheetah Unchained

Boston Dynamics WildCat Robot Runs Free: Cheetah Unchained
Boston Dynamics’ Cheetah robot impressed people all over the world when it proved that it can outrun even the fastest of our species. But some of you may have been thinking, what’s to be afraid of?…

Ducati 899 Panigale Motorcycle: In the Sock-Blowing-Away Business

Ducati 899 Panigale Motorcycle: In the Sock-Blowing-Away Business
There’s something awesome about a crotch rocket that will beat most supercars. Ducatis are no exception, and the new 899 will not only blow your socks off, but other parts of your clothing as well.…

200hp Golf Cart Reaches 100mph

200hp Golf Cart Reaches 100mph
Even with their speed limiters disabled, stock golf carts are pretty slow, much like the game of golf itself. How fast can one go? Maybe 25mph if it’s all tricked out. On the other hand, this …

VelociRoACH Hits the Ground Running… and Raid Won’t Stop It

VelociRoACH Hits the Ground Running… and Raid Won’t Stop It
Remember that Tom Selleck sci-fi flick called Runaway? Despite being terribly cheesy, those insect-like robots in that movie always gave me the creeps. Never mind that it was none other than KISS’ Gene Simmons who was…

French Daredevil Rides Rocket Bicycle at 163 MPH

French Daredevil Rides Rocket Bicycle at 163 MPH
Yes, you read that right. A maniacal Frenchman piloted a home-made rocket-powered bicycle to what he claims was a speed of 163 mph. On a bicycle. Holy crap!…

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month
The problem with exploring our solar system today is that we lack the technology to make voyages between planets quick enough. It’s nearly impossible to visit other planets because of slow propulsion systems that expose astronauts…

Breakthrough Engines Could Allow Travel from Britain to Australia in Just over Four Hours

Breakthrough Engines Could Allow Travel from Britain to Australia in Just over Four Hours
A group of British researchers at a company called Reaction Engines has announced new aircraft technology that could make air travel much faster. The researchers have created what they describe as “the biggest breakthrough in propulsion…

Robot Book Scanner Can Scan 250 Pages in a Minute, Has No Idea What It’s Reading

Robot Book Scanner Can Scan 250 Pages in a Minute, Has No Idea What It’s Reading
It’s awesome what robots can do these days. They’ve certainly come a long way from the first robots that people put together many, many decades ago. Case in point? The U.S. Navy’s robot that can dance…

Parallella Aims to Bring Supercomputing to the Masses

Parallella Aims to Bring Supercomputing to the Masses
Over the last few years, we haven’t seen the kind of gains in computing speed that one might expect if you’re strictly following Moore’s Law. We’re beginning to run into limits on the frequency of any…

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt
Remember the Cheetah robot, developed by Boston Dynamics for DARPA? It wasn’t long ago that the robot hit a top speed of 18mph, which seemed insanely fast for a hunk of metal with four legs. Now…
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