Robots One Step Closer to Being Granted Intellectual Property Rights than Animals

On April 23, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that copyright infringements can only be claimed by humans. In its dismissal of the copyright infringement lawsuit by PETA, the Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that wildlife photographer David Slater was not obligated to share profits with the now famous, selfie-taking monkey known… Continue reading Robots One Step Closer to Being Granted Intellectual Property Rights than Animals

Researchers Discovered that Alexa can be Used for Eavesdropping

Alexa can now take your orders to shop on Amazon

A new discovery made by the Checkmarx researchers carries a not-so-good news for Alexa users. Turns out that Amazon Alexa has the potential to be hacked through the use of a malicious skill that can enable the attacker to listen in on the users’ conversation without them knowing about it. Additionally, Google has decided to… Continue reading Researchers Discovered that Alexa can be Used for Eavesdropping

1,000 Robots to Occupy Educational and Corporate Campuses

Robot delivery vehicles developed by Starship Technologies will soon be seen on corporate and academic campuses across the United States and Europe. as the company announces their major commercial rollout.   Starship intends to deploy 1,000 of the small and autonomous robots to its partners before the end of 2018. These new robots have been… Continue reading 1,000 Robots to Occupy Educational and Corporate Campuses

Microsoft Enables Tailored Touchscreen Workspaces with SurfaceConstellations

Microsoft has made tailoring your workspace using touchscreen devices easier with the release of hardware designs for linking multiple touchscreen devices. The release is open source. Working in partnership with University College London, Microsoft Research has released a new modular system for creating tailored workspaces using multiple touchscreen devices including the Microsoft Surface Pro 2,… Continue reading Microsoft Enables Tailored Touchscreen Workspaces with SurfaceConstellations

Japanese Construction Companies Seek Robot Revolution

Japan’s rapidly aging population and shrinking workforce challenge its companies to innovate in automation. This challenge is being felt particularly strongly in the construction industry, which has been slow to adopt automation to date. Japan’s workforce challenge Workers and governments around the world are worried about increased unemployment as companies automate their processes, replacing human… Continue reading Japanese Construction Companies Seek Robot Revolution

New iPhone Teardown Robot Deconstructs a Phone in 18 Seconds

Apple’s new iPhone teardown robot, Daisy, was recently revealed in their environmental responsibility report, and it will be put to work soon. Although at the rate of one phone per 18 seconds Daisy slower than its predecessor Liam, the new robot is more precise and can disassemble a larger variety of phone models. Daisy can… Continue reading New iPhone Teardown Robot Deconstructs a Phone in 18 Seconds

ZTE’s Android License Might Be Revoked, After Series of US Regulations

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE is facing a new obstacle regarding the US market and its regulations. On Tuesday, US regulators proposed a series of rules that would diminish ZTE sales, as well as a ban on supply that would mean that ZTE can no longer use Android on its devices. On Monday, the Commerce… Continue reading ZTE’s Android License Might Be Revoked, After Series of US Regulations