Jono Williams, a plastics engineer and graphic designer, designed and built the Skysphere--a treehouse turned smartphone-controlled womman cave. Yes, I said woman, because, well, anyway.
This steam tower treehouse is a solar-powered, Android-controlled little hideaway above the New Zealand countryside, and not only is it awesome, it also looks pretty awesome.
Sri Lanka to Be the First Country with Free Wi-Fi, Thanks to Google
We’ve got to hand it to Google, yet again. Free Wi-Fi will soon be available across Sri Lanka by March 2016, thanks to an agreement the country’s government has signed with Google last Tuesday.
The service will be provided with the help of Google Loon, a technology that provides Internet to large or remote areas using high-altitude balloons—or “floating telecom towers.” Because cell phone signals generally propagate on a line-of-sight basis, there can
Samsung Monitor Wirelessly Charges Your Phone
Samsung is stepping up their game and is on board for ditching the cords. Their new computer monitor utilizes the Qi (CHEE) wireless charging standard for mobile devices. The SE370 has a circular charging station at the base of the monitor that is fully compatible with phones such as the Galaxy S6 or Nexus 6 to be tossed on and powered up.
The monitor also features Samsung’s PLS panel technology which gives you as wide of viewing angles as IPS screens, with higher brightness and cheaper energy costs.
Banning Autonomous Weapons to Avoid an AI Arms Race
It’s like Terminator meets the Cold War… or at least that’s what Steven Hawking and other leading public figures are trying to prevent.
Artificial Intelligence has advanced to the point where the deployment of autonomous weapons is feasible within years. Now, many researchers are warning that an "AI arms race" could be disastrous for humanity, and are urging the UN to consider banning them.
An open letter published by the Future of Life Institute warns that weapons that automatically select and engage targets without human intervention could fuel war, terrorism, and global instability. It also notes that, although autonomous weapons reduce
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