There’s no other word for it. The P30’s camera tech is beyond clever or smart. It’s the work of wizardry. Here’s a collection of photos directly comparing the P30 with an iPhone XS. And sometimes… its actually so literally marvellous it’s capturing something you might not actually desire.
This week on Jetpacks Are Overrated, a conversation about the state of passwords. From biometrics to two-factor authentication, there’s a lot of new tools in the mix that might lead some to feel like there will be a version of our future out there on the horizon where we can finally stop having to remember so many damn passwords!
I’ve got a short and sweet chat this week, looking at the state of AI adversaries and challenge systems in video games. Not from the perspective of ‘can this AI beat the humans’, but instead from the idea that AI could do a lot to enhance our enjoyment of game experiences if we start applying it in new ways.
Incredible as it may seem, the end of March marks 20 years since the release of the first film in the Matrix franchise directed by The Wachowski siblings. This “cyberpunk” sci-fi movie was a box office hit with its dystopian futuristic vision, distinctive fashion sense, and slick, innovative action sequences. But it was also a catalyst for popular discussion around some very big philosophical themes.
Sometimes a kid needs a bionic arm. But when that arm is given some cool styling like a BB-8 theme – and excellent functionality too – you might just make that kid feel like a superhero too.
All those videos of engineers abusing robots to show how stable or agile they are really might bite us in the butt in the future, according to one ethicist. So let’s scrub the record, and their brains, and start over again being as friendly as possible, yes?
It can be so much easier to get kids excited about making and coding and playing with cool ideas when they can bounce off characters and ideas they know and love. So it’s great to see this collaboration giving kids a chance to embrace their love of Cartoon Network shows and turn that love into making things!
Next time you’re visiting the Vatican to say hi to the Pope, or just check out the amazing art collections, take a second look at the helmets worn by the Swiss Guard. Turns out they might look like metal, but they’re starting to be 3D printed plastic.
Sonos wants to make headphones? Hmmm… instead of going to fight a new warfront in consumer tech land, here’s some suggestions to extend what they already do and solidify their place as the best networked speaker system around (from someone who has used Sonos for most of the past decade).
Who’s at fault? The Tesla driver? The Tesla autopilot? The Promobot that was weirdly standing on the street like it’d been out late drinking? Is somebody lying? Thankfully, we have footage of this most futuristic of tragedies.