Archive for July, 2010

HRP-2 Promet Takes Robot Baby Steps Over Uneven Terrain

HRP-2 Promet Takes Robot Baby Steps Over Uneven Terrain

Considering the multitude of robots we feature here over the weeks, it's good to see one that's still at its most basic, starting at its roots. We've seen robots of all sorts: bipedal, four-legged, and even ones that have wheels instead of legs. There are plenty of humanoid ones out there, too. And while this one's got its own fair share of humanoid features, from the video embedded below, you can see that it's still well in its baby years. So there should be no fear of it taking over the world, quite yet.

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Best Buy Connect Service Inks Deal with Clearwire to Offer 4G

Best Buy Connect Service Inks Deal with Clearwire to Offer 4G

Just over a month ago, we told you that Clearwire had their sights set on installing WiMAX modems into a bunch of Intel Core-based notebooks, which would then subsequently be sold through Best Buy some time by the holiday shopping season. Even as the report hit the 'net, there were still plenty of questions. Primarily, was this a one time thing, or would a new deal come from the situation? It looks like we have our answer, as Best Buy and Clear have just made it possible for the two to work closely together to bring 4G service to people.

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Nintendo 3DS Availability and Price Will be Announced on September 29th, Nintendo Announces

Nintendo 3DS Availability and Price Will be Announced on September 29th, Nintendo Announces

This is a good way to start your Nintendo news for the day. In a move that may seem confusing to some, Nintendo has come forward today and made an official announcement regarding the Nintendo 3DS -- the new, handheld video game console that features glasses-free 3D technology. While there's been plenty of rumors about when it's coming out, with plenty of strange confirmations from Nintendo themselves (that were subsequently pulled from the record), it looks like Nintendo's getting ready to announce the pricing and release date. Ready enough to announce that their ready, anyway.

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