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First ever ‘soft’ robot is frighteningly cool

First ever ‘soft’ robot is frighteningly cool

Robotics seem like a great idea, but there’s always that Terminator scenario in the back of our minds. “What if the machines really do become self-aware?”, we ask silently while grinding our teeth to avoid bawling like scared children. If the machines someday do push us to the brink of extinction, it might be this one that ultimately seals our fate.

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Dancing Groot potted plant toy a real possibility

Dancing Groot potted plant toy a real possibility

Guardians of the Galaxy is one of this summer’s most successful movies - so much so that people appear to be clamoring to own every tiny bit of media inside the film as well as out. One example is a bit of a spoiler for those of you that’ve not yet seen the film - so turn back here if you’re not already in the know - that’s an official [OFFICIAL SLASHGEAR SPOLER ALERT - go no further if you’ve not seen GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.]

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Robot Love: Inside Dean Kamen’s FIRST Championship 2014

Robot Love: Inside Dean Kamen’s FIRST Championship 2014

The screaming in the stadium is so loud, I can hardly hear the announcer. Enthusiasm spills from the stands in waves; only gets louder when President Obama appears on the big screen for an unexpected address. The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis isn’t playing host to the Rams as usual, however; instead, the seats are filled with row after row of students from K-3 up to high school age, all here for the FIRST Championship 2014. Brainchild of Dean Kamen - better known perhaps for being the father of the Segway - this is no ordinary robotics competition.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z official for real-time magic

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z official for real-time magic

NVIDIA has revealed its latest video card, the GeForce GTX Titan Z, its new flagship with two Kepler GPUs for a total of 5,760 processing cores. Succeeding the Titan Black, the new Titan Z uses a pair of NVIDIA's GK110, tuned to run at identical clock-speeds so that neither slows the other down. The result is an incredible amount of performance for real-time simulation and computer graphics.

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