X-RHex Lite Dynamic Self Righting Robot (video)

One of the major problems facing robots is the ability to self right themselves if they happen to stumble while exploring an environment. However the University of Pennsylvania’s Kod*lab has now created a simple yet innovative solution which upgrades the X-RHex Lite and allows it to self righting itself when it gets into trouble.

X-RHex Lite Robot

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Google Adds Google+ Hangouts To Gmail (video)

Google Gmail users who have enjoyed using the video chat feature embedded in Gmail which was first added by Google back in 2008, will be pleased to learn that Google has this week rolled out a new update for their Gmail video chat service.

Google have now added Google+ Hangouts within Gmail replacing the old video technology, allowing you to benefit from Google’s network rather than the peer-to-peer technology, which the old video system used.

Google+ Hangouts To Gmail

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PopFab Portable 4-1 Suitcase 3D Printer, CNC Milling Machine, Drawing Tool And Vinyl Cutter (video)

Anyone looking for a portable compact suitcase sized 3D printer, will find the PopFab of interest, and has been created by MIT students, Ilan Moyer of MIT’s CADLAB and Nadya Peek, of the school’s Center for Bits and Atoms.

The PopFab not only contains a 3D printer but a fully functional CNC milling machine, vinyl cutter, and a programmable drawing tool all contained in a compact aluminium briefcase. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.


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300′s Battles Recreated In Skyrim (video)

Fans of the movie 300 which follows King Leonidas and his brave 300 Spartans in to battle, and based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller. Might enjoy this awesome re-creation of the battles from the 300 movie using the Skyrim game created by Bethesda and the new Creation Kit.

300 Skyrim

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Romo Smartphone Android and iOS Robot

If you fancy adding a little more character to your smartphone together with the ability to control it. You might be interested in the Romo Smartphone Robot which has been created and is available for both Apple and Android smartphones.

The Romo Smartphone Robot has been under development for sometime and applications to control Romo are available to download from the Apple App Store and the Android Market, with the mobile caterpillar track dock available to purchase for $149 in a variety of colours.


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Crytek Warface Free-To-Play Game Rolling Out Worldwide

Crytek has revealed that their free-to-play Wareface game currently available in Russia, will be rolling out to a number of new locations worldwide including, North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

Warface currently has more than 2 million gamers playing on its Russian servers, and has won awards for Best Game and Best Graphics at the Russian KRI Award ceremony, after breaking records for concurrent players just four weeks after launching in Russia.


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Google Rolls Out More High Resolution Imagery To Select Google Map Locations

This week Google has rolled out new high resolution location imagery to a number of select locations around the world, including images of the the new London Olympic Games Park and Village.

The new imagery was taken during May of the of the Olympic Park and Village, and you can see the final construction work being carried out in preparation for the opening ceremony, which took place last Friday.

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Botiful Social Telepresence Robot For Android Hits Kickstarter (video)

A new Android tele-presence robot called Botiful, has started its journey over on the Kickstarter website and is looking to raise $90k to make the jump from being just a concept into production.

Botiful has been designed to use Skype and enables you or your friends to control the Botiful and be remotely present from anywhere in the world. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

Botiful Social Telepresence Robot For Android

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Dishonored Daring Escapes Trailer Released By Bethesda (video)

Bethesda has released a new series of trailers that will provide you with a look at their new upcoming title Dishonored, currently under development by Arkane Studios.

Dishonored is set to launch on October 9th 2012 in the US and October 12th in Europe for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Bringing a first-person, steampunk, role-playing and stealth combination together in Victorian times for gamers to enjoy.


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