World Tech

Frustration be gone: this robot will build Ikea furniture for you

Every Ikea shopper faces the same dilemma: shell out hundreds of dollars to have someone build your bargain-priced beds and bookshelves, or spend hours following inscrutable assembly instructions, losing bolts and screwing the wrong parts together until your head explodes. Mercifully, thanks to a group of roboticists in Singapore, Ikea shoppers could eventually have a third option.  The Control Robotics ...

Read More »

This robot can build your IKEA furniture – TechCrunch

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building IKEA furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to IkeaBot, the madmen can be replaced. IkeaBot is a project built at Control Robotics Intelligence (CRI) group at NTU in Singapore. The team began by teaching robots to insert pins and manipulate IKEA parts, then, slowly, they began to figure ...

Read More »

Bingers rejoice! Airtel TV might be offering you Netflix for free soon

Telecom giant Airtel is reportedly in advance talks with Netflix to provide free streaming access to customers using Airtel TV app. The two companies had already tied-up to provide the Netflix App on Airtel’s internet and direct-to-home service platforms.  “Netflix and Airtel are in advanced discussions for an exclusive tie-up to offer Netflix content to Airtel mobile customers. Several rounds ...

Read More »

Treat your pearly whites to a sonic clean

I’ve been brushing my teeth this week with the Swedish made Foreo ISSA 2, which the company touts as the world’s first silicone sonic toothbrush. It takes only an hour to charge, which is said to last for up to 365 uses before another USB charge is needed. Obviously, I haven’t used it that long, but after a few weeks, ...

Read More »

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Windows Defender improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Windows Defender Security Center and Windows Defender Firewall improvements. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year. The next update will come sooner (possibly as soon as next week), from the RS4 branch. Windows 10 is ...

Read More »

Don’t just stir; Stircle – TechCrunch

Although I do my best to minimize the trash produced by my lifestyle (blog posts notwithstanding), one I can’t really control, at least without carrying a spoon on my person at all times, is the necessity of using a disposable stick to stir my coffee. That could all change with the Stircle, a little platform that spins your drink around ...

Read More »

SNK may be making a mini-console stuffed with arcade classics – TechCrunch

If you’ve worked through the amazing selection of games provided by the NES and SNES Classic Editions, you may be in luck: SNK, the legendary arcade game creator behind the likes of Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown, is teasing what looks like its own tiny arcade cabinet. Teased as part of the company’s 40th anniversary, the shrouded gadget definitely doesn’t ...

Read More »

Jaquet Droz is shipping its mechanical signing machine – TechCrunch

Watchmaker Jaquet Droz announced its Signing Machine – a mechanical device that will sign your name for you using a series of miniature gears and springs – in 2014. Four years later, the company is ready to ship their miraculous contraction just in time for you to ink the deal you’ve made with Cybereus, lord of the digital underworld. This ...

Read More »

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses – TechCrunch

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa to respond to questions with answers they ...

Read More »

iZettle makes it easier than ever to start an online store

Creating an online store for your business is about to get easier than ever thanks to a new launch from iZettle. The Swedish fintech firm has today announced a new e-commerce platform that will allow small businesses to create and launch their selling online in just a few minutes. Available in the UK from today, the iZettle E-commerce platform lets ...

Read More »

How to recharge you pre-paid number using Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature for its Android users in India. Using this feature, Facebook users can recharge their prepaid mobile numbers of various mobile operators. While this is only available for prepaid users that too only for Android users, this feature is expected to be rolled out for iPhone users, and even desktop. ...

Read More »

Apple refusing to fix YouTuber’s iMac Pro claims low on facts, light on details

A YouTube video is generating over a million views and myriad social media complaints about Apple “refusing” to fix an iMac Pro destroyed after taken apart for a video —but the creators are short on specifics, and profoundly lacking an understanding of how the system works. Taken from Linus Tech Tips video “Apple refused to fix our iMac Pro” The ...

Read More »