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Brain-connected prosthetic hand restores a paralysed man's sense of touch

A mind-controlled prosthetic hand created by DARPA has now allowed a paralysed patient to feel physical sensations.

By September 14, 2015


What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.

By August 4, 2015


Rhino horn camera aims to stop poachers

A new method aims to halt rhinoceros poaching by monitoring and tracking the animals to catch poachers in the act.

By July 21, 2015


Apple Music, Formula E and stopping killer robots in CNET UK Podcast 439

We give our first impressions of Apple Music and a trackside report on the future of Formula E, the all-electric racing league. Plus, we discuss real-life killer robots and a campaign to stop them.

By July 3, 2015


Terminator: Meet the organisation trying to stop killer robots

Forget the battling T-800s of "Terminator: Genisys" -- the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns that the lethal machines of the future are more frighteningly close to home.

By July 3, 2015


Watch an F-16 fighter jet blast a drone out of the air

A Danish fighter jet shows off top-gun skills for the modern age by taking out a flying drone with spectacular accuracy.

By July 1, 2015


Two tweets, AU$80,000: Newspaper pays for defamation on Twitter

Typing 140 characters has come at a heavy price for an Australian newspaper after it was ordered to pay AU$80,000 for defaming one of the country's highest ranking politicians in two short tweets.

By June 30, 2015


'Sinister' and 'Orwellian': BioBeats founder warns of the dark side of wearables and biometrics

The man behind the heartbeat-reading startup has warned of the potential abuses of the new technology.

By May 13, 2015


Brooding, brutal 'Daredevil' shows the shadows of the Marvel universe (spoiler-free review)

The rain-soaked alleys and intense punch-ups of this new Netflix show are a million miles from the colourful adventures of the Avengers.

By April 9, 2015


Australian police seize 3D-printed gun parts and knuckle dusters in raid

Police have arrested an Australian man for alleged possession of a number of 3D-printed weapons and enough parts to make four separate handguns, in addition to other charges.

By February 10, 2015