CBS' Seth Doane reports from Nagasaki, Japan, where a hotel staffed entirely by robots opened this month.
Frequent travelers, rejoice! A new feature on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick called "captive portal access" is now live and works great, allowing easier-than-ever connections to tricky Internet services that require an extra layer of authentication.
The service for peer-to-peer home rentals sends a letter to all members of the New York State Legislature asking for the law to be changed to allow it to collect taxes on behalf of its hosts and guests.
A software update for Amazon's $40 or £35 streaming dongle also brings "captive portal" Wi-Fi access, while the Fire TV box gets expandable USB storage and Bluetooth headphone support.
Apple Watch wearers can unlock hotel room doors and get notifications.
An Airbnb trip "doesn't end when you leave -- when you go home it changes you somehow," says head of engineering Mike Curtis.
John Hopkins University scientists are currently working on what they're calling "micrograbbers" made of hydrogel and stiff polymers. Someday, they hope to send these tiny objects into your body to perform procedures that might otherwise be invasive.
On today's show, Khail and Ashley marvel at tiny robots made to collect samples inside your body and dissolve after they're done, start saving up to stay at the Godzilla Hotel in Tokyo, and show you a retired engineer's violin-playing robot.
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for helping me with my luggage. Hen-na Hotel in Japan is set to open with check-in bots and robot concierges, porters and maids. So we don't have to tip them, right?
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