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Caring Pepper robot hits the market, sells out in a minute

Humanoid robot Pepper has started selling on the Japanese market -- and its first limited run sold out within a minute.

By June 21, 2015


Pepper spray gets a camera with The Defender

The Defender brings pepper spray into the modern era, adding 24-7 monitoring, automatic police alerts, and a camera that captures photos of assailants.

By August 22, 2014


Buyers of emotional robot must agree not to have sex with it, report says

Technically Incorrect: People who buy Softbank's emotionally-aware Pepper robot must abide by good behavior clauses.

By September 22, 2015


Pepper spray and laser-armed drone receives first orders

A mining company has ordered 25 Desert Wolf Skunk unmanned aerial vehicles for breaking up riots with pepper spray and "blinding lasers."

By June 18, 2014


Thor and the Vision make out in new 'Ultron' blooper reel

Superheroes apparently enjoy kissing and acting generally goofy when they're making a blockbuster movie.

By September 29, 2015


SoftBank's Pepper proves robots really do care about us

The company on Thursday unveils a new "humanoid" robot named Pepper that can not only communicate with the user, but also read his or her emotions.

By June 5, 2014


Crave Ep. 220: Rescue drones build rope bridge strong enough for humans

A group of autonomous drones are capable of working together to build a bridge -- which could someday save humans in a natural disaster.

By September 24, 2015


Man arrested for allegedly kicking robot

Technically Incorrect: A Japanese man, said to be drunk, decided to take out his frustrations on a Pepper emotion-reading robot belonging to telecom company Softbank.

By September 7, 2015


Giants hiding among us

From CNET Magazine: Carrier cell sites live on top of buildings, inside forest groves, or right next to your bus stop. Sometimes these giant antennas are too obvious to ignore, but other times they're entirely undetectable.

By September 8, 2015


Microsoft shows how its 3D holographic tech will work in your living room

Microsoft's Alex Kipman demonstrates the latest iteration of Microsoft Holographic, letting users interact with Windows 10 in their living rooms.

By April 29, 2015