On today's show, Bryan Bishop of "The Film Vault" fills in for a sick Khail. Our stories include a fleet of robots at a San Francisco hospital, Amazon Original Movies announced, an antique radio converted into a podcast player and a Kickstarter for an under-desk foot hammock.
A state-of-the-art medical center is just weeks away from opening its doors in San Francisco. Working alongside doctors and nurses will be a fleet of robots. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes us inside the hospital to view the capabilities of these specialized courier bots.
Robots aim to entertain by singing and acting, but are they as talented as humans? RoboThespians aren't exactly Replicants, but they probably kill at karaoke.
Designer Roderick Mann had old-fashioned radio serials in mind when he took a 1936 Goldentone radio and replaced its innards with fresh tech. Now, he can listen to new podcasts that sound like old shows, with a device that looks antique but works for the modern age.
Taking consumer drones to the next level, 3DR's latest quadcopter can follow you toting a stabilized GoPro camera to record your every move and does it for less than $1,000.
Drones in all shapes and sizes and a host of toys from smash-hit TV shows are on show at this year's Toy Fair in London.
Developers can prototype their devices, simulate a full release, then keep the finished products updated through an open source app store.
An all-robot press conference in Japan introduced us to CommU and Sota, two of the cutest robots we've ever seen. There's a bit more to them than simply looking "kawaii": they may someday be capable of acting as a kind of robo-companion for Japan's elderly population.
On today's show, we discuss the DARPA Robotics Challenge (and the rebuilt Atlas robot entering the competition), explain how you can sign up for a free online class about alien life (taught by a Harvard professor), and get gooey over the cutest robot press conference of all time.
At UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, a fleet of robots is lending a hand in medicine.