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Mohawk-wearing humanoid robot slays wasps

A Japanese professor comes to the aid of a friend who's been repeatedly stung by wasps, building a ladder-climbing robot to kill the pests.

By October 25, 2010


Wireless drone sniffs Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, phone signals

At Black Hat, a pair of security engineers show off prototype UAV bristling with antennas that can eavesdrop on Wi-Fi, phone, and Bluetooth signals.

By August 4, 2011


Friday Poll: Scariest tech happening of 2010?

Sure, blood-drenched Halloween zombies can be spooky. But not as scary as some of the more frightening tech moments this year to date.

By October 29, 2010


'Social Network' raises questions as debut nears

The film about Facebook's origins, with a plot the company denounced as fiction, is stirring up Oscar buzz already after a few stellar first reviews. What's it mean for the movie and Facebook?

By August 27, 2010


'MythBusters' Kari Byron getting kids hooked on science

With her new show "Head Rush," the "MythBusters" co-host is hoping to help kids find the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math.

By August 19, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 1292: You're a Koobface (podcast)

Happy 15th birthday to Internet Explorer and AT&T says Net neutrality is indeed onerous and it's all for Verizon and Google's proposal (um, duh). The Facebook "dislike" button finally launches, but it's a scam; WiFi-sniffing aerial drones are the new black, and we celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to the world the following: "looking for a good planet to plunder? Call Earth."

By August 16, 2010


Hard-core Wasp knife makes its point

Weapon instantly injects a freezing cold ball of compressed gas, approximately the size of a basketball, into the unlucky recipient.

By July 25, 2008


Nano GigaPan offers panoramic views of microscopic worlds

A GigaPan robotic platform for creating images is hooked up to a scanning electron microscope at NASA, giving a close look at the ultra-small.

By March 18, 2010


Nokia 6760 slide: Qwerty phone lacks Wi-Fi

Nokia has announced a mid-range Qwerty slider phone for messaging addicts of average wealth, the 6760 slide. But there might be a problem...

By July 22, 2009


Sagem DTR 64160: Pretty cheap, but not all that pretty

We haven't been massive fans of Sagem's PVR in the past, but now it's just £99, and for that little we don't mind so much if it looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp

By November 17, 2008