The International Space Station’s new robot is a freaky floating space Alexa

Meet Cimon. The 3D-printed floating robot head was developed by Airbus for the German Space Agency. He’s been a crew member of the International Space Station since June, though as Gizmodo notes, this is the first time we’re seeing him in action. Really the floating, Watson-powered robot face is like …

Innovation and culture are key ingredients of successful cities

CBRE has released Our Cities, Knowledge for the future, a report and microsite which explores how British cities might look and feel in twenty years’ time. The research claims to cast new light on the complexity of the future city. The project examines what will make a successful city through …

China’s Geek+ raises $150M to build robots for warehouses and logistics

One of the most immediate — and already live — applications for robotics and artificial intelligence in general has been in using unmanned robots in warehouses and other environments, where they replace humans in repetitive jobs such as sorting and moving objects from A to B. Now, Beijing-based robotics startup …

Should you hire a data scientist for your development team?

Almost everyone in the development world knows how useful big data can be internally and with clients. So does that mean you should hire a data scientist? It’s no secret that data is crucial to compete. In fact, 70 percent of Fortune 1000 companies specifically called out big data as critical …

How to Watch Tonight’s ‘Monday Night Football’ Redskins vs. Saints Game Online for Free

“Monday Night Football” kickoff time tonight is 8:15 p.m. ET, when the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints game gets underway at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Through four weeks of the 2018 NFL season, both teams have winning records and stand atop their divisions: The Redskins are 2-1, …

Flexible working mothers more likely to work the most unpaid hours

Flexible working is supposed to be a boon to working parents, but it seems it’s not without its disadvantages, as a new academic study has found that part-time working mothers who have the ability to control their own schedule often end up working an increased amount of unpaid overtime.  The …

Pagan Online is Wargaming’s first foray into Diablo’s turf

Wargaming is known more for its battleships and tanks than it is for swords and sorcery. But that’s about to change, as the publisher of World War II-themed online multiplayer games dives into the territory of Diablo and Path of Exile with Pagan Online, its first action-role-playing game (or RPG …

Propel raises $12.8M for its free app to manage government benefits

Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding. Fresh EBT (the EBT stands for the Electronics Transfer Benefit card, which is how food stamp participants receive their benefits) allows users to check …

Business leaders call for legislation ensuring compulsory mental first aid at work

Business leaders have called today for the Government to update health and safety legislation to protect mental health in the workplace. In an Open Letter to the Prime Minister signed by more than 50 leaders of some of Britain’s biggest employers including PwC, Royal Mail, WHSmith, Mace, Ford and Thames …

Teams collaborate more effectively when they break off constant contact

Despite the understandable impulse organisations have to encourage people to be in constant communication with each other, teams often get better results when they collaborate only intermittently, according to a report How Intermittent Breaks in Interaction Improve Collective Intelligence, written by Ethan Bernstein, the Edward W. Conard Associate Professor of …

GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky

The Global Positioning System time epoch is ending and another one is beginning, an event that could affect your devices or any equipment or legacy system that relies on GPS for time and location. Most clocks obtain their time from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). But the atomic clocks on satellites …

Huawei opens a cybersecurity transparency center in the heart of Europe

5G kit maker Huawei opened a Cyber Security Transparency center in Brussels yesterday as the Chinese tech giant continues to try to neutralize suspicion in Western markets that its networking gear could be used for espionage by the Chinese state. Huawei announced its plan to open a European transparency center …