A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego have applied the biologically inspired principles of soft robotics in order to capable of navigating uneven terrain like rocks and sand.The soft and pliable materials mean the robot’s four legs are capable of conforming to their surrounds,...
Twitter seems to be having some technical difficulties this morning, with the network going down for some folks.Down Detector’s shows Twitter suffering outages in Japan, the UK, and now parts of the East Coast in the United States.Around 2am ET, Twitter’s Support account tweeted that some users may...
Computers have become more powerful and more portable, letting you execute some compute-intensive tasks on your laptop. But internet connections have also become incredible faster, making it much easier to outsource some tasks to servers sitting in a data center.Most of the apps on your phone already rely on...
Meet , a French startup that can make your Bluetooth speakers more versatile. The company has been working on a new implementation of the Bluetooth protocol in order to let you play music from your phone on multiple speakers and headphones at once.Bluetooth speakers have become a common gift...
Jake BrightContributor is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of .More posts by this contributor:The government of Cameroon ended its internet blackout of parts of the country last week, according to news reports and confirmation from the country’s Ambassador to the U.S.The three month...

Books and roses

Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi. The Patron Saint festival is Catalunya’s equivalent of Valentine’s day. But as well as giving long-stemmed red roses people give books. Lots and lots of books. Some €20 million worth of books are sold...
, a farmer-friendly online grocery platform based in the U.K., has raised £7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Atomico, the London VC fund founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström.Originally launched in 2014 as a ‘click and collect’ service that let you order groceries online direct...

Gillmor Gang: Fossil Fuel

The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 21, 2017. Big Media meets the Big Algorithm as we reach subscription saturation. B=V/T: Self-service Bundling based on Value prioritized by Trust will erase the distinction between short and long form.Plus the...
Manchester Watch Works aka MWW makes small batch watches that are sometimes homages to historic timepieces and are sometimes entirely new design. This model, – the third in the Iconik line – is based on the Blancpain TR-900, a diver’s watch used by navies worldwide in the...
Bruce JudsonContributorBruce Judson is a bestselling author of books on business and public policy strategy in the evolving digital era. He is a senior IoT adviser at .For better and sometimes worse, Twitter is one of the most powerful forces on the planet. Twitter has arguably played a critical role...