Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Can Open Doors

February 13, 2018
If you ask Boston Dynamics what is its purpose, you will be told that it is to change “your idea of what robots can do.” Now get ready to be amazed because its latest version of the SpotMini robot can open doors for its friends with its jaw. And if you think that this can’t be as impressive as the dancing bot that can do backflips, well just watch this video: The video entitled “Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?” was posted on Boston..

Amazon: Alexa Loses her Voice and Wins the Super Bowl

February 5, 2018
The richest man on Earth is only going to get richer! Jeff Bezos made quite an impression last night when he appeared in the Amazon commercial during the Super Bowl. According to USA Today’s Ad Meter, the ad in which Alexa loses her voice got the highest rates. And it was well deserved! It all starts when Alexa coughs and goes completely silent as she is announcing the weather. Immediately, Amazon launches its plan B with the approval of a skeptical and oh so funny Jeff..

Why Controlled Impedance Really Matters

January 30, 2018
Every day, PCB designs and components become smaller, faster – in other words, more complicated. It is now crucial to slow certain circuits down in order to allow specific functions of components to perform before others. The time of simple interconnecting traces and conductors is over. What is controlled impedance? Controlled impedance is the characteristic impedance of a transmission line formed by PCB conductors. It is relevant when high-frequency signals propagate on the PCB transmission lines. Controlled impedance is important for signal integrity: it is the propagation..

SpaceX Falcon Heavy to be Launched “In a Week or So”

January 24, 2018
After months of waiting patiently for the big launch, SpaceX will finally attempt to send its Falcon Heavy into an orbit around the Sun - at the same distance as Mars' orbit - in a few days, as mentioned earlier today by Elon Musk on Twitter. After delays caused by the government shutdown, “the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” as described by SpaceX, passed the crucial test fire. “Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good,” Musk tweeted...

DJI’s Smartphone-Size Mavic Air Will Make You Want to Buy a Drone

January 23, 2018
If you’re not already into drones, DJI’s Mavic Air will make you change your mind. The company’s latest quadcopter has everything it takes to charm consumers: light, ultra-compact, and very easy to fly, it will melt your heart. You would have to spend $799 to get this elaborate toy, but the quality of your photos and videos will make it worth it. Image credit: DJI The foldable drone features a 12-MP 3-axis gimbal camera that helps you take steady photos of high quality. And that’s not..