We've been seeing a lot of terrifying robot technology lately. But if this compilation of robots falling down while attempting simple tasks at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in California over the weekend is any indication, robots still have a ways to go before they can overthrow humanity ...
The technology industry has long had a diversity problem. Recent diversity reports of major tech companies show that white males make up the vast majority of their workforce and leadership teams. And according to recent data, only 18 percent of venture-backed startups have at least one female founder. However, tech giant Intel is aiming to help change that. Back in January, the corporation announced it would give $300 million toward workplace diversity efforts. And now, the company is tackling diversity in leadership. Intel Capital, the corporation’s investment branch, announced that it is creating a Diversity Fund of $125 million to invest in helping grow tech startups founded by women or underrepresented minorities. "Our goal with this new fund is to meaningfully support a technology startup workforce more reflective of society, and ultimately to benefit Intel and the broader economy through its success," Brian Krzanich, Intel's CEO, said in a statement ... Discuss
Tech company SplashData has released its annual list of the “Worst Passwords” of the past year (otherwise known as the 25 most common), and just like 2013, “123456” topped the list. The company compiled the list by looking through databases of leaked security information from 2014. Coming in second place was the impenetrable cipher composed of strange digital characters that make up the code “password”. Some other terrible passwords include “qwerty,” “monkey,” “dragon,” “baseball,” “access,” “shadow,” “superman” and most ironically, “trustno1” ... Discuss
Meet the Elio, a new three-wheeled vehicle that can go 84 miles on a single gallon of gas. And, unlike its fuel-efficient hybrid competitors, it’s actually relatively cheap. A new Elio will only set you back $6,800. Of course, there are some questions of practicality: It only seats two people, and because of its unique design, the Elio has some obvious storage limitations. But, for commuters looking for a cheap, fuel-efficient way to get around town, the futuristic-looking three-wheeler could offer a solution. The three-cylinder micro-car goes on sale sometime next year ... Discuss
Traditional newspapers may be having a hard time competing with media rich digital outlets, but this ad designer has found an innovative way to grab readers’ attention. The Sancho BBDO advertising agency in Colombia created a 3D room in the classified section of a local newspaper to promote their client Corona Kitchen. It’s no Craigslist or anything, but it still looks pretty cool ... Discuss
Want to get a set of Google Glass for yourself? Up to now, owning a pair of the wearable computer technology was relatively difficult: You had to be a part of the “Explorer” program by applying as a tech developer, getting on a waiting list or receiving a coveted referral. But, as The Verge first reported, on April 15, for one day only, Google will let anyone become an Explorer for the price of $1,500. That will also get you a free pair of custom frames or shades. Google isn’t expected to announce a full consumer release of Glass until later this year, so this may be your last opportunity for a while to get your hands on the technology. That is, if spending $1,500 for your own personal Terminator eye is your thing ... Discuss