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Robots may care for you in old age – and your children will teach them

During the course of a day, robots might be expected to do everything from making a cup of tea to changing the bedding while holding a conversation. These are all challenging tasks that are more challenging when attempted together. No two homes will be the same, which will mean robots will have to learn fast and adapt to their environment. As anyone sharing a home will appreciate, the objects you ...[Read More]

That’s just grate: YouTuber recreates Apple’s Mac Pro casing, uses it to grate cheese

It's a hard life being cheesed off, but that's just what happens when you're attempting to afford a member of Apple's lineup of computers. If you've had eyes on the massively-expensive Mac Pro announced earlier this month, though, you might be aware of its cheesier qualities. That is: a casing capable of shredding rotted bovine lactation. Or, at least, so we thought. 

Stranger Things Season 3’s final trailer discards consumerism, goes big on horror

We've been following along with Netflix's Stranger Things since Season 3 was announced. While previous trailers have proved to be a little... meh, showing more drama and a not insubstantial amount of rampant consumerism (albeit a retro version of it), the newest -- and final -- Stranger Things Season 3 trailer brings the pain. And more than a little horror, to boot. 

As cars become increasingly driverless, people are already seeking analogue motoring experiences

According to those in the industry, and researchers too, driverless cars will totally revolutionise the way we think about individual transport. They will change the way we work and rest. They could herald the end of traffic jams, and have the potential to change the lives of disabled people

Win one of two LG Xboom Go PK3 speakers or one LG Xboom Go PK5 with Stuff and LG

What's that, we hear you cry? It's about bloody time? We're right there with you on this one. It's been far too long since Stuff had a fresh giveaway for its readers. But the drought has broken and we've got three Bluetooth speakers to give away to three winners. That's one each, not three each. Important distinction. Up for grabs? Two LG Xboom Go PK3 speakers, valued at R1,000 each, and one LG Xb...[Read More]

Fitness trackers and personalised training programmes – the way to get healthier at work

The lifestyle programme group also received behavioural support, such as individualised exercise training schedules, an activity tracker for monitoring progress and revising goals, regular chats with a sports scientist via an app, and monthly face-to-face meetings with the research team.

Huawei is trademarking its mobile OS, Hongmeng, in several countries following Android ban

When things are going your way, it still helps to have a backup plan. That seem to be Huawei's attitude to the ongoing China-America trade wars, which have wound up with the Chinese company on the so-called Entity List. And now that Plan B is looking more and more like a thing, the company has begun trademarking its Hongmeng mobile operating system around the world. 

You can finally stream sport on Showmax

If you were waiting for a good enough reason to ditch DStv, now’s your chance. Showmax has officially started showing local and international sport matches.

How a cyber attack hampered Hong Kong protesters

Massive public protests taking place in Hong Kong over the past week are aimed at a new extradition law, known as the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, that would see accused criminals extradited to mainland China to face prosecution.

Cloudy with a chance of McDonald’s – Your Uber Eats could arrive by drone in just eight minutes

In the not too distant future, you will be able to order Uber Eats that will be delivered to you by drone, as the ride-sharing company announced a pilot with McDonald's in San Diego. Using a current commercial drone Uber has been testing deliveries with the hamburger maker in the California city. Ultimately it plans to create a custom drone for delivering food in a custom box.

Completing the set: Konami announces the TurboGrafx-16 Mini throwback console

Video game publisher Konami has some new hardware on the way and for a change it has nothing to do with a Pachinko machine (long story). In keeping with Sony, Nintendo, and Sega launching throwback mini-consoles of their own, Konami is bringing back the TurboGrafx-16 with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, a smaller version of the 1980s console released by the gaming company. 

Uber in the air: flying taxi trials may lead to passenger service by 2023

Uber Air will start test flights of its aerial taxi service in 2020, and move to commercial operations by 2023, the ABC reported. Melbourne, Dallas and Los Angeles have been named as three test cities for the trial.

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