New software and hardware offerings can read your e-mail and text messages to you while you're driving behind the wheel. It's all hands-free— so you won't risk garnering any annoying tickets for texting while driving.
Your chair is your enemy. It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting—in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home—you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you. That, at least, is the conclusion of several recent studies. So what’s wrong with sitting?
Designed to gather information on how robots interact with people, the Snackbot has been carefully crafted for maximum approachability in every detail, from its height to its colour. “We figured, what better way to get people to interact with a robot than have something that offers them food?” its creator Dr Paul Rybski from the Carnegie Mellon University said. The Snackbot is but one soldier in a veritable army of new robots designed to serve and cook food and, in the process, act as good-will ambassadors, and salesmen, for a more automated future.