DW: How does your technology work? Jan Falkenberg: We have intelligent clothes and with them we can control LBR ("Leichtbauroboter" - robots used in lightweight design and construction) made by Kuka, and record the motions. LBRs are not as expensive as the big robots, so SMEs can afford them. But the problem is that they don't know how to program them. So we're developing intuitive teaching methods and simple workflows. You can teach the robots to do complex workflows and also repeat them. So it's not that humans control the robots. You want to teach the robots by showing them the movements and processes first... Exactly. We teach the robot through intuitive learning, using intelligent clothes, and then we automate the process. And you've got electronics in your jacket and you're wearing a glove with sensors. Tell us about that. The glove is connected via Bluetooth to the intelligent jacket and the jacket communicates via WiFi with the robot, and we also have haptic feedback in … [Read more...] about Future co-working: a space where humans and robots will learn from each other?
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SURE, the name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.But Samsung's cordless earbuds - the Gear Icon X - are incredibly nifty.Just like Apple's AirPods, they sync to your device using Bluetooth, so you don't get in a tangle while playing tunes.But unlike its Silicon Valley rivals, its allows you to store music on the buds themselves, so they can be used offline.Available soon in black, grey or pink, each earpiece can store 4GB of memory.Samsung claims you'll get up to seven hours juice in Standalone Mode or up to five hours when connected in Bluetooth Mode.Talk time is up to four hours and the charging case provides one extra charge on the go.If you're pondering over Apple's latest headphone release, have a gander at our Apple AirPods review.But Apple fans might not be happy when it comes to the numbers.If Samsung's specs are to be believed, they well and truly trump Apple's offering. OUT OF THIS WORLD? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 out NOW! UK release time, price, camera, spec and phone … [Read more...] about Samsung Gear Icon X earbuds work like Apple’s AirPods but you can store music on them to use offline
by Press Association 02/03/2018, 11:17 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? If you want a fast, fun hot hatchback, Mini has you covered. There’s the excellent Cooper S, and the more hardcore John Cooper Works. But Mini clearly felt there was a gap between these two cars, and it’s been exploited by this Cooper S Works 210. It follows on from the Mini 210 Challenge Edition of 2016, but is now available in three-door, five-door or convertible series production. We’ve got the five-door here. What’s new? The Cooper S Works 210 starts life as a standard Cooper S, and is fitted with extra goodies on the dealer end rather than at the factory. It gains a John Cooper Works tuning kit, aerodynamic upgrades, and a rather fantastic free-flowing exhaust with a Bluetooth control to toggle ‘track mode’ on or off. What the car doesn’t get is of equal importance – it sits on an … [Read more...] about Mini Cooper S Works 210 is raucous, noisy fun – but don’t expect the last word in driver involvement
In the slums of Johannesburg in South Africa, a dangerous new method of drug-taking is catching on. Sky's Africa correspondent John Sparks has witnessed the practice of "bluetoothing" - withdrawing blood after a hit and injecting it into a second person.Addicts are taking nyaope (pronounced un-yop-pay), a cocktail of heroin, antiretroviral drugs and even crushed glass and rat poison, by injecting it, pulling blood back out, and taking it themselves.They head to the dump when the sun comes up and talk about their aching joints, the vomiting and the way their stomachs buckle and cramp.If they have the money for a fix, they will buy a wax paper packet from one of the dealers and sprinkle its contents into a marijuana cigarette - or simply find a place else to inject it. "This is how much I need a fix in the morning, every day, every day, it's trouble," says a battered-looking man called Jesus.Relief comes quickly in a slum called Diepsloot, as the drug they call nyaope starts to enter … [Read more...] about ‘Bluetoothing’: Why addicts in South Africa are injecting each other’s blood
Jefferson Graham USA TODAY Published 1:01 p.m. UTC Jul 24, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Francis Tapon bought a Tile bluetooth tracker on Amazon and enjoyed how it helped him find lost keys. That is, until the battery died out 12 months later. "This Bluetooth device is nearly perfect, but it has one fatal flaw," wrote the travel author on Amazon in posting his initial 1-star review, later upgraded to 2-stars. "It lacks a user-replaceable battery." Tapon isn't alone. While many consumers love their Tiles -- the company has sold 15 million in the last six years -- others have taken to Amazon to vent. The Tile Mate, the entry-level tracker that starts at $19.99, has 8,788 reviews on Amazon, and 1,060 of them, or 12 percent, are 1 star. The problem is their lithium batteries. The devices, which range in size from 1.3-inch by 1.3-inch to a little smaller than a credit card, have a built-in internal battery that can't be … [Read more...] about Tile customers love these Bluetooth trackers — until they die after a year