Robotics

Bipedal rethink: Who said it had to mimic mighty humans?

A ready to reveal bipedal robot? All eyes usually search for signature signs of merit: moves like a human, bends like a human, climbs like a human, survives tripping like a human, all the challenges for which robotics experts ...

Business

Epic Games battles to get Fortnite back in App Store

Epic Games will strive anew Monday to convince a judge that its hit title Fortnite should be restored to Apple's App Store, despite sidestepping the tech titan's standard commission on transactions.

Business

Developers form coalition to press for app store changes

Major app developers including Fortnite maker Epic Games and streaming music giant Spotify announced Thursday they had formed a coalition to press for new terms to the major online marketplaces operated by Apple and Google.

Energy & Green Tech

Dutch solar car serves as a battery on wheels

A fresh cup of coffee while camping in the wild? No problem! Power outlets are no longer needed if you have a solar car. The Solar Team Eindhoven demonstrated that today.

Business

Uber calls for new deal for 'gig economy' workers

Uber outlined proposals Monday for a new type of relationship with "gig" workers, including its own drivers, that would keep them as independent contractors but with some guaranteed benefits.

Business

California sues Uber, Lyft for driver wage theft

California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the Labor Commissioner's Office said Wednesday.

Software

Blueprint for the perfect coronavirus app

Many countries are turning to digital aids to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic. ETH researchers are now pointing out the ethical challenges, that need to be taken into account and the issues that need careful consideration ...

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