Thomas Sharp

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If you were a robot and didn’t know what to do where you turn for help? That’s right; you would go online and look for some robot buddies or some sort of robot help site. Well, now you can do exactly that. If you are a robot, of course. The helpful chaps at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have come up with an invention called Rapyuta, which has...

If you saw a giant robotic dog throwing breeze blocks around the place you would get pretty scared, wouldn’t you? Well, you better stay away from the research centre and testing grounds of Boston Dynamics then. One of the robots they are developing looks kind of like a dog and is quite big, so they cleverly named it BigDog. The development of the device has been backed...

If you are a big fan of the telly then you probably already have some sort of set top box. However, does it give you 1TB of space in it? This is what the new Samsung HomeSync offers. It was shown off to the world for the first time at the recent Mobile World Congress and to be honest it sounds more exciting than set top boxes generally do. The idea of this box is that...

We have heard a lot lately about the technology which could allow self driving cars on the road and the latest news from Oxford University certainly seems to make it seem like something which could happen soon. The car in question uses a mixture of small cameras and lasers to let it work out when it is following a familiar route. It then memorises the trip. This means...

If you are a Facebook user then you probably click on the “Like” button now and then; probably when you see something you like, if we are being honest. This might not seem like a big deal but it has been reported that legal action is going to be taken against Facebook for offering this facility. The problem is that a deceased programmer from Holland seems to have taken...

We all love a good war game and it seems like the British Army is no different in this respect. They recently carried out their biggest ever virtual battle in a large scale simulation which had over 200 real soldiers using computers involved in it. The headquarters for this fake war was at the Army’s own Land Warfare Centre, which is in Warminster in Wiltshire. The whole...

If you want to check out a city of the future then you might think first of all of Tokyo, Beijing or maybe even Los Angeles. However, before long you will be better off going to Glasgow instead. That’s right, Scotland’s biggest city might be best known for its pubs, its powerful industrial past and its fierce football rivalry but it will soon be one of the first smart...

Anyone who has spent hours of their life communicating with friends and family on Windows Live Messenger may want to shed a small tear on the 15th of March. This is when the hugely popular messaging system will be switched off for good.  The official word from Microsoft is that users should now move onto Skype, and they have already sent out an email of the Messenger...

2012 was the year in which we all spent most money on downloading games, music and films from the internet. In fact, the total for the year which recently ended was a staggering £1 billion. This was an increase of just over 11% from the previous year and, perhaps more intriguingly, means that a quarter of the entertainment purchases we now make are digital. Of course,...

If you want to watch films or sporting events in style then a normal giant flat screen television is no longer your only choice. The latest intriguing viewing option comes from LG and is a home theatre projector which gives an astonishing 100 inches of viewing surface. It is called the LG HECTO Laser TV and provides a 1080p system with the combination of an Ultra Short...