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Move Over Segway -- There's a New Awesome Personal Transporter In Town

By Sam Gibbs on at

Ever since I saw the awesome cars that could move sideways in I, Robot, I’ve longed for the day when your standard one-axis tyre would be relegated to the scrap heap. Apparently I wasn’t the only one; Japanese scientists have been testing a working prototype of the Permoveh (Personal Mobile Vehicle), which features wheels that’ll move both forwards and backwards as well as horizontally – no more parallel parking hack-jobs.

Safe, Smart, and... Fun? The Surprising Science of ATMs

By Rachel Swaby on at

Using an automated teller machine is inherently risky. You stand there, your back turned, signaling to everyone around that you're about to have a wad of tens in your pocket. If you're lucky, there's a security guard on duty. But usually it's just you and whoever is lurking in that little convex mirror.

The Ultimate in Travel Luggage is an Autonomous Robot Suitcase

By Sam Gibbs on at

You love travelling, but lugging that beast-of-a-suitcase behind you as you attempt to saunter through the airport is really cramping your style. Fear not; Master hacker and Element14 member, Ben Heck, has the solution – an autonomous robot suitcase that’ll simply follow you wherever you go.