Whiskey, Alexa, and me: A night alone in the woods with digital assistants

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Whiskey, Alexa, and me: A night alone in the woods with digital assistants
Whiskey, Alexa, and me: A night alone in the woods with digital assistants

I thought it would be fun. A night in the woods with two of the most recognizable AI in the world. There were no distractions: no TV screens, books, laptops, or other human beings. My phone was in airplane mode. Read more… #quadcopters #drones

The best subscription boxes on the internet, covering everything from food and booze to entertainment
The best subscription boxes on the internet, covering everything from food and booze to entertainment

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you ever listen to podcasts (and don’t skip the ads), you’ve heard about the magic of subscription boxes. I’m a big fanRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Drones carried blood samples over the Arizona desert, and it could change the future of medicine
Drones carried blood samples over the Arizona desert, and it could change the future of medicine

Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine used drones to transfer human blood samples, traveling over 160 miles across the Arizona desert. This is a new distance record for unmanned aircraft transportation of medical samples and it could improve theRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Watch this robot conduct Andrea Bocelli and an entire symphonic orchestra in Italy
Watch this robot conduct Andrea Bocelli and an entire symphonic orchestra in Italy

You might have heard someone say that “one day robots will replace humans, they’ll even be able to conduct an orchestra!”. Well, that day has arrived.  Enter YuMi, a dual-arm robot created by ABB, who made a stunning conducting debutRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Being rejected by robots makes people sad
Being rejected by robots makes people sad

Rejection hurts, even if it’s rejection from a robot.  Researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand recently published a study that shows being rejected by a robot can make people feel down, or, in the case of oneRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Robot dog will sniff your feet, and keel over if they stink
Robot dog will sniff your feet, and keel over if they stink

This little robot pooch may be adorable, but it doesn’t mince its words when telling you how much your feet smell. The Japanese made robot has an odour sensor built into its nose, and will trot over to greet you,Read more… #quadcopters #drones

A sex robot appears on a British morning TV show and it’s as uncomfortable as you’d expect
A sex robot appears on a British morning TV show and it’s as uncomfortable as you’d expect

Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have had quite a range of guests on This Morning — but never before have they had a sex robot named Samantha on the sofa.  The topic of sex robots is an interesting one. DoRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Apple’s new Steve Jobs Theater is absolutely gorgeous
Apple’s new Steve Jobs Theater is absolutely gorgeous

You’ve probably already seen the monthly drone flyovers showing the Steve Jobs Theater as it was being constructed. But now it’s finished, and we’ve just walked its entire circumference and all around the inside, and we have to say: Apple’sRead more… #quadcopters #drones

You won’t be able to get your weed by drone in California
You won’t be able to get your weed by drone in California

Weed can do a lot of things, but it can’t fly in California. California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control published its business license regulations last week, and those rules include the ways businesses are legally allowed to transport their weed toRead more… #quadcopters #drones

UPS, Red Cross test drones to locate people in need of help before a disaster is even over
UPS, Red Cross test drones to locate people in need of help before a disaster is even over

As historic back-to-back hurricanes pummel the United States and the Caribbean, UPS and the Red Cross are testing out new technology to help.  The package delivery service’s nonprofit foundation is figuring out how to use drones to aid in disasterRead more… #quadcopters #drones