A 4-foot-long helicopter using artificial intelligence (AI) flew itself pilot-free over Stanford University in California, yesterday. Possible uses for the technology include identifying wildfires, or a role in a military operation such as spying or dealing with attacks from heavily-armed action men.
A serial mass spammer has walked free after a Virginia' Supreme Court threw out his conviction on the grounds that his right to free speech - as covered by the First Amendment - was being denied to him. Jeremy Jaynes had been sentenced to nine years in jail in 2005, which was narrowly upheld by the same Supreme Court this March.
Altec Lansing unveiled a brand new logo today, which was splodged over some new speakers and iPod docks.
Is your music collection lacking that Ingredient X? Are thousands of MP3s sitting listlessly on your computer and PMPs, listless and forlorn? More cowbells and Christopher Walken could be the answer to your needs.
To bring the game version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in line with the movie, Electronic Arts and Warner have pushed back the game's launch to coincide with the movie's delayed release date in summer 2009. EA's Bright Light Studio will use the extra six months to polish up the game's flying bells and brooms, wands and whistles. Or maybe, someone will simply stick a post-it note up on the warehouse door and hope it doesn't fall off.
Google's suggestion engine, which is central to new browser Chrome, will be changed to address privacy concerns according to the company's blog.
The BBC has announced that its iPlayer will now allow users to access programmes broadcast before the current seven-day limit. This will be most useful for those looking to watch missed episodes from series that may have been broadcast weeks or months before. Shows posted on iPlayer will now be left there indefinitely.