To break out of the mismanaged systems in which we find ourselves, we could turn to robots, whose cold logic would override our selfish needs. Or we could turn to social entrepreneurs, who work outside the system to find new solutions.
Just the other day we were giggling with glee at Robovie's diminutive MR2 companion robot. Now the company's trumped itself: Robovie's R-Ver.3 is out. He's taller, can cope with rugged terrain, and you can pre-order him. For real.
An iPhone app that lets you control your Mercedes Benz. An iPhone app that lets you control your Mercedes Benz. An iPhone app ... I mean, what more do you need to know? It's damn cool enough by itself isn't it?
This is one of those ideas that's been kind of inevitable. It will be kind of useful, but it's still dreadful all the same: Sony's launching a new digital camera dock/monopod that'll automatically snap all your party shenanigans.
The science magazines of the 50s were fond of portraying the future as populated with 'droids designed to ease life in every way imaginable. Sadly, it is the future, and that's not quite the way things turned out. But at least there are a bunch of simple robots that could do some of your day-to-day chores for you.
Maintaining high-grade greens on a golf course is both a time-consuming and expensive task: It's one of the reasons your club fees are so high, and that's exactly where Precise Path's RG3 robot may help. It's designed to do the job automatically which should save both time and money.
Ford's Active Park Assist will be a boon to those drivers--you know who you are--who just can't get their brains around parallel parking no matter how hard they try, or their partners try to teach them. That's because it does the steering, which is frankly the only hard bit.