A Look at Cafe X, Featuring a Robot Barista

We’ve seen machines that can drive cars, diagnose complex diseases and put on spectacular Super Bowl light shows, but what about brewing up a delicious cup of coffee? Time to meet the incredible robot barista at Cafe X. To be clear, Cafe X isn’t exactly a typical cafe with tons of wannabe novelists glancing around hoping to meet that special somebody. Cafe X is a kiosk at the Metreon Shopping Center in San Francisco (there’s also one in Hong Kong) with a robot behind glass that prepares coffee o…

A Look at ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 12 So Far

Now in its 12th season, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been pushing the comedic envelope for well over a decade, and just when it looks like they’ve gone too far, they push it again.

In my view, the key to the series’ brilliance and long-term success isn’t in its ability to obliterate the boundaries of what can be done in a comedy, but in its ability to do it without losing the likeability and human qualities of its characters. It’s not hard to write grand, offensive, gross or unlikeabl…

With AI, Could Doctors of the Future Be Machines?

As artificial intelligence continues to grow in sophistication, experts are wondering whether machines could one day replace doctors, teachers, lawyers or other workers in mainstream professions. This is particularly true in medicine, where advanced technology is becoming increasingly capable of delivering powerful diagnostic information to patients without a doctor. Analysis of X-Rays, CT scans and image analysis could be the first areas to be significantly impacted.

In an interview with Wired

6 Amazing Headphones Worth Buying

Given how much we’re on our phones, doing everything from making phone calls to streaming music, picking the right pair of headphones can be a worthwhile investment. The difference can be quite noticeable, especially when compared to using low-quality earbuds often bundled with mobile devices. The key to finding a great pair of headphones is understanding what kind of user you are. Someone regularly running may not need the same kind of headphones as someone flying around the world, and a techno…

At a Glance: The Latest Google Maps Update

Google Maps is without question the most robust, detailed and useful maps program available. While others like Apple Maps and MapQuest are powerful and have their own compelling features, Google Maps with Street View, powerful routing features and seamless Google integration make it not only the obvious choice for Android users, but iOS as well. This week, Google Maps for Android just got even more intuitive with a relatively minor but significant update.

The update adds three new tabs (places, d…

How 300 Drones Lit Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

With a dazzling array of lights, pyrotechnics, glow sticks and FX, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime show may have been one of the most elaborate and memorable to date. The show created a unique, never-before-seen experience for a live Super Bowl show, although not all of it was really live.

As reported by CNET, Gaga’s jump from the NRG stadium in Houston, along with a brightly glowing display of buzzing drones overhead had to be taped before Super Bowl Sunday due to FAA safety regulations. On the…