a highly agile quadruped robot

[ad_1] Stanford Doggo. Credit: Kau et al. Researchers at Stanford University have recently created an open-source quadruped robot called Stanford Doggo. Their robot, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv and set to be published by IEEE Explore, exceeds the performance of many state-of-the-art legged robots in vertical jumping agility. “About a year and a […]

‘Reattaching for convenience’: nine passive-aggressive email phrases that must end now | Technology

[ad_1] A poll by Adobe has uncovered the most annoying phrases to receive in a work email. It is a poll rammed with all manner of passive-aggressive neediness and belligerence, but what do the phrases really mean? Here are the nine most annoying, decoded: ‘Not sure if you saw my last email’ Perhaps you were […]

A 27-gram nano-UAV inspired by insects

[ad_1] PULP Dronet. Credit: Palossi, Conti & Benini. Researchers at ETH Zürich and the University of Bologna have recently created PULP Dronet, a 27-gram nano-size unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a deep learning-based visual navigation engine. Their mini-drone, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, can run aboard an end-to-end, closed-loop visual pipeline for autonomous […]

Planning a holiday? Don’t forget your out-of-office message | Eva Wiseman | Life and style

[ad_1] The holiday season is encroaching on work life like knotweed, and for those of us sitting in offices, it makes itself known not just in our unwelcome introductions to colleagues’ exposed feet, but in the “out of office autoreplies” that spring unbidden into our inboxes. As a combination of cultural malaises converge – including […]

Liberation day! Don’t email me. I sure won’t be emailing you | Charles Arthur | Opinion

[ad_1] As from today you have the perfect excuse. “I haven’t been in touch because you didn’t respond to my last email – you know, the one where I said that you had to specifically opt in if you wanted further communications? Anyway, Mum, how was your week?” Like most, I feel that the advent […]

Will email overload be solved by artificial intelligence? | Life and style

[ad_1] If you’re a Gmail user, you’re probably aware by now of a major redesign – currently optional, soon to be compulsory – that aims to tackle the problem of email overload by using artificial intelligence. One of the most annoying aspects of living alongside other humans is the way they’re constantly making demands on […]

Worst email ever? Sydney boss apologises for angry all-staff message that went viral | Australia news

[ad_1] A Sydney boss has apologised for an angry all-staff email that repeatedly accused his employees of “getting on my tits”, playing “endless ping pong” and likened their taking frequent sick leave to a film about a man dying of Aids. Marcus Wood, the director of Mars Recruiting, has owned up as the author of […]

Checking emails after work is bad for your partner as well as you | Science

[ad_1] If your other half’s idea of a great night in is to sit on the sofa and check their work emails, the chances are that they are oblivious to how unpopular it makes them. People who constantly monitored office messages at home felt it did no harm to their closest relationships, but their spouses […]

How can I switch from Hotmail to Gmail? | Technology

[ad_1] I’ve used Hotmail from the late 90s. All my friends and family use Gmail and I feel like a dinosaur with clunky old Hotmail. Apart from looking like I’ve finally entered the 21st century, what are the benefits of switching from Hotmail to Gmail? And, given everyone I’ve ever known has my Hotmail address, […]