Shanghai’s surprising art deco glamour
One of the last places you might expect to see the art deco glamour of the 1930s is in Shanghai, China. However, beneath the towering skyscrapers and new age style lies one of the world’s richest collections of art deco buildings. Why does this style permeate this Chinese city?
This robot can move on land and in water!
What would an amphibious robot look like? If you’re thinking of a frog-shaped machine, you’d be wrong. The Velox robot is able to move through water as well as over sand, pebbles, ice and other solid ground. It can complete tasks that other robots can’t, and it looks cool doing so.
Check out this lifelike robot named Sophia!
Robots are becoming more human than ever, and one of them decided to pop in on the Today Show to talk with one of the anchors. Meet Sophia, one of the most advanced humanoid robots to date. She even has a mini-me Sophia to talk about all the advancements happening with artificial intelligence.
The best butlers learn the trade here
While some may think that being a butler is just a job, the truly high-end ones treat it more like a lifestyle. Karen Xiao runs an intensive six-week program that covers both Chinese and Western styles of house management, and it’s the best one out there. While butlers are nothing new, there’s been a recent surge of popularity for them due to recent media. Want to see what the best butlers are all about?
How Pixar is revolutionizing animation
If you’ve seen a recent Pixar movie, you might be amazed at how realistic some of the animation looks. Whether the water looks a little too real, or the detail is too perfect, animation in movies has come a long way thanks to Pixar. Most people may not realize that making an animated movie is about a lot more than just the artistic side. Because of this, Pixar has been the leader in the major technological advancements in movie history.
What I streamed and really liked: “Bob Lazar
Kim's streaming pick for this week is the documentary "Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers." In 1989, physicist Bob Lazar broke the story of Area 51 and the US government's work on alien spacecrafts. He blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent - until now.
Why is real wasabi so expensive?
If you love sushi, then you have probably tasted wasabi. It’s spicy and is not definitely green ice cream, but it’s probably more expensive than you think. That’s because the green paste you’ve been eating next to your sushi isn’t really wasabi. If anything, it’s a mix of sweetener, horseradish and maybe a little bit of actual wasabi. Real wasabi is quite expensive. Why?
Italy’s “City of Glass” has some ama
Just outside Venice, Italy, lies the quaint island of Murano. It has been known throughout the world for glass manufacturing. But this isn’t just any industrial island off the Italian coast. Due to valuable glass exports, Venetian glass-makers on Murano have been unable to leave the island, and today it’s still home to a large number of world-renowned glass studios. Want to catch a sneak peek into the artistry that Murano is home to?
The funny thing about air traffic control
If you’ve ever been to a foreign country, you know that people from all across the world have different accents. Sometimes they can be easy to decipher, but sometimes it can seem like even though they are speaking your language, they are still speaking another language. Here’s one example of that in this funny SNL skit.
Why the U.S. Postal Service hiked the price of For
Forever stamps are useful because they will always be worth the current price of a stamp. However, that doesn’t mean they themselves will always be the same price. And recently, the U.S. Postal Service made the biggest price hike for Forever stamps in history. Why has the price increased?
What’s the difference between gamer and non-game
Video games have been widely purported to increase violent tendencies for those who play them. While that notion has been debunked, there may actually be something to how video games affect people. Can they really help improve your hand-eye coordination? Or what about improving your brain and cognitive abilities?
Check out this cool new amphibious light sport air
Have you ever wanted to become a pilot, but it was too difficult? Well this aircraft is for you! The Icon’s A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft is meant to appeal to first-time pilots, as well as seasoned pilots who want to return to the simplicity of flight.
Big changes coming with the Mars 2020 rover
There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that happens when NASA sends something into space. Whether it’s going to the moon, deep space, or even Mars, lots of late-night brainstorming and hardcore computing go into the final product. Now, with another rover set to go to Mars in 2020, there are some big changes happening.
Salvador Dali is brought back to life
If you happen to visit the Dali Museum in Florida, you might see a video depicting Salvador Dali. However, not all is what it may seem, and the actual video isn’t quite real. In fact, it is a technological feat of computer programming that allows the museum to compile millions of video data points to create their own video of Dali.
Exploding packages give thieves comeuppance
For some neighborhoods, package thieves can be pretty near routine. But that doesn’t mean it's all glory for those that steal, because they just might encounter a “bait” box. Tap or click to check out how one man gets revenge on a package thief with an exploding box!
One homeowner took drastic measures to exact reven
If you were to steal a package, what’s the worst thing that you could find inside? There have been many stories of homeowners taking drastic measures to prevent package thieves, and this one is no different. Watch what one woman did to punish the thief stealing her packages.
A humorous look at Glassdoor reviews with Kim and
On the Kim Komando Show, Kim talks to Andrew about Glassdoor reviews she has received that completely missed the mark. Watch this spoof video of Kim being "caught on video" doing the things she is being accused of on Glassdoor reviews. This will make you laugh!
Porch pirate caught on camera by Ring
The Ring doorbell is one of the newest innovations in security technology. It allows you to keep tabs on your front porch 24/7, can give you alerts when motion is detected, and some models even allow you to talk to whoever is at the door. That makes it one of the perfect devices to catch porch pirates.
How did the Internet come into existence?
It’s something you use every day. It’s something that a lot of people take for granted, and many people don’t even have regular access to. The internet is everywhere in today’s age, but just a few years ago it was barely accessible to the general population. How did the internet first get created? What was the first website? The first meme?
This robot has learned how to play Jenga
Do you remember the game Jenga? It consists of a tower of wooden blocks stacked on top of each other. The goal is to take out as many blocks as possible without toppling the tower. Whoever takes out the block that makes the tower fall is the loser. Now, if you don’t want to play with people, you could play with a robot at MIT. Members of MIT’s MCube lab have developed a robot that is learning how to play the game, and it’s actually doing quite well.
What I streamed and really like: “Fyre Fraud
This week's streaming pick from Andrew is the documentary "Fyre Fraud" streaming exclusively on Hulu. Back in 2017, concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertised a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don't plan for the infrastructure to support the venue, artists and guests. This documentary reveals the true story behind one of the biggest failed events in history.
Check out the new emojis for 2019
Each year comes with many new things. One of the newest traditions is a batch release of new emojis to hit your smartphone and other digital devices. This year, more than 50 new emojis are being released, and they cover a wide range of topics. From an otter to a service dog, to an emoji for yawning, these new emojis will make you :-)
Best online DIY tax software to use in 2019
I know you are not excited for it, but it's tax season. That means compiling all the paperwork and sifting through deductions and so much more. But, with the multitude of tax software out there, how do you know where to start? Well, some are better than others, and I'll show you the best software for any tax situation.
These cool ‘biobots’ are inspired by n
Nature is pretty cool, and many animals have evolved to move around as efficiently as possible in their environments. So what better models to copy than nature’s evolutionary creations? From snakes to bugs to fish, these "biobots" are clever and innovative, and may prove to be the future of robotic technologies.
‘Toy Story 4’ Super Bowl teaser
Just when you thought one of the most famous franchises in Pixar history was over, this teaser for "Toy Story 4" launches. It supposedly tells the story about what happened to Bo Peep after the events of the first "Toy Story." Are you excited for this movie to come out?
SimpliSafe Super Bowl commercial
It may seem like fear is everywhere. Whether you’re reading the newspaper, watching the news, or just walking around outside, things might seem like they are always out to get you. There can be many scary things in our world. Some places might give you the creeps, but your home shouldn’t be one of them.
Is Saturn’s largest moon an alternative Earth?
In many movies and TV shows, humans have tried to find other planets that could support human life. Earth is usually in a post-apocalyptic mess, and the last chance at humanity’s survival is moving to another suitable planet. However in reality, Saturn’s largest moon could be an alternative Earth. Could it truly be a suitable world?
A customer at McDonald’s gave a car to an em
This woman didn’t realize that a regular day at work would end with her receiving a new car. One regular customer always enjoyed seeing Vicki Anderson’s smiling face every time he visited. So one day, he decided to give her a gift for being such a nice person.
What is a smartphone made of?
You use it every day, but have you ever really wondered what comprises your smartphone? Aside from the glass front you’re always having to replace, the intricacies of what a smartphone is made of can be quite confusing for the average owner. There are around 2.5 billion smartphone users in the world, and that means a surprising amount of precious metals in places you’d never thought to look.