From Digital Trends: How did we get here? 9 major milestones in the history of killer robots

With the UN set to vote on whether its okay to use killer robots in war, you might be wondering how we even got to this point in the first place. Here’s our guide to 9 of the most significant milestones in the history of killer robots
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From Digital Trends: KFC’s ‘Internet Escape Pod’ offers an oasis of calm in Colonel Sanders’ embrace

Need a break from the internet but can’t bring yourself to hit the “off” switch. Then climb into KFC’s signal-blocking “escape pod” and enjoy some quiet time in the protective embrace of an odd-looking Colonel Sanders.
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From Digital Trends: Now some of London’s buses use coffee to get started each morning

Some of London’s buses are now chugging along the city’s streets powered by a coffee-based biofuel. The pollution-cutting effort reflects growing interest in biofuels for a cleaner environment.
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From Digital Trends: Stay powered up on the go with the best portable power stations

A portable power station or generator can keep your gadgets and gizmos running during an emergency, or when you’re looking for some extra juice on shorter outings. Here are the best portable power stations for the job.
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From Digital Trends: The SureFly two-person drone taxi will make its maiden flight at CES 2018

Workhorse has announced that its SureFly octocopter, essentially a human-sized drone for up to two people, is set to make its manned maiden voyage at January’s CES event in Las Vegas.
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From Digital Trends: Octinion’s strawberry-picking bot is quick, nimble, and ready to replace humans

Belgian engineering company Octinion has developed a robot that’s capable of picking strawberries without bruising them in the process. Well, there goes another job humans used to do!
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From Digital Trends: Amazon Echos given to people in need to reduce demands on caregivers

An innovative trial taking place in the U.K. is giving Amazon Echos to people with learning disabilities to see if they can help cut down on demands for already overstretched human caregivers.
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From Digital Trends: Kevlar finds a use beyond bulletproof vests — as a cartilage replacement

We trust Kevlar to protect us from external forces, but now, we might put the material to use internally as well. As per new research from the University of Michigan, we may soon be padding the insides of our bodies with “Kevlartilage.”
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From Digital Trends: The world’s largest aircraft just tore itself apart in a field

The Airlander wasn’t supposed to break free from its mooring, but the aircraft was supposed to tear apart, or else it could’ve gone anywhere. Two people were injured in the Saturday’s incident, and the maker is now investigating.
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From Digital Trends: Watch NASA test the supersonic parachute for the 2020 Mars mission

In preparation for the next trip to the Red Planet, NASA tested a supersonic parachute that will be used during entry into the Martian atmosphere by deploying it from a rocket at nearly twice the speed of sound.
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