GTA Online's New Heists Are Killer, If You Can Afford Them

GTA Online’s New Heists Are Killer, If You Can Afford Them

GTA Online has become more outlandish over the years, and the newest Doomsday Heist only adds to the absurdity. Through this free update, you get to fly jet packs, drive submersible cars, and kill kill clone armies. It’s exciting enough that I’ve noticed a lot of players booting up the game again after being away for a long time, only to balk at the in-game price tags.

The basic setup for The Doomsday Heist is that Lester and you are working to save the world from total destruction. Surprisingly, all three of the available missions are narrative-focused, with each one moving the larger story forward. Considering how dull the previous missions in GTA Online were, Doomsday Heist is a great improvement. All told, it took me about nine hours to play through the new additions.

Security robot terminated after being accused of harassing homeless people

Security robot terminated after being accused of harassing homeless people

Knightscope Inc. CEO William Santana Li demos a security robot like the one deployed by the SPCA at a conference in Laguna Beach, California A security robot has been pulled from the streets amid claims the machine was harassing homeless people.

The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals had deployed the robot to try and bolster security and reduce crimes, like car break-ins and vandalism, that had become rampant on the SPCA’s campus, the organisation’s president said in a statement.

The robot’s intent was “not to disrupt homeless people”, Dr Jennifer Scarlett said.

But local media reports quoted people living in a nearby homeless encampment saying they felt targeted, with Dr Scarlett telling the San Francisco Business Times […]

San Francisco SPCA deployed this security robot to chase off homeless people

Crime-Fighting Robot Deployed Near San Francisco Homeless Encampment Fired

The Knightscope robot was benched amid complaints that it was being used to harass a sizable homeless population near the San Francisco SPCA. SAN FRANCISCO—Last month, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals deployed a 400-pound robot to help combat a sharp rise in car break-ins and other crime at one of its animal shelter facilities here.

On Thursday, the Knightscope K5 was benched amid complaints that it was being used to harass the neighborhood’s sizable homeless population.

The shelter’s officials said in local news reports that break-ins and discarded drug needles had decreased at the Mission District campus after the robot was deployed. The white, Weeble-shaped robot rolled along snapping photos that it relayed to human guards.

A Tiny Flying Robot Could Reveal the Secrets of the Great Pyramid of Ginza

A Tiny Flying Robot Could Reveal the Secrets of the Great Pyramid of Ginza

The Pyramids of Giza. Courtesy of Ricardo Liberato via Wikimedia Commons. If the mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Ginza are ever completely solved, we may have a tiny robot to thank. Scientists are currently developing a miniature, flying robot designed to survey the yet unexplored chambers inside the ancient Egyptian pyramid.

It sounds like science fiction: Archaeologists would drill a tiny hole—no bigger than an inch-and-a-half around—into walls that seal off chambers inside the ancient tomb. Through that opening, they would insert the robot, a miniature blimp-like drone capable of unfolding and inflating in order to explore the previously inaccessible spaces within.

That technology could soon be a reality, thanks to the work of research institutions Inria and the French National Center for Scientific Research, as well as ScanPyramids, which recently detected a previously unknown empty space within the Great Pyramid through the use of muon imaging.

Mr. Robot Season 3 Finale Recap: Undo

Mr. Robot Season 3 Finale Recap: Undo

Need to catch up? Check out our previous Mr. Robot recap here.

How did Mr. Robot wrap up its third season? By taking us back to where it all began — creaky Ferris wheel car and all.

The Dark Army is looking to delete Elliot for good, and they ransack his apartment while he hides out next door. He’s frantically texting Darlene, but she’s not answering, because she’s still stuck stewing in that FBI interrogation room. Dom’s boss Santiago — aka the secret Dark Army mole — has other plans for her, though: He turns the video camera off, cuffs her with a zip tie and stuffs her in the back of a car. Dom catches him before he can […]

Young people think it’s totally cool to fall in love with a robot

Young people think it’s totally cool to fall in love with a robot

With sex robots constantly making the news, it’s easy to think that we’ll all be getting down and dirty with some high-tech partners in the future. But a new survey shows that a surprising number of young people are cool with that, and think having a relationship with a robot will be totally NBD. A massive international survey by Havas, a multinational advertising and public relations company, asked over 12,000 people globally about their relationship with technology. And though some of the answers weren’t surprising (27 percent of people think they’re a slave to their smartphone), I didn’t expect so many people to be totally cool with the idea of their friends dating robots. The survey found that 25 percent of millennials thought that, in the future, it will be totally normal for people to have intense friendships and even romantic relationships with a robot.