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Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy

On July 17, a Knightscope K5 robot appears to have lost all patience for its job as a security guard and flung itself into a water fountain. It’s not exactly clear where in Washington DC the incident took place, with ...

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Afghan Girls Banned From US Robotics Competition Finally Attend Event

Earlier this month, a team of six Afghan girls with a passion for robotics were denied entrance into the United States. They were planning to attend the FIRST Global Challenge competition, which runs from Sunday July 16th through Tuesday July ...

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Researchers: Society Must Consider Risks, Potential of Sex Robots

The Foundation for Responsible Robotics has released an extensive report on the current state of the sex robot industry — including the ethical and moral considerations surrounding the use of such robots, the need for privacy and data protection, and ...

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How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office

Traditionally, setting up Wi-Fi over a large area required a fair amount of sophistication. Doing it inexpensively often required repurposing low-end routers to avoid the high cost of dedicated access points (APs). That situation has changed dramatically, with literally dozens ...

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PornHub Launches ‘Interactive’ Videos That Sync With Wireless Sex Toys

For as long as technology has existed, mankind has been using it to find ways to enhance its collective sexual pleasure. The oldest known dildo is 28,000 years old and was excavated at — and I swear to God, this ...

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Building Gaming Keyboard 2.0: Bigger, Better, Oranger

Long ago, I fell down the custom mechanical keyboard rabbit hole, and several of my experiences in this expensive world have been detailed on ExtremeTech. Sometimes my keyboard projects are motivated by a need for a specific board that fills ...

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Russian Company Is Selling Mods to Bypass DJI Drone Safety Features

DJI started in 2006 as a scrappy little Chinese company selling drone aircraft to a tiny niche market. However, interest in drones has exploded in recent years, and DJI has become a name known all over the world with around ...

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Please Read This Before Pitching Us Your Kickstarter

Dear folks pitching us crowdfunded hardware all day: There’s a good chance we won’t hear you. Here’s why. At ExtremeTech, we try to spend as little time as possible on Kickstarters. We think crowdfunding in general is a great idea ...

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The WhiteFox Mechanical Keyboard Comes to Kickstarter

Getting deep into custom mechanical keyboards can be a costly hobby as you search for the right combination of switches, keycaps, and features. Even more annoying than the cost is the arduous process of simply finding those keyboards. One of ...

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Dell Unveils Laser Projector That Creates 100-inch 4K Image

Projectors have always offered larger screen sizes compared with “traditional” displays, but they come with drawbacks like poor resolution, expensive replacement bulbs, and restrictive requirements for placement. Those problems might go away forever with the newly unveiled Dell Advanced 4K ...

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