Drew Costley Published 1:36 pm PDT, Saturday, October 6, 2018 Albert the mural painting robot paints a test print of a digital image designed after brainwave data on human communication. Albert the mural painting robot paints a test print of a digital image designed after brainwave data on human communication. Photo: Drew Costley/SFGATE Mihkel Joala, the inventor of the mural painting robot Albert, stands in front of a mural in San Francisco. Mihkel Joala, the inventor of the mural painting robot Albert, stands in front of a mural in San Francisco. Photo: Drew Costley/SFGATE Mihkel Joala fixes Albert, a robot that paints murals, during a test print. Mihkel Joala fixes Albert, a robot that paints murals, during a test print. Photo: Drew Costley/SFGATE Two members of the … [Read more...] about Bay Area company invents robot that paints giant murals on the sides of buildings
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(Image courtesy Amelia Holowaty Krales, The Verge) OnePlus at a flashy media event last week in London unveiled its new OnePlus 6, a premium handset that starts at $529. The device goes on sale from today at select pop-up stores around the globe ahead of a general rollout tomorrow. It’s reasonably priced as far as today’s high-end flagships go yet in a market that’s also flooded with entry-level gems, it can just as easily be viewed as being a bit pricey. Does OnePlus’ latest represent a solid value? What’s improved over the last model? More importantly, should you drop your hard-earned money on the OnePlus 6 or take your business elsewhere? To answer those questions and more, we turn to the first round of reviews hitting the web today. The TL:DR summary from Dan Seifert with The Verge: Here’s what the OnePlus 6 has going for it: a bigger screen, a refreshed and modernized design, the latest processor from Qualcomm, upgraded cellular capabilities, … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 reviews hit the web: Is it worth your hard-earned money?
Tanza Loudenback, provided by Published 4:00 am, Saturday, May 12, 2018 Airbnb Buying a rental property is a good way to earn passive income and build wealth. Some American real estate investors prefer to keep their portfolio local, but you can also earn money as a landlord if buy rental property abroad. The three best countries to buy rental property outside the US are the Philippines, UAE, and Costa Rica. Buying a rental property is a wise way to earn passive income. As a landlord, you're getting paid to own something, rather than paying to own it. The mortgage is often covered by rental income from tenants, and if you play your cards right you'll profit after covering insurance, taxes, and maintenance costs. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Drones are Being Used to Restore the Great Wall of China Buzz 60 Should You Save for Retirement or Pay Down Debt? Money Talks News These Companies are Blockchain Superstars Fortune Old Planes New … [Read more...] about The 25 best countries to buy rental property and make money on the side
Remember when the Samsung Galaxy S4 came out? Everyone, including us, marveled at the depth of functionality, and detail that Samsung had built into the device. The S4 was a huge departure from its predecessor, and it was a game changer in the flagship smartphone space.Then, many of us were scratching our heads at the amount of space all that Samsung S-App and TouchWiz goodness took up in a 16GB device, pretty much half of the usable space, making the acquisition of a microSD card mandatory. Of course, Samsung's semi-tactful answer to the news didn't win many hearts either.When the Galaxy S4 went on sale, and we were treated to the “actual formatted capacity is less,” it prompted me to write a dig at all the manufacturers to be a little more forthcoming about some of the specifics of their products, reasoning that it helps everyone as well as their own bottom line.Massive storage mark-upsFor example, we all know that $100 mark-ups for storage increases is the … [Read more...] about Microsoft scores points over storage specs on the new Surface Pro 3 tablet
Let's start out with some basic facts that have to be established before we dive too deeply into what is happening with Apple right now. First of all, the iPad announcement last Thursday was extremely boring. Throughout the entire event, there were three interesting points - the cool laser cutting the pencil intro for the iPad Air 2, Stephen Colbert's bit, and the iMac Retina. That's it. The overall tone was more light-hearted and fun; but overall, it felt like there wasn't a huge reason for Apple to have the event. Even worse, all of those "high points" have serious caveats attached to them. Stephen Colbert's bit was funny, but didn't really add anything to Apple's overall message or product announcements. And, while the iMac Retina's display and price tag are phenomenal, the market for $2500 desktops is getting smaller by the day, as users opt for laptops and mobile devices instead of desktops.The industrial design of the iPad Air 2 is breathtaking. Apple continues to be one of, … [Read more...] about Did Apple gloss over the iPad mini 3 to keep focus on the iPhone 6 Plus?