Knightscope K5 Drowns In Washington DC

You’ve heard of the Monday blues? This robot in Washington DC certainly was not looking forward to the start of a new week. Pictures surfaced on Twitter of a Knightscope K5 lying in a pond in the American capital. Knightscope K5 was the robot in question, trained to monitor offices and public buildings. This is not the first controversy that this robot has found itself in. Last year, the Knightscope K5 assaulted a toddler by running over the child’s foot and bruising their leg. In the same shopping centre in California, a man was arrested for an alleged altercation with a K5 robot. Therefore, the recent news of a K5 robot drowning itself in Washington DC will add further to the controversy surrounding these drones. The armless design of the robot makes it difficult to stand up once they have fallen over. It might be time for the producers to…

Fender Launches New Guitar Learning App

About nine out of 10 first-time guitar buyers will give up on the instrument, according to Fender. To convert new players into lifelong customers, the 71-year-old company is heading online and taking advantage of the 1.5 billion smartphones that were sold last year. “It’s inescapable,” said Ethan Kaplan, general manager of Fender Digital in Los Angeles. “What is commanding attention is a tap and a click away. People don’t sit through long stuff anymore.” The guitar maker debuted Fender Play, a new guitar lessons web platform and iOS app aimed at getting beginners hooked with visual, bite-sized tutorials. Fender Play is a video-centric learning platform that eschews traditional theory-based lessons in favour of instructor-guided videos. When a user signs up, they will answer a variety of questions about the musical styles and instruments they prefer, which will then generate a customised curriculum. Fender Play’s song-based method of learning will teach…

Nintendo Classic Is So Popular It’s Selling Out

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition has been selling like hot cakes, with pre-orders getting snapped up fast. Game, Argos, the official Nintendo UK Store, ShopTo, Very, Smyths and Amazon UK have all sold out of Super Nintendo Mini pre-orders on their websites. The retro console was announced earlier this month and is the second of Nintendo’s attempts to revive its old consoles and games for new and old audiences. But just like the NES Classic Edition that came before it, it’s all but impossible to actually buy the console. And if you’ve placed a SNES Mini pre-order from Amazon UK you will need to check your e-mail inbox. Amazon UK has been sending out e-mails to customers who purchased more than one Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition. SNES fans are reporting online that they have received emails from Amazon saying that they can only buy one console…