Robot Boris turns out to be man in a £3000 robot suit!

A robot that appeared at a tech show in Russia turned out to be a man in a suit! The apparent technological marvel, named Robot Boris, was on display at the Proyektoria youth technology forum and even appeared on TV channel Russia-24 where it was seen dancing. But soon afterwards questions were raised about its…

WATCH: Putin is now ruining space too

According to the TMRO Space Pod, Ukraine's space industry is on the verge of collapse. I know what you're thinking: "Ukraine has a space industry?". Turns out it does - and it is rather important, and a major manufacturer of rockets. Unfortunately, Vladimir Putin's invasion of Crimea and support for rebels in Eastern Ukraine has…

Amazingly bad-ass lazertag system launches on Kickstarter

Think you're too old for laser tag? This is going to make you want to play again. Meet iTager - a new system for the classic 12-year-old-birthday-party game, that you may better know as "Quasar" or "Laser Quest". iTager is made by a Russian company which amusingly feels the need to distance itself from Putin…

The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

Is Russia about to outlaw Apple’s iPhone and iPad?

What is going on between Apple and Russia right now? Did Steve Jobs once kick Vladimir Putin's dog or something? First, a giant iPhone statue in St Petersburg that was erected in memory of Jobs was taken down last week after current Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay. Now there come reports that…

Russia deploys killer death robots

Russia has started using autonomous sentry robots to guard missile bases - that can identify enemies and make the decision to fire without a human being saying so. Yikes. Don't worry, this robot pictured only exists in Robocop. At least for the time being. As if we didn't have enough to…

What has Russian technology ever done for us?

Today marks the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics – the most expensive Olympics in history and President Vladimir Putin's attempt to bolster Russia's reputation on the world stage. As Russia has though obviously been a major global player for…

Russia takes the lead in 4G mobile broadband

While here in the UK we are only just getting round to discussing the future of 4G and mobile broadband over in Russia things are moving an awful lot faster. The leading 4G player Yota has announced today that it…