This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech: Oct 27 – Nov 2

Robot security guards, hoverbikes, artificial moons, and more.

11. 2. 18 by Victor Tangermann
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In the future, we’ll be able to escape robot security guards on our hoverbikes. That is, if they won’t drive themselves by then.

Here’s what else fascinated us in the world of tech this week.

Robot Security Guards Will Constantly Nag Spectators at the Tokyo Olympics. Officials have unveiled Perseusbot, one of the robot security guards that will patrol train stations during the Tokyo Olympics.

FBI’s Tesla Criminal Probe Reportedly Centers on Model 3 Production. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the FBI’s Tesla criminal probe centers on whether the company lied about its Model 3 production.


You Can Now Preorder a $150,000 Hoverbike. Hoversurf’s $150,000 Hover One hoverbike is now available for preorder with deliveries expected to occur in the third quarter of 2019.

Ford’s Self-Driving Cars Are About to Chauffeur Your Senator. Ford announced plans to begin testing its autonomous vehicles in Washington D.C., the first such testing in the nation’s capital.

There’s No Way China’s Artificial Moon Will Work, Says Expert. The plan to use an artificial moon to illuminate the Chinese city of Chengdu simply won’t work as stated, according to an aerospace engineer.

Read More: This Week in Tech: Oct 13 – Oct 20


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