Best Tech Stories around the web #132

On the program this week: Artificial womb for premature babies, a tarentula robot used for rescue missions, an algorithm recreating any voice using just one minute of sample audio, adjustable ear plugs let you turn down the volume of real life sounds and Google launches 360-degree video camera.

Artificial womb for premature babies successful in animal trials by theguardian.com

An artificial womb designed to support critically premature babies has been demonstrated successfully in animals for the first time, in an advance that could transform the lives of the most fragile newborns. Read more

This tarantula-inspired hexapod robot was built in its inventor's garage by digitaltrends.com

This homemade DIY spider robot was designed to scamper over uneven surfaces. According to its creator, it could be used for search and rescue missions. Read more

Lyrebird claims it can recreate any voice using just one minute of sample audio by theverge.com

Today, a Canadian AI startup named Lyrebird unveiled its first product: a set of algorithms the company claims can clone anyone’s voice by listening to just a single minute of sample audio. Read more

Knops adjustable ear plugs let you turn down the volume of real life sounds by designboom.com

Founded by musicians, knops is designed to give the wearer full control over the surrounding sounds they hear. the design sets out to protect the ears from loud noises, preventing long-term damage. Read more

This is Google Jump’s next-generation VR camera rig by theverge.com

Chinese company Yi Technology has made a name for itself in the last two years by releasing some surprisingly capable GoPro competitors. Now the Xiaomi-backed Yi is expanding into the world of VR and 360-degree video with two new cameras being announced at the NAB conference in Las Vegas. Read more