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Boston Dynamics’ latest robot can open doors

The latest robot update by Boston Dynamics — a company known for its unnerving SpotMini robots — can now open doors, as shown in the company’s latest YouTube video. The video, titled “Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?” shows a signature yellow dog-like creation from Boston Dynamics walking toward a door and examining it, […]

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TCL’s wallet-friendly 6-Series Roku TVs will be available by May 1st

Earlier this year, TCL announced that it was once again teaming with Roku on a line of affordably priced 4K TVs. We now know that the 6-Series television sets will debut by May 1st, though some of the pricing is still unclear. TCL’s previous venture, the P-Series, really impressed reviewers with its affordable price point, […]

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The OnePlus 6 will have a notch

Concerned over all of the hate notches have been getting, OnePlus decided to get ahead of the issue and explain to The Verge why it’s going the notch route with the OnePlus 6 and why that doesn’t make it just an iPhone copycat. The company says that the OnePlus 6’s notch will be larger than […]

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Alphabet’s X lab explores using AI to improve food production

Add Alphabet to the growing number of companies hoping that AI will solve food production problems. The Google parent brand’s X lab has revealed that it’s exploring ways machine learning could improve farming. While X hasn’t focused on any specific solutions, lab leader Astro Teller told MIT Technology Review that AI could be combined with […]

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Skywalker Sound and the challenges of making audio for VR films

Lauded Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, best known for his work on movies such as Birdman and The Revenant, last year nabbed a “special” Oscar award for his VR exhibition Carne y Arena. The virtual reality project, dubbed Flesh and Sand in English, takes viewers into a world where they can experience what it’s like […]

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Logitech’s G Pro headset is built for eSports

With the new G Pro headset, Logitech set out to make something that gamers could wear for hours on end, without getting fatigued. It’s a fairly straightforward pair of headphones: It only offers stereo sound (no fancy surround option), and it relies on an analog audio connections. Instead of the sports mesh headphone material found […]

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Researchers have increased atomic clock precision yet again

Researchers have pushed the precision and stability of atomic clocks to increasingly greater levels over the last few years. A big advancement was the introduction of optical lattices, lasers which essentially quarantine individual atoms and boost accuracy by keeping them from moving around and interacting with each other. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used […]

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Here’s how your Uber is learning to drive

Before Rick McKahan could even get behind the wheel of one of Uber’s self-driving cars as a “safety driver,” he had to spend days driving around a small simulated city in Pennsylvania, handling corners and dodging obstacles. Now he’s tasked with training other safety drivers at Uber’s test track in Pittsburgh. At the ride-hailing company’s […]

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macOS High Sierra Now Available to Download: New Features, How to Install, and More

After releasing iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 last week, Apple has now released its macOS High Sierra update for Mac owners. The latest Mac update from Apple is completely free and is compatible with Mac machines starting from 2009 and can be downloaded directly from Mac App Store. Users should first back up their machines, check for compatibility via this list, make […]