Agility Robotics has unleashed a new model that joins the exclusive club of humanoid robots. "Digit" is the company's first bipedal robot to have four degree-of-freedom arms. It can use those for balance, pushing doors and lifting boxes up to 40 poun…
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The Hitman game franchise has seen some tumultuous times lately: Square Enix tried to offload its developer, IO Interactive, prompting the studio to buy its independence. While that gave IO more control, it also left the company more vulnerable if s…
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Ready Player One imagines the year 2044 as an industrial wasteland where people escape the perils of modern life by strapping on virtual reality headsets and disappearing into a vast digital playground called the OASIS. The book, written by Ernest Cl…
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In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it's not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, el…
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When I spoke to Electronic Arts' executive vice president Patrick Soderlund last week, Kotaku's report about why Mass Effect: Andromeda turned out so poorly hadn't been published yet. Nonetheless, when I asked him about the flawed game's development…
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Free Over-the-Air TV Is Going to Get Better James K. Willcox, Consumer Reports Thanks to a new standard known as ATSC 3.0, over-the-air TV broadcasts will include all the newfangled tech like 4K and HDR. Consumer Reports has the run down on what t…
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SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk tweets his plan to reuse parts of the Falcon 9 rocket for future flights to test before the rocket debuts this summer, despite low odds of success.
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You’ve probably heard that Google is planning on taking Hangouts into the business space away from consumers, but there are a ton of questions over whether or not Hangouts will still be available for you to use to chat with your buddies. Your non-business buddies, anyway. The short answer is yes, fortunately. Amit Fulay, the […]
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We’ve seen the future of smartphones. Two amazing phones, the Xiaomi Mi Mix and the Honor Magic, have given us a glimpse of the tech many of the major manufacturers are going to build into their flagship devices for the coming year.
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We sat down with the 3D-printing company Formlabs’ chief product officer to learn more about what’s next for Formlabs and the industry as a whole. Looks like prosthetics and long-term projects are underway.
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One of the biggest issues with the Apple AirPods is that they can fall out of your ear and you could lose them. An Apple patent, however, suggests that could change in a future version thanks to magnetic ear hooks.
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The biometric wearable of the future could provide real-time feedback to either push the wearer to set a new personal best or hold back to prevent injury, providing a level of feedback that you would normally only get with a professional coach.
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Hasselblad has left a difficult few years behind it, and launched a camera that takes its founder’s original vision and brings it right up to date. We visited the company and discovered the passion driving it forward.
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If you fancy swanning about in a pair of those flashy ‘Back to the Future’ sneakers that can lace themselves up, get over to Nike’s website now, pay $ 10, and enter its all-proceeds-to-charity raffle. There are 89 pairs up for grabs.
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While Apple has repeatedly said that it isn’t sure wireless charging adds convenience for consumers, that’s not stopping internal development by any means. Could it finally arrive in iPhone 8?
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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.
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nnovation can take many forms: Today’s computers are faster. Space travel is cheaper. Artificial intelligence is smarter than ever before. The military is … well … While the details on Intel’s latest processors or LG’s new OLED technology remain a simple Google search away, the uniquely secretive processes of the United States military make it […]
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Controlling a tiny smartwatch display can be a little frustrating — but what if you had two tiny smartwatch displays? That’s the idea behind Doppio, which gives you a second smartwatch display to be moved around the device to suit your needs.
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LG Innotek, the division of the company that makes components, has found a way to hide a fingerprint sensor underneath the glass front panel on a smartphone. That means it’s completely hidden away, less likely to be damaged, and could result in sleeker, smoother looking smartphone designs.
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Facebook’s 10-year roadmap includes a huge push into virtual reality — but also a move into augmented reality. CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave us a peek at a normal-looking pair of glasses, that will soon offer a new way to communicate with each other.
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Pig organs may soon extend the lives of people waiting for human organ donors. Experimenters keep hearts from genetically engineered pigs alive in baboon abdomens for more than two years, paving the way for more cross-species transplants.
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Google's grand designs for a new complex have been upgraded since we saw them last. Its still-in-planning campus (right next to the Googleplex), has benefitted from new renders, revealed in part of the company's planning application to local official…
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Your Apple Watch might be great for notifications, but a recent patent suggests that a future version could potentially save your life during a major car accident or a medical emergency.
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The promise of faster and more stable Internet access through our lights is really exciting. We got a demo of PureLiFi in action at MWC 2016 and talked with the COO about the future of this technology.
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What’s up with your skin? LG U+’s LTE Magic Mirror uses high-definition cameras to analyze every pore and wrinkle, then give you beauty tips. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Korea.
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Lenovo recently announced that they’re planning on phasing out the Motorola brand after the company’s major acquisition two years ago, and needless to say, that stirred up plenty of emotions from people all over the web. Before things continue to escalate, Motorola has released a statement about how they’re going forward into 2016 and beyond, including the fate of the Motorola brand.
First and foremost, Motorola Mobility isn’t going anywhere. That portion of the company is still in charge of their own business just like they always have been, including engineering, design, and manufacturing. The only real change comes in the form of dropping “Motorola” from device branding, which is really something that Motorola has been pushing for recently anyway.
The company will instead focus on “Moto” as a brand, instead of worrying with the “Motorola” side of things. Motorola has been doing that since the inception of the Moto X, rebranding the M logo with new fonts and colors and designs. While their devices are technically the Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G, they’re almost universally referred to as just the Moto X or Moto G. All of the recognition has been shifted to the Moto part of the name, and that’s the biggest official change that’s happening with Lenovo’s decision.
From here on out, we’ll see more focus on the Moto and Vibe brands from Motorola and Lenovo, with less focus on the Motorola and Lenovo part of things. Both names are simpler and a more modern take on advertising, and long term, will probably be good for both companies.
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Audi unveiled its “virtual cockpit” display at CES in 2014, and this year the German carmaker said its planning a “virtual dashboard” for future models, with “seamless” device integration.
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ZTE has opened the Z-Community, where it hopes fans will come and talk about the company’s hardware, and share ideas on what they’d like to see on future devices. It’s offering exclusive bonuses in return.
Former Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson isn't just working on a new motoring show for Amazon… he's helping the internet giant pitch its vision for delivery drones, too. Amazon has unveiled a splashy new Prime Air ad where Clarkson shows off a new,…
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Samsung’s mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, launched back in September and has been on a mission to beat out rivals such as Android Pay and Apple Pay. Unlike competitors, Samsung Pay brings the addition of magnetic secure transmission allowing for a much wider compatibility.
The only downside of Samsung Pay is that it only works on specific Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. However, a new rumor shows positive signs. There’s a possibility that Samsung will bring its payment service to a wider range of brands in the future. Samsung also plans to continue its advertising scheme that it’s not just another Android Pay or Apple Pay, it’s something more special. The rumor comes from the VP of Samsung’s mobile division, Injong Rhee, so it’s safe to assume that this is valid. As always, we’ll keep you updated if we hear any further plans.
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ZTE has big plans for its flagship Axon range, and a smartwatch may be part of it. We got some hands-on time with a working prototype of the Axon Watch, a wearable destined for China in the near future, that could give us a hint of what’s to come.
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