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Boston Dynamics gives its robot dog a developer SDK

Now that Spot is more clever and polite, Boston Dynamics is ready to set it free. The Softbank-owned robotics company announced that it's making Spot's SDK available to anyone who wants it via GitHub, starting today. The release will allow … Read the rest of this entry

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Opera for Android gives you an option to quickly turn off ad blocking

Ad blocking on mobile web browsers is relatively commonplace, but it's also annoying when you want to turn it off to support a favorite site (or, let's be honest, to get past a "turn off your ad blocker" warning). Opera … Read the rest of this entry

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Blue’s latest microphone gives streamers an XLR option

With the rise of livestreaming, easy-to-use audio gear has become a staple among YouTubers, podcasters and more. Blue has been catering to that group for a while now with its line of plug-and-play USB microphones, but at CES 2019 the … Read the rest of this entry

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Furhat Robotics gives AI a face with its new social robot

Voice assistants have their benefits, but it can be a bit weird to talk to a faceless robot voice all day. Stockholm-based technology startup Furhat Robotics is putting a face to our interactions with AI with Furhat, a social robot … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Maps’ ‘Follow’ button gives you updates from real places

Google has launched a number of new features for Maps over the last few months. Now, it's rolling out a "Follow" function for locations, which will give you updates on events and offers from your favorite stores and restaurants. And … Read the rest of this entry

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Laowa’s probe lens gives a bug’s eye view, even underwater

Macro probe lens isn't exactly a new idea, and in fact, it's a favorite tool amongst underwater photographers. For those who prefer sticking to the land, though, they now have an option. Laowa, a brand known for its special photography … Read the rest of this entry

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AI gives Thanos a soul in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos isn't your usual Marvel nemesis. Then again, even after 19 films in Disney's superhero universe, it's not as if he's had much strong competition. Aside from the puckish Loki and tragic Killmonger, mo… … Read the rest of this entry

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Windows ‘Your Phone’ app gives you access to Android files on a PC

If you have an Android device and happen to be a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, as well, you're among the first people who can take Microsoft's "Your Phone" app for a spin. Microsoft has started testing the experimental … Read the rest of this entry

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Robotic wheelchair gives you a piggyback ride

Most wheelchairs, even the most advanced ones, have conventional seats. They're basically furniture on wheels. And that creates problems. It can be hard to sit in the chair if you're getting out of bed, while you're stuck in a position … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Evil Within 2′ trial gives you a taste of surreal survival horror

Free trials (aka demos) are good ways to get a feel for a game before you buy, but they could be particularly helpful for The Evil Within 2. How are you going to wrap your head around Shinji Mikami's surreal … Read the rest of this entry

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