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This little delivery robot is carrying a belly full of sushi

If you thought that food-delivery robots originated in futuristic, bot-obsessed Japan, youd be wrong. In fact, delivery robots showed up in San Francisco, London and Los Angeles first. Now, however, cute little red sushi-delivery bots from ZMP are...

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In a fragmented VR market, one company wants to unite them all

Virtual reality is a mainstream phenomenon these days, with major headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive now increasingly in consumer hands. Theres even a flourishing market in the lower-end, with Samsungs Gear VR and Googles DayDream lead...

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DC security robot says everything is fine, throws itself into pool

Dont read too much into this, but a security robot face-planted into an indoor fountain inside of a Washington, DC office building today. Its a coincidence, were sure, but maybe this robot just knows what everyone else in DC does. Robots tasked wi...

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US lifts laptop ban from final Middle Eastern airline (updated)

If youre a business traveller who wants to use your laptop on a flight originating in the Middle East, things are looking up. The US started to lift restrictions for passengers carrying large electronics like laptops on flights originating in the Mi...

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Netflix blows past 100 million subscribers

A year after subscriber growth slowed due to price hikes, Netflix says (PDF) it added more US customers in the last quarter than it has since 2011. The company is now up to 103.95 million subscribers worldwide, up 5.2 million from last count. The com...

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Twitter porn bots drew in over 30 million clicks

For the past few months ZeroFOX, a social media-focused digital security company, has been looking into a massive pornogrophy botnet targeting Twitter. Dubbed SIREN, after the mythical Greek creatures said to lure sailors to their deaths with song, t...

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Here‘s a sneak peek at Nokia‘s first high-end Android phone

Finnish startup HMD Global resurrected the Nokia name with a new line of Android smartphones unveiled back in February. Undaunted by lack of carrier deals, theyve kept releasing more throughout the year, including the Nokia 6 back in June. But a few...

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Listen to tunes in Google Play Music‘s search results

If you use Google Play Music on the road, we have good news: you can listen to the latest summer jams faster than ever. In a mirror of an update to the web player from several months back, the streaming service revamped search results field in its A...

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US lifts laptop ban from final Middle Eastern airline

If youre a business traveller who wants to use your laptop on a flight originating in the Middle East, things are looking up. The US started to lift restrictions for passengers carrying large electronics like laptops on flights originating in the Mi...

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South Carolina hit with 150,000 Election Day hacking attempts

More information about the scale of attempted election hacks has been released and it involves a rather surprising target -- South Carolina. Donald Trump took the state by 54.9 percent and there was never any doubt that he had the advantage in the hi...

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Amazon may take on Blue Apron‘s prepared meal-kit service

Amazons grocery aspirations go beyond offering a drive-through store, AmazonFresh, Pantry and its recent Whole Foods acquisition. Bezos shopping juggernaut is looking to get into the boxed meal service a la Blue Apron, according to British publicat...

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What we‘re playing: ‘Wipeout‘, ‘Dead Cells‘ and ‘Danger Zone‘

Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what theyve been playing in their downtime. This month, weve obsessed over roguelikes, remasters and resource gathering; weve sent adventurers into dungeons, only to se...

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Jay-Z‘s ‘4:44‘ tops Billboard 200 chart following wider release

Clearly, Jay-Z learned a lot about the perils of permanent streaming exclusives from former Tidal buddy Kanye West. Jay-Zs 4:44 album has topped the Billboard 200 chart for the week ended July 13th, or the first week after its brief Tidal exclusive...

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LinkedIn‘s incessant connection requests are coming to Windows 10

If youre running Windows 10, your job search may have gotten a bit easier. Microsoft has announced that with the new LinkedIn app for its desktop OS, youll be able to access the full business-minded social network experience from the Start menu and...

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New ‘Blade Runner 2049‘ trailer teases more of Deckard‘s story

We got our first real look at the upcoming Blade Runner sequel in May and today we get a little more with a new trailer. In this one were given more views of the futuristic California setting and a few more plot details. And maybe even another hint...

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Anyone can steal your old Myspace account by guessing your birthday

You probably havent touched your Myspace account in ages, but you might want to pay it a visit just in case -- as it turns out, its trivially easy for someone to take control. Security guru Leigh-Anne Galloway has discovered that Myspaces account...

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Take a peek at the new iOS emoji arriving later this year

If youve been not-so-patiently waiting for the 56 emoji approved by the Unicode Consortium last month to hit your iPhone . . . well, you have to wait a bit longer. But for World Emoji Day, Apple has hit us with a preview of what these emoji will loo...

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Researchers discover one of the brightest galaxies ever seen

Scientists at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, a research institute in the Canary Islands, just discovered one of the brightest galaxies weve ever come across. Its around a thousand times brighter than our galaxy, has a very high rate of s...

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Samsung Pay will soon tap into your PayPal account

Samsung Pay has been steadily increasing its payment options since it debuted two years ago, and now its adding a new vendor to its services. Soon, Samsung Pay users will be able to use PayPal in-app, in-store and online.

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This iOS app makes creating and editing guitar tabs a breeze

One of the more tedious tasks of playing in a cover band is managing lyric and chord sheets. When you play a typical four-hour gig in a local bar, memorizing all that music is not always going to happen. Youve got to study each song and learn your p...

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US Cyber Command may be splitting off from the NSA

It sounds as though the United States Cyber Command will break off from the National Security Agency and be more aligned with the military in the future. The move would eventually cleave Cyber Command from the intelligence-focused NSA and instead...

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Fly over Pluto and Charon in the latest NASA footage

The New Horizons spacecraft may have moved on from Pluto, making a long march to the Kuiper Belt, but were still deep in the process of analyzing the data it sent back. Now, for the spacecrafts one-year anniversary of its Pluto flyby, NASA has rele...

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UK to enforce porn site age checks from April 2018

For years the UK government has toyed with the idea of introducing compulsory age checks for online pornography. In May, all of that talk finally came to a head with the Digital Economy Bill, which forces websites hosting adult content to snuff out u...

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Blanca Li dances with robots to better understand them

Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking are deeply concerned about AI, but the tech and its ramifications are poorly understood by the public. That disconnect prompted Blanca Li and her dance company to create a choreography for eight dancers calle...

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