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This 3D-printed robotic arm is built for sign language

While we usually see robotics applied to industrial or research applications, there are plenty of ways they could help in everyday life as well: an autonomous guide for blind people, for instance, or a kitchen bot that helps disabled folks ...

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Nintendo: SNES Classic Pre-Orders Begin Later This Month

There are hordes of eager fans willing to line up for a chance to purchase an SNES Classic (online or in real life), and Nintendo stoked the flame today with an announcement that pre-orders for its newest retro console will ...

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How this year’s tech IPOs have fared so far

Blue Apron has finally gone public, and we’re at about the halfway point of the year. We’ve seen a lot of IPOs for the first half of 2017, which followed a huge drought last year. All this started when Snap ...

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Asus skips robots at this year’s Computex event and flaunts super-thin laptops instead

Remember Zenbo, the cute humanoid robot that stole the show at Asus’ Computex press conference last year? Zenbo was absent from the stage this year, as were ZenFones. Instead, in an unusual departure for the event, which took place today ...

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Feast your eyes on this 600-DPI e-paper screen

I have to say, I really like e-paper. And it’s come a long way since the crude early Kindles — nowadays you have e-readers that are as high-resolution as the best phones and iPads. And they’re set to get even ...

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AMD’s RX Vega Won’t Launch Until Later This Year

AMD’s Radeon Technology Group (RTG) held a Reddit AMA session yesterday and answered a number of questions about their upcoming Vega GPU. Those of you hoping for a quick launch are going to be disappointed. While the company demoed and ...

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This noise-canceling muzzle will make you look and sound like Bane

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Remember that weird face mask that claimed it can muffle your voice and keep your conversations private while you’re in public? Well, Hushme has now launched a Kickstarter campaign after a substantial redesign. Read more… ...

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This small tweak could solve the biggest problem you have when pouring wine

Image: Shutterstock / Africa Studio By Yvette Tan2017-03-24 07:08:33 UTC You twist the bottle, or try to yank it up quickly after pouring a glass — we all struggle to drop wine bottles from dribbling down the side of the ...

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Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity

When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you’d be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction along the lines of “for the love of God, why?” But trust me, this particular robotic ...

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Google says to ‘count on’ a second-generation Pixel smartphone this year

Google’s Pixel smartphone this year was a significant reset for the company’s mobile hardware strategy – and one that earned a lot of praise from customers and critics. Good news for those who liked it: Pixel’s successor will arrive sometime ...

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