The Lab Making Robots Walk Through Fire and Ride Segways

Benefits of robots: 1. They never get tired. 2. They can lift very heavy things. 3. They can walk through (controlled) conflagrations at the University of Michigan.
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Facebook’s Targeted Ads Are More Complex Than It Lets On

Facebook’s vice president of ads described a simple picture of how advertising works on the platform. The reality is far more complicated.
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Google Tasks: Hands On With Google’s New To-Do List App

The newest Google app is a simple and easy to-do list named Tasks.
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Some Startups Use Fake Data to Train AI

Startups building artificial intelligence software don’t have millions of images like Google, Apple, or Facebook; so they fabricate images to train the algorithms.
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The Future of Snapchat Looks a Lot Like Magic Leap

Snapchat isn’t just introducing games. It’s building the next computing platform, one piece at a time.
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Thule Accent Daypack Review: Affordable and Durable

This is the first bag I’ve tested that I might spend my own money on.
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Turning an Amazon Echo Into a Spy Device Only Took Some Clever Coding

Researchers didn’t have to hack Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to use it for eavesdropping. They just took advantage of the system in place.
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‘God of War’ Is a Messy, Beguiling Take on Fantasy Violence and Toxic Masculinity

The new PlayStation 4 sequel is conflicted, both reveling in its star’s violence and trying to distance itself from it.
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USC Wide Receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe’s Crazy Floating Jump

Is this normal physics, some type of optical illusion, or just plain magic?
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A One-Minute Attack Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys

Researchers found—and helped fix—a flaw in Vingcard RFID locks that would let hackers break into any room in hotels around the world.
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