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Estimate the Pulling Force of Boston Dynamics’ Robo-Dog Army

Estimate the Pulling Force of Boston Dynamics’ Robo-Dog Army

[embedded content] When Boston Dynamics shares a new robot video, my robophobia levels increase just a little bit. I don’t know why. There is something about these robots that get into the uncanny valley for me. This particular video is both fascinating and disturbing. It’s […]

Move Over, San Andreas: There’s an Ominous New Fault in Town

Move Over, San Andreas: There’s an Ominous New Fault in Town

U.S. route 395 is a geologic master class disguised as a road. It runs north from the arid outskirts of Los Angeles, carrying travelers up to Reno along the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada. On the way, they pass the black cinder cones of […]

Climate Change Threatens Ice Roads. Satellites Could Help

Climate Change Threatens Ice Roads. Satellites Could Help

For a few months each winter, Canada’s Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is the world’s longest ice highway, a 300-plus-mile network of frozen lakes that connects lucrative diamond mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories to supplies from the nation’s not-quite-so-far north. But warmer winters and earlier […]

China Finds Phone-Wielding Tourists and Telescopes Don’t Mesh

China Finds Phone-Wielding Tourists and Telescopes Don’t Mesh

If a giant telescope observes the universe, and no one around can take a picture of it, does it really exist? The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope—located in Guizhou, China—will have to find out. New regulations, put into effect in early April, ban (among other […]

Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

Image copyright Rossiya 24 Russian state news channel Rossiya 24 has introduced a robot presenter for some of its bulletins. ‘Alex’ has already caused a stir, with some viewers complaining about his appearance and accusing him of peddling political propaganda. The robot was developed by […]

YouTube Music comes to Google Home speakers for free

YouTube Music comes to Google Home speakers for free

YouTube has announced that it will now offer free music streaming on Google Home speakers with YouTube Music. Streaming via YouTube Music on your Google Home, Google Home Max, Google Home Mini, or Google Home Hub used to require a subscription to YouTube Music Premium […]

These new, exclusive phone deals make the Google Pixel 3 even cheaper…again

These new, exclusive phone deals make the Google Pixel 3 even cheaper…again

Forget Easter Eggs…Google Pixel 3 deals are the gift that just keep giving. Since the November release of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, prices have steadily tumbled down. One look at our overall Pixel 3 deals page, and you’ll see the kind of […]

Time may be running out to get hold of a cheap OnePlus 6T deal

Time may be running out to get hold of a cheap OnePlus 6T deal

Update: We’ve been told that the 8GB RAM ‘Thunder Purple’ version of the OnePlus 6T (pictured above) is definitely not much longer for this world. So if that’s the OnePlus 6T deal that you were most seduced by, then you definitely need to get in […]

Amazon closing Chinese marketplace

Amazon closing Chinese marketplace

Amazon is planning to close its online store in China after more than a decade of trying to gain a foothold in the country. The ecommerce giant will shutter its domestic marketplace which allowed shoppers to buy from local sellers on its site.  Chinese shoppers […]

New 2022 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG

New 2022 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG

Mercedes’ performance division AMG has been tasked with developing the next generation of SL-Class, alongside the next Mercedes-AMG GT. Speaking to Auto Express at the New York Motor Show, Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG, revealed that development work on the […]