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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is a parkour master

Parkour! That’s what we should all be devoting our combined robotics expertise towards. There’s no nobler human pursuit, so of course we should create a robot that can master the so-called ‘sport of kings.’ And yes, that is the true sport of kings. Boston Dynamics has shown off its new version of SpotMini, a robot dog that’s slightly less intimating cased in …

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Tesla unveils its largest Supercharger station in the US

About halfway between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, right off Interstate 5, is the tiny town of Kettlemen City. It’s home to a cheese factory, a hazardous waste facility, and as of today, the largest Tesla Supercharger station in the country. It has solar rooftops and a lounger for vehicle owners to hang out while their Tesla car recharges. …

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Why You Should Check Out The New Firefox Quantum Browser

Mozilla claims its updated web browser is twice as fast as its last one, and uses a lot less memory than the competition—Google Chrome in particular. It’s called Firefox Quantum, and it might give the web’s most popular web browser a run for its money. How Quantum Compares to Chrome Firefox Quantum is twice as fast as the previous build …

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Next year’s iPhones could be even bigger and cheaper than iPhone X

Apple released two base models of the iPhone in 2017 — the iPhone 8/8 Plus and the iPhone X — which may have been a questionable strategy. The iPhone 8 has reportedly struggled in the market in the shadow of iPhone X, which may lead Apple to go back to selling just a single base model in 2018. However, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi …

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YouTube finally blocks a known terrorist propagandist from its site

The extremist jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike six years ago. But until this month, he was the leading English-speaking jihadist recruiter through more than 70,000 videos posted on YouTube. Three-quarters of those videos are now gone from YouTube’s archives, the New York Times reported Sunday. The Times called the move by YouTube a “watershed moment” for platforms that have …

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LinkedIn CEO tells awkward story about Zuckerberg’s first big Facebook investment meeting

Mark Zuckerberg has grown into a damn fine public speaker, even giving a few talks in Mandarin. But the Facebook CEO wasn’t always like that. In fact, Zuckerberg was almost famously awkward in person. Reid Hoffman, co-Founder of LinkedIn, partner at Greylock Partners, and a Silicon Valley veteran, recently recounted just how painfully quiet Zuck could be—even during important moments. …

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Good news: The iPhone X won’t bend in your super skinny jeans

You can always count on two things to happen with every new iPhone launch: it’ll sell out, and idiots will drop them for YouTube views.(IMAGE: SCREENSHOT: JERRYRIGEVERYTHING/YOUTUBE) But not all of these “drop testers” are dummies with too much time on their hands. Some of the testers, like YouTuber JerryRigEverything, actually examine the durability of new phones for a living. His latest victim: the iPhone …

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WhatsApp users are sent into a frenzy as app crashes for nearly Two Hours

Millions of users have been left frustrated as WhatsApp suffered a Europe-wide outage. The Facebook-owned mobile phone app crashed this morning and mainly affected people in the south of England and Western Europe for around two hours. According to DownDetector there were problems across Europe, with isolated issues in India, Singapore, Mozambique, Vietnam, and Iraq. Users took to Twitter to – firstly, to find out …

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BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up on high-power charging network

BMW Group, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, and the Volkswagen Group (with subsidiaries Audi and Porsche) will join up to create a high-power charging network for electric vehicles called “Ionity,” which will build and operate around 400 charging stations across Europe by 2020. The collaborative venture formed by the automakers is intended to make it easier for Europeans to manage long …

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iPhone X Is King of OLED Screens: See for Yourself

So much has been made of the iPhone X’s infamous notch, but its 5.8-inch display is notable for other reasons. With the introduction of its first handset with an OLED panel, Apple joins the ranks of Samsung and LG; in fact, Samsung has been putting the technology in its phones since way back in 2008. (Photo Above-Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone …

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