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Watch This Robot Assemble an Ikea Chair

Love Ikea's Swedish-inspired home furnishings, but hate assembling them? A new robot designed by a team of scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore may be able to lend a hand. Powered by specially coded algorithms and equipped with a 3D camera plus...

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Meet Daisy, Apple’s Latest Recycling Robot

As Earth Day nears, Apple is introducing the world to its newest recycling robot: Daisy. A successor to Liam, Daisy is capable of dissembling nine different versions of the iPhone to recover valuable materials. "Daisy can take apart up to 200 iPhone devices per hour,...

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Goodbye SMS? Google Makes Big Push for ‘Chat’ Standard

Google is making a big push for unified messaging on Android, an effort now known simply as "Chat." Chat, or Rich Communication Services (RCS), seeks to do away with SMS and replace it with RCS, which allows for features SMS cannot currently handle, like lengthy...

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Now There’s an Easy Way to Create Your Own Alexa Skill

There are more than 30,000 Alexa skills available today, but if the one you want doesn't yet exist, creating it yourself should be easier than ever. That's because Amazon on Thursday introduced more than 20 templates, aka Alexa Skill Blueprints, designed to let anyone...

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Bill Gates Backs Plan for Earth-Monitoring Cameras

Bill Gates is backing a plan to install a "constellation" of cameras in space that monitor the entire surface of Earth in real time, 24/7. What could go wrong, right? SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, satellite internet entrepreneur Greg Wyler, and Airbus are also on board;...

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100 More Walmart Stores Getting EV Charging Stations

Walmart parking lots are about to get a whole lot more friendly for electric vehicles. Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America on Wednesday announced plans to install EV chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. The effort will more...

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Tesla Dual Motor Model 3 Expected in July

It's fair to say that Tesla is struggling to produce the Model 3. At $35,000, it is the cheapest Tesla and therefore very popular. We were expecting 20,000 of them to be rolling off the production line every month by December last year, but it didn't happen. By...

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Facebook Stops Fighting California Privacy Act

When your CEO just faced a grilling by the Senate over a lack of privacy and data protection, it looks pretty bad if a company continues to fight against new privacy laws. So it will come as little surprise that Facebook has decided to no longer fight to block the...

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Facial Recognition Spots Criminal in Crowd of 60,000

The Chinese government's solution to keeping things running smoothly involves strict controls on everything from the Internet to how individuals go about their daily lives. In order to do that, China has setup a network of over 170 million security cameras, all of...

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