Monthly Archives: February 2019

Another blow to Blu-ray: Samsung will no longer make Blu-ray players for the US

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1458715 10 with 10 posters participating Samsung’s UBS-K8500, introduced in 2015, was positioned as the world’s first UltraHD, 4K Blu-ray player. Here it is at IFA 2015. Mark Walton The port situation was minimal. Mark Walton It hasn’t been that … Continue reading

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Facebook Is Negotiating a Record Multi-Billion Dollar Fine for Its Privacy Problems: Report

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-negotiating-a-record-multi-billion-dollar-f-1832633623 Facebook is in active negotiations to resolve the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into the company’s privacy failures, according to a new Washington Post report, talks that could result in a multi-billion dollar fine or a heavyweight court battle. The … Continue reading

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Elon Musk-backed AI Company Claims It Made a Text Generator That’s Too Dangerous to Release

https://gizmodo.com/elon-musk-backed-ai-company-claims-it-made-a-text-gener-1832650914 Researchers at the non-profit AI research group OpenAI just wanted to train their new text generation software to predict the next word in a sentence. It blew away all of their expectations and was so good at mimicking writing … Continue reading

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Video Of A Real-Life Robotech Mecha Transforming

https://geekologie.com/2019/02/video-of-a-real-life-robotech-mecha-tran.php This is a shaky video of a Macross (english adaptation Robotech) VF-1S mecha transforming at a previous Beijing Comic Convention. The all-metal 1/9 scale model was created by artist Sun Shiqian and transforms back and forth from its two … Continue reading

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Rivian EV truck maker gets big money from Amazon

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/15/amazon-invests-in-rivian-ev-truck-maker/ While Amazon was shocking New York this week by ditching its plans to place a second headquarters there, it has been spending lavishly on another front: the automotive sector. U.S. electric pickup truck maker Rivian Automotive on Friday announced … Continue reading

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A ‘Stranger Things’ version of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ arrives April 22nd

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/14/stranger-things-dungeons-and-dragons-trivial-pursuit-arcade-console/ The third season of Stranger Things won’t arrive until July, but you might be able to while away some of the time by checking out the Dungeons and Dragons adventure the gang plays in the first episode. Hasbro is … Continue reading

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This Walking Robot Navigates Using the Sun, No GPS Required

https://gizmodo.com/this-walking-robot-navigates-using-the-sun-no-gps-requ-1832599931 Researchers in France are calling their six-legged creation the “AntBot.” This 9-inch robot doesn’t just skitter around like a desert ant, though—it also borrows their unique navigational skills. Read more… via Gizmodo https://gizmodo.com February 14, 2019 at 08:36AM

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