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Pepper the Robot is working at the Smithsonian for free

Pepper the Robot is working at the Smithsonian for free

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SoftBank’s Pepper the humanoid robot has held a variety of odd jobs over the past few years, but a gig at the Smithsonian may be its most prestigious yet. Starting today, visitors can interact with Pepper at six Smithsonian locations to inquire more museum information, play games, or ask it to pose for a selfie. […]

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TSMC Kicks Off Volume Production of 7nm Chips

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TSMC last week announced that it had started high volume production (HVM) of chips using their first-gen 7 nm (CLN7FF) process technology. The contract maker of semiconductors says it has over a dozen of customers with tens of designs eager to use the technology to make their integrated circuits. The 7 nm node is a […]

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Xbox One April update rolling out with low-latency mode, FreeSync, and 1440p support

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Microsoft is rolling out a new Xbox One update today that centers on better audio and visual support. The biggest addition is 1440p support for the Xbox One S and X, allowing gamers to use a monitor and make the most out of QHD (2560 x 1440) displays. It’s a resolution that’s usually popular with […]

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Turns out Facebook moderation sucks because its guidelines suck

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Facebook has finally made its moderation guidelines officially available to the public in full and boy is this a fascinating glimpse into a convoluted set of rules that once censored the the entire ACLU Facebook page over a post about … wait for it … censorship. (The case in question concerned a partially nude statue […]

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Google autocomplete and YouTube algorithm are spoiling the new God of War

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If you’re looking forward to playing the new God of War, a word of advice: be extra careful around Google or YouTube, which are accidentally spoiling major plot points of the game through rogue algorithms. Without going into specific details (since I’d like to avoid leaving you to the mercy of those same spoilers), even […]

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WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe

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WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using its app in Europe. It’s raising the age limit by three years just as the European data privacy rules start kicking in on May 25th, as spotted by Reuters. When users in Europe log onto the app in the next few weeks, they’ll be asked […]

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Uber’s tech jobs still go to predominantly white men under new CEO

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2017 was a whirlwind year for Uber: the company dealt with engineer Susan Fowler’s account of sexism during her time at Uber, it lost one CEO and gained a new one, and it faced a lawsuit from Waymo, just to mention a few events. Along the way, Uber published its first diversity report, and the […]

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The EPA’s deputy chief may be an even bigger threat to the environment than Scott Pruitt

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Watch Circuit Breaker Live for the Nintendo Labo and the spinning wheel of gadget wonderment

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I have sad news for you on this Tuesday, aka Circuit Breaker Live day. Today’s the last Circuit Breaker Live on YouTube, and no, we’re not going back to Twitter or anything like that. We’re really done. But with that said, we have one more episode left, and it’s happening at 4PM ET here or […]

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Instagram adds new data download tool to export pictures and user information

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Instagram has a new tool that lets users download their data from the social media photo site, reports TechCrunch. Submit your email address, and Instagram will send you a copy of your “photos, comments, profile information, and more,” although the site notes that it could take up to 48 hours to actually collect and send […]

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