Cockroach-inspired robot could help save disaster victims

RESCUE ROACH: The hard-to-kill cockroach has inspired the development of a soft-bodied robot that can compress itself and crawl into confined spaces, and may help locate people trapped in buildings ...

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Will Amazon's Lumberyard empower small game studios?

Amazon's Lumberyard engine streamlines the process of video game creation and ties in with Twitch and Amazon's cloud services. Lumberyard is meant to appeal to indie developers, but could catch ...

11 minutes ago from The Christian Science Monitor

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Oculus spills the beans on Rift + PC bundles from Asus, Alienware and Dell

When the US$599 Oculus Rift went up for pre-order last month, the company mentioned that you'd be able to buy Rift + PC bundles starting at $1,499. Today we got more details on the bundles, ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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India's Blow Against Facebook Sets Up a Grand Experiment in Net Neutrality

Regulators in India have struck down Facebook's scheme that makes it free to access only some parts of the Internet for free.

Mon 8 Feb 16 from MIT Technology Review

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Slime can see: Scientists discover that slime-forming bacteria act as optical objects

After more than 300 years of looking, scientists have figured out how bacteria "see" their world. And they do it in a remarkably similar way to us.

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Agencies contend Facebook is breaching French privacy laws

Two agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users there without their knowledge.

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Twitter continues to wage war on abuse, announces new Trust and Safety Council

Twitter has been a haven for hateful and abusive behavior for years (the company's former CEO admitted as much a year ago). Despite efforts to the contrary, Twitter hasn't been very ...

41 minutes ago from Techspot

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Amazon Japan hires team of pros to call you back and recommend wine

Amazon is already well established as the leading e-tailer ready, willing, and able to sell you just about anything (for next day delivery). But there are certain product categories that consumers ...

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Gmail gets visual cues to alert you to suspect emails

Google is making an annual event out of Safer Internet Day, offering tools and incentives to help keep its users safe. Today, Mountain View is adding a couple of visual cues to Gmail ...

5 hours ago from Engadget

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Obama seeks cybersecurity boost to replace 'ancient' tech

The federal government is relying on archaic, leaky and broken computers systems to protect reams of critical data from cyberattacks, President Barack Obama warned Tuesday as he announced a ...

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