Free-running cheetah robot clears hurdles in a single bound

A four-legged robot with laser vision can easily detect and leap over objects in its path

Fri 29 May 15 from Newscientist

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Facebook adds gif support, letting animated images play in news feed

Gifs will now properly display on Facebook, finally letting users see the moving pictures in their news feed.

Fri 29 May 15 from The Independent

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Project Jacquard hands-on: Google's crazy/brilliant idea to make touchscreen clothing

This year's Google I/O gave us Android M, updated Google Cardboard, along with free and unlimited photo storage. But it wouldn't be Google if there weren't also some moonshots in there. ...

6 hours ago from Gizmag

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Self-folding robot walks, swims, climbs, dissolves

A demo sparking interest at the ICRA 2015 conference in Seattle was all about an origami robot that was worked on by researchers. More specifically, the team members are from the computer science ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Google Cardboard 2: Hands-on

Today Google dished out a second-generation version of Google Cardboard to Google I/O attendees. We took ours for a spin and tried its new support for 6-inch phones the only way we knew ...

Fri 29 May 15 from Gizmag

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Google's Skynet Drone Crash-Landed in the Desert and Nobody Noticed

While everybody's eyes were on Google I/O this week , another little bit of Google news nearly managed to slip under the radar: The tech giant's high-flying, solar-powered Solara 50 drone apparently ...

1 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Man fined for using Apple Watch while driving

A man in Canada has been fined for using his Apple Watch while driving, with police saying that using the device is no different to using a mobile phone.

10 hours ago from The Independent

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Apple Posts Temporary Workaround For iPhone's Crippling Texting Bug

We posted earlier this week about a bizarre bug that strikes when a specific text message is received by an iOS user, either via Messages or SMS. Composed of various unicode characters, receiving ...

Fri 29 May 15 from HotHardware

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US Reportedly Launched Stuxnet Attack Against North Korea

A few years ago, a Stuxnet campaign was successfully launched against Iran, hindering the country's nuclear program by causing an overload that destroyed a thousand nuclear centrifuges. In the ...

19 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Apple buys a maker of futuristic augmented-reality software

Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera.

Thu 28 May 15 from Phys.org

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