Spot demo video shows a Boston Dynamics robot at work

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Spot demo video shows a Boston Dynamics robot at work After dropping a stunning “Parkour” video for its humanoid Atlas robot earlier today, Boston Dynamics followed up with this more subdued look at a commercial application for its technology. In a video…

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Half of all iOS devices are running iOS 12

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Half of all iOS devices are running iOS 12 More than half of all iPhones, iPads, and iPods are running iOS 12, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, just over three weeks after the OS was released. Folks are taking…

Amy Winehouse’s hologram will tour with a live band in 2019

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Amy Winehouse’s hologram will tour with a live band in 2019 Amy Winehouse will return to the stage in 2019 as the latest in a long line of deceased performers resurrected as holograms. The digital ghost of Winehouse (who died in 2011)…

Google is giving parents a toolkit to educate kids on internet safety

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Google is giving parents a toolkit to educate kids on internet safety Google and the National Parent Teacher Association are joining forces to help educate parents and kids about online safety. The search giant will give out all-in-one kits that include a…

Google Assistant makes it easier to go clothes shopping on Asos

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Google Assistant makes it easier to go clothes shopping on Asos Looking at clothes to buy online can be therapeutic, but sometimes you just want to quickly find something to wear for an impromptu event without having to wade through thousands of…

Facebook Groups now supports 250-person chat rooms

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Facebook Groups now supports 250-person chat rooms If your Jimmy Neutron Facebook Group has felt a bit dull, that’s probably because the social media giant didn’t allow members to jump into a giant, early ’00s-style group chat Well, Facebook plans to gradually…

Facebook’s 3D photos are here

Facebook’s 3D photos are here

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Facebook’s 3D photos are here In May during its F8 conference, Facebook announced that it was working on a feature that would take a typical 2D picture and make it appear three-dimensional when posted in the News Feed. Now, it’s beginning to…

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows upgraded agility in ‘Parkour’ video

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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows upgraded agility in ‘Parkour’ video Just two years ago Boston Dynamics proudly showed off a new generation of its Atlas robot that could take an untethered stroll through the woods, before advancing to balancing on one leg…

Getting to the root of lavender’s secrets

Getting to the root of lavender’s secrets

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Getting to the root of lavender’s secrets A team of researchers has identified the complete genetic makeup of the lavender plant, Lavandula angustifolia. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’s Plants &…

Congress seeks more information on the Google+ data exposure

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Congress seeks more information on the Google+ data exposure Since the Google+ data exposure came to light earlier this week, European regulatory authorities have announced investigations into the matter and a US Senator has called for an FTC probe. Now, the Senate…

Brava countertop oven uses light to cook food     – CNET

Brava countertop oven uses light to cook food – CNET

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Brava countertop oven uses light to cook food – CNET The Brava Oven uses six lamps to cook your meals. Take that, EasyBake Oven. Continue reading . . . Ashlee Clark Thompson {authorlink} https://www.cnet.com/g00/3_c-6bbb.hsjy.htr_/c-6RTWJUMJZX77x24myyux78x3ax2fx2fbbb.hsjy.htrx2fwx78x78x2fwjanjbx78x2f_$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14 CNET Reviews – Most Recent Reviews CNET brings…

How to Identify Almost Anyone in a Consumer Gene Database

How to Identify Almost Anyone in a Consumer Gene Database

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How to Identify Almost Anyone in a Consumer Gene Database New techniques that dig more deeply into genetic databases may soon make the anonymity of their customers’ DNA impossible to safeguard — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Continue reading . . . Paul…

Creator of doomed Fyre Festival gets six-year prison sentence

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Creator of doomed Fyre Festival gets six-year prison sentence Billy McFarland, the founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival from 2017, has been sentenced to six years in a federal prison, The New York Times reports. The 26-year-old was found guilty of defrauding…

Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $30 on a WD My Book 6TB external hard drive

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Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $30 on a WD My Book 6TB external hard drive This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read…

Facebook takes down hundreds of spam accounts and Pages

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Facebook takes down hundreds of spam accounts and Pages Facebook announced today that it is taking down 559 Pages and 251 accounts for breaking its rules on spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior. Though that’s a relatively small number for Facebook — by…