Apple is adding picture-in-picture mode to the Apple TV

Apple seemingly left one new, upcoming tvOS feature out of the company’s WWDC keynote earlier this month: picture-in-picture.

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The Hunger Games is getting a prequel next year, set 64 years before the first book

Suzanne Collins is bringing back The Hunger Games, with the author announcing a new prequel novel that takes place 64 years before the events of the first book in the series, set for release on May 19th, 2020. The time period isn’t one we know much about from Collins’ existing trilogy.

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MIT’s new robot can identify things by sight and by touch

For humans, it’s easy to tell how an object will feel by looking at it or tell what an object looks like by touching it, but this can be a big challenge for machines. Now, a new robot developed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is attempting to do just that.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/17/robot-identify-sight-touch/

Target’s registers suffered a nationwide outage

Target can’t quite escape its technical woes, apparently. The retail giant’s registers suffered a roughly two-hour nationwide outage in mid-day on June 15th, preventing customers from making purchases (including in self-checkout lines) right before Father’s Day.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/16/target-cash-register-outage/