This 'self-guided' robot is about as sentient as a wind chime

Japan’s National Science Museum unveiled a new exhibit last month: a creepy-looking robot that’s powered by 42 pneumatic actuators and its own neural network. According to a report from Engadget, this neural net (which is modeled, in a very broad sense, after the brain’s own system of neurons) is programmed to respond …

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Baidu is bringing intelligent AR to search app used by hundreds of millions

Baidu, the search company sometimes called China’s Google, has announced a new augmented reality platform for smartphones. The new platform is called DuSee, and promises to use existing smartphone hardware to “understand” real-world 3D environments, allowing computer-generated characters and objects to interact with the real world. Baidu said it was …

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Windows 10 Mobile's Anniversary Update to arrive on August 9th

Microsoft just delivered Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs and tablets this week, and now it’s setting its sights on Windows-powered phones. While the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile doesn’t bring many big new features, Microsoft says it’s planning to launch the software update on August 9th. Microsoft’s Indian Lumia …

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Gogoro starts an electric scooter-sharing program in Berlin

Gogoro is bringing 200 of its stylish all-electric scooters to Berlin. Starting today, anyone over 21 with a valid driver’s (or motorcycle) license will be able to rent one of the scooters as part of a new scooter-sharing program. Gogoro — which was created by former HTC chief innovation officer Horace …

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Instagram’s anti-abuse comment filter is rolling out now

As detailed last week, Instagram is now letting some of its users ban certain words from appearing in comments on their posts. The photo-sharing social network has now introduced a new filter that users can manually customize by adding words of their choosing that they want excluded, potentially allowing them to ban …

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