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Watch this drone-guided robot empty the trash

A group of college students has developed a drone-controlled robot capable of identifying and emptying trash cans. The robot was created under Volvo’s Robot-based Autonomous Refuse handling (ROAR) project, which the Swedish automaker announced last year. Students from three universities collaborated with Volvo and the waste management company Renova to develop the system over the course of four months, before unveiling it ...

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First Click: The agony and ecstasy of Apple earbuds

I can always tell when my earbuds are about to die. It usually begins with a whimper — some static here, weird fadeouts there — and I can usually fix it with a few delicate twists of the jack. But deep down, I know that worse things are coming, sort of like that hollow, achy feeling you get the day ...

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Leaked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge specifications confirm waterproofing and 5.5-inch screen

Samsung’s Mobile World Congress press event is an hour away, but a new leak has confirmed some of the rumored specifications for the company’s new flagship phone. An image of what purports to be the official retail box for the Galaxy S7 Edge features a fairly complete specifications list, apparently confirming that the device will have a 5.5-inch, curved AMOLED ...

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Nokia CEO: ‘We don’t want to just put logos on somebody’s devices’

After selling its phone business to Microsoft, Nokia had quite the identity crisis. The company remained Finland’s biggest and best-known company, but was a shell of its former self with disparate businesses in mapping, network equipment and patent licensing. CEO Rajeev Suri, who had been running the networking area Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge bring refinement to a proven design

Samsung had something to prove with last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. It wanted to show the world that it too could make high-end smartphones with great design and premium materials, just like Apple and HTC have done for years. And it succeeded: the S6 models were by far the nicest smartphones ever to come out of the Korean ...

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Lenovo’s new $229 Windows tablet and $99 Android tablet aim for the budget-conscious

Lenovo has three new budget Yoga notebooks at Mobile World Congress this year. After aiming for the premium crowd with the Yoga 900S at CES last month, the trio of refreshed Yogas today are designed to bring Windows 10 to the more budget conscious. Lenovo is catering for everyone with two 14-inch models, a 15-inch version, and even a new ...

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Samsung’s Gear 360 camera looks like an eyeball and shoots 360-degree video

Samsung is entering the nascent 360-degree imaging market with a new camera called the Gear 360. The camera was announced alongside the reveal of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this evening at the company’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, and it will be available in the second quarter of this year. The Gear 360 is a tiny, double-lensed ...

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HTC One X9 spruces up average specs with smooth metal design

The feeling of silk is what HTC promises with its latest metal smartphone, the HTC One X9. And although no one is going to mistake the device’s body for fabric, its brushed metal back is soft and glossy, making the 5.5-inch 1080p screen feel manageable in the hand. The One X9 was unveiled last December and hasn’t been announced for ...

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Facebook founds team to help people ‘connect and share’ in virtual reality

Facebook has formed an internal team to work on virtual reality, and it’s pushing its own 360-degree video technology onto the Gear VR. The company announced today that the new group will research “social VR,” including “how people can connect and share using today’s VR technology” and the long-term possibilities if VR develops as a computing platform. So far, Facebook ...

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