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They welcomed a robot into their family, now they’re mourning its death

They welcomed a robot into their family, now they’re mourning its death

Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge The robot showed up at Kenneth Williams’ doorstep when he needed it most. Williams had just been laid off from his job when he plugged in Jibo, a social home robot, on November 1st, 2017. “For that year [that I didn’t have a job], it was a presence…
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot may sign an exclusive deal with AT&T for $500 million

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot may sign an exclusive deal with AT&T for $500 million

AT&T’s WarnerMedia is reportedly close to securing J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Pictures in a $500 million exclusivity deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Deadline, The Los Angeles Times, and others. Bad Robot Pictures and Abrams, which have produced television shows under the Warner Bros. TV label since 2006, were being courted…
Zoox says it will launch a robot taxi service in Las Vegas in 2020

Zoox says it will launch a robot taxi service in Las Vegas in 2020

Self-driving startup Zoox announced it is testing its fleet of autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas. It’s the second test city for the five-year-old company, which has been testing its self-driving cars exclusively in San Francisco and the surrounding communities. Zoox, which is based in the Silicon Valley town of Foster City, Calif., will start by…
I welcomed our new robot overlords at Amazon’s first AI conference

I welcomed our new robot overlords at Amazon’s first AI conference

Walking the show floor at Amazon re:MARS There’s a certain oversized quality to a Las Vegas conference center that makes you feel like a child monarch: simultaneously powerful and helpless. Presumably, the rooms and corridors are cavernous because space is cheap in the desert, but the overall effect somehow manages to be stifling. It feels…
Even the tech expert from ‘Mr. Robot’ can’t figure out this iPhone hack

Even the tech expert from ‘Mr. Robot’ can’t figure out this iPhone hack

"Since this was my kid we are talking about, the phone was up to date and had a strong password and FaceID enabled, and activation lock was turned on," Rogers told Engadget via email. The teen noticed the phone missing within 10 minutes of its theft and immediately began security protocols. "As soon as the…
Mr. Robot season four: A show delightfully booting back to root

Mr. Robot season four: A show delightfully booting back to root

Elliot loves Linux still — With its premiere, the new season leans into what attracted fans in the first place. Nathan Mattise - Oct 7, 2019 12:59 pm UTC As S4 begins, Elliot and Mr. Robot seem to be on the same page again. Dom is one very, very sad FBI agent. NBC Universal Despite…
If you attack a robot, it might photograph you in the act

If you attack a robot, it might photograph you in the act

Humans haven’t quite reached a WALL-E-like society where robots care for our every possible need, but we do have a few roving security robots that can monitor places like banks, casinos, malls, and hospitals so human security guards can catch a break. Some people don’t seem to like the new robot cops: earlier this month…
The Best Robot Vacuums for Every Budget (and Home)

The Best Robot Vacuums for Every Budget (and Home)

From no-frills cleaners to high-end automation, we have the ideal robot vacuum for you.Let’s be honest: A lot of tech is meant to stoke desire for something that you never even knew you wanted (An AI camera? Yes, please! A robot that coos when you pet it? Gimme!) But if you’re shopping for the best…
YouTube bans robot fighting videos for animal cruelty roughly 10 years too soon

YouTube bans robot fighting videos for animal cruelty roughly 10 years too soon

We all knew it would happen someday. Google, which believes in AI so much it rebranded its Google Research division as Google AI, has begun to side with the robots. On Monday, it was reported that Google’s YouTube took down videos of robots fighting each other (think: BattleBots), saying they violated policies against showing displays…
DJI gets into the battling robot business

DJI gets into the battling robot business

A little less than a month ago, DJI branched out from the world of gimbals and drones with the release of the Osmo Action, a new action camera that put GoPro firmly in the company’s sites. Now it’s back with another new category: educational fighting robots. The RoboMaster S1 seems like an odd fit at…

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Rainbow Six Siege is sending custom congratulations videos to its players...

If you’re a Rainbow Six Siege player, you may have noticed an email from Ubisoft in your inbox recently. In it, you’ll find a link to a custom video congratulating you on your performance in a recent match. Ubisoft is making the videos for everyone playing Siege, and you’ll be get a new one each…
AWS gets a chatbot

AWS gets a chatbot

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