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Scientists Create Robot to Punch Humans Repeatedly

Scientists Create Robot to Punch Humans Repeatedly

Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics is well known amongst the Sci-Fi community. Something as powerful as, "A robot may not injure a human being" is pretty important, especially considering we've now got robots beating world-class human shogi players. But, apparently that first law doesn't mean anything if robots don't know the exact details as to how hard they can hit a human, before they injure a human. Thanks to a group of scientists, that law is currently being tested in the only way they see fit: by telling a robot to repeatedly punch humans.

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Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

You'd think after all the questions Nintendo would realise that we'd really like some updated Wii hardware, but their execs continue to downplay any need for a console refresh.  Speaking at the recent Nintendo Summit, Nintendo of America executive VP of sales and marketing Cammie Dunaway insisted that "Even though our installed base it, at this point, 5 million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, [Wii] still has a lot of room to grow."

zBoost YX300 zP zPersonal Repeater for cell signals

zBoost YX300 zP zPersonal Repeater for cell signals

Sick of dead spots for cellular reception in your own house, dorm, or apartment? Well, RepeaterStore has your back with this zBoost YX300 made for more personally use.

There are of course more industrial versions for other applications, but this smaller, less obvious unit should do the trick in your house. Basically it does its magic and improves GSM and CDMA cell signals inside the area where you put it.

Inexpensive WiFi repeater

Inexpensive WiFi repeater

Wireless networks are great, they make connecting to the rest of the world so much easier. However, you are always limited by how strong of a signal you get. The farther you are from the router, the less chance you have to connect. Today I've found a relatively inexpensive repeater that might help with boosting your signal.

Facebook details new effort to stop video piracy

Facebook details new effort to stop video piracy

Facebook is ramping up its video efforts, and part of any effort is adequate management — in the case of videos, it’s rights management. Today in a statement, the social network said that some of its content partners have complained of third-party users swiping their videos and uploading them without permission, among other things. This has prompted Facebook to take a look at its rights management for videos and ways it can be improved. That work has been ongoing, and leads to today’s statement: the social network says that it has established the foundation of that rights management, and it’ll be using audio fingerprinting to help put the squeeze on unauthorized video uploading, as well as video matching technology and more.

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SoundCloud faces lawsuit over alleged failure to pay royalties

SoundCloud faces lawsuit over alleged failure to pay royalties

Contentions regarding SoundCloud and the payment of royalties has been long-running, and now the audio streaming service is facing a lawsuit from Performing Rights Society for Music, more commonly referred to as PRS. The entity advised its members recently that it has sought for SoundCloud to “recognize their responsibilities” repeatedly; PRS states SoundCloud requires a license to operate in Europe and the United Kingdom. PRS went further and issued a press statement advising that it has “no choice” in the matter, and that after a half a decade of failed negotiations, it must proceed with a lawsuit.

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Mr. Robot finale delayed following Virginia tragedy

Mr. Robot finale delayed following Virginia tragedy

The television network USA has announced that it will postpone the Mr. Robot season finale for one week. The decision was made in light of the tragic and senseless deaths of two Roanoke TV station's employees. The Mr. Robot season finale, says USA Network, includes a scene that is similar in nature to the Virginia tragedy, and while the network stresses that the two are not related (the episode was filmed before the incident), it has elected to postpone airing the episode out of respect for the victims and all affected.

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Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 goes international in October

Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 goes international in October

You may never have heard of the company ZUK before, but that's OK. For one, it's completely new and for another, it's still confined to China. The latter, however, will be changing in two months, as the ZUK Z1, the company's first smart smartphone, will be making its way to still unnamed international markets, trying to repeat elsewhere the spurt of popularity that it enjoyed in China. And with the ZUK Z1 will come Cyanogen's second device after the OnePlus One to make its international debut as well.

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Google data center loses data after lightning strikes

Google data center loses data after lightning strikes

One of Google's data centers located in Belgium has lost some data after being pummeled with four lightning strikes. Unfortunately, this is said to have resulted in some Google users permanently losing access to some of their data, though Google has since managed to access some of the discs that were damaged. This affects the Google Computer Engine (GCE) service, but at this time it isn’t known which clients lost data as a result, nor the nature of the data that was nuked. Google has reassured users that while serious, the data loss was also very minimal, permanently affecting only 0.000001% of the disk space.

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The Force is strong with limited Darth Vader PS4 edition

The Force is strong with limited Darth Vader PS4 edition

It's still a good few months before we actually get to see what the Star Wars universe has in store after all these years, but that doesn't mean you can't hype it to death. And nothing says "hype" like a limited edition product with iconic Star Wars branding plastered all over it. This time, it's Sony's turn churn the marketing machine with not one but two Star Wars themed PS4 bundles. And, of course, they will be bearing the face and markings of the most iconic Star Wars character of all: Darth Vader.

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Stressed bears suggest drones are animal menace

Stressed bears suggest drones are animal menace

The FAA aren't the only ones taking issue with drones, with new research suggesting unmanned aerial vehicles are stressing out animals more than previously believed. The study, carried out in Minnesota, found that repeated UAV flights overhead left black bears in an agitated state, something which had been missed as the animals froze when the drones were nearby.

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Butterflies face extinction in face of climate change

Butterflies face extinction in face of climate change

A new study shows that butterfly populations do not thrive in warm, arid environments when climate change is quick. Using records from the last big heat wave in the UK, scientists predict extinction for butterflies in the near future. Climatic extremes are what matter here. Using the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS), researchers have assessed 28 species decline in an extreme drought event in the year 1995. If heat should rise this way again, many butterflies won't be long for this world.

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