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SARCOS The Humanoid Robot That Dances And Can Take Some Bullying Around

SARCOS The Humanoid Robot That Dances And Can Take Some Bullying Around

So we've seen plenty of robots in our time, from the recent ones working in Fukushima to the ones helping cure autism in children and others that just look eerily human for the sake of looking eerily human. But none so far have had quite the life-like fluidity of movement as the Sarcos robot developed by the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon. Not only can it dance, but it can take a good shove from behind without falling over thanks to its unique ability to constantly adjust its balance much like the way humans do. Continue after the jump for videos of it dancing and getting bullied.

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Extreme Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S II meets Rally Car [Video]

Extreme Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S II meets Rally Car [Video]

"We wondered if you'd like to do an unboxing video" Samsung asked me, "of the new Galaxy S II." It's not the sort of thing you turn down: Samsung's 1.2GHz dual-core smartphone is likely to be one of the biggest handsets of 2011, and that's not just because of its sizable 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. "What's the catch?" I asked, expecting NDAs and embargoes. "Well, it's an Extreme Unboxing" they told me, "you're doing it in a 300bhp rally car."

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iPhone and iPad 3G caught keeping secret location tracking database [Video]

iPhone and iPad 3G caught keeping secret location tracking database [Video]

Apple has tracked every iPhone and iPad 3G user's physical location since the release of iOS 4.0, security researchers have discovered, with a secret backup of positions and timestamps kept on any Mac or PC the devices are synchronized with. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden found that, from iOS 4.0, an unencrypted and otherwise unprotected database of locations has been created for each user, and have even produced an app, iPhone Tracker, to demonstrate exactly how much data is being clandestinely collected.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Review

BlackBerry PlayBook Review

Until today, the consumer tablet market has been defined by the battle between iPad and Android. Apple's best-selling slate has set expectations for mobile utility and usability, managing to persuade users that - despite years of Microsoft Tablet PC promotion - the company pretty much invented the tablet segment. Google's Honeycomb (review) has launched its offensive against the iPad titan, and now it's the turn of RIM and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Initially billed as the enterprise-focused slate a BlackBerry phone toting business person would covet, the PlayBook's scope has gradually grown to encompass the consumer market too. Has that spreading focus left RIM with the jack of all trades or the master of none? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sonos Controller for Android released; Sonos v3.4 adds AirPlay

Sonos Controller for Android released; Sonos v3.4 adds AirPlay

Sonos has released its Sonos Controller for Android app, allowing users of Android 2.1 or higher smartphones or tablets to remotely control their multi-room audio systems without paying for a separate remote. Meanwhile, the company has also added Apple AirPlay support in Sonos firmware v3.4, allowing an AirPort Express to be plugged into a Sonos device's aux-in input and stream from it around the home.

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Is this the official white iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 running iOS 5.0? [Video]

Is this the official white iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 running iOS 5.0? [Video]

Footage of what's claimed to be iOS 5.0 running on either a white iPhone 5 or an official white iPhone 4 has emerged in Vietnam, ahead of what's expected to be a June official unveil this year. Tinhte forums member cuhiep managed to grab some hands-on time with what's described as "a test version of next-generation iPhone with the new iOS that Apple plans to release this year."

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Portal 2 on sale today! [Video]

Portal 2 on sale today! [Video]

You may as well call in sick to work right now: Portal 2 has arrived, and it owns your week. The much-anticipated title is available today for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac, offering a much-boosted single player mode complete with fresh challenges, new characters and more devious test levels, while there's also an innovative two-player cooperative mode.

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HTC Windows Phone with 16-megapixel camera tipped [Video]

HTC Windows Phone with 16-megapixel camera tipped [Video]

HTC hasn't been short on new smartphone launches this year - the HTC Sensation most recently, the HTC EVO 3D last month, and then five new phones back at MWC 2011 - but Windows Phone has been conspicuous by its absence. According to a new, leaked promo caught by Pocketnow, however, HTC is readying a beastly photo-focused Windows Phone handset with a whopping 16-megapixel camera.

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Hannspree SN10T1 tablet hands-on [Video]

Hannspree SN10T1 tablet hands-on [Video]

Hannspree's Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, the SN10T3, isn't expected to hit the market until Q3 2011, but the company had the freshly-released SN10T1 on show here at IFA 2011 today. Based around a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor, the slate may run Android 2.2 Froyo but it's well hidden under a custom UI. Still, that decision has left the SN10T1 missing a few key features which may take some of the shine off of its low price tag.

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