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Watch Boston Dynamics’ robot shake off an aggressive human

Watch Boston Dynamics’ robot shake off an aggressive human

Earlier this month, Boston Dynamics demonstrated a version of its SpotMini robot that contains an arm and claw/clamp on the end of the armature. The robot was demonstrated opening a door and walking through, but that was too simple of a task, apparently. This time around, the robotics company has demonstrated the robot actively resisting an aggressive human who is getting in the way.

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Watch the Overwatch Puppy Rumble: Live, here, today

Watch the Overwatch Puppy Rumble: Live, here, today

On the 19th of February, 2018, the folks at Blizzard responsible for promoting Overwatch released the dogs. As it was a time to celebrate the Year of the Dog, and Overwatch is rolling in the dog-related gear, they decided to bring some real dogs into the mix. This was the Overwatch Year of the Dog PUPPY RUMBLE, and it was set to be glorious.

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Mad DIYer turns Furby choir into singing electric organ

Mad DIYer turns Furby choir into singing electric organ

Furby toys were an unholy union of fake fur, poor animatronics, and annoying voices, but they aren't extinct yet. You don't have to look too hard to find someone with an old Furby in a box somewhere, and it's pretty easy to find them online. Now one crazy DIYer has introduced us to a bizarre reality in which Furbies aren't just fake pets that sit on a shelf -- they're a full choir and a new type of instrument playing the soundtrack for your nightmares.

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CBS has a terrible idea for a TV show called “25”

CBS has a terrible idea for a TV show called “25”

This week the folks at CBS were reportedly working on a TV show with Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg that's been described as "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but with a guy." The show will likely attempt to collect those people who love the idea of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but need more of a male perspective. You know, instead of a woman stalking an ex-boyfriend across the country, it's a man, and he's stalking a woman.

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The 157 new emoji coming this summer

The 157 new emoji coming this summer

Emoji addicts rejoice: 157 new emojis have been approved for 2018 and you can now easily see them all in a convenient video. The list is an expansive one, adding things like an infinity symbol, curly hair and red hair emojis, a kangaroo, and much more. The full emoji 11.0 list has been approved and published, giving vendors a few months to work on their code and fonts before unicode 11.0 arrives in June.

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Instagram video calling leak hints at major future feature

Instagram video calling leak hints at major future feature

The Instagram of today certainly isn't identical to the Instagram that launched years ago, having introduced things like Stories and ephemeral messaging abilities over time. Just how drastically is Facebook willing to change the platform? That question was posed this week by a leak hinting at the upcoming launch of a video calling feature on Instagram.

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VIVE FOCUS’s 8K VR player just made HTC’s headset fascinating

VIVE FOCUS’s 8K VR player just made HTC’s headset fascinating

Visbit has been working on video streaming technology for VR for quite some time, but now it appears that the company's work is ready for prime time. At an HTC VIVE product showcase in China, Visbit announced the launch of its new 8K VR Player, which allows for 8K playback on the VIVE FOCUS while being flexible in terms of internet connectivity.

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Watch Intel’s stunning CES 2018 drone light show right now

Watch Intel’s stunning CES 2018 drone light show right now

Intel wanted to do something interesting with a whole bunch of drones, and they landed on Las Vegas. A lovely show of lights in more than 4 billion color combinations flew over the Fountains of Bellagio, making a mockery of the pitiful, legendary water show below. Intel's first showing came on the 8th of January at 9 and 11 PM, then showed from the 9th until the 11th at both 8PM and 10PM, entertaining hundreds of viewers below.

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Sony MP-CD1 mobile projector sticks to basics

Sony MP-CD1 mobile projector sticks to basics

While many of us are probably used to the idea of projectors being stationary devices, Sony has introduced one that you can carry around in your pocket. Today Sony announced its MP-CD1 Mobile Projector, which is small enough to take where ever you may go. As you'd expect, this projector might not be as powerful as ceiling-mounted ones for your home theater, but it still sounds like a surprisingly capable device.

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AGDQ 2018 speedrunning marathon has begun: What it is and where to watch

AGDQ 2018 speedrunning marathon has begun: What it is and where to watch

Earlier today, Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 kicked off, continuing an annual tradition that first started way back in 2010. The marathon will last all week long, raising money for charity the entire time. While those who are already fans of speedrunning likely know what AGDQ is, those who are unfamiliar can consider this a primer on the event, which has skyrocketed in popularity over the past couple of years.

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Hulu Animaniacs reboot inbound with Spielberg as executive producer

Hulu Animaniacs reboot inbound with Spielberg as executive producer

Hulu has made a surprise announcement: a new deal that will have it rebooting the popular cartoon Animaniacs with Steven Spielberg returning as the show's executive producer. As well, a new deal has a few classic cartoons, including the original Animaniacs series, launching on Hulu today. Those shows include the full Animaniacs series, as well as the Tiny Toons Adventures collection and Pinky and the Brain.

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NBC gets NFL Sunday Night Football mobile streaming rights

NBC gets NFL Sunday Night Football mobile streaming rights

NBC has acquired the rights to stream Sunday Night Football on mobile starting with the 2018 season, it has announced. The network will stream these games on all devices that support it, including phones and tablets, computers, and smart TVs. NBC will be able to stream the games under its TV Everywhere platform, including the ability to extend its streaming rights to its telecom, cable, satellite, and virtual MVPD partners.

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