AI helps four-legged robots find their footing

There’s quite a few quadrupedal robots out there, the most impressive of which might be Boston Dynamics’ Spot. But they have a problem in common: figuring out where to step so that they don’t become stuck or fall over. Luckily, a team of scientists at the University of Oxford, Sabanci …

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Nintendo Switch might soon be available in China – CNET

The Nintendo Switch debuted in March 2017. It became the fastest-selling console in US history.  Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Nintendo will reportedly start selling its Switch console in China. The Japanese video game maker is partnering with Chinese tech company Tencent, according to a Thursday report by Reuters. Authorities in China’s Guangdong …

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7 Offline Android Apps for Surviving Outdoor Adventures

A key part of any trip planning routine is preparing your smartphone. That means installing travel apps, getting offline entertainment ready for the flight, and keeping everything backed up. But what if you’re headed to a place where there’s no connectivity at all, like an outdoor excursion? Can your smartphone …

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Surprise! Satellites show that thermometers don’t lie

Enlarge / Official weather stations are more standardized than this consumer one, which helps them track global temperature trends. Taking a human’s temperature is easy. Taking a pet’s temperature is similarly straightforward, if a bit rude. Taking a planet’s temperature, on the other hand, is much more of a challenge. …

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Amazon Music Is Now Free for Amazon Echo Owners

Amazon has launched a new version of Amazon Music. Unlike Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited, this version is entirely free for anyone who owns an Alexa-enabled device such as an Echo speaker. You’ll just have to put up with some ads. Amazon Music Now Comes With a Side …

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