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VIDEO Controlling a Robot with a Wearable Lego Exosuit

As if we needed further proof that Lego bricks are amazing, maker Danny Benedettelli has shown one of the coolest uses for them yet. Using a combination of Lego bricks and other electronics, Benedettelli built a humanoid robot that is controlled wirelessly by a wearable “exosuit.” This means that by simply wearing the suit, he can make the robot perform a movement …

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Massive iPhone Counterfeiting Operation Shut Down by Beijing Police

Massive iPhone Counterfeiting Operation Shut Down by Beijing Police

Police in Beijing have busted a factory that produced more than 41,000 fake iPhones worth as much as 120 million yuan ($19 million), including some that reached the United States, and have arrested nine suspects in the counterfeiting operation. Apple is one of the most popular brands in China, where authorities have stepped up efforts in recent years to dispel the country’s reputation …

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Microsoft Rushes Out Emergency Security Update to Fix Critical Windows Flaw

Microsoft Rushes Out Emergency Security Update to Fix Critical Windows flaw

On Monday, Microsoft pushed out an emergency out-of-band update for a critical security vulnerability that could allow an attacker to gain complete control of your system. The flaw affects all systems from Windows Vista and up—including the Windows 10 Technical Preview. The exploit works if you open a document or visit a webpage that contains malicious embedded OpenType fonts. Those bad-acting fonts …

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Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking To Provide $100M To Fund Search For Alien Life

Yuri Milner To Provide $100M To Fund Search For Alien Life

“Where is everybody?” Italian physicist Enrico Fermi asked in the 1950s, when faced with the question of the existence of extraterrestrial life. Ever since our species trained its eyes on the stars, the question of life on other planets has been at the forefront of our collective consciousness. “Who are we? A mature civilization, like a mature individual, must ask itself this question,” Russian …

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New iPad-Sized Galaxy Tab S2 Announced by Samsung

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S2, a new tablet that comes in 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch variants, set to launch in global markets in August. The new devices come in a particularly light and thin metal frame — they’re only 5.6 milimeters in thickness and weigh just 389 grams for the 9.7-inch model, and 265 grams for the 8.0-inch. Both variants have …

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Three employees Injured in Crash involving Self-Driving Google Car

Three employees Injured in Crash involving Self-Driving Google Car

Three Google employees have been injured in a crash involving one of the company’s self-driving cars. Google revealed the accident happened on 1 July when its car was rear-ended while stationary on a public road in Mountain View, California. It is the first accident involving one of Google’s fleet of self-driving vehicles to have resulted in injury. The modified Lexus sports utility …

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VIDEO 1TB Xbox One and New Controller Announced, 500GB Model Prices Drops

VIDEO 1TB Xbox One and New Controller Announced, 500GB Model Prices Drops

Affirming prior reports, Microsoft on Tuesday formally announced a 1TB Xbox One and another controller. “Since Xbox One launched, one of the most frequent requests from fans is to add more storage to their consoles and today we’re delivering,” Microsoft said. The console, which will sell for $400 and does exclude a Kinect camera, comes with another matte finish and …

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MineCraft’s New Rival ‘Lego Worlds’ Available in Steam

Meet MineCraft's New Rival 'Lego World' Available in Steam

The Danish company just unveiled Lego Worlds. It’s being billed as an open-environment game, in which you can generate worlds made entirely of Lego bricks. So, it’s basically a Minecraft knock-off. We’ll still take it. Although the game is currently in development, Lego has launched it on Steam through the Early Access program, with the purpose of letting gamers provide feedback. Lego will ideally use this feedback …

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