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A Robot Magic Kingdom? Disney Wants Huggable Humanoids to Play Characters

A Robot Magic Kingdom? Disney Wants Huggable Humanoids to Play Characters

mag813 April 13, 2017 0

The signature characters who wander around Disney theme parks taking photos with kids and signing autographs may be played by huggable humanoid robots in the future. Disney Enterprises filed a U.S. patent application for

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Police Departments Are Buying Drones Like Crazy

Police Departments Are Buying Drones Like Crazy

mag813 April 12, 2017 0

Police officers, the stereotype goes, love coffee, donuts, and now perhaps drones. A new study from Bard College finds that an unprecedented number of law enforcement and emergency response departments purchased drones in 2016,

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This Fitness Tracker Wants to Tell You How Stressed You Are About Not Being Fit

This Fitness Tracker Wants to Tell You How Stressed You Are About Not Being Fit

mag813 April 12, 2017 0

Staying active is a big part of staying healthy, and that’s often the reason given for why you should wear a fitness tracker; they’re a constant reminder to get up off the couch. But

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Instagram Could Make Teens Less (Or Is It More?) Depressed

Instagram Could Make Teens Less (Or Is It More?) Depressed

mag813 April 10, 2017 0

A new study brings some welcome news for parents who are worried about their kids incessantly thumbing through glossy, filtered photos of their friends’ lives on Instagram. It turns out that adolescents’ use of Instagram is associated

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Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’

Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’

mag813 April 6, 2017 0

The snack machine wants to scan Alice’s fingerprints. Alice — not her real name — would prefer not to surrender her biometric data just to get a candy bar, but it’s the preferred option

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Facebook’s New Tool Aims To Stop Revenge Porn

Facebook’s New Tool Aims To Stop Revenge Porn

mag813 April 5, 2017 0

With a set of new tools, Facebook is seeking to stop the spread of revenge porn on its network, the company said on Wednesday. To help stop intimate photos from being shared without a

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SpaceX Will Launch Its First Spy Mission for America on April 16

SpaceX Will Launch Its First Spy Mission for America on April 16

mag813 April 5, 2017 0

SpaceX’s launch of a reused Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday made history in a huge, momentous, loud way, but the company’s next achievement is a little more clandestine. Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company will

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Jeb Bush is Extremely Concerned About Automation Job Loss

Jeb Bush is Extremely Concerned About Automation Job Loss

mag813 April 4, 2017 0

Former Florida Governor Jeb (!) Bush wants us all out in the streets to bring change to America. No, the former Republican presidential candidate isn’t trying to revive his campaign, he just wants to

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Facebook Spending Millions To Make You Trust News Again

Facebook Spending Millions To Make You Trust News Again

mag813 April 3, 2017 0

Facebook and other companies are partnering up to help fund a 14-million-dollar initiative to help restore trust in the media — at a time when it really needs it. The News Integrity Initiative will be

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U.S. Military Testing Drone To Evacuate Wounded And Dead Soldiers

U.S. Military Testing Drone To Evacuate Wounded And Dead Soldiers

mag813 April 1, 2017 0

Since World War II, the United States military has used helicopters for casualty evacuations (CASEVAC) and medical evacuations (MEDVAC) out of combat zones. MEDVAC aircrafts are designed to allow for in-flight care of injured soldiers and are clearly

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