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  • First 17-inch laptop with a 4K display
  • Laptop slides into water-cooling dock, the GX700 hydro overclocking system
  • The decrease in temperature allows the laptop "to overclock the graphics and crank things to 11"
  • Creators of Pepper the 'emotional robot' have forbidden users from using it for sexual purposes
  • This includes creating 'sexy apps' for it or reprogramming it to stalk people
  • 1000 people paid £1,300 to buy Pepper "within one minute of it going on sale in Japan this June"
  • The Halluc Iix "is a prototype from the Future Robotics Technology Centre (FRTC)." Three modes: "vehicle, insect, and animal mode"
  • 56 motors, "which makes travelling on unpaved surfaces possible and eliminates the need for paving"
  • Aims to rethink the relationship between society, nature and mobility.
  • LUTZ Pathfinder pod is fully-electric; top speed of 15mph; maps and learns its environment
  • To be trialled on pedestrianised streets, unveiled in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.
  • Small, two-seater pod; "autonomous control system [...] developed by Oxford University's mobile robotics group"
  • A9X chip; 12.9” display; 5.6 million pixels; Four speaker audio
  • 4K Video; New Apple Pencil & Magic Keyboard
  • Apple also released the new Apple TV with "tvOS, Siri, [and] the tiny remote with the tinier trackpad."
  • The Magic Candy Factory is the world’s first ever 3D printer for custom-made fruit gums
  • "A total of 10 flavors is available to customers, with the option of combining them.”
  • “Entrancing onlookers at the Rosenthaler Strasse’s Café Grün-Ohr” in Berlin.
  • Over 20,000 sensor points; "from multiple fingers to a paintbrush [...] the Morph will sense where you pressed and how hard."
  • Can also be "used as a QWERTY keyboard or a DJ's mixer."
  • "The Morph’s $250 price point makes it the first accurate pressure touchpad aimed at the consumer market."
  • Robots use the "user-generated advice site to learn how to do all sorts of tasks for us—including making pancakes and pizza."
  • "RoboHow’s robot, the PR2, scans the text of wikiHow and other sites to find the information it needs to complete the task it’s been given."
  • Semantic Parsing: "Analyzes the language meant for humans into something it can act upon."
  • "NASA engineers are designing a flying 'prospecting robot' designed to travel to remote regions of the moon and Mars."
  • Scoops up soil samples for detecting minerals and other resources.
  • Gold, silver, mercury, and water "have already been detected on the lunar surface."
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