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This Six-Legged Robot Learns to Limp Like an Animal

A hexapod with a broken leg  (Antoine Cully / UPMC).
A hexapod with a broken leg (Antoine Cully / UPMC).

One of the key problems in artificial intelligence is that machines, often capable as they are of vast mental feats beyond the power of humans,...




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    Would You Trust a Robot Taste-Tester?

    Researchers at the University of Valladolid in Spain have created a machine that can accurately identify what type of beer is in your hands. The... Read more

  • The new iPhone 6 is displayed at an Apple Store on Sep. 19, 2014 in Palo Alto, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    3 New iOS 9 Features Were Just Revealed in a Huge New Leak

    9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has been all over iOS 9 leaks this week and he’s back with a new report today that outlines more features the... Read more

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    6 Android M Features Fans Want to See Unveiled at Google I/O Next Week

    We always try to keep up with assorted fan communities to get a sense of how they’re feeling about their favorite products. Reddit’s Android fan... Read more

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    Google’s Mad Scientists Made the Creepiest Toy Ever

    Anyone who’s inclined to think of Google as a bunch of creepy privacy invaders will likely have their suspicions confirmed by a newly revealed patent... Read more

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    San Francisco is Apple’s New OS X Font

    A report last week revealed that Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 and OS X releases will bring a major typeface change, with Apple apparently aiming to offer... Read more

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    Linux Creator Says Windows, OS X, iOS and Android Are All Malware

    Richard Stallman, known for his instrumental role in the creation of Linux, has written an opinion piece arguing that nearly any operating system you might use today can... Read more

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    It’s True Cortana Will Be Available for iOS and Android Devices

    Microsoft knows that we live in a world where users expect to be able to use any of their devices to complete a task. That’s why it... Read more

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    iPhone 7 Is Already Leading to Intense Competition in the Industry

    We aren’t anywhere close to the launch of the iPhone 6s, however that still hasn’t stopped rumors from flooding in about 2016’s iPhone 7.  The Electronic... Read more

  • An Indian salesman checks a phone given for repairs at a Blackberry store in Mumbai on August 13, 2010. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    This Phone Is the Biggest Failure in Smartphone History

    We’ve seen a couple of high-profile smartphone flops in recent years, including the Amazon Fire Phone and the Facebook-centric HTC First. However, neither of those... Read more

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    What Experts Think About the Existential Risks of Artificial Intelligence

    In January, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and other sundry academics and researchers wrote an open letter calling for safety standards in industries dealing... Read more

  • WILLISTON, ND - JULY 23: A line of trucks drives past a gas flare on July 23, 2013 outside Watford City, North Dakota. Gas flares are created when excess flammable gases are released unexpectedly by pressure release valves during the drilling for oil and natural gas. North Dakota has been experiencing an oil boom in recent years, due in part to new drilling techniques including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. In April 2013, The United States Geological Survey released a new study estimating the Bakken formation and surrounding oil fields could yield up to 7.4 billion barrels of oil, doubling their estimate of 2008, which was stated at 3.65 billion barrels of oil. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    How Self-Driving Trucks Threaten Economic Mobility

    In December 2013, President Barack Obama gave a speech on income inequality and economic mobility—the latter broadly defined as the chance that people can move... Read more

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    Ready for Liquor Bottles Smart Enough to Talk Smartphones?

    The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you’ll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the... Read more

  • FILE - This Feb. 21, 2012 file photo shows a Hewlett Packard logo in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Hewlett-Packard Sells Stake in Chinese Unit for $2.3 Billion

    NEW YORK—Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51 percent stake in its China server, storage, and technology storage unit for about $2.3 billion to form a partnership... Read more

  • Elon Musk, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club April 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

    Elon Musk Only Wanted a Greenhouse on Mars but Ended Up Building Rockets Instead

    In 2001, before Elon Musk had founded Tesla and SpaceX, he was one of the largest stakeholders in PayPal. The company hadn’t gone public yet,... Read more

  • In this May 4, 2015 file photo, a demonstrator holds a placard that reads: "Stop to Mass Surveillance", during a gathering at Invalides, Paris, to protest against the emergency government surveillance law. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    For US Allies, Paradigm Shift in Intelligence Collection

    PARIS—Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new... Read more

  • A salesperson demonstrates the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone at a Best Buy electronics store in San Francisco. When premium isn’t enough, Samsung and LG are going further with two phone models, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge and LG's G Flex2, best described as the sports cars of phones. (AP/Eric Risberg)

    Curves and ‘Self-Healing’ in Super-Premium Phones

    NEW YORK—For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You’re... Read more


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