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It’s about to get harder to trick people with political ads on Facebook

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on It’s about to get harder to trick people with political ads on Facebook
In the hope of avoiding future foreign meddling in elections, as was seen in 2016 US presidential campaign, Facebook announced today (April 6) some of its most significant efforts to date to boost transparency in political advertising. The moves come before CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before US lawmakers next week over a different scandal. In Read More

Are your AirPods getting quieter? It’s time to clean them. Here’s how

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Are your AirPods getting quieter? It’s time to clean them. Here’s how
For weeks, my Apple AirPods have been getting subtly quieter. The bass isn’t so bass-y anymore, and the maximum volume is barely enough to cover the cacophony of a rumbling subway train. Since my hearing is fine in non-Pod settings—I am, in fact, an excellent eavesdropper—I settled on the next logical conclusion: My AirPods must Read More

Harvard and MIT scientists have built robot muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Harvard and MIT scientists have built robot muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight
Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced today (Nov. 27) that they’ve created robotic “muscles” that can lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The simple objects are constructed out of metal or plastic “skeletons” that are covered in either a liquid or air, and then Read More

Boston Dynamics is still making creepy robots under SoftBank

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Boston Dynamics is still making creepy robots under SoftBank
Boston Dynamics is back with yet another freaky robot to haunt your nightmares. The company released a short video today (Nov. 13) showing off the latest version of SpotMini, the small, vaguely dog-shaped robot it’s been working on for a few years. The new version is the most compact yet, with all the sensors the Read More

It’s time to update your iPhone if you’re getting that bizarre “i” keyboard bug

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on It’s time to update your iPhone if you’re getting that bizarre “i” keyboard bug
⍰ can’t tell you how happy ⍰ am. Apple is releasing an update to its iOS 11 software today (Nov. 9) that should solve an issue many users have recently reported, where typing the capital letter “i” is replaced by symbols like this ⍰. The new operating system will also fix other minor bugs, according Read More