• Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots

    Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots

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    It is made up of a sealed bag, or flexible skin, which contains an origami-inspired compressible skeleton surrounded by air or fluid. According to Daniela Rus, Ph.D., one of the senior authors of the research paper, "We were very surprised by how strong the actuators [aka, "muscles"] were".
  • RCom faces China bank's insolvency proceedings

    RCom faces China bank's insolvency proceedings

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    The company is therefore, surprised by the untimely and premature action of the China Development Bank of filing an application at NCLT , the spokesperson added. It said that China Development Bank was "actively participating" in the joint lenders forum that restructured RCom's debt under the strategic debt restructuring (SDR) rules.
  • Overwatch Contenders is expanding to seven regions

    Overwatch Contenders is expanding to seven regions

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    In addition, existing brands in the competitive sphere will be renamed from Overwatch Apex, Overwatch Premier Series, and Overwatch Pacific Championship to Contenders Korea, Contenders China, and Contenders Pacific respectively. With North America and Europe , which debuted their first seasons this year, the Contenders series rises to seven regions. Beginning in February, the Trials will see eight teams from each region doing battle in a "promotion-relegation tournament" that could earn ...
  • Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 Now Available!

    Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 Now Available!

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    The " Visual Core " is the first processor which Google has designed for a consumer device. Users on Pixel 2 , Pixel 2 XL , Pixel, Pixel XL , Pixel C , Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P who have enrolled in the Android Beta Program will get the update in coming days.
  • The Deus Ex Franchise Is Not Dead, Says Square Enix

    The Deus Ex Franchise Is Not Dead, Says Square Enix

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    Square Enix has published the series since 2011's Human Revolution. Those under-performing sales pretty much sealed the deal, and forced Square Enix to break away. We have several big titles that we work with and that's partly a factor in what our line-up looks like. In addition, he adds that the only reason a new Deus Ex game is not in development is that "we do not have limitless resources".
  • YouTube investigates paedophilic search suggestions

    YouTube investigates paedophilic search suggestions

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    Motivated trolls, for example, could theoretically search for "how to have s*x with your kids" with enough frequency in order to make the search result appear far more popular than it is. "Earlier today our teams were alerted to this profoundly disturbing autocomplete result and we worked to quickly remove it as soon as we were made aware", said a YouTube spokeswoman.
  • "Deadpool" Creator Wants Zack Snyder Cut of "Justice League"

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    It's been over a week since the release of Justice League and there's been a lot of internet chatter about it. After a family tragedy , Snyder left the production of the film in March, resulting in Warner Bros . Plus, VFX artists aren't always privy to a complete film. We could end up getting an Ultimate Edition type of film like we did with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , though Snyder most likely wouldn't be involved.
  • Steep Road to the Olympics Open Beta Available This Week

    Steep Road to the Olympics Open Beta Available This Week

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    As well as the South Korean mountains that are home to the Games, players will be able to roam Japan's mountains too. Ubisoft have announced that the open beta for Steep Road to the Olympics will run from Tuesday November 28 through to Monday December 4, 2017.
  • Tumblr founder David Karp is leaving after 11 years

    Tumblr founder David Karp is leaving after 11 years

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    Tumblr CEO and founder David Karp , who created the blogging site more than 10 years ago at the age of 20, is resigning from the company. Yahoo has since merged with AOL to form Oath , Verizon's digital media division. David founded Tumblr ten years ago as a space for the world's creators, and we thank him for his commitment and passion driving the growth of the platform to nearly 380 million blogs and over 155 billion posts.
  • Sony VP Says PlayStation Had Its Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever

    Sony VP Says PlayStation Had Its Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever

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    The retailer is also offering PlayStation Plus subscriptions for the discounted rate of $39.99. The PS4 gaming console's manufacturer suggested retail price was $299.99, so you'll save a $100 direct discount on the console. Lempel believes that Sony is just "scratching the surface" with it. As for video games, there are a bunch of titles on sale, with particular pricing varying by stores.
  • Coral Sex Could Be What Saves The Great Barrier Reef

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    Professor Peter Harrison of Southern Cross University is the lead researcher on the project, the first of its kind on the reef to successfully re-establish a population of juvenile corals from larvae settling directly on the reef. "The results are very promising and our work shows that adding higher densities of coral larvae leads to higher numbers of successful coral recruits", Professor Harrison said.
  • Destiny 2 free trial available ahead of Curse of Osiris release

    Destiny 2 free trial available ahead of Curse of Osiris release

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    The XP scaling system had been taken out, yes, but the amount of XP needed to advance levels had been doubled, from 80,000 to 160,000. That your numerous bounties, replays of adventures and public events have only managed to introduce a trickle of experience points into the magical bar that renders loot unto you? Bungie has "seen community discussion" surrounding this system and after reviewing its data, the developer will be switching this system off.
  • 14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him

    14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him

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    For those unfamiliar with stream sniping, it's basically where gamers watch the live stream of another game on a platform like Twitch, and based on that they can deduce the player's location and track them down and kill them, which obviously is frustrating when you're playing FPS games and having the element of surprise is one of the keys to victory.
  • Flat-Earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes forced to delay launch of homemade rocket

    Flat-Earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes forced to delay launch of homemade rocket

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    A self-proclaimed flat-earth researcher planning to launch himself in a homemade rocket 550 meters into the air has been forced to delay his mission. The man whose plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket to draw more attention to the round earth "conspiracy" went viral has now announced that the launch is cancelled.