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Google is letting users peek into some of its most experimental artificial intelligence projects. The company unveiled a new website Tuesday called A.I. Experiments that showcases Google’s artificial intelligence research through web apps that anyone can test out. The projects include a game that guesses what you’re drawing, a camera app that recognizes objects you put in front of it and a music app that plays “duets” with you. Google says the goal of the site is to make some of its machine learning technology more accessible to people who are interested in artificial intelligence but don’t have the technical…

A silicon valley startup wants you to have one less charger in your life thanks to its exercise-tracking smartwatch design that allows a wearable device to be powered via the user’s own body heat. The Matrix PowerWatch uses thermoelectric technology and power-sipping components to create a watch that’s always got a steady supply of juice, so long as the wearer has a pulse. A variety of places have been working on similar technologies for years, including a flashlight charged by body heat and a pocket that can charge your devices the same way, but this looks to be the first…

Rumors that Samsung is building a phone with a foldable display just got a new wind with a patent application from the company describing exactly that: A smartphone with a bendable part in the middle that can be folded into a phone sandwich. Called the Galaxy X or Project Valley, the device (or possibly multiple devices) was rumored to be launching as early as this year. As that won’t happen, rumors now point to an early 2017 launch. The new patent application, originally filed in April and unearthed by Dutch outlet GalaxyClub (via SamMobile), shows a candy bar smartphone with…

When Snap, Inc. announced earlier this year that it had created a pair of video-recording sunglasses called Spectacles, it was a little hard to get a handle on just what the end result would be. Snap was new to the hardware game, and more ambitious wearables like Google Glass had been expensive, niche failures. But yesterday a limited number of Spectacles went on sale, offered through a yellow pop-up vending machine near the company’s original headquarters in Venice, California — and we finally got a chance to see what the company had come up with. After spending some time with…

https://youtu.be/fze5spdN3nU Shrugging off internecine battles and public lawsuits, Hyperloop One on Tuesday announced an official agreement with greater Dubai and the United Arab Emirates to launch a feasibility study for building one of the first hyperloop transportation systems in the Arab desert. And Hyperloop One is selling that feasibility with sizzle. The two-and-a-half-minute video the company launched as part of this announcement (and which it teased on Monday) reveals exactly how its proposed sub-supersonic, ground-based transportation system will work in Dubai and connecting locations. Hyperloop One claims that such a system could cut the travel time between Abu Dhabi and…

https://youtu.be/pToVxgq1uTE This password encryption device is budget friendly and makes it nearly impossible for identity thieves to break into your online accounts. It’s hard to come up with strong passwords and then remember them all. Especially if you want a unique password for each website you sign in. It’s not even funny how often I use the “forgot password?” feature to create a new one just because I forgot it. And using the same password for all websites is not an option. It’s just too risky. Did you know that 1 in 4 people experienced identity theft last year? And…

Can you taste the difference between a pizza made by a robot and a pizza made by a human? At Zume Pizza, co-founder Julia Collins doesn’t think so. Which is exactly why the Mountain View, California, company has decided to outsource part of the pizza-making process to general-purpose robots. When a customer places an order through the website or the app, a human spreads the dough onto a conveyor belt. Robots squirt tomato sauce and spread it across the base before it reaches the next human, who covers it in toppings. A six-axis ABB robot — typically used for pallet-stacking…

It doesn’t matter if it’s the best or most practical product, as long as it’s weird enough to be sort of cool. That’s the only way some will seriously consider one of the most intriguing Kickstarterprojects we’ve seen in recent memory — a fold-up device that gives you a large, second display for your smartphone or laptop. No, it’s not made of a new plastic material that folds up; instead, it uses traditional mini-projector dynamics, cleverly executed to give you a reasonably useful second screen. The Spontaneous Pop-up Display (or SPUD) is a 24-inch screen that folds up into a…

Despite its chatty demeanor, Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant has, up until now, remained faceless. That has now changed courtesy of a family focused robot by the name of Yumi, which manufacturer Omate claims is the first robot to be powered by the artificial intelligence platform. Yumi stands 11.7 in tall, 6.9 and 6.4 in along either side (29.5 x 17.5 x 16.2 cm) and features a rotating head up top and wheels down below. It is powered by Alexa, the brains behind the Amazon Echo and its related devices, but runs Android too, allowing users to pull up apps on…

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