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Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soon
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Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soon

Last year, Amazon announced its Sidewalk network, a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol it developed to help connect smart devices inside and — maybe even more importantly — outside of your home. Sidewalk, which is somewhat akin to a mesh network that, with the right amount of access points, could easily cover a whole neighborhood,…

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Zuckerberg details the ways Facebook and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are responding to COVID-19
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Zuckerberg details the ways Facebook and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are responding to COVID-19

Mark Zuckerberg has outlined some of the steps that Facebook and his family’s non-profit, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, are taking to respond to the spread of both the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 and viral misinformation about the illness, in a statement posted earlier this evening.Facebook’s response focuses on three areas: providing accurate information; stopping…

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Huge Leak Reveals Details of Viking-Themed Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok
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Huge Leak Reveals Details of Viking-Themed Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok

Massive Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok leaks online. Reveals details about combat, map, mechanics, and narrative. Official announcement allegedly set for next month. Few franchises fall foul to leaks like Assassin’s Creed. After Ubisoft took a year out following Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the rumor mill is once again awash with speculation about what the developer is conjuring…

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The ACLU wants details about videos of Boston Dynamics robot in police exercises
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The ACLU wants details about videos of Boston Dynamics robot in police exercises

Back in April at our robotics event at UC Berkeley, Boston Dynamics head Marc Raibert showed off video of the company’s Spot robot in a number of different real world scenarios. Some, like construction and first responders, were familiar to anyone who has been following the company — and automation in general.  Another scenario, which…

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Alphabet’s X details a garbage-sorting bot that’s part of its plan to make robots an everyday thing
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Alphabet’s X details a garbage-sorting bot that’s part of its plan to make robots an everyday thing

Alphabet subsidiary X, which is the former Google X, focuses exclusively on ambitious “moonshots,” or applications of tech you might expect are science fiction, not a real product in development. Like a robot that can sort through office trash. X does a lot of its work more quietly than other Alphabet companies — until it’s…

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Trump Details Sanctions on Turkey in Response to Syria Attacking Kurds
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Trump Details Sanctions on Turkey in Response to Syria Attacking Kurds

President Donald Trump said he would issue an executive order imposing economic sanctions on Turkey after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invaded Syria last week to attack the Kurds. In a statement, Trump said that he would increase steel tariffs to 50 percent and threatened to end negotiations for a $100 billion trade deal with…

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SpaceX details Starship and Super Heavy in new website
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SpaceX details Starship and Super Heavy in new website

After CEO Elon Musk shared new details about its in-development Starship spacecraft on Saturday, SpaceX has updated its website with a new section dedicated to the fully reusable cargo and passenger vehicle. The new Starship website also provides a bunch of info about Super Heavy, the first-stage booster that will propel Starship to orbital altitudes…

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Twitter details new policies designed to crack down on financial scams
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Twitter details new policies designed to crack down on financial scams

Twitter today says it’s expanding its policies to prohibit financial scams on its platform — something you’d think would have already been banned, but apparently was never directly addressed through Twitter’s policy documentation. Instead, financial scams until now have been handled through Twitter’s spam reporting tool, which was expanded last year to specifically identify what…

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