Watch A Katana-Wielding Robot Battle A Human Samurai Sword Master

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Watch A Katana-Wielding Robot Battle A Human Samurai Sword Master

In the red corner, Machii Isao—an Iaido master and expert swordsman. Isao is a five-time Guinness World Record holder, including fastest 1,000 iaido sword cuts (completed in 36 minutes and 4 seconds) and most Iaido sword cuts to one mat (8). And in the blue corner, MOTOMAN-MH24. Able to carry 24 kilograms (53 pounds), this […]

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Chrome extension puts tabs to sleep so they don’t kill your browser

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People are loyal to their web browsers, and Google Chrome is certainly one with a dedicated following. But one of users’ biggest gripes with Chrome is its tendency to suck memory and slow down computers when tabs are left open. A new Chrome extension fixes this by temporarily suspending any tabs you’re not using. You […]

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Google says its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents

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Google self-driving vehicles have had 11 minor traffic accidents during six years of testing, but the vehicle and human passenger were not at fault. Following reports that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has received accident reports from three Google-equipped Lexus SUVs since September 2014. Most reported accidents were caused by another vehicle rear-ending […]

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There’s an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo on Google Maps

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The image, is obviously not an actual feature of the Pakistani terrain, so how did it get there? At this point, we don’t know — it could be an inside joke by one of Google Maps developers, or some sort of hack. A Google spokesperson explained that the image is likely a result of a […]

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The best place to put your router, according to physics

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Electromagnetic radiation — it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world — from the light emissions through which your eyes perceive these words, to the microwaves that carry the Wi-Fi signal to your laptop or phone […]

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Microsoft is finally going to kill Internet Explorer

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At Microsoft Convergence, a conference dedicated to inter-company collaboration, marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the software giant would be largely killing of the Internet Explorer brand. For Windows 10, Microsoft will be introducing a new browser, currently dubbed Project Spartan, an homage to Halo’s Master Chief. Internet Explorer has been around since 1995. It […]

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Rare gray whale superpod seen in drone footage

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Rare gray whale superpod seen in drone footage

In late January, a group on a whale-watching trip off the California coast witnessed a rare superpod of gray whales. The footage shows the pod traveling at the end of the day, and they briefly interact with a group of Risso’s dolphins. Captain Todd Mansur and Captain Frank Brennan used a drone to capture the […]

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‘DuckTales’ is returning to TV in 2017

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Childhood=Resurrected. Disney Channel announced their plans to resurrect DuckTales, the beloved cartoon about Scrooge McDuck and his trio of grandnephews that originally aired back in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Characters Scrooge, Donald Duck and rambunctious triplets Huey, Dewey and Louie are set to lead the new series, which will still be titled DuckTales […]

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