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Quibi launching Hollywood 'on the go' streaming amid lockdown

Quibi, the multi-billion-dollar streaming platform launching Monday, is betting it can transform entertainment with short, Hollywood-quality clips to watch "on the go"—even as much of the world is trapped at home.

Robotics

Italy's doctors look for help from sleek new robots

The shiny new robots gently check the pulses of highly infectious patients on life support in the Italian epicentre of COVID-19.

Robotics

LoCoQuad: An arachnoid-inspired robot for research and education purposes

Animal behaviors and the biological mechanisms underpinning them are among the greatest sources of inspiration for robotics studies. Over the past decade or so, countless research teams at universities and companies worldwide ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Google Duo audio boost won't leave you hanging on the phone

"It's good to hear your voice, you know it's been so long If I don't get your calls, then everything goes wrong… Your voice across the line gives me a strange sensation" — Blondie, "Hanging on the Telephone"

Computer Sciences

Alphabet's DeepMind masters Atari games

In order to better solve complex challenges at the dawn of the third decade of the 21st century, Alphabet Inc. has tapped into relics dating to the 1980s: video games.

Business

Not all privacy apps are created equal

New privacy laws like Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have spawned a new industry of companies and platforms advertising that they can anonymize your data ...

Software

Zoom has another security flaw

Researchers at a company called Bleeping Computer have exposed another security flaw with the conferencing application Zoom—one that allows hackers to steal user passwords. The vulnerability in the software application ...

Computer Sciences

Google trains chips to design themselves

One of the key challenges of computer design is how to pack chips and wiring in the most ergonomic fashion, maintaining power, speed and energy efficiency.

Computer Sciences

Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3-D face reconstructions

Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3-D reconstruction of someone's face that's realistic and doesn't look creepy. Now, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have pulled off the feat using ...