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Harvard's tiny robot can swim and walk underwater

Harvard is developing a knack for tiny amphibious robots. Its researchers have upgraded the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) with the ability to swim and walk underwater, in addition to walking on land. Its foot pads use surface tension and relat… Source: Engadget | Harvard's tiny robot can swim and walk underwater

DeepMind AI’s new trick is playing ‘Quake III Arena’ like a human

Research in AI continues to make video games better. The technology informs NPCs that can move and fight more convincingly, orcs with personalities and ever-more realistic visuals. Now researchers at DeepMind have taught an AI to play a customized ve… Source: Engadget | DeepMind AI’s new trick is playing ‘Quake III Arena’ like a human

Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream truck tunes

New York City is in the midst of a heatwave, and some pranksters are taking advantage of technology to twist the knife a little more. LinkNYC has confirmed to Motherboard that someone is making its internet kiosks play ice cream truck music, tauntin… Source: Engadget | Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream …

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'Overwatch' update rewards you for commending fellow players

Blizzard is continuing its quest to create a positive Overwatch community and fight toxicity. After a round of testing, the developer has released an update to its class-based shooter that introduces an Endorsements system. Think of it as a rough par… Source: Engadget | 'Overwatch' update rewards you for commending fellow players

YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

While YouTube users have been able to schedule pre-recorded videos for years, up until now there hasn't been a seamless way to build anticipation for those videos. But, there's a new feature being launched at VidCon 2018, called YouTube Premieres, th… Source: Engadget | YouTube creators can hype pre-recorded videos with 'Premieres'

Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand extend their relationship with Facebook today as the social media giant will exclusively air the first game of Ball's Junior Basketball Association tonight, as well as every game going forward. Throughout the seaso… Source: Engadget | Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Instagram was born as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010, but it began moving into video in 2013, when it started letting users upload short clips. Now, five years after making that initial push into the space, the company plans to take its efforts e… Source: Engadget | Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

'Tunic' is more than just a 'Zelda' clone with a cute fox

Tunic looks like a game that's taken a lot of inspiration from SNES era Zelda titles — and when Xbox's E3 2018 showcase is an awful lot of games with guns, zombies or unexplained apocalyptic surroundings, it was a welcome panacea. Meet the… Source: Engadget | 'Tunic' is more than just a 'Zelda' clone with …

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'GLOW' season two trailer includes big hair and bigger issues

Netflix has invested a lot of energy into GLOW's second season, and now we have an inkling as to whether or not that trust is well-placed. The service has posted a trailer for the new GLOW that makes it clear the stakes are higher this time around. T… Source: Engadget | 'GLOW' season two trailer …

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Watch Square Enix's E3 keynote right here at 1 PM Eastern

How do you catch the news as it happens from Square Enix's E3 media briefing if you aren't in LA? You watch along with the publisher's livestream embedded below starting at 1PM Eastern, naturally. In a few minutes we'll (hopefully) find out more abou… Source: Engadget | Watch Square Enix's E3 keynote right here at …

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Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Drone-based surveillance still makes many people uncomfortable, but that isn't stopping research into more effective airborne watchdogs. Scientists have developed an experimental drone system that uses AI to detect violent actions in crowds. The te… Source: Engadget | Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Google's AR drawing app lets Android and iOS users collab on doodles

You no longer need an Android phone to try Google's take on augmented reality drawing. The tech giant has released an iOS version of Just a Line that brings the same three-dimensional doodling to the iPhone crowd. It's largely the same app you saw in… Source: Engadget | Google's AR drawing app lets Android and …

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Sega's 'Team Sonic Racing' is all about co-op karting

Sega can't resist Sonic the Hedgehog-themed racing games, but this time it's adding a twist that might have a meaningful impact on gameplay. It's offering a sneak peek at Team Sonic Racing, which introduces (surprise!) a team dynamic to the familiar… Source: Engadget | Sega's 'Team Sonic Racing' is all about co-op karting

Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue

Medevac missions won't have to put more humans in danger if Tactical Robotics has its way. The Urban Aeronautics-owned firm has successfully completed its first "mission representative" demo of the Cormorant, an autonomous VTOL (vertical takeoff and… Source: Engadget | Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue