Amazon Astro, the wheeled home robot, is now in homes — and showing people what it can do

Photos and videos of Amazon’s real-world home robot Astro are starting to pop up as early adopters of the invite-only smart home gadget start playing with their new bot. Surprisingly, despite the device shipping in November, only a few videos have surfaced so far. Bob Rekieta uploaded this video of his Astro rolling away after […]

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The Apple Store hostage situation ends after the hostage escapes and police hit the suspect with a car

As reported by Bloomberg, a terrifying situation unfolded at Apple’s flagship store in Amsterdam today when a man in camouflage clothing and a balaclava fired a gun and held someone there for several hours before being apprehended. The hostage was reportedly an Apple Store customer from somewhere outside the Netherlands. Photos of the scene showed […]

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Frontier adds 2 gig speeds to its entire fiber network

Frontier Communications is rolling out 2 gigabyte speeds over its existing fiber network, which currently spans six states, including Texas, Florida, California, Indiana, West Virginia and Connecticut (via reading light† The plan comes with 2 gig symmetric downloads and uploads for $149.99/month, along with the free installation of a Wi-Fi 6E-enabled router and extender. The […]

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The Call of Duty series is reportedly taking a hiatus in 2023

There is a new mainline Duty title every year since 2005, but that will apparently change next year. Activision Blizzard slows down a Duty title slated to be released in 2023, according to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier. Activision is pushing the game, which Schreier says is being developed by Call of Duty Black Ops creator Treyarch, […]

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Apple Store Drop Mask Requirements for Customers in Different States

Apple will no longer require customers to wear masks at a number of Apple stores in the US, including Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and other states that have recently dropped local mask mandates, according to a report from Apple. Bloomberg† However, employees in Apple stores are still required to wear masks regardless of […]

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Daft Punk is streaming a 1997 concert on Twitch, and this might be your only chance to see it

Daft Punk may have announced their split today exactly one year ago, but the famed electronic music duo surprisingly resurfaced on Tuesday, streaming footage from a 1997 concert on Twitch at the time of writing. If you want to see the show, which features the duo before wearing their iconic metal helmets, tune in now […]

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How a high-tech twist on a 19th-century process could clean up steel and cement production?

Greenhouse gas emissions must virtually disappear in the coming decades to avoid the worst effects of climate change, and the hardest-to-erasure emissions may come from industries such as steel and cement that will play a major role in new, green infrastructure. Wind turbines, for example, are largely made of steel – but until now it […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk accuses SEC of ‘leaking’ information

Elon Musk escalates his argument with the Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing the agency of “leaking” information from a federal investigation in retaliation against him for his public criticism. The allegation is contained in a new letter from Musk’s attorney Alex Spiro to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, who oversaw the settlement between Musk and […]

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Proctorio sues digital rights group in legal dispute with student

The controversial proctoring platform Proctorio has filed a broad subpoena against prominent digital rights nonprofit Fight for the Future as part of its legal battle with Miami University student Erik Johnson, in what the group describes as an attempt to silence critics. through legal maneuvers. The battle between Johnson and the company began in September […]

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