Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping with Google

Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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UKs Royal Mail postal service is now trialling electric vans around London

UK postal service the Royal Mail is trialling completely electric vans from carmaker Arrival. Arrival, also based in the UK, has partnered with the postal service to operate nine ...

4 hours ago from The Verge

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Cyborg Bacteria Change the Game in Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Bacteria covered with semiconductor nanocrystals convert CO2 into acetic acid

20 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Pepper Now Available at Funerals as a More Affordable Alternative to Human Priests

In Japan, thrifty Buddhists can now hire the Pepper robot as a funeral assistant

22 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Researchers Turn Cute UBTech Alpha 2 Robot Into Weapon Wielding Stabbing Machine

There is something eerily frightening about watching a toy robot puncture a tomato with a screwdriver while laughing hysterically to a soundtrack of Chucky, the possessed doll from those cheesy ...

2 hours ago from HotHardware

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#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, on Wednesday celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable.

29 minutes ago from Phys.org

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A Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy in 139 Countries by 2050

Wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal could power most of the world argues Mark Jaobson and team

59 minutes ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Apple's next self-driving phase is an employee shuttle

Apple famously planned to build an entire self-driving car, but abandoned that idea to focus on autonomous vehicle technology à la Uber and Waymo. Thanks to a New York Times ...

5 hours ago from Engadget

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DoJ narrows Trump protesters data demand

The move follows an outcry over the request to DreamHost, which some argued damaged people's privacy.

7 hours ago from BBC Technology

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HP's Omen X laptop overclocks on-the-go gaming

When it comes to cramming powerful components into a gaming laptop, space isn't the only thing to consider: in those close confines heat can be a major problem too. At Gamescom this ...

14 hours ago from Gizmag

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