Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet

Between the flooded booths and convention center blackouts, CES 2018 has been kind of a disaster. But for me, at least, one little gadget saved the whole thing by reminding me why the show exists in the first place. Sony is rolling back the years with Aibo, the resurrection of the robot dog line that was one of its most iconic brands during its ‘90s and 2000s heyday. The new Aibo is quite simply adorable. It has touch sensors on its head, chin, and back so you can pet it. It responds to touch and voice, and 22 actuators enable more realistic movement than previous models. Its eyes are OLED panels. It has a camera on its nose to help it recognize family members and search for its bone — which is called Aibone — while a camera on its back... Continue reading…

Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet

As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial intelligence and internet connectivity.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Sony’s Next-Gen AIBO Robo-Dog Entertains CES Crowds

Turns out you can teach an old robotic dog new tricks. Sony’s iconic cyborg pup AIBO entertained audiences at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. On display outside ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Geek.com

I played with Sony’s new Aibo robot dog, and I miss it already

Between the flooded booths and convention center blackouts, CES 2018 has been kind of a disaster. But for me, at least, one little gadget saved the whole thing by reminding me why ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from The Verge

James Franco accused of sexual exploitation or abuse by five women

James Franco has been accused of sexually inappropriate or exploitative behavior by five women in the Los Angeles Times this morning. Each of the reports, which come from five women ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from The Verge

New High Sierra bug lets you change App Store preferences with any password

A new bug has been discovered on devices running macOS High Sierra that allows anyone to access your App Store system preferences. The bug was spotted by MacWorld, which also notes ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from The Verge

Sony's second Aibo robot dog is cuter, does better tricks - CNET

We checked out Sony's second Aibo robot dog and found it cuter and more useful.

Tue 9 Jan 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Sony Aibo first impressions: old robodog, new tricks

Sony revived its robodog series late last year, offering a limited first run of next-generation Aibos for keen Japanese fans. Despite a killer $1,800 price-tag, the company apparently ...

Tue 9 Jan 18 from Engadget

Sony unveils its latest products ahead of CES in Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, Sony teased a look at new smartphones designed to capture the best selfies, a prototype 8K display featuring its X1 Ultimate picture processor, and its new wireless noise-cancelling ...

Mon 8 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

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