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November 1, 2017 3:09 PM Sony Launches New AIBO Robot Dog as It Revives Pet AI Project

The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit this financial year, sending its shares surging to a nine-year high. AIBO is billed as a pet that behaves like a real dog using artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and interact with its owner and surroundings. The upgrade sees AIBO equipped with new sensing 239

November 1, 2017 11:56 AM Sony’s Fortunes Improve, From Rising Profit to a Return for Aibo

It remains a bit player in smartphones, the product that made Apple’s fortune, but sustained demand for the devices has enriched Sony regardless. It is a major supplier of image-sensing circuits used in smartphone cameras, including the iPhone’s, which means it has shared, to some degree, in its competitor’s success. Sony has also closed or sold off costly 222

November 1, 2017 6:13 AM Sony revives pet AI project with updated AIBO robot dog

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Sony Corp said on Wednesday it has brought back AIBO more than a decade since it last made the robotic dog, as the electronics and entertainment firm seeks to rebuild its reputation for innovation after years of restructuring. The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit 214

October 25, 2017 8:14 PM Microsoft has stopped making the Kinect, and that makes me sad

Robbing the Xbox of its eyes and ears makes it a lesser platform. Microsoft is no longer building any Kinect devices for consoles or PCs, writes Fast Co. Design. Since their 2010 introduction on the Xbox 360 and through major updates for Xbox One and PC, the sensors combined a depth-sensing camera, a regular video camera, and a microphone array into a device 166

October 22, 2017 2:08 PM Julian Assange shared a ‘male secret’ on Twitter, so men have responded with some of their own

A “male secret” shared by Julian Assange has received a novel response from men on Twitter. The WikiLeaks founder, using Twitter’s extended 280 character limit, wrote that men who claim to be feminists are “often predatory sleaze bags” and “intensely disliked by other men” due to being “manipulative”. Assange’s tweet attracted a huge amount of attention 120

September 30, 2017 12:55 PM Was Hugh Hefner a sexist, or wasn't he? Readers on the essential question about the Playboy founder

It's not exactly news that Hugh Hefner, the perpetually robed Playboy founder who died Wednesday at the age of 91, is a polarizing figure. For decades Americans have disagreed about whether he should be remembered as a great liberator of Americans from their sexual puritanism or as a sexist exploiter of women. On Thursday, columnist Robin Abcarian came down strongly 123

September 20, 2017 9:48 AM Today in Entertainment: Latin Grammy announcement postponed after Mexico earthquake; James Corden regrets kissing Sean Spicer at the Emmys

Commentary: James Cameron brings Linda Hamilton back to the 'Terminator' franchise but snubs 'Wonder Woman' again The original Sarah Connor is back. Fans are going crazy at director James Cameron’s announcement that Linda Hamilton, the first actor to portray fan-favorite Connor in the “Terminator” franchise, will be returning to the world of killer robots 92

September 20, 2017 5:52 AM Toys ‘R’ Bust: the rise and fall of a retail empire built on child’s play

In the early 1980s, a week before Christmas, a woman walked into a supermarket-size store in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and became so dumbfounded that she started talking to herself. A Washington Post story that recounted her muttering did not say she was delusional. She was simply overwhelmed by a store that had become, in the words of the article “like McDonald’s 129

August 23, 2017 1:07 AM DJI Spark Drones Won’t Work Without This Crucial Update

DJI is issuing an important software update for one of its newest drones. The China-based drone giant said Monday that customers who bought its Spark drone, which debuted in May and costs $500, must download a software update or their flying robots will no longer operate. The update, which will be available sometime this week, is related to the Spark 51

August 15, 2017 7:00 AM Agents of Mayhem Review

Agents of Mayhem is what happens when Saturday morning cartoons like G.I. Joe meet head-on with adult animated sitcoms like Archer, combined with the varying heroes of Overwatch, and the open-world gameplay of Saints Row. While that might seem extremely derivative and a bit too much to unpack, the outcome is a surprisingly competent open-world shooter 80