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Sphero’s new toy is a chatty Spider-Man

Sphero continues its partnership with Disney today, with the launch of a new toy based on the Marvel superhero Spider-Man. But where BB-8 and Lightning McQueen could move around the room, Spider-Man is more stationary — his real power involves holding conversations. The simplest thing this Spider-Man can do is ...

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At AI bot startups, cool kids rule

You would think at least one AI-powered humanoid bot would have a properly nerdy name. Maybe a Poindexter or Hildegarde to add some natural language processing to your customer chat app? No such luck. Instead, it sounds like the cool kids are in charge at most digital assistant and bot ...

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NBN begins FttDP network construction

(Image: NBN) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has commenced building its fibre-to-the-distribution-point/curb (FttDP/C) network, starting with a trial of its construction and installation process in Coburg, Melbourne. FttDP brings fibre closer to premises than NBN’s fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network, with plans to deploy it up to the driveways of around ...

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What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?

The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences. Companies like Nintendo are blurring the lines between portable and console/PC gaming with the Switch. At the same time, big studios have largely moved away from ...

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Range Rover Offers Customers New SVO Design Pack

A vehicle’s stance and look is always a point of contention among automotive enthusiasts. There’s a need in this group to alter the exterior toward a more custom and personal state, and with Range Rover’s new SVO Design Pack, the British marque will offer just that. “Designed, engineered, and tested in-house,” ...

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