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Why is Facebook doing robotics research?

By | Artificial Intelligence, Facebook, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, robots, Science, Social, TC

It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots aren’t directly going to affect your Facebook experience, what the company learns from them could be impactful in surprising ways.

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Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm

By | Apps, Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, Minecraft, Mobile, niantic, TC

When your game tops a hundred million players, your thoughts naturally turn to doubling that number. That’s the case with the creators, or rather stewards, of Minecraft at Microsoft, where the game has become a product category unto itself. And now it is making its biggest leap yet — to a real-world augmented reality game in the vein of Pokemon GO, called Minecraft Earth.

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ObjectiveEd is building a better digital curriculum for vision-impaired kids

By | Apps, Blindness, Education, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, objectiveed, TC, visual impairment, visually impaired

Children with vision impairments struggle to get a solid K-12 education for a lot of reasons — so the more tools their teachers have to impart basic skills and concepts, the better. ObjectiveEd is a startup that aims to empower teachers and kids with a suite of learning games accessible to all vision levels, along with tools to track and promote progress.

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ObjectiveEd is building a better digital curriculum for vision-impaired kids

By | Apps, Blindness, Education, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, objectiveed, TC, visual impairment, visually impaired

Children with vision impairments struggle to get a solid K-12 education for a lot of reasons — so the more tools their teachers have to impart basic skills and concepts, the better. ObjectiveEd is a startup that aims to empower teachers and kids with a suite of learning games accessible to all vision levels, along with tools to track and promote progress.

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The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price

By | Android, Gadgets, Hardware, Meizu, mobile phones, Qualcomm, smartphone, smartphones, snapdragon 855, TC, United States

Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed the way you interact with the phone. It’s maybe no surprise then that there is suddenly a lot more interest in mid-range, sub-$500 phones again. In the U.S., Google’s new Pixel […]

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Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.]

By | Alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, Amazon Fire, Gadgets, outage, TC

Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service. The Alexa service is now operating normally.” If your requests to Alexa are being met with answers like “I’m having some trouble, please try again later,” you are not alone. Multiple users […]

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