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How Squishy Robotics created a robot that can be safely dropped out of a helicopter

By | Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, Squishy Robotics, TC, TC Sessions: Robotics + AI

If you want to build a robot that can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse the wear, legs are pretty much out of the question. The obvious answer, then, is a complex web of cable-actuated rods. Obvious to Squishy Robotics, anyway, whose robots look delicate but are in fact among the most durable out there.

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Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently

By | Australia, Canada, Companies, consumer electronics, Gadgets, Google, google home, Hardware, home appliances, Home Automation, india, lighting, Philips, philips hue, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don’t. If you prefer a more gentle wake-up (and have invested in some smart home technology), here’s some good news: Google Home now lets you use your Philips Hue […]

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Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!

By | Apps, Enterprise, Europas, Europe, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Mobile, Social, Startups, TC, the europas

I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, U.K. on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s tech startup […]

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Xbox One does away with discs in new $249 All-Digital Edition

By | Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Microsoft, TC, xbox, Xbox One, Xbox One S

Discs! What are they good for? Well, if they’re nice if you don’t want to be tied to an online-only ecosystem. But if you don’t mind that, Microsoft’s latest Xbox One S “All-Digital Edition” might be for you. With no slots to speak of, the console is limited to downloading games to its drive — which is how we’ve been doing it on PC for quite some time.

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Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers

By | Alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, Amazon Echo, Amazon Web Services, AWS, Gadgets, smart speakers, TC

Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification. This is the first time Amazon has offered a certification program for Alexa developers, the company says. Certification programs are […]

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Apple could build macOS feature to use your iPad as extra Mac display

By | Apple, Apps, duet, Duet Display, Gadgets, luna, Luna Display, mac, macos, macOS 10.15, rumor

According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, Apple is working on a feature that would let you pair your iPad with your Mac to turn your iPad into a secondary Mac display. That feature, code-named Sidecar, could ship with macOS 10.15 this fall. If you’ve been using Luna Display or Duet Display, you’re already […]

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Talk all things robotics and AI with TechCrunch writers

By | articles, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, deep learning, Emerging-Technologies, Events, Extra Crunch Conference Call, Extra Crunch members, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, Science, Startups, TC, tc sessions, TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019, Technology, uc-berkeley

This Thursday, we’ll be hosting our third annual Robotics + AI TechCrunch Sessions event at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The day is packed start-to-finish with intimate discussions on the state of robotics and deep learning with key founders, investors, researchers and technologists. The event will dig into recent developments in robotics and AI, which startups […]

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