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Mar 4, 2020

Girl receives R2-D2 ‘bionic arm’ and phone call from Luke Skywalker actor

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A young Star Wars fan and amputee has received an R2-D2 bionic limb and a phone call from Luke Skywalker himself.

Bella Tadlock, from Tallahassee, Florida, raised almost 14,000 dollars (about £11,000) for her bionic hero arm, created by Bristol company Open Bionics.

The 11-year-old started a fundraiser that first caught the eye of actor Mark Hamill in November — Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, retweeted her appeal to his 3.6 million followers.

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Mar 2, 2020

Google says its new chatbot Meena is the best in the world

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Google has released a neural-network-powered chatbot called Meena that it claims is better than any other chatbot out there.

Data slurp: Meena was trained on a whopping 341 gigabytes of public social-media chatter—8.5 times as much data as OpenAI’s GPT-2. Google says Meena can talk about pretty much anything, and can even make up (bad) jokes.

Why it matters: Open-ended conversation that covers a wide range of topics is hard, and most chatbots can’t keep up. At some point most say things that make no sense or reveal a lack of basic knowledge about the world. A chatbot that avoids such mistakes will go a long way toward making AIs feel more human, and make characters in video games more lifelike.

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Feb 26, 2020

Tables, footrests, smart speakers: Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI, transportation

This would be great so we can just read or watch movies while on a road trip 😃 Incentive to lessen air travel!


Nissan, BMW and GM have shown off self driving cars with spacious, adjustable interiors that are reminiscent of boutique hotels.

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Feb 25, 2020

THE BATMAN (2021) Teaser Trailer Concept — Robert Pattinson, Matt Reeves DC Movie

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“A new knight rises.” 🦇
#TheBatman2021 ▼

Teaser Trailer CONCEPT for the newly announced Matt Reeves directed Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne. Let me know what you think of the casting in the comments below.

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Feb 25, 2020

Sony’s PS5 DualShock 5 controller patent includes a creepy feature

Posted by in categories: entertainment, innovation

Sweaty palms are an inherent side effect of every intense gaming session, but the PlayStation 5’s DualShock 5 controllers might be able to sense your white-knuckling and alter the game you’re playing on the next-gen system. Is this an innovative and helpful new feature, or the next invasive step towards compromising the privacy of gamers?

Feb 24, 2020

The Outer Worlds guide

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Learn about what science weapons are, how they work, and why they’re the most useful weapons in the game.

Feb 24, 2020

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr — Official E3 Cinematic Trailer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

The Season of the Dragon continues with The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr and beyond. Dragons have emerged from the Halls of Colossus, and they now threaten to burn down all of Tamriel. Wielding powerful new weapons and abilities, unlikely allies must band together in order to defeat these legendary monsters.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr is now live on PC/Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Starting with the Wrathstone DLC game pack and ESO: Elsweyr Chapter (both now live), the Season of the Dragon continues with the upcoming Scalebreaker DLC and will conclude with the Dragonhold DLC late 2019. Keep an eye out for more information on both Scalebreaker and Dragonhold at Quakecon!

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Feb 22, 2020

First Look at Robert Pattinson in ‘The Batman’

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Last year, news broke that Robert Pattinson would be playing Batman/Bruce Wayne in Matt Reaves’ upcoming The Batman. While Pattinson might be most known as the brooding Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, he’s so much more than that. Pattinson has an impressive resume, having roles in films such as The Lighthouse, Lost City of Z, Life, and more, acting alongside some of Hollywood’s elite.

Ever since he was announced, fans were eager to see how Pattinson would fit into the Batman role. Now, thanks to Matt Reaves, a short video was released giving us a first look at Pattinson in the role. We’re so excited to see this portrayal of Batman and what Pattinson will do with it — he certainly looks the part!

The Batman is set to release next year.

Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Mehmet Oz interviews Dr. Burzynski & Eric Merola

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Feb 13, 2020

The Unpredictable Challenges Of Gaming With Cerebral Palsy

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The world of video games should be one without limits. Sadly, this is often not the case. As a lifelong gamer who also happens to have cerebral palsy, my own experiences with video games have been both helped and hindered by their mechanics.

Cerebral palsy manifests itself differently in every person who is diagnosed with it. Some of us can walk unassisted, while others need devices like walkers or crutches. Some of us can walk part of the time, but use wheelchairs for certain situations. Some of us can’t walk at all. Some of us have seizures (which vary in severity), impaired vision or hearing, or difficulty speaking. Adaptive gear, like the Xbox Adaptive Controller, can be helpful for some disabled gamers. However, since I can still use a traditional controller configuration, such modifications aren’t necessary for me. This, too, illustrates how cerebral palsy varies from person to person.

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