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Meet Kobi, the Roomba of lawn maintenance

As someone that hates mowing the lawn, Kobi might be my new best friend.<p>The autonomous robot uses GPS and built-in sensors to cut grass, rake, pick up leaves or plow snow. If you’d prefer a more hands-on approach to lawn maintenance, you can even take the reigns and control Kobi with a smartphone …

Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors' pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Changing the way it does business, Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.<p>The goal is to reward quality, penalize poor performance, and avoid paying piecemeal for services. Whether it succeeds or fails, it's one of the …

Health Care

Google's desktop search could be out of date compared to mobile results soon

Google splitting its mobile and desktop indexes within ‘months’ to offer better smartphone experiences, according to a Google webmaster trends analyst<p>Desktop Google searches could end up slightly out of date compared to those done via smartphones, as the company begins to push mobile search.<p>Google …

Digital Marketing

Record Technology Sales Expected This Holiday Season

Drones are predicted to be one of the hot technology items this holiday season. Image source: Pete, Flickr.<p>In some ways, the annual September release of the new<b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone actually kicks off the holiday shopping season.<p>Though an iPhone 7 might not be wrapped and placed under a tree, …

My new robot friend Kobi loves to mow the lawn and plow snow

Kobi is a modular robot that’s basically a Roomba for snow and leaves. It’ll mulch grass and leaves, throw snow into a dedicated area, and mow the lawn. You have to define its physical boundaries through its app and where to dump the leaves and snow, but after that, the company says Kobi apparently …

Web Development

Ricoh announces a smaller, cheaper 360-degree camera

The Theta SC looks better, but its pictures won't<p>Ricoh has just announced a smaller, cheaper version of the Theta S — the company’s handheld 360-degree camera. The new camera is called the Theta SC, uses twin f2.0 lenses and two 12-megapixel sensors to capture 360-degree stills and 1080p-quality …

Ricoh

Verizon promises it won't screw up Google Pixel phone updates

Google’s new Pixel phones look nice and all, but you could hear the entire tech community collectively groaning when the company announced that – other than the unlocked versions – it would be available exclusively from Verizon. Thankfully, Verizon has addressed one of our biggest biggest …

If You're in Your 60s, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

Image source: Getty<p>Some investors believe that it is a mistake to own stocks as their retirement draws near. However, the Social Security Administration estimates that today's average 65 year old will live for 20 more years, which is why we Fools think that it is a mistake to forgo the stock market …

DEA orders opioid production cut by 25% in 2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration has ordered manufacturers to cut production of opiate and opioid medication by 25 percent or more in 2017, citing …

Everything Google Announced at Its Jam-Packed Event

Artificial intelligence took center stage at a Google event in San Francisco Tuesday, where the search and advertising giant unveiled a new virtual assistant and a host of new hardware.<p>New Pixel smartphones, a speaker designed to compete with Amazon's Echo and a virtual reality headset made of …

Android News

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Using Kali Linux

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Ethical Hacking