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Google Creative Lab releases three new quirky apps to the Play Store

Google Creative Lab, the development team behind the Photowall for Chromecast application, has just released three new experimental apps to the Google Play Store for free. None of these apps are extremely functional, though they still provide a fun look at what’s possible with some of Google’s …

MIT team gets us one step closer to robot bartenders

Sure, we've seen machines that can mix drinks with the help of an app and robot bartenders that can create cocktails out of Keurig-esque pods, but they all require you to actually push the control buttons and carry your own beverages. The horror! Fortunately for lazy drinkers everywhere, members of …

Robotics

OnePlus 2 shipments delayed until late August for US customers

Canadian customers are in the same, delayed boat<p>OnePlus has announced a shipping delay of two to three weeks for customers buying the new OnePlus 2 in America and Canada. The smartphone is still available to purchase (starting today) for those with an invitation, but North American customers …

Lenovo-backed phone has reversible USB 3.0 and a big battery

Following the LeTV "Superphones" and the OnePlus 2, here's yet another Chinese smartphone that supports the reversible USB Type-C port; except this time, we're going beyond USB 2.0 speeds. The Android device we're looking at here is dubbed the Z1, which is the first product by Lenovo-backed startup …

Robots learn to evolve and improve

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1185000/1185837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524617440_a9e4ec57141b8c1289022224c1a2831d<p><b>Engineers have developed a robotic system that can evolve and improve its performance.</b><p>A robot arm builds "babies" that get progressively …

Firefox 40 brings Windows 10-friendly design and better security for Android users

Mozilla has released its Firefox 40 for the desktop and Android devices today, providing further protection against malicious downloads on both platforms.<p>Most notably, Version 40 adds support for Windows 10 devices. A reduced UI gives more space for viewing Web pages and larger, different color …