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Robots in Japan now have emotions

Amid a growing debate over humanity’s place in the world alongside artificial intelligence, a Japanese telecom company has released a robot that it says has emotions. But rather than run in fear from it, we’ve welcomed it into our homes: Pepper, the “emotional robot,” sold out within a minute of …

Robotics

Solar plane delays attempt at most challenging leg of epic journey

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, had been set to take off from China early Tuesday morning on the most challenging and dangerous part of its journey.<p>But late Monday, the flight was canceled because of …

Snoop Dogg has invested in an Uber-style weed delivery app

The rapper/ reggae artist/ full-time weed smoker Snoop Dogg has invested millions of cash in a marijuana delivery service called Eaze. Snoop is edging away from the rap game (see: Snoop Lion) and is no doubt considering how best to spend all that dosh he's accumulated over a long career spent as a …

Photographer Shaves Off Half His Beard for a Series of Surreal Self-Portraits

After spending four months growing out an impressive beard, photographer Adriano Alarcon decided to use his facial hair — well, half of it, anyway — …

Photography

Halfbike II Next Generation Personal Transport Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Following on from the design and Kickstarter launch of the first Halfbike, the design team behind the next-generation personal transportation vehicle …

Crowd Funding

Dell Venue 10 7000 Android Tablet Unveiled Starting At $499

Dell has announced the addition of a new tablet to their range this week in the form of the Dell Venue 10 7000 that comes supplied running Google’s …

Bolt Super Small Electric Skateboard Launches On Indiegogo (video)

If you would prefer a little help on your daily commute you might be interested in a new super small electric skateboard that has been designed by …

YouTube without ads? Yes, for a price

YouTube is officially laying the groundwork for an ad-free version of the video site. The catch is that viewers will have to pay for it.<p>The plan hasn't been publicly announced, but YouTube has contacted some of its best-known video creators to brief them on it.<p>The big question, impossible to answer …

Alcatel's Idol 3 flagship available for pre-order on April 21

Alcatel Idol 3 will be available for pre-orders online for $249 starting April 21, the company has announced.<p>The pre-order price, which Alcatel told …

Taylor Swift leads Billboard Music Awards' finalists list

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards hosts Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen along with Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz announced finalists for the first five …

Music

Spectacular Photos of the Night Sky

In the modern world we live in, it may be difficult for some of us to stay away from our gadgets, the internet, or work, even if for brief periods of …

Snoop Dogg raps about the Lannisters on the new Game of Thrones mixtape

In anticipation of the fifth season of HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i>, 15 artists have contributed to a new album, <i>Catch the Throne: Mixtape 2</i>, in which Snoop Dogg raps about the Lannister family, Mastodon wails about White Walkers and Wu-Tang's Method Man rhymes about the men who join the Night's Watch.<p>This …

Snoop Dogg

Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist 2015 - Photographs from the shortlist of the World Photography Awards | LensCulture

<i>Once again, the shortlist demonstrates the vibrancy, diversity and skill of both today's established photographers and, as importantly, the growing army of citizen photographers for whom the awards offer unprecedented exposure and opportunity.</i><p>—Astrid Merget Motsenigos, World Photography Awards …

Photography

The Lego Movie is getting a sequel, and Lego Batman will get his own movie

<i>The Lego Movie Sequel</i> is under development, and it has writers, producers and a director, Warner Bros. Pictures announced this week.<p>Rob Schrab, whose credits include <i>Community</i> and <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, is set to direct. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote the 2014 original, are returning to …

Movies

You can finally fight Sauron in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

And you can wear the One Ring, too<p><i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> wasn't just one of last year's best games, it was quite possibly the best <i>Lord of the Rings</i> game ever released — and you didn't even need to be a fan of Tolkien's universe to enjoy it. But it always felt like it was missing something. …

Valve Showing New Steam Machines, Final Controller Design, VR Hardware At GDC

Let’s not call the Steam Machines initiative dead quite yet — but it may have been resurrected in a slightly new form. Apparently Valve is attending this year’s GDC with a holy trinity (<i>Half-Life 3 confirmed</i>!) of new hardware for PC gamers.<p>The news comes via the traditional all-too-brief press …

Ready Player One

Valve is making a VR headset and its own Steam Machine

Valve -- the company behind<i>Portal</i>, <i>Team Fortress 2</i> and the widely-used game distribution hub Steam -- will show off its own virtual reality hardware, "SteamVR," at next week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. This comes despite Valve's previous insistence that it had no plans to release …

Ready Player One

Apple's new multicultural emoji are (almost) here

Plus, there's an Apple Watch emoji<p>Earlier this month, Apple began seeding OS X 10.10.3 to developers and rolling out an iOS 8.3 beta with the promise of updated, multicultural emoji. But we didn't know what those new emoji would look like — until now.<p>Today, Apple launched its second OS X 10.10.3 …

Valve showing off new virtual reality hardware and updated Steam controller next week

Valve is gearing up to announce a range of new hardware at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in early March. The developer said today that it is planning to show off the final version of its Steam Controller, new "living room devices," and a previously-unannounced virtual reality system …

Prisoner of the Privacy

Project info<p>My project, developed throughout 2009, wants to show the conditioning street photographers receive from norms, but also stereotypes that the laws on privacy have brought in people's minds. The search for poses preventing a face from being recognizable, unnatural poses, poses hiding …

Samsung teases that the 'Next Galaxy' is borderless and metal

Samsung's teasers for the Galaxy S6 (or whatever it might be named) are getting decidedly less cryptic. The company's latest hype video for the new smartphone promises that "borders will disappear" and "metals will flow" -- if there was any doubt that the next Galaxy is ditching the S5's …

Phones

A photographer traveled the world to see how beauty is defined in 37 countries

The budding photographer made it to 37 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.<p>During her travels, she photographed hundreds of beautiful women in their own cultural surroundings to compile her new project "The Atlas of Beauty." It shows a range of faces from the Amazon rainforest to …

Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop with 60 seconds of artistry

Where would we be without Photoshop? Among all the productivity applications that developed alongside the home PC over the past quarter century, Adobe's Photoshop has been the most influential and transformative for the rest of the world. It's the greatest image manipulation program that's ever …