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RoboThespian: the first commercial robot that behaves like a person

British company Engineered Arts' creation can hold eye contact with you, perform Singin' in the Rain – and even guess your age<p>You don't have to be paranoid to think there are eyes following you around the Cornwall warehouse that is home to Engineered Arts.<p>Indeed, if you were not being watched, …

Robin Williams: 'I was shameful, did stuff that caused disgust – that's hard to recover from'

His new film, World's Greatest Dad, is a glorious return to form. But a mournful Robin Williams would rather talk about his battle with drugs and alcohol – and recovering from heart surgery<p>In the normal order of things, an interview with a Hollywood actor observes the form of a transaction. The …

The Remarkable Story Of A Rising Terrorism Analyst Who Got Too Close To His Subjects

The young terrorism analyst's sudden fall was due, in part, to the same factors that had made him one of the fastest rising stars in his field — his online connections and self-presentation to jihadists he was attempting to mine for information.<p>A recent graduate of Oxford University, the …

Social Media

Yogscast Kickstarter failure is a painful reminder of the risks of crowdfunding

The Yogscast's <i>Yogventures</i> was the first Kickstarter I ever saw that set off alarm bells in my head.<p>If you've never heard of The Yogscast, understand that it is huge. Originally started in 2008, The Yogscast has grown into one of the most popular YouTube groups. Its main channel has over 7 million …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Apps

Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What's new?

The Large Hadron Collider, in its 27km tunnel under the Franco-Swiss border, has been under maintenance since early 2013. No particles have been colliding, and no new data have been flowing through the high-bandwidth cables spreading across the world ready to feed eager physicists with new …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management