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The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport

There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. But as the industry left Oakland, the giant, rusted hull of a building took on a new purpose, housing artists, tinkerers and makers who need space to build big …

Robotics

The Roads of the Future Are Hollow, Replaceable, and Made of Plastic

Driving beyond asphalt.<p>The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren't maintained). So why not makes roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs?<p>Working with the city of …

Roads

Researchers create "skin grafts" for buggy software

Some day, businesses creating software plagued with bugs may be able to fix it automatically by stitching it up with clean, unbroken code.<p>Researchers …

Facebook opens an artificial intelligence lab in Paris

Back in March, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer identified artificial intelligence as one of the social network's three big bets on the future.<p>The problem: Facebook's more than 1 billion users are putting more pictures, video, and <i>stuff</i> on the platform than we can keep track of, he said.<p>Artificial …

This is what free, ad-supported Uber rides might look like. Mockups, economics, and analysis.

<b>Cheaper and cheaper rides</b><br>Free, ad-supported Uber rides are inevitable, and if Uber doesn’t do them, a different competitor – perhaps Google! – will …

Reader Recs: Bucket List 2015

A new year calls for new additions to travel to-do lists. To get inspired, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their picks for 2015’s must-visit destinations.<p>We kick things off with a nod to one of the world’s most beloved musicals. Coco V. suggests a trip to <b>Salzburg, Austria,</b> to …

National Parks

AppVirality Raises $465,000 To Give Developers User Growth Tools

AppVirality, an Indian startup that wants to make it easy for developers to increase their user base, announced today that it has raised $465,000 in seed funding. The company, which took part in Microsoft Accelerator last year, will use the capital for product development and hiring.<p>Investors …

Google launches Chrome remote desktop app on iOS

Controlling your computer with an iPhone just got a lot easier.<p>Google launched an iOS version of its Chrome Remote Desktop app Monday, which allows …

15 best designed Android games of 2014

Android gaming is all over the place. On one side you have simplistic game play and minimal graphics and on the other side you have major studios doing major releases. You can get pretty much any experience you want on Android these days if you look hard enough. However, some games from both sides …

Russian Startup Livemap Lands $300K Grant For Its Motorcycle Helmet With Built-In Navigation

As we’re coming up on the next Consumer Electronics Show, I got an update from one of the companies that participated in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at the <i>last</i> CES — Russian startup Livemap.<p>The Livemap team is working to create motorcycle helmets with voice control and GPS navigation directly …

Google’s Dart Programming Language Is Coming To The Server

A few days ago at its I/O developer conference, Google quietly announced that it is working on bringing its Dart programming language to App Engine soon.<p>This implementation will use the company’s recently launched managed virtual machines and the service’s custom runtime support. Because custom …

Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study

<b>* Updated since first published.</b><p>This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal that recounted how a Facebook data scientist, along with two university researchers, turned 689,003 users’ New Feeds positive or negative to see if it would elate or …

The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture

There’s a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it. It’s a design bug woven into people’s identities and sense of self-worth. Influential and otherwise very smart people will deny till their last breath that it even exists. But I believe it does and should be fixed before it …

Silicon Valley

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

Facebook secretly experimented with the moods of 700,000 of its users

In an experiment it conducted earlier this year, Facebook injected the feeds of nearly 700,000 of its (unknowing) users with negative content to see if it would make the posts they wrote more negative.<p>The researchers believe that it did. The mood of the posts seen in the news feeds of the …

Facebook Manipulated User News Feeds To Create Emotional Contagion

Facebook conducted a massive psychological experiment on 689,003 users, manipulating their news feeds to assess the effects on their emotions. The details of the experiment were published in an article entitled “Experimental Evidence Of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks” …

Chat App Company Kakao is Merging with Korean Web Firm Daum

Kakao, the Korea-based company behind the Kakao Talk mobile messaging app, is merging with Daum, the country’s second largest internet portal. The news is surprising, since Kakao had been tipped to go public before 2015 at a valuation of over $2 billion.<p>The Yonhap News Agency reports that the …

Intel's vision for wearables includes... a shirt?

The next biggest thing in wearables is apparently something that's already technically... wearable: A smart shirt. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich came to the Code Conference wearing a shirt laden with sensors capable of monitoring your health, such as heart rate and even emotion. These sensors can …

New standard for a faster Web finished by year end? Maybe not

HTTP 2.0 is designed to deliver Web pages to browsers faster. But some in the standards world think finishing the technology in 2014 is unlikely.<p>A new version of the HTTP standard could deliver Web pages to browsers faster -- but delivering the standard itself rapidly is proving to be difficult.<p>On …

Beyond the Beach in Aruba

Visiting Eagle Beach for the first time feels like déjà vu. Haven’t I seen this place before? Oh yeah, it’s the dream beach on my credit-union checks and desktop wallpaper. Except that nothing beats experiencing it in person: the caressing breeze, the blindingly white sand, the perfect-temperature …

Hey, Busy People: This Smart Machine Cooks Meals for You

When you’ve barely got the bandwidth to decode the latest mashed up food craze (Ramen taco? Waffle taco? Donut waffle? Ahhh!), how can you find the time to whip up a culinary masterpiece in your very own kitchen stadium? Really, what does it take for a busy home cook to get a five-star sous chef up …

Kitchens

Brand Identity of Studio Socio Design

SD/ Studio Brand Identity.<p>As part of to launch of Socio Design‘s new website, the London, United Kingdom based branding and design studio decided to …

Daily Inspiration #1740

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Car-hacking: A New Fear For Drivers of Tech-Loaded Vehicles

Add car-hacking to the list of motorists' fears.<p>A University of Michigan survey shows that Americans are nervous about whether new computer technology in vehicles could be hacked and the data stolen.<p>A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that so-called “connected-vehicle” …

Auto Shows

Hear Palmer Luckey explain why Oculus VR joined Facebook

Last month's news that Facebook bought startup Oculus VR for $2 billion spurred many loud and often furious reactions from gamers and especially those who participated in the project's initial Kickstarter. If you're among those wondering what's next for Oculus and haven't been convinced by the …

A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says

Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible.<p>And scientists need your help to test it out.<p>A research team from the<p>University of MichiganandYale Universityhas released a free iPhone app that loads a complex, jet-lag conquering …