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Samsung’s new foldable phone is its biggest – Reuters Samsung’s new foldable phone is its biggest – Reuters

Samsung’s new foldable phone is its biggest – Reuters

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s latest foldable smartphone is also its largest, offering users a tablet-size screen 12% bigger than its first Galaxy Fold.Unveiled on Tuesday, the Galaxy Z Fold2’s screen measures 7.6 inches (19.3 cm) when unfolded. The 5G compatible phone will also be Samsung’s most expensive foldable, priced at $1,999 in […]

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U.S. manufacturing activity at 19-month high in August – Reuters U.S. manufacturing activity at 19-month high in August – Reuters

U.S. manufacturing activity at 19-month high in August – Reuters

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FILE PHOTO: Line workers spot weld parts of the frame on the flex line at Nissan Motor Co’s automobile manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, U.S., August 23, 2018. REUTERS/William DeShazerWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated to a nearly two-year high in August amid a surge in new orders, but employment continued to lag, supporting […]

Electronic skin that ‘feels’ pain could lead to smarter prosthetics and robots Electronic skin that ‘feels’ pain could lead to smarter prosthetics and robots

Electronic skin that ‘feels’ pain could lead to smarter prosthetics and robots

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A new electronic skin that reacts to pain like humans could provide the foundations for better prosthetics, smarter robots, and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts, according to the device’s inventors. The artificial skin was developed by scientists from RMIT University in Australia, who claim it reacts to painful sensations as quickly as it takes nerve signals to […]

Focusing on human and climate health, S2G Ventures launches ocean fund with $100 million in commitments Focusing on human and climate health, S2G Ventures launches ocean fund with $100 million in commitments

Focusing on human and climate health, S2G Ventures launches ocean fund with $100 million in commitments

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S2G Ventures, the Chicago-based investment firm focusing on startups developing technology and services for human and planetary health, is launching a new investment vehicle focused on seafood and oceanic cultivation. The firm was an investor in Beyond Meat, the $9 billion-valued publicly traded meat replacement startup that’s been one of the biggest recent success stories…

Barack Obama and Kamala Harris’s Night at the Convention Barack Obama and Kamala Harris’s Night at the Convention

Barack Obama and Kamala Harris’s Night at the Convention

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Opinion|Barack Obama and Kamala Harris’s Night at the ConventionlettersReaders praise their speeches, and one explains why the virtual convention is “the best one ever.”ImageCredit…Erin Schaff/The New York TimesImageFormer President Barack Obama spoke from Philadelphia on Wednesday.Credit…Democratic National ConventionTo the Editor:Re “‘Do Not Let Them Take Away Your Democracy,’ Obama Says” (front page, Aug. 20):The Barack…

How Robotic Process Automation Can Revolutionize How Startups Manage Data and Empower Employees How Robotic Process Automation Can Revolutionize How Startups Manage Data and Empower Employees

How Robotic Process Automation Can Revolutionize How Startups Manage Data and Empower Employees

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Automation has evolved to become essential in the composition of startups worldwide. Every ambitious company from Seoul to San Diego is now looking to automate their operations as a means of fending off competition and staying competitive. Robotic process automation (RPA) has been identified by many entrepreneurs as an essential tool in optimizing business processes…

AI researchers devise cheap data collection method to scale training robots AI researchers devise cheap data collection method to scale training robots

AI researchers devise cheap data collection method to scale training robots

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A team of AI researchers have created a way for humans to train robots to use cheap, freely available materials in order to scale the collection of training data and enable widespread adoption. The experiment utilizes reacher-grabber devices on a pole, the kind people with disabilities, senior citizens, and others commonly use to grab something…

Reliance Future-proofs retail arm as it seeks to woo investors – Reuters Reliance Future-proofs retail arm as it seeks to woo investors – Reuters

Reliance Future-proofs retail arm as it seeks to woo investors – Reuters

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Reliance Industries’ (RELI.NS) $3.38 billion deal to acquire Future Group’s retail business pitches the conglomerate as an even more formidable force in India, making its retail arm more attractive to the potential investors it seeks to woo. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers in the chilled foods section of a Reliance Fresh supermarket in […]

S.Korean stocks close over 1% lower on record selling by foreigners – Reuters S.Korean stocks close over 1% lower on record selling by foreigners – Reuters

S.Korean stocks close over 1% lower on record selling by foreigners – Reuters

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* KOSPI drops over 1%; reverses 1.2% gains in early session* Foreigners sell net $1.4 bln in KOSPI, most on record* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises* For the midday report, please clickSEOUL, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Round-up of South Korean financial markets:** South Korean shares closed more than […]

No cramming as new COVID rules take hold in South Korean capital – Reuters No cramming as new COVID rules take hold in South Korean capital – Reuters

No cramming as new COVID rules take hold in South Korean capital – Reuters

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Private tuition centres shut for the first time in South Korea’s capital on Monday and traffic was light on the first working day of tighter social-distancing rules aimed at halting a second wave of novel coronavirus infections. FILE PHOTO: A woman undergoes a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a makeshift clinic in […]

Make your Google Meet and Duo calls better—and bigger Make your Google Meet and Duo calls better—and bigger

Make your Google Meet and Duo calls better—and bigger

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TJ Varghese Group Product Manager, Google Meet hardware Published Aug 27, 2020 2020 may go down as the year of the video call. It’s become an indispensable tool, one we all use more than we likely would have imagined. But meeting fatigue is probably hitting you hard in the afternoon. Using the right devices can…

Researchers explore sound to help improve robotic perception Researchers explore sound to help improve robotic perception

Researchers explore sound to help improve robotic perception

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Robots primarily rely on two basic senses: vision and touch. But even the latter still has a long way to go to get up to the speed with the former. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are looking to hearing as a potential additional sense to help machines increase their perception of the world around them.…

How to Watch NASA’s Mars Rover Launch Live How to Watch NASA’s Mars Rover Launch Live

How to Watch NASA’s Mars Rover Launch Live

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Image: Marc Ward (Shutterstock)Given how well things have been going on Earth lately, sending a robotic vehicle into space to scope out Mars is an even more intriguing idea than usual. And as of this afternoon, it looks like tomorrow’s launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is one of the few trips that hasn’t…

This Lightning Fast Robotic Tongue Ensures You’ll Snatch the Last Container of Clorox Wipes This Lightning Fast Robotic Tongue Ensures You’ll Snatch the Last Container of Clorox Wipes

This Lightning Fast Robotic Tongue Ensures You’ll Snatch the Last Container of Clorox Wipes

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Watch any kid play with a tape measure and you’ll understand where researchers from the Seoul National University of Science and Technology found the inspiration for their new chameleon-like robot that can snag objects with its artificial tongue over 30 inches away in less than 600 milliseconds.Snatcher, as the robot’s called, wasn’t just inspired by…

This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad

This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad

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By now our brains are all wired with smartphone battery anxiety, and panic starts to set in when power drops below 50%. In one of the more bizarre ways to keep those stresses at bay, a team of researchers have developed a new smartphone case with a set of tiny robotic legs that allow a…

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