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Half My Nightmares Start With This Giant Cyborg Teddy Bear Learning How to Hug

In a time of social distancing, a giant teddy bear giving enormous hugs sounds like a great way for people to safely cope with isolation. But Arizona State University’s robo-bear, which can learn to hug by observing humans, looks like it’s ready to giv…

T-Mobile customers can send RCS messages to Android users worldwide

The rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS) in the US and much of the world has been a slow affair. However, the next-generation replacement for SMS and MMS messaging just got a much-needed boost from T-Mobile and Google. The companies say they’…

For $20, You Can Take Home Your Very Own Cyberpunk Keanu Reeves

McFarlane Toys Cyberpunk 2077 Action Figure | $20 | AmazonRead more…

Avatar Filmmakers Are Slipping Back Into New Zealand Under Coronavirus Travel Exemptions

The only country that’s seemingly halted the spread of the novel coronavirus could screw it up—for Avatar. New Zealand’s economic development minister revealed under questioning that he’s been using little known powers around the country’s strict forei…

The Razr Hasn’t Even Been Out for Six Months, But Rumors Say a New One Could Arrive This Fall

Motorola’s rebooted Razr with a flexible screen hasn’t even been on sale for a full six months, but according to new rumors, there could be a new model due out before the end of the year with significantly beefier specs, updated software, and even 5G s…

Switzerland pilots a contact tracing app using Apple and Google’s tech

Switzerland is now piloting a COVID-19 contact tracing app that uses the Apple-Google framework. According to the Swiss university EPFL, the app, SwissCovid, is the first in the world to put the Apple-Google model to use.SwissCovid will use Bl…

Michael Moore’s Garbage Planet of the Humans Has Been Removed From YouTube

Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans is a trash film that contains massive amounts of disinformation and dabbles in ecofascism. Turns out it also contained copyrighted material. Read more…

Spotify drops the 10,000-song cap on libraries

At long last, Spotify is dropping the 10,000-song limit on My Library, so you’ll be able to save as many tracks and albums as you like for easier access to them. You won’t need to remove any tunes to make space for new ones anymore.It’s a welc…

Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: A surprisingly solid tablet experience

I’ve never reviewed a Chromebook quite like this latest one from Lenovo. The Chromebook Duet, first announced in January, defies most Chromebook trends. It’s one of the few convertible tablet devices that can run Chrome OS, at a time when the …

Tuesday’s Best Deals: Marshall Earbuds, Backyard Playsets, Magic Bullet, Craftsman Ratchets and Sockets, and More

A $70 pair of Marshall Minor II earbuds, a Wayfair sale on backyard playsets, a Magic Bullet smoothie blender, an AOMAIS Bluetooth speaker Gold Box, and a 105-piece Craftsman ratchet and socket set kick off Tuesday’s best deals.Read more…