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Facebook is building artificial intelligence to finally beat humans at Go

Facebook is now tackling a problem that has evaded computer scientists for decades: how to build software that can beat humans at Go, the 2,500-year-old strategy board game, according to a report


What are brain-machine interfaces, and how do they work?

The simplest brain-machine interface, or at least the one we can use the most readily, is the human hand. We’ve structured pretty much the entirely of computing around the input


Ahead of tomorrow’s iPhone 6S release, a robot is first in line for the new Apple phone

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus go on sale tomorrow (September 25), and queues have already started forming around the world. In the ultimate case of tech nerd meets

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Hocus Focus hides inactive apps automatically

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who like a nice, clean virtual workspace, and John Siracusa. If you’re closer to the former than the latter, check

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CES 2015: Kenwood aftermarket CarPlay display; VW cars get CarPlay in 2015

A TUAW reader wrote to us yesterday bemoaning the lack of new products from Apple other than upgrades of previous devices. Among the things he thought were missing were HomeKit


Adaption of ‘The Metamorphosis’ Trades Roach for Robot

French actress Irene Jacob performs with android Repliee S1 in an adaption of Franz Kafka’s seminal work The Metamorphosis. Atlas resembles humanoid robots we know from fiction, such as The


Swarms of Robotic Boats Could Surround Enemy Ships

In an exercise that was the first of its kind, five autonomous boats formed a defensive line between an intruder and the ship they were protecting. Every day brings new


Robotic Taster Can ID Authentic Thai Food

Good Thai food is great, but bad Thai food can be terrible. Hence the need for a robotic food taster. What? You don’t have one? Then you haven’t heard about


Snake Robot Walks on Its Head and Tail

All of the joints on this bot move in a variety of directions, giving it the flexibility to change shape. A. KAMAT, R. THAKKER, S. BHARAMBE / VISVESVARAYA NATIONAL INSTITUTE


Drone Video Records Throngs of Hong Kong Protesters

For five days, tens of thousands of demonstrators have come out into the streets of Hong Kong as part of Occupy Central. The protesters are there to oppose China’s decision