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Baidu's AI Composer translates famous artworks into melodies you can listen to

Dubbed the Baidu AI Composer, the algorithm uses image recognition software -- supported by what the company calls “the world’s largest neural network” -- that translates the content, tone, and mood of particular images into…
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Push and it pushes back. This robot makes VR environments feel real 1:17

Haptics student Scott Devine has created a way of making virtual reality even more immersive -- by way of a $25,000 industrial robot, which mirrors the movements of the user.
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AI expert says that Russia is on the verge of a ‘major breakthrough’ in artificial intelligence

In the past six months, we’ve seen AI master the board game Go, write a short film script, and infiltrate Snapchat filters ... But what was this breakthrough Alexi Samsonovich hinted at in NYC? Digital Trends reached out to him to find…
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Wearing unsightly 3D glasses at the movies may become a thing of the past

Thanks to a team at MIT and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, we're closer than ever to display technology that allows movie fans to watch 3D movies without those unsightly glasses. It's called Cinema 3D.
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Panasonic’s puffy Ballooncam is a drone safe enough to soar above crowds

What do you get when you cross a balloon and a drone? This prototype from Panasonic could improve drone safety as well as flight times. Oh, and it also doubles as a projector for displaying messages at sporting events.
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Crowdfunding is coming to British politics with MoreUnited.uk

n the aftermath of the highly contentious Brexit vote, citizens of the U.K. are now looking to take matters into their own hands. Meet MoreUnited.uk, "a new movement setting out to change British politics."
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Jiobit aims to make wearables so discreet they’re practically invisible

Jiobit is building a revolutionary chip that, using machine learning and contextual clues, could drastically improve the battery life of wearables. It's working on smartwatches for kids., but it has bigger plans for the future.
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Bright light! Watch an insane 20,000-Watt lightbulb test

Ever wondered what it's like to fire up a 20,000 watt lightbulb in your house? This crazy guy does exactly that, and although the results are, ahem, "illuminating." We really don't envy his next electricity bill though.
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BeCool Power Tech system creates energy from your home AC

While most air conditioning units suck up energy in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, the BeCool Power Tech system cools (or heats) the air while simultaneously charging a fuel cell.
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It's coming home — the Solar Impulse 2 starts last leg of its journey

The end is finally in sight for the Solar Impulse 2. After a grueling series of flights that have spanned more than a year, the solar-powered aircraft is almost home. It left Cairo Sunday morning for Abu Dhabi.
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These are the drones you’re looking for: official Star Wars flying fighters

Four new official Star Wars drones are set to launch this fall. The 74-Z speeder bike, T-65 X-Wing Starfighter, Millennium Falcon, and TIE Advanced X1 fighter launch with some cool features and the approval of Lucasfilms, so the…
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Weekly Rewind: Brain mapping, a possible cure for blindness, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…