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How Hasbro animated Mr. Monopoly’s Facebook Live broadcast in real time

Live-streaming video is becoming easier than ever, but what about live video featuring a cartoon character? Here's how Hasbro pulled of an animation of Mr. Monopoly on Facebook Live using motion-capture technology.
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Trends with Benefits: Have we finally created Sentinels from ‘The Matrix’? 33:40

Would you get into a self driving Uber? Residents of one rust-belt city will soon be asking themselves that question. Also, what's the worst that could happen when OpenAI is pointed at Reddit and told to learn?
Photography

Photo finish: Here’s how the cameras at the Olympic finish lines actually work

Usain Bolt may be the fastest man in the world, but his photo finish was captured by a camera shooting at 10,000 frames per second. Here's how the tech behind the Olympics finish line camera works.
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Study suggests the internet is impacting our ability to solve problems and learn

A new study into "cognitive offloading" suggests that our ever-increasing reliance on the internet could be having a serious impact on our ability to solve problems, recall information, and learn.
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Automatic pet feeder will order food from Amazon when you’re running low

EasyFeed is the automatic pet feeder that integrates with Amazon to automatically order more food when you're running low. It's just too bad you can't feed your baby with the push of a button, right?
Mobile

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Google Assistant may support English and German at launch

Google has announced Assistant, a chatbot-like digital assistant that will be integrated into other services and products, like Google Home, and Allo, a new messaging app from the search giant.
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This new battery technology makes lithium ion look old school

Batteries inside many consumer devices could soon be getting double the longevity -- or half the physical space. A new design created by MIT graduates fixes issues with an old idea to bring rechargeable lithium metal batteries to…
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Cry less when you crash: The best drones under $500

Want to get in on all this drone action, but don't want to spend half a paycheck to make it happen? Check out this list of the best drones under $500. You'll be surprised at what you can get.
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Warehouse robots might just make tedious jobs a thing of the past

Warehouse jobs will become a thing of the past as a result of new technologies that are both revolutionizing and speeding up the process of shipping goods, including warehouse-borne drones.
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Dronekehana is what happens when the world's best drone pilots partner with Ford

In a recent promo video released by Ford Europe, World Drone Prix champion Luke Banister and his Tornado Blades teammate Brett Collis take on the Ford line of automobiles in this incredible obstacle course video.
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CNN’s news coverage takes to the skies with new dedicated drone division

Drones are doing much more than just delivering packages -- now they’re helping to deliver the news. CNN's new drone division will work to add aerial footage for the news outlet.
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Watch astronauts install a “gateway to the future” on the International Space Station

Two American astronauts, Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins, will exit the International Space Station on Friday to install a specialized parking spot for the new generation of private spaceships expected to visit the station in years…