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Chinese firm Qihan launches robotics-as-a-service with Sanbot

We met Qihan's cute Sanbot, a sensor-packed domestic robot that it's launching as part of a robotics-as-a-service model for businesses in health care, education, and security. It can navigate, answer questions, dance, and more.
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Australia’s new futuristic $5 bill will be one of the hardest in the world to counterfeit

Australia has just introduced a snazzy new $5 bill that it hopes has enough new security features to hinder even the most determined counterfeiting operation.
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Zuckerberg ‘deeply disappointed’ that SpaceX destroyed Facebook’s satellite

Mark Zuckerberg, who is currently in Africa, is deeply troubled by the loss of his firm's Amos-6 satellite as a result of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion. He shared his thoughts in the form of a public post on the social network.
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Watch this super-tough coating make a watermelon bounce from a 150-foot drop

As you know, watermelons don't much like being dropped from a great height as they tend to disintegrate on impact, an act that renders them useless. However, coat it in a super-tough protective spray and the outcome is very…
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Popular YouTuber won't win many prizes for her terrible sandwich-making robot

Popular YouTuber Simone Giertz is well known for her "shitty robots." Her latest creation? A sandwich-making robot -- or, more appropriately, a robot that tries to make a sandwich and fails terribly.
Mobile

Keep belongings safe, gadgets charged with Lifepack backpack, Solarbank

The Lifepack is a multifunctional, secure backpack with a Solarbank inside that provides power, charges up via solar panels, and doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. This feature-packed bag has everything.
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Robot uses its tail the same way Indiana Jones cracks his trusty bullwhip

Indiana Jones uses his trusty bullwhip to move objects from across the room. That same idea is now driving researchers at Texas A&M University, who have built a robot that works in much the same way.
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Finger phone gadget smashes Kickstarter target in hours

Sgnl is a wearable wristband, complete with a built-in microphone, which channels sound waves up your finger and directly into your ear. And, boy, has it ever proven popular on Kickstarter.
Music

Decades-old machines turn used CDs into playable vinyl at Afropunk music fest

Using CD singles from artists Sir The Baptist and Benjamin Booker, Toyota Music and Mobile Vinyl Recorders demonstrated how to use 70-year-old equipment to turn used CDs into playable vinyl records at this year's Afropunk Music Festival in…
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New system sends unwanted drones back where they came from

ApolloShield not only hacks into drones to send them back to their pilots, but it can also detect what drones are unauthorized and which ones are permitted to fly in a particular area.
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Chemists have a way of extracting the gold from your old cellphones

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a chemical process for separating the gold in old gadgets from the other less valuable metals. Although at just $4 of gold in each phone, it may be a while before we're rich.
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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball automatically rights itself if it topples

Now you can pull a canister vacuum all around the house and not get frustrated when it tips over. The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball will right itself automatically. A curved body and low center of gravity keep the Dyson upright.