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Cornell scientists create ‘living’ machines that eat, grow, and evolve
The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last. But what if, instead of painstakingly designing and engineering a robot, you could just tear open a packet of primordial soup, toss it in the microwave on high for two minutes, and then grow your own ‘lifelike’ robot? If you’re a Cornell research team, you’d grow a bunch and make them race. Scientists from Cornell University have successfully constructed DNA-based machines with incredibly life-like capabilities.… This story continues at The Next Web
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Happy 4/20: Here’s some science to shut up the cannabis haters
April 20th is a holy day for many who imbibe cannabis. For some, it’s just a great day to watch stoner flicks and smoke herb all day. Others view it with more import; especially those who consume cannabis medicinally. To them it’s a celebration of the day they found a therapeutic treatment that works. Every year, around this time, we see an outpouring of testimony in the news and on social media from people whose lives have been positively changed through the addition of medicinal cannabis. These inspiring stories include children who’ve found the first relief in their lives after… This story continues at The Next Web
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A Q&A with Roland CEO Jun-ichi Miki on innovation, Waku Waku, and ‘sleeping musicians’
The Roland Corporation is a global powerhouse in the field of music technology. We interviewed Mr. Jun-ichi Miki, Roland Corporation CEO and Representative Director, to find out how the company continues to drive innovation and customer growth. TNW: How does Roland approach the ‘people who are new to music’ market? JM: At Roland, our mission is to continuously devote ourselves to bringing a “Waku Waku” experience to everyone in the world. For those that don’t know, “Waku Waku” is a Japanese phrase that describes thrill and excitement, and at Roland we apply this to creative expression. With this in mind,… This story continues at The Next Web
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TNW2019 Daily: The latest conference news
In the blink of an eye, it’s suddenly Friday again. The countdown to TNW Conference is going by in a flash! With only 20 days to go, let’s review this week’s TNW2019 highlights. Here’s what you might’ve missed You can now sign up for the House of Talent to find your next career challenge during TNW Conference. Apply now for 1-on-1 meetings with the biggest digital brands, including Nike and PwC We surpassed 350 confirmed speakers! Check out the official schedule to see what they’ll talk about, and when they’re speaking about it Want to build your own itinerary via the… This story continues at The Next Web
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BitcoinSV’s blockchain is struggling with its enormous 128MB blocks
The Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BitcoinSV) blockchain has suffered a series of “block re-oganizations,” putting the integrity of its network in question. “On 18th April 2019, our Bitcoin Cash SV [sic] node experienced two block re-organizations. First, a three block re-organization, followed by a six block re-organisation,” tweeted BitMEX Research, the analysis arm of digital asset exchange BitMEX. Block re-organizations occur when cryptocurrency miners are forced to “orphan” blocks after they’ve been mined. This can happen when the network is too slow to “propagate” blocks effectively, and bigger blocks (like the ones featured by BitcoinSV) are especially susceptible to orphaning. The last time this occurred… This story continues at The Next Web
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This Japanese town’s mascot is a mechanical doggy drone
The importance of dogs should never be understated. One town in Japan is taking this to heart — its appointed its area’s official mascot as Yukimaru Skywalker, a mechanical drone puppy who flies above the town of Oji. Yukimaru the drone dog flies over Oji town in Nara, Japan, where he’s the mascot. pic.twitter.com/9I9IE5AneG — Mondo Mascots (@mondomascots) April 19, 2019 This isn’t new — it was announced back in 2017 as a tourist attraction, but this is (unforgivably) the first time I’ve come across it. My (late) introduction was all thanks to the Twitter account @MondoMascots, which chronicles “the weird and… This story continues at The Next Web
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Here’s what we know about the upcoming OnePlus 7
We’ve already seen flagship phone launches with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Huawei P30 Pro. So, now it’s time to turn our attention to the OnePlus 7. The company already told us last year that its next device will be one of the first to use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor. Last October, OnePlus also hinted that it’ll launch a 5G-enabled phone in 2019. That’s not telling us much though – so let’s take a look at the latest leaks and rumors to paint the whole picture. In March, Pricebaba published renders of the OnePlus 7 in partnership with OnLeaks,… This story continues at The Next Web
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US presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to fix ‘confusing’ cryptocurrency regulations (and give $1,000 to everyone)
Move over John McAfee, there’s a new kid on the block, and they just cemented their position as the cryptocurrency presidential candidate for the 2020 election race. Andrew Yang released a statement on cryptocurrency and digital assets yesterday, making a bid to regulate virtual assets if elected. If Yang wins the 2020 race he wants to promote innovation and economic growth by creating clear guidelines for digital assets. He thinks people and businesses should be able to invest without fear of a sudden random change in regulations. The presidential candidate believes the underlying challenge that needs to be addressed is… This story continues at The Next Web
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11 aspects to consider when adopting smart home technologies
With smart home technologies constantly growing in popularity, there are several things consumers should understand about these devices in regards to features and long-term benefits, as well as potential issues or privacy risks. To find out which aspects of this developing technology people should be more aware of, I asked a panel of entrepreneurs from YEC the following question: What is the most important thing consumers should know about smart home technologies? Why is it so important? Here’s what they said: 1. There are some security issues The smart home devices will obviously be working based on the information about… This story continues at The Next Web
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Live streaming is overdue for an overhaul. Here’s why.
For a while, it seemed like live streaming was going to be the future. Social media platforms like Facebook introduced a way for people to share their experiences in the moment, and some dedicated streaming platforms arose purely to satisfy the world’s demands for live streaming. Now, a variety of technical limitations, content problems, and user preferences are pressuring major tech companies to give live streaming a major overhaul. The question is, will this be enough to maintain live streaming’s trajectory as a visual medium of choice in the online world? Defining live streaming First, note that “live streaming” is… This story continues at The Next Web
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BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down after nearly 14 years (unless you pay)
Before there was WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or WeChat, there was BlackBerry Messenger. Launched in August of 2005, BBM was the first popular mobile chat to pull people away from text messages or desktop clients.  Nearly 14 years later, the service will meet its end – unless you pay up. Since 2016, BBM has been managed by Emtek, which today announced the service would be shuttering on May 31 – at least the consumer version most people use. You can download the enterprise version of the app in the Play Store – and Apple’s App Store soon – but it’ll cost you… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Blackberry
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Scientists take DNA test, learn they’re cousins who’ve collaborated in science journal
When people submit their DNA to companies such as 23andMe for testing, they’re usually not too surprised to find out they have relatives they haven’t met. But, it’s a bit different when you realize you have a cousin who works in the same field, shares some colleagues and friends, and once collaborated with you on research that appeared in a science journal back in the 1970s. Byron Rubin and Bruce Gaber aren’t your average, run-of-the-mill septuagenarians. Rubin’s a PhD scientist and an incredible sculptor who works with metal to produce amazing recreations of molecular structures. Gaber is a gifted scientific… This story continues at The Next Web
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Google/Amazon deal sends YouTube to FireTV and Prime Video to Chromecast (finally)
After a stand-off that’s lasted years, Google and Amazon have made peace and finally agreed to put their streaming apps on each other’s platforms. Yes, that means Prime is coming to Chromecasts, while YouTube will finally be available on Fire TVs. The two companies announced today they’d come to a detente. Google will bring the YouTube app to Amazon’s Fire TV devices and smart TVs, along with YouTube TV and Kids later this year. Amazon, meanwhile, will add Chromecast streaming support to the Prime Video app. It’s a welcome, if surprising handshake, given the feud between the two has lasted… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Chromecast,YouTube,Amazon,Google
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Flying cars could cut emissions, replace planes, and reduce traffic – but not soon enough
When Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released 50 years ago, flying cars were a flight of fancy. Now, these futuristic vehicles are entering the outer fringes of reality. According to a new study published in Nature, for some journeys flying cars could eventually be greener than even electric road cars, cutting emissions while also reducing traffic on increasingly busy roads. However, gaps in necessary technology and practical uncertainties beyond the cars’ promising physics mean that they may not arrive in time to be a large-scale solution to the energy crisis and congestion – if at all. How to make a… This story continues at The Next Web
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TikTok Watch: High-schoolers are trolling teachers by using their first names
Welcome to TikTok Watch. You know, 2019’s version of Vine. This new series unearths the latest TikTok trends, so you don’t have to. Let’s face it, if you signed up, it’d just make you feel really old. When I was in school, a long time ago, teachers were called ‘sir’ or ‘miss.’ Never, under any circumstances, were we permitted to address them by their first names. It was a cardinal transgression, guaranteed to earn the offender a stern bollocking and almost certainly an after-school detention. Fast forward to 2019, and what was once an unpardonable sin is now the latest… This story continues at The Next Web
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