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If Tim Burton made a robot, this would be it

Boston Dynamics' newest robot, SpotMini, is quiet, small, and willing to help out with the dishes.

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Here's how NASCAR is digitizing race day

When cars leave the starting line at Sonoma Raceway in California on Sunday for the start of the Toyota/Save Mart 350, they'll be taking part in the launch of a product designed to help NASCAR officials monitor and manage the 110-lap race.

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The Surface 3 is dead, as experts debate the future of low-end Windows tablets

Microsoft will stop manufacturing Surface 3 by the end of the year, which raises a big question: Will there be a Surface 4? Experts have mixed opinions.

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This week in games: Doom's demo lives on, Watch Dogs 2 ditches Ubisoft's towers

Plus: Eve Valkyrie gets a Star Wars-esque trench run, and Beyond Good and Evil 2 is STILL on the way. This is your gaming news for the week of June 20 through 24.

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Researchers steal data from a PC by controllng the noise from the fans

Even the noise from your PC’s fans could be used to steal the data inside. Researchers in Israel have found a way to do just by hijacking the fans inside and manipulating the sounds they create.

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The 'summer of AI' is here, this startup chief says

Vicarious is drawing from neuroscience, deep architectures, and generative probabilistic models to create technology that requires "orders of magnitude" less training than traditional machine-learning techniques do, it says.

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Oculus ditches controversial Rift headset DRM after triggering Internet uproar

For once, an internet riot worked. Oculus backed down from its controversial headset DRM, and didn't even make an announcement ahead of time.

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Uber will guarantee fares upfront, but surge prices are here to stay

"No math, no surprises," Uber promises.

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YouTube is bringing live broadcasting for all to its mobile apps

Google's video service is jumping into a space that's exploded in popularity thanks to Periscope and Facebook Live.

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10 great Steam Summer Sale game bundles that will save you even more money

Sure, games are cheap during Valve's Steam Summer Sale. But they're even cheaper when you buy them in bulk.

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This Raspberry Pi 3 rival will boast an SSD storage slot

You can't put SSDs on Raspberry Pi 3, but a competitive board coming soon will have that option.

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Tado turns on Amazon Alexa support for its smart A/C control

Users can now tell Alexa to control their air conditioners rather than using Tado's app.

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Android device updates: AT&T Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ score Marshmallow, HTC 10 gets camera patch

The monthly security update is also rolling out to the AT&T Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

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Report: HTC-built Nexus 'Sailfish' leaks reveal the undercard in the next Nexus lineup

This is likely the smaller and cheaper of two Nexus phones that HTC is building for Google this fall.

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KISS AV's super thin and light speakers deliver big sound

At a CE Week demo, these 3.0-inch thick speakers you can hang on a wall with two-sided tape rivaled competitors several times larger.

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