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Microsoft

Bill Gates’ Secret Easter Egg

Bill Gates is said to have personally crafted a special Easter Egg surprise for one of Microsoft’s best-selling products. But which one, and why? Retired Microsoft engineer Dave tells the unofficial behind-the-scenes story.

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Robotics

Watch Ameca the Humanoid Robot in Its First Public Demo

Last year, a video of Ameca the robot’s facial expressions had the world fascinated (and terrified). But the creators of this humanoid say Ameca is the face of the future.

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Cryptocurrency Virtual Reality

Decentraland: The virtual land selling for millions – BBC Stories

Investors are spending real money to buy land in a new city that only exists in virtual reality. Buyers can build whatever they want on their plots in Decentraland. Many hope to make a profit trading goods and services in the virtual world’s own crypto currency. But will Decentraland be an online utopia or a […]

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Autonomous Vehicles Robotics Virtual Reality

Using AI to Make Robots and Fully Autonomous Machines with a Jetson Computer

NVIDIA VP Deepu Talla joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss NVIDIA Omniverse and Jetson platforms, highlighting edge AI, embedded and robotics technologies shaping the future.

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Hardware

Secretive Giant TSMC’s $100 Billion Plan To Fix The Chip Shortage

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company makes 24% of all the world’s chips, and 92% of the most advanced ones found in today’s iPhones, fighter jets and supercomputers. Now TSMC is building America’s first 5-nanometer fabrication plant, hoping to reverse a decades-long trend of the U.S. losing chip manufacturing to Asia. CNBC got an exclusive tour of […]

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Science Virtual Reality

Real Holograms are Finally Here!

Silicon Valley start-up Light Field Lab has created a hologram so real that we may finally get the holograms promised in science fiction.

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Robotics

Can Boston Dynamics’ Robots Spot And Stretch Make It Profitable?

Boston Dynamics has sparked the imaginations of the general public with its viral YouTube videos, but the company is now hoping to get the attention of paying customers. Initially, Boston Dynamics received a lot of its funding from the U.S. military and DARPA. Later, it was financed by big-name owners including Google, SoftBank and most […]

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Future

Can This $22 Billion Megaproject Make Nuclear Fusion Power A Reality?

Fusion is the process that powers the sun and the stars, and scientists are getting a lot closer to replicating it here on Earth. ITER, the $22 billion dollar international fusion megaproject in the south of France, is the most well-funded endeavor, paid for by the governments of its member nations. But VC’s and private […]

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Space

Two Scientists Are Building a Real Star Trek ‘Impulse Engine’

Given recent events on Earth, I imagine quite a few more people are looking to get off-world and out from this clown car. Researchers are working on a Star Trek like impulse engine that can help with that. Space may be the final frontier, but we can’t go far on rocket fuel. Now, two scientists […]

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