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Robots Enter Stadiums


Hanwha Eagles supporters not able to get to the stadium can control the robot over the internet. The bots can cheer, chant and perform a Mexican wave – but presumably not invade the pitch. One expert said giving more fans a chance to “attend” was important for professional clubs. This …

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Google Glass rival with neck battery shown off by Lenovo

The battery pack gives added capacity for a bigger battery

Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass. The device, as yet unnamed, hopes to eliminate Glass’s problem of short battery life by adding a separate power device around the wearer’s neck. The company has created NBD – a system for …

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Android and Windows to get ‘kill switch’

Authorities claim that a kill switch feature would help reduce phone theft

The feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen, rendering a theft pointless. Authorities have been urging tech firms to take steps to help curb phone theft and argued that a kill-switch feature can help resolve the problem. Apple and Samsung, two of the …

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Google sets up ‘right to be forgotten’ form after EU ruling

Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results.

The move comes after a landmark European court ruling earlier this month, which gave people the “right to be forgotten”. Links to “irrelevant” and outdated data should be erased on request, it said. Google said it will assess each request and balance “privacy rights of the individual with the public’s …

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