Wings Over The Rockies Museum hosts robotics event for National Robotics Week

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Like robots? You’re not alone. Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum is right there with you. From 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, the museum is featuring the cutting-edge technology of robotics. The event will showcase how robots are doing things that humans can’t, such as The event…

Posted on: April 10, 2014 5:00 pm

Dropbox Launches Mailbox For Android With Auto-Swipe, Previews Mailbox For …

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A year after acquiring mobile-first email management iOS app Mailbox, today Dropbox launched Mailbox for Android, and previewed a beta version for desktop. It also showed off a new “Auto-swipe” feature that lets you not only archive an unwanted email, but automatically archive similar emails you receive in the future….

Posted on: April 10, 2014 12:00 pm

The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead

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Crowley is the founder of Foursquare, the seminal social networking service that broadcasts your location across the net and serves you tips and deals based on where you are. This past February, the New-York-based startup boasted 40 million registered users, but it was facing competition from countless others including the Crowley…

Posted on: April 10, 2014 12:00 pm

11 Reasons Why Pulling Messenger From Facebook Mobile Is a Terrible Idea

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[Update: Some time after we published this post. Facebook reached me with some clarifications and opposing views. In the spirit of transparency, and because I find them quite illuminating, I’m placing them below, in place with each of the points addressed by Facebook] Facebook is making what could be its…

Posted on: April 10, 2014 7:00 am

Comcast could soon launch its own WiFi-powered mobile service

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With companies like Verizon pushing into its broadband turf, Comcast may be pushing back with its own mobile network, according to a report from The Information. Insiders claim that, like Google, it’s considering a service that would work using a combination of Comcast’s million+ WiFi hotspots and leased cellular capacity…

Posted on: April 9, 2014 5:00 pm

Comcast could soon launch its own WiFi-powered mobile service

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With companies like Verizon pushing into its broadband turf, Comcast may be pushing back with its own mobile network, according to a report from The Information. Insiders claim that, like Google, it’s considering a service that would work using a combination of Comcast’s million+ WiFi hotspots and leased cellular capacity…

Posted on: April 9, 2014 12:00 pm

BlackBerry Kopi budget QWERTY phone reportedly spotted with BlackBerry Q5

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The alleged BlackBerry Kopi smartphone was said to have been spotted on several occasions since last year, and now the ‘Classic’ smartphone with QWERTY keypad has appeared again in a new set of images that compares it to the BlackBerry Q5. We first heard about the Kopi in September last…

Posted on: April 9, 2014 12:00 pm

Savioke raises $2M to bring a personable robot to the service industry

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Robots have been put to work in manufacturing and other industries for decades now. But until recently, most were so dangerous that they needed to be kept behind barriers to protect their human coworkers. Steve Cousins, the former CEO of famed robotics lab Willow Garage, wants to move the new…

Posted on: April 9, 2014 12:00 pm

Building a robot firefighter

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Before the year is out, the Navy will start a fire on one of its ships and send in a robot to put it out. Designed at Virginia Tech and the University of Pennsylvania, the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot, or SAFFiR, is a two-legged machine built to climb stairs and…

Posted on: April 9, 2014 7:00 am

Building a robot firefighter

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Before the year is out, the Navy will start a fire on one of its ships and send in a robot to put it out. Designed at Virginia Tech and the University of Pennsylvania, the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot, or SAFFiR, is a two-legged machine built to climb stairs and…

Posted on: April 8, 2014 5:00 pm