‘Stretch’ helper robot has arm to assist with household tasks

A robotics company co-founded by an ex-Google executive has launched its first ever product called, Stretch. The bot, which Hello Robot has spent three years developing, is being marketed as a ‘home automation platform’ designed to spur advancements in home robotics. It consists of a robotic arm and gripper attached to a wheeled base and can be programmed for a number of household tasks like removing laundry from a dryer or operating a handheld vacuum.  Scroll down for video.  Stretch can be programmed to do a number of household chores…

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Mass grave of 18 WWII Nazi paratroopers found in Poland

Stalin’s army invaded a Nazi airfield towards the end of World War II, killing a number of German soldiers and now archaeologist have found their final resting place. A mass grave unearthed in Poland contains skeletal remains of 18 paratroopers who met their demise in 1945. The pit also revealed weapons etched, tools etched with swastikas, dog tags and medals, which allowed scientists to identify them as a unit connected to the Luftwaffe – the official name of the Nazi air force. The airstrip was established in the 1930s and…

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Mass grave of WWII Nazi paratroopers found in Poland contains 18 skeletons and tools with swastikas

Stalin’s army invaded a Nazi airfield towards the end of World War II, killing a number of German soldiers and now archaeologist have found their final resting place. A mass grave has been unearthed in Poland that contains skeletal remains of 18 paratroopers who met their demise in 1945. The pit also revealed weapons etched, tools etched with swastikas, dog tags and medals, which allowed scientists to identify them as a unit connected to the Luftwaffe – the official name of the Nazi air force. The airstrip was established in…

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Save money on the Amazon Echo Spot, now with 33% off

July usually sees Amazon’s incredibly popular Prime Day sales event. While this epic shopping day may be postponed until to later in the year, you can still grab some incredible discounts on the mega-site.  If you’re a fan of Amazon’s family of devices then you are sure to love the Amazon Echo Spot Alarm Clock. Powered by virtual assistant Alexa, it’s the smart bedside clock that’s like having an assistant at your beck and call from the moment you wake-up. What’s more, the Amazon Echo Spot is now on sale…

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What the UK’s Huawei decision on 5G means for mobile services

In a long-rumoured announcement today, the UK government revealed that Chinese technology company Huawei will be banned from the UK’s 5G network. As announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, purchasing any new Huawei 5G equipment will be prohibited in the UK after December 31 this year and all of its hardware will then be removed from the network by 2027.  The government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has assessed the impact of the company’s ban in the US, and as a result had ‘significantly changed their security assessment of Huawei’s presence…

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Here’s what the UK’s Huawei decision means for mobile services

In a long-rumoured announcement today, the UK government revealed that Chinese technology company Huawei will be banned from the UK’s 5G network. As announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, purchasing any new Huawei 5G equipment will be prohibited in the UK after December 31 this year and all of its hardware will then be removed from the network by 2027.  The government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has assessed the impact of the company’s ban in the US, and as a result had ‘significantly changed their security assessment of Huawei’s presence…

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NASA’s new Venus rover has FEELERS to keep it out of deep holes

NASA has unveiled a new rover design that could be used to help explore the surface of Venus. Nicknamed the ‘Venus Feelers,’ the rover was developed by an Egyptian architect and designer named Youssef Ghali. Ghali submitted his design as part of NASA’s ‘Exploring Hell’ contest, which was an open call for experimental new rover designs capable of surviving hellish conditions on the surface of Venus.  Scroll down for video  NASA has unveiled a new experimental Venus rover design, called Venus Feelers, which was selected as the winner of it’s…

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NASA unveils new Venus rover with FEELERS to help keep it out of deep holes and avoid cliffs 

NASA has unveiled a new rover design that could be used to help explore the surface of Venus. Nicknamed the ‘Venus Feelers,’ the rover was developed by an Egyptian architect and designer named Youssef Ghali. Ghali submitted his design as part of NASA’s ‘Exploring Hell’ contest, which was an open call for experimental new rover designs capable of surviving hellish conditions on the surface of Venus.  Scroll down for video  NASA has unveiled a new experimental Venus rover design, called Venus Feelers, which was selected as the winner of it’s…

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MGM hotels hack may have exposed 142m guests’ personal data

A hack of MGM hotels may have affected more than 142 million guests. According to a report from ZDNet, new information surfaced this week suggesting that the 10.6 million guests previously reported in February was vastly underestimated.  The new figure comes from an ad placed on a dark web which is offering the stolen data for $2,900. It says that the trove of stolen information contains 142,479,937 MGM hotel guests. MGM Resorts, which has resorts in Detroit, Mississippi, Maryland, and New Jersey as well as the famous Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM…

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The Big One: Chances of major California earthquake TRIPLE

More than 3,000 earthquakes rocked Ridgecrest, California in a single week last year and as a result, has increased chances of the ‘Big One’ striking the San Andreas fault. The tremors stressed the Garlock Fault, which stretches 160 miles along the Mojave Desert and connects the site of the Ridgecrest quakes to the massive San Andreas fault. Garlock was previously estimated to have a 0.023 percent chance of experiencing a quake of magnitude 7.5 or great in the next 12 months, but now following 2019 that risk has increased to…

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