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Four robots that teach your kids to code

LAS VEGAS (AP) — You’ve seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots.

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• From 100 feet in the air, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ecologist Mark Laker can find a piece of smoldering ash or a tiny spot of excess heat that could spark a wildfire.

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Virtual-reality field trips give students advanced adventure

NEW YORK (AP) — On a February afternoon in a Brooklyn classroom, 16-year-old Taylor Engler came face to face with a cow. But it was all in her head.

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Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems.

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• French league suspends goal-line technology after ‘failings’

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Hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call.

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Facebook improves how blind people can ‘see’ images using AI

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the blind engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend of his was actually in his friend list.

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BID to inject robo-cat with AI to help seniors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn’t need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses.

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• President Donald Trump’s administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service.

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Hybrid plane plans take off

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce are teaming up to develop a hybrid passenger plane that would use a single electric turbofan along with three conventional jet engines running on aviation fuel.

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ALIV lines up iPhone X in time for Christmas

ALIV has announced that it will start selling the iPhone X in time for the Christmas holidays.

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Researchers using technology to unwrap mysteries of mummy

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Researchers from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago are using advanced technology to unwrap the mysteries of an 1,800-year-old mummy.

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•A Russian weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from various nations failed to enter their designated orbits Tuesday following the launch from Russia’s new cosmodrome, another blow to the nation’s space programme.

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TECH WIZARDS SET FOR GRAND BAHAMA SUMMIT

Combining the beauty of the Bahamas with some of the world’s most informative, ingenious and well-versed individuals in the world of modern technology – the Grand Bahama Technology Summit is set for November 9-10, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Twitter says it’s ending its iconic 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters.

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