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HP caters to gaming enthusiasts with new overclockable OMEN X laptops

 HP has been producing some solid gaming hardware as of late — the OMEN 17 laptop I reviewed and the cube desktop built by Maingear are good examples. However, HP has yet to go all out with their OMEN X brand — the “X” denoting the upper echelon of its high-performance brand — until now, with two new laptops. The OMEN X laptop comes in 15-inch and 17-inch… Read More

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This 3D-printed sign language robot can translate speech on the fly

 Guy Fierens, Stijn Huys and Jasper Slaets realized that finding sign-language interpreters in Belgium – or anywhere, really, was wildly difficult. Their solution? A 3D-printed hand that recreates sign language automatically. Called Project Aslan (Antwerp’s Sign Language Actuating Node), the hand is available for printing and you can also have it printed for you by 3DHubs.… Read More

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Industrial hack can turn powerful machines into killer robots

 When we imagine the existential threat to the humanity posed by automation, we usually think of the negative impact on the workforce, not robots quite literally bludgeoning us to death. In a post titled “Exploiting industrial collaborative robots,” security researchers at IOActive detail how popular models of consumer and industrial robots have already been compromised in such a… Read More

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Lilium a German company building an electric ‘air taxi’ makes key hires from Gett Airbus and Tesla

 Lilium is almost as ambitious as European startups come. The Munich-based company is developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet, which it hopes will one day power an on-demand “air taxi” service, arguably making flying cars a reality. Read More

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The Village Voice will no longer publish a print edition

Village Voice building The Village Voice, the oldest and best-known of the alternative weekly newspapers, announced today that it will no longer publish a print edition. The decision was made by new owner Peter Barbey, who emphasized that this isn’t the end of The Voice itself — the company says the publication will “maintain its iconic progressive brand with its digital platform and a variety of… Read More

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