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MIT robot attempts the #BottleCapChallenge

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There’s a fun new entry in the #BottleCapChallenge. An MIT robot that can mimic humans tried out the latest trend that’s taking social media by storm.  Read more…

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MIT robot attempts the #BottleCapChallenge

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There’s a fun new entry in the #BottleCapChallenge. An MIT robot that can mimic humans tried out the latest trend that’s taking social media by storm.  Read more…

More about Mashable Video, Robot, Robotics, Mit, and Bottle Cap Challenge

Philips Hue takes the plunge into the bathroom with the Adore line

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Besides making lights for your yard, Philips Hue is also moving into another room — the bathroom. Its new Adore collection is launching with two products: a mirror or a ceiling fixture. 

Before you get hopes up, these are white ambient lights only, and the bulbs (or rather LEDs) in these can’t be changed by the user. Philips Hue rates them each at 2,400 lumens and with an estimated lifetime of 30,000 hours. 

Both…

WhatsApp tests a new anti-spam feature that detects shady links

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WhatsApp may soon have a new weapon in the fight  against one of the most insidious forms of spam: shady links.

The messaging app is testing a new feature that can detect suspicious links within messages and warns users before they click, a company rep confirmed to Mashable.

The feature is aimed at a specific type of exploit favored by spammers and phishers: links that mimic legitimate URLs by using characters from…

10 ways Microsoft pushes its Surface devices to the limits

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Microsoft shows us how they test their tablets to mimic the stress they’re put under when you shove them in your bag and commute to work. From a drop test to a water test, the Surface devices undergo weeks of heavy testing to mimic a lifetime of use.

Check out our full tour of the facility for more. Read more…

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10 ways Microsoft pushes its Surface devices to the limits

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Microsoft shows us how they test their products. From a drop test to a water test, their Surface devices undergo weeks of heavy testing to mimic a lifetime of use. Read more…

More about Microsoft, Mashable Video, Test, Seattle, and Washington

10 ways Microsoft pushes its Surface devices to the limits

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Microsoft shows us how they test their products. From a drop test to a water test, their Surface devices undergo weeks of heavy testing to mimic a lifetime of use. Read more…

More about Microsoft, Mashable Video, Test, Seattle, and Washington

Cortana’s big challenge: Catching up to Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

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When Google wowed the tech world with its demo of Duplex — the tech that allows its digital Assistant make phone calls to perform mundane tasks like booking haircuts or making restaurant reservations — Microsoft’s Cortana chief was impressed, but not worried.

“The technologist in me had no choice but to feel impressed,” Javier Soltero, Microsoft corporate vice president of Cortana, told me in a far-ranging discussion about voice technology for Mashable’s MashTalk podcast. “The idea that…

Cortana’s big challenge: Catching up to Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

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When Google wowed the tech world with its demo of Duplex — the tech that allows its digital Assistant make phone calls to perform mundane tasks like booking haircuts or making restaurant reservations — Microsoft’s Cortana chief was impressed, but not worried.

“The technologist in me had no choice but to feel impressed,” Javier Soltero, Microsoft corporate vice president of Cortana, told me in a far-ranging discussion about voice technology for Mashable’s MashTalk podcast. “The idea that…

Cortana’s big challenge: Catching up to Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

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When Google wowed the tech world with its demo of Duplex — the tech that allows its digital Assistant make phone calls to perform mundane tasks like booking haircuts or making restaurant reservations — Microsoft’s Cortana chief was impressed, but not worried.

“The technologist in me had no choice but to feel impressed,” Javier Soltero, Microsoft corporate vice president of Cortana, told me in a far-ranging discussion about voice technology for Mashable’s MashTalk podcast. “The idea that…