We’re pleased to report that a so-called Roomba for weeds, Franklin Robotics’ Tertill, won the TC Sessions: Robotics pitch-off. Because if there’s a task that should be relegated to a robot, it’s weeding a garden. For winning the pitch-off, Franklin Robotics was awarded an exhibit table in Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley. “We actually tried to get away from… Read More
The first incidence was way back on March 23 when the presidents healthcare bill was dealt its first seemingly mortal blow while still in the House. The president responded then by sitting in a truck, honking a horn.
And on Monday, during the Made in America product tour at the White House, Trump was playing fireman in a gleaming red firetruck and waving out the window. “Where’s the fire?” he asked Vice President Mike Pence. “Put it out fast!” Meanwhile, on the same day, the healthcare replacement bill failed yet again.
The play day didn’t go unnoticed by Republicans. In one of CNN writer David Wright’s tweets, quoting a Republican lawmaker: “Top Republican: [Trump] was playing with a firetruck & trying on a cowboy hat as the bill was collapsing, and he had no clue.”
The reason it’s hard to open jar lids is because the vacuum seal is pulling the lid tightly against the jar. Once in awhile, the vacuum seal is so strong that I can’t open it. That’s when I grab my Jarkey, a $3 plastic lever that effortlessly breaks the seal, making it easy to open. I always try to open jars with my bare hands, then use the Jarkey as a backup. My wife goes straight for the Jarkey, because she’s smarter than I am.
One of the more intriguing announcements to come out of Disneys biennial D23 expo this past weekend was Marvels new virtual reality game, made in partnership with Facebook-owned Oculus VR. The title, called Marvel Powers United VR, is not due out until 2018 as an exclusive for the Rift headset, but we got the opportunity to try out an early build of it at the conference.
As you might expect, Marvel Powers United VR boasts several different characters of varying sizes, shapes, and skill sets, and when playing for the first time I could chose between Rocket Raccoon, Deadpool, Captain Marvel, and The Hulk.
AZIO is releasing a luxury mechanical keyboard, and its undoubtedly a waste of money. Yet, I want one. If youre in the market for a mechanical keyboard, you can pick up a better option like a WASD or a Matias for around the same price. Even the Surface and Apple keyboards are better options given the extra shortcut keys they come with.
But the AZIO? Well, it looks like an industrial typewriter dipped in rose gold, it works over Bluetooth, and you can get one for $110 on Indiegogo (if it gets funded). Its cheap enough not to be an outrageous expense, and its opulent enough to look like something that would be crafted for a royal family.
The AZIO Retro Classic keyboard comes in three colors Onyx,…
After years of near-silence, Apple is slowly starting to make a bit of noise about its work on artificial intelligence. Last December the iPhone maker shared its first public research paper on the topic; this June it announced new tools to speed up machine learning on the iPhone; and today it started blogging. Sort of.
The companys new website, titled Apple Machine Learning Journal, is a bit grander than a blog. But it looks like it will have the same basic function: keeping readers up to date in a relatively accessible manner. Here, you can read posts written by Apple engineers about their work using machine learning technologies, says the opening post, before inviting feedback from researchers, students, and developers.
I (along with thousands of others) have been testing Bixby for weeks as part of Samsungs public preview program and have a very different view from Samsung. Instead of seeing Bixby as the future of how I interact with my phone, it feels more like a return of Samsungs old ways.
Samsungs mobile strategies have changed dramatically over the…
Telltale Games is bringing back three of its best series. Things will kick off with a second season of the developers take on Batman, the first episode of a planned five-part series will debut on August 8th. The first season of the game wrapped up last December, and was a surprisingly refreshing take on the Bruce Wayne / Batman dynamic. Telltale says that returning players will be able to carry over their decisions from the first season into the new story. Heres how the studio describes the setup for season 2:
In this latest chapter, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival…