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LG tipped to unveil a foldable smartphone as soon as January

Samsung on Wednesday confirmed that it’d sell foldable and 5G phones next year. After that, a video from Asia showed us a hands-on demo of a foldable smartphone from an obscure Chinese company that may have just stolen the “world’s first” title from Samsung and Huawei. The same leaker who posted the video said that at least three phone vendors, … Read more...

Windows 10’s latest update is deleting some users’ documents

Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update earlier this week, but some users are reporting serious issues. Threads on Reddit, Microsoft’s own support site, and other forums show that some Windows 10 users are upgrading to the October 2018 Update and having their documents, photos, or even entire user profiles wiped out. While some have … Read more...

Gmail will soon be able to finish some sentences for you

  • Google is launching a new Gmail feature called Smart Compose that uses artificial intelligence to make simple suggestions when a user writes an email.
  • Smart Compose has a limited scope of suggestions and won’t fundamentally change the way you write emails, but it’s a fun way to see Google’s AI chops in action while saving a tiny bit of time.
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A Restaurant in Boston Has Replaced Chefs with Robots

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Resistance is futile so, I, for one, welcome our mechanical overlords.

At Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant in Manhattan, a brigade of chefs works in unison every night to cook Dover sole with green asparagus or roasted veal tenderloin with a gorgonzola emulsion.  The artfully crafted dishes call to mind the old Julia Child quote: “It’s so beautifully arranged on the … Read more...

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its approach to combat that deficiency by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.

ICON has developed a … Read more...