iRobot Corporation, makers of the Roomba Robot Vacuum, learned that one of its units, called a PackBot, was “destroyed in action” in Iraq. Between 50 and 100 PackBots are now being used in Iraq and Afghanistan for battlefield reconnaissance, search-and-destroy missions of explosives and ordnance disposal.
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- How do you crown the best smartphone ... — Learn How DxOMark Scores Smartphone Cameras to Find the Best | Digital Trendshttps://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/learn-how-dxomark-scores-smartphone-cameras/They say the best camera is the one you have with you, and most of us are never without our phones. In search of the best smartphone camera, we found out how respected photography lab, DxOMark, tests devices and scores them. [...]
- ‘Aladdin’: Disney Struggl... — ‘Aladdin’ Movie: Disney Struggles to Find Stars | Hollywood Reporterhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/aladdin-movie-disney-struggles-find-stars-1019690Finding a male lead in his 20s who can act and sing has proven difficult — especially since the studio wants someone of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent (the animated film is set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah). The original casting call specified that [...]
- Search Algorithms Kept Me From My Sis... — https://www.wired.com/story/search-algorithms-kept-me-from-my-sister-for-14-years/?mbid=nl_7517_p3&CNDID=49046367I’d been searching for her online under variations of the name Maria Christina Sugatan since we lost touch in 1997, after our mom refused to let me speak to her. She was Maria at school but Chris at home and, later, Chrissy. ItIt became my ritual to search for variations of her name online. [...]
- Google’s Big EU Fine Isn’... — https://www.wired.com/story/google-big-eu-fine?mbid=nl_62717_p3&CNDID=49046367Google has long shown results from Google Shopping in a box that floats above its regular search results. The commission ruled that this preferential treatment of its own content is illegal and anti-competitive. [...]