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Japanese equips hotel with dinobots to greet foreigners

Japan’s low birth rate and its obsession with robotics can only mean one thing, robot receptionists at hotels. Japan is in need of service industry workers, and it’s addressing this concern through robotics—not more babies.  All joking aside, a Japanese hotel is replacing human receptionists with robots.  The Henn na

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‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ may as well be a ‘new’ game

[youtube id="Kznek1uNVsg"] Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake will possess some new elements and features that may, in fact, make it a ‘new’ game. The game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, said the remake will look and feel very different from the original.  Since they’re already putting so much effort into revamping every

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Apple will add ‘Street View’ to mapping service

Apple is adding a “Street View” component to its Google Maps competitor. The company is reportedly sending out several fleet of cars to gather street view data—something Google is known for. Apple promises that it'll do what's necessary to safeguard privacy. For instance, it'll blur out faces and license plates—something

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Japanese reinvent the body pillow with ‘smart’ tech

Two Japanese companies are working on a casper-like doll that enables people to “hug” each other over the phone. When you team up a group of textile experts and robotic engineers, you get a thing called “Hugvie.” The facial-less humanoid doll has a head, torso and short limbs to mimick the sense that

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Super thin sleeve extends battery life 800%

Batteroo will launch a battery “sleeve” that reportedly extends the life of a given battery by 800 percent. According to Batteroo, most consumer electronics only suck up 20 percent of a battery’s energy before the battery needs to be replaced.  Batteriser, the miracle sleeve from Batterroo, will fix this by

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