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McDonald?s ex-CEO: $15/hr minimum wage will unleash the robot rebellion

Tells Fox Business a '$35,000 robotic arm' is cheaper than hiring, training mortals. (arstechnica)

Microsoft introduces News Pro 2.0; adds a bot

Microsoft today updated the News Pro app on iOS to version 2.0, adding features such as groups and Rowe, your personal news agent. The app is designed to give you news for work. Read more... (neowin)

48-volt mild hybrids: A possible cure for diesel emissions cheats?

Much cheaper than a full hybrid system, with 70 percent of the benefits. (arstechnica)

Someone Built a Rock-Sorting Robot and It Is Downright Hypnotizing

Two artists built a robot that sorts stones and it's totally spellbinding. The post Someone Built a Rock-Sorting Robot and It Is Downright Hypnotizing appeared first on WIRED. (wired)

Nexus Player reaches the end of the road, as Google pulls it from its store

Google originally introduced the Nexus Player in 2014 as a showcase device for Android 5.0 Lollipop - but its days have finally come to an end, as the company has removed it from its store. Read more... (neowin)

Microsoft bans common passwords that appear in breach lists

Azure Active Directory no longer allows the likes of 'M!cr0$0ft' to gain entryWith LinkedIn providing yet more fodder for attackers' rainbow tables and login bots, Microsoft has decided to start blocking too-common passwords.? (register)

Adonit ships new Pixel stylus to compete with Apple Pencil

Stylus maker Adonit on Tuesday launched its latest model, the Pixel, advancing its own technology and responding to new competition provided by Apple Pencil. (appleinsider)

Apple is about to build the perfect laptop (AAPL)

For years, I've been dying for a big upgrade to the MacBook Air.While I still think the Air is the best overall laptop you can buy, it could be so much better. Its design hasn't changed significantly since 2010, and it still lacks the sharp Retina displa (feedproxy.google)

GoPro makes a seemingly inevitable deal with Red Bull

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Netflix comes full circle, creates virtual video store

First Netflix replaced tedious trips to the video store by mailing DVDs directly to your home. Then they replaced tedious trips to the mailbox by streaming movies directly to your laptop. Now, Netflix engineers have completely closed the loop by (engadget)

Coded Smorgasbord: A Spiritual Journey

Hold your souls tightly, for today, we pierce the veil into the great beyond. We shall examine existential questions and commune with spirits. We shall learn what eternity holds for us all. First, we must bring ourselves to the edge of death, into a lim (thedailywtf)

Formbox: This 3D printer alternative is powered by an ordinary vacuum cleaner (Video)

This compact machine could be a cheaper option for those who can't afford a 3D printer -- and all it needs to operate is a home vacuum cleaner. (treehugger)

Ulefone Vienna: A competitive phablet that doesn't break the bank [Review]

Up and coming Android manufacturers are proving that you do not have to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars to get a good smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi4c, which I reviewed late last year, is a fantastic alternative to big-name devices from the likes of Sam (feeds.betanews)

Huawei sues Samsung in US and China for patent infringement - and another 'secret' reason

Huawei alleges that Samsung has infringed its patents in various 4G technologies, and operating system and user interface elements, in its smartphones - but another claim remains secret for now. Read more... (neowin)

Apple brings iOS 9 Spotlight Suggestions to 7 more markets, adds NBC to Apple TV's universal search

Apple on Tuesday made a pair of improvements to its search services by bringing iOS 9's Spotlight Suggestions to seven more markets and adding NBC as an item in the fourth-generation Apple TV's universal search results. (appleinsider)

NBN raid fallout continues, with Conroy formalising privilege claim

Feds' warrant names the guilty printerThe Australian Labor Party's (ALP's) senator Stephen Conroy has formalised his claim of parliamentary privilege over documents seized in last week's Australian Federal Police raid of his office and the homes of two o (register)

Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to six models, report says

Korean carmaker Hyundai plans to integrate CarPlay compatibility into a total of eight 2015 and 2016 vehicles, bringing the firm closer to offering Apple's infotainment system across its entire lineup. (appleinsider)

RapidWeaver 7 for Mac makes website building super simple

RapidWeaver 7 is here, giving OS X users the ability to built beautiful websites without writing a single line of code. The update brings an overhauled FTP engine, brand new website themes, and useful features like the SEO health checker. RapidWeaver is o (cultofmac)

Google's Paris headquarters raided in probe into 'aggravated financial fraud and organized money laundering'

Google's tax affairs in Europe have been the subject of some interest for a while now. Today the company's headquarters in Paris was raided by French investigators as part of an ongoing financial probe. While other European countries have questioned wheth (feeds.betanews)

Freemake Audio Converter

05/24/16 - Convert audio to MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, and OGG formats. (download.cnet)

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