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Elon Musk Says All AI Development Should Be Regulated, Including Tesla

Published on 02/20/2020 @ 8 AM EST

On his recent tweets, Elon Musk have said "all org[anizations] developing advance AI should be regulated, including Tesla." This was in response to a new MIT Technology Review profile of OpenAI, an organization founded in 2015 by him, along with Sam Altman, Ilya Sutskever, Greg Brockman, Wojciech Zaremba, and John Schulman.

Apple’s Quick Look Will Allow Shopping in AR

Published on 02/17/2020 @ 9 AM EST
Apple has begun rolling out a new update to its Quick Look augmented reality tool, which will allow iPhone and iPad users to check out products in AR and then buy them directly. Retailers will be able to add a new button into the AR preview of the Quick Look tool, which could let a customer immediately buy that product using Apple Pay.

Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Will Work on an Oil Rig

Published on 02/15/2020 @ 1 AM EST
Oil producer Aker BP and AI software company Cognite have announced plans to test several robots and drones on Aker BP’s Skarv installation in the Norwegian Sea this year — including Boston Dynamics’ popular robot dog Spot. This is because oil rigs are an extremely dangerous environment for work, which makes it a perfect place to install automation.

Ben & Jerry’s is Testing a Drone Delivery System for Ice-Creams

Published on 02/09/2020 @ 3 AM EST

Drone startup Terra Drone Europe recently announced their partnership with Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, to test a drone delivery system for the ice cream maker’s beloved ice cream cups. For the demo, they fitted a multi-copter drone with a special container designed to house three of Ben & Jerry’s 72-gram mini cups.

Motorola Razr’s Hinge ‘Broke’ After 27,000 Folds During a Durability Test

Published on 02/07/2020 @ 9 AM EST

Based on CNET's test of repeatedly folding the Motorola Razr using the FoldBot machine from SquareTrade, the hinge on the Motorola Razr actually started giving up after 27,000 folds.

Apple Patents Folding iPhone Display with More Robust Bend Radius

Published on 02/06/2020 @ 9 AM EST

Apple's upcoming foldable iPhone might be coming with a flexible display without the crease. In a patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday titled "Electronic devices with flexible displays and hinges," Apple suggests the design of a mobile device that includes a flexible display within a foldable housing.