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Apple Takes Down App That Coordinated Maskless Parties
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Apple Takes Down App That Coordinated Maskless Parties

After an onslaught of media scrutiny, Apple removed Vybe Together, an invite-only app that helped people find secret in-person gatherings, from its app store. If your first question, like ours, was “hold on, an app that did what?” then yes, Vybe connected people who wanted to host or attend parties despite the still-extremely-dangerous coronavirus pandemic....

Apple Patents Tech to Put Tiny Screen on Every Keyboard Key
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Apple Patents Tech to Put Tiny Screen on Every Keyboard Key

Key Lime The sharp-eyed bloggers at Patently Apple spotted a fascinating new patent by Apple: a system that would add a tiny screen to every single key on a device’s keyboard. “The first surface may be adjacent to the key display and may receive key label images from the key display,” reads the ponderous patent-speak....

UK Military Unveils Tiny Spy Drones That Can Travel Over a Mile
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UK Military Unveils Tiny Spy Drones That Can Travel Over a Mile

Bug Bots The U.K. military revealed that it’s acquired 30 palm-sized drones — known as “Bugs” — that are capable of spying on targets or gathering intel across a great distance. The autonomous Bugs, which weigh about the same as a smartphone, can survive intense weather conditions and travel distances of 1.25 miles (2 km)...

Watch: Boston Dynamics robots dance to convince us that they’re friendly
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Watch: Boston Dynamics robots dance to convince us that they’re friendly

Boston Dynamics robots have attracted a mix of amazement and terror for their diverse range of feats. The bots have already sniffed out bombs, patrolled oil rigs, monitored COVID-19 patients, done parkour, and occasionally fallen over. But the company’s latest video shows they can also cut up a rug. The Massachusetts-based firm has released a video of its creations throwing...

The Most Disappointing Gadgets of 2020
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The Most Disappointing Gadgets of 2020

Believe it or not, we actually like a lot of gadgets. This is why it’s always a bummer when one arrives on the scene with the panache of a deflating balloon. There were a few of those products in our list of disappointing gadgets this year. Yet while sometimes gadgets disappoint everyone, there are other...

Video Shows Boston Dynamics Robots Busting Impressive Dance Moves
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Video Shows Boston Dynamics Robots Busting Impressive Dance Moves

New Groove A new video shows a crew of Boston Dynamics robots busting some impressive dance moves, to the beat of The Contours’ 1962 smash hit “Do You Love Me”: Dance Party The clip, like many others that Boston Dynamics has released in the past, is an extraordinary testament to the capabilities of its homebrewed...