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The little robot that could

Today, iRobot Corp. announced its acquisition of Root Robotics, Inc., whose educational Root coding robot got its start as a summer research project at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in 2011. Since then, it has developed into a robust learning tool that is being used in over 500 schools to teach children how to code in an engaging, intuitive way. ... Read More »

Asics is using microwave technology to create custom midsoles in as little as 15 seconds

It’s been a fascinating couple of years for high tech sneaker heads, between self-lacing Nikesand Adidas’ experiments with 3D printed midsoles and biodegradable yarn. Asics isn’t generally uttered in the same breath as those sorts of bleeding edge offerings, but the running shoe company has just debuted a pretty compelling new take on the manufacturing process. The new technique, developed alongside Taiwan’s Tayin Research ... Read More »

Kenmore Alfie Voice-Controlled Personal Shopper review: For shoppers with plenty of time but too little imagination

Don’t confuse the Kenmore Alfie with the Amazon Dot. Kenmore’s puck-shaped device aims to simplify your shopping experiences, not control your smart home. In that sense, it’s more like an Amazon Dash, except that pushing its button initiates a speech-recognition session that helps you buy any product from virtually any retailer. Kenmore’s website offers this example of Alfie’s abilities: “Alfie, ... Read More »

Hands on with the Polar M600: The ultimate fitness-centric smartwatch is just a little too big

I’m not a gym rat, nor do I get pumped up to ride my bike for hours on end. It takes a lot to convince me to leave the house and sweat. Still, there’s something particularly convincing about the new Polar M600 Android Wear smartwatch that makes me think I could start a disciplined work out routine of my own. ... Read More »

Little to no association among butter consumption, persistent ailment or overall mortality

Butter consumption turned into best weakly associated with total mortality, no longer associated withcardiovascular sickness, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes, in keeping with a newepidemiological take a look at which analyzed the association of butter consumption with chronic ailmentand all-motive mortality. This systematic review and meta-analysis, posted in PLOS ONE, become led byTufts scientists inclusive of Laura Pimpin, ... Read More »

Dell XPS 15 Review: A great laptop gets bigger and a little better

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that when you hit pay dirt, you might do so again if you keep digging in the same area. That’s the tack Dell takes with its redesigned XPS 15 laptop: It’s easily summed up as a bigger, more powerful version of the super-popular XPS 13. Bigger isn’t always better, of course, but in ... Read More »

Apple is gunning for PC users, but Microsoft has little to fear

When Apple introduced a smaller iPad Pro on Monday, vice president Phil Schiller didn’t mince words when he discussed which customers Apple is targeting with the product, along with its 12-inch sibling. “When [users of old PCs] see the features and performance and capabilities of a product like the iPad Pro, designed for the modern digital lifestyle, many of them ... Read More »