It’s really hard for robots to pick things up but this one is great at it

It’s really hard for robots to pick things up but this one is great at it

While businesses like Amazon are using robots to move things around their factory floors, getting them to identify and then actually pick up awkwardly-shaped objects…

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MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears…

The US government says you shouldn’t be forced use special characters in your passwords

It might be getting easier to remember all of your passwords. The standards organization of the United States, NIST, has concluded that many common requirements…

Mark Zuckerberg just sold $42.5 million of Facebook stock

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, sold $42.5 million worth of his company’s stock last week. The transactions were executed on June 21 and 22 and…

Meteorologists are running out of colors to map extreme heat

Global warning is upending weather maps. With temperatures reaching a near-record high of 119°F (48°C) in Arizona earlier this week, meteorologists ran out of colors…

Data Sheet—Saturday, June 24, 2017

A lesson to be drawn from my feature, published Friday, on Google’s Project Zero, the search giant’s elite computer bug hunting squad, is: You can do everything in your power to make sure your digital defenses are up to snuff,...