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Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era – The Latest Two Faces of the Same Scam

</header> <strong>With the rising price and popularity of bitcoin come numerous scams. Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era are two investment schemes that have recently gained much attention. News.Bitcoin.com took a look at them, and it did not take much to spot how similar they are to each other and several other well-known scams.</strong> Also read: …

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India will launch a humanoid robot ahead of its first crewed space mission

Sponsored Links ISRO Before sending its first crewed mission in late 2021, India will launch a humanoid robot called Vyommitra into space, reports The Tribune. It will take flight later this year and in 2021. According to the publication, the robot’s name is a combination of the Sanskrit words for “space” and “friend,” and as …

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iRobot’s IFTTT support lets smart home devices talk to your Roomba

Sponsored Links Engadget iRobot’s IFTTT support is about to become much more useful if you’re a fan of smart home tech. The company has formed a partnership with IFTTT that will let you integrate smart home gadgets directly inside iRobot’s Home App, effectively giving those devices control over your Roomba vacuum or Braava mop. To …

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VW’s prototype charging robot can find your EV in the parking garage

Tesla isn’t the only car maker with grand visions of EV charging robots. Volkswagen has created a prototype charging robot that would navigate to your car in the parking garage, saving you the trouble of hunting for a coveted (and likely rare) EV charging spot. The autonomous helper would hitch itself to a “battery wagon” …

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Proposed NYC law would require drone inspections for building complaints

Sponsored Links Drew Angerer/Getty Images Drones could soon be key to keeping New Yorkers safe from crumbling architecture. Members of the New York City Council have proposed legislation that would require drone inspections within 48 hours of a complaint or confirmed violation. A robotic vehicle (not the Mavic 2 Pro pictured) would use infrared and …

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Aibo update lets you program your robot puppy’s actions

Sponsored Links Andrew Tarantola/Engadget Not happy with what Sony’s reborn Aibo can do? You now have the power to make it do more. Sony has rolled out a 2.50 update for the robot dog that enables, among other things, a web-based interface for programming actions. Beginners can use a visual programming kit that uses blocks …

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Watch a herd of MIT’s Mini Cheetah robots frolic in the fall leaves

Sponsored Links Biomimetics MIT, YouTube MIT wants to show that its Mini Cheetah robots aren’t just solitary creatures. The school’s Biomimetics department has posted a video of nine of the bots frolicking in the fall leaves, showing just what these pet-sized quadrupeds can do. The remote-controlled machines can backflip out of leaf piles, kick a …

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Japanese airline’s robots could let the elderly ‘travel’ from home

Sponsored Links All Nippon Airways If your inability to travel prevents you from embarking on a dream vacation, a robot might one day stand in your place. Japan’s All Nippon Airways has unveiled plans to deploy 1,000 “Newme” telepresence robots as surrogates for people whose health prevents them from traveling far. It could attend a …

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Algorithms help robot dogs trot more like real animals

Sponsored Links Peter Means/Virginia Tech Robot dogs can move efficiently, but not all that naturally — and no, twerking doesn’t count. Virginia Tech researchers think they can do better. They’re developing a combination of algorithms and sensors that help robots move with gaits more like those of real animals. The system mimics the behavior of …

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Robot ‘duck’ keeps weeds out of rice paddies

Sponsored Links Nissan For rice farmers, ducks have been a viable way to keep their crops healthy — they destroy weeds, eat bugs and fertilize crops without using harmful chemicals. And now, a Nissan technician might have an alternative when fowl isn’t an option. He’s testing a robot ‘duck’ that roams rice paddies, muddying the …

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