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Alphabet’s X details a garbage-sorting bot that’s part of its plan to make robots an everyday thing – TechCrunch

Alphabet’s X details a garbage-sorting bot that’s part of its plan to make robots an everyday thing – TechCrunch

Alphabet subsidiary X, which is the former Google X and which focuses exclusively on ambitious ‘moonshots,’ or applications of tech you might expect are science fiction, not a real product in development. Like a robot that can sort through office trash. X does a lot of its work more quietly than other Alphabet companies – […]

Mysterious app keeps you from shutting down — or does it?

Mysterious app keeps you from shutting down — or does it?

At last, we have a description of the mysterious shutdown-blocking G — and a fix for Microsoft’s G-generating bug coming in the next version of Win10, commonly called 20H1. If you look online, you’ll see hundreds (if not thousands) of reports about Win10 shutdown getting blocked by a mysterious app called, simply, G. Overflowbr on Bleeping […]

Why Windows 10 1909 should not be a one-off

Why Windows 10 1909 should not be a one-off

Microsoft last week released Windows 10 1909, an oddball update that was far more rehash than refresh. Purportedly the second upgrade for the year, in reality 1909 – also dubbed Windows 10 November 2019 Update – has so few new features that Windows veterans have compared it to old-school service packs,, the feature-free collections of […]

Google limits political ad targeting and all ‘demonstrably false claims’ – TechCrunch

Google limits political ad targeting and all ‘demonstrably false claims’ – TechCrunch

Google has joined Twitter in revising its political ad rules ahead of what promises to be a brutal election season. But while the latter chose to ban political advertising altogether, Google is mainly limiting the ability to target political demographics, and promises to take action against “demonstrably false claims.” In a blog post Wednesday afternoon, […]

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