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Shrimps’ eye-rolling behaviour could end up in robots

A mantis shrimp, with its swivelling eyes

If you should ever see a mantis shrimp rolling its eyes, that doesn't mean it's exasperated. Instead, it may simply be utilizing its polarization vision. That's what scientists at the University of Bristol have determined, and their findings could have applications in fields such as robotics.

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How to simulate tetherless ‘Hey Siri’ functionality on macOS Sierra like a pro

Apple advertises Siri as one of the headlining new features in the forthcoming macOS Sierra software update. Siri on the Mac performs in much the same way as it always has on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, except on the Mac tetherless ‘Hey Siri’ functionality is currently unsupported. On iOS, tetherless ‘Hey Siri’ requires Apple’s embedded M9 motion coprocessor...

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3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships

The renegade pen in front with the bottle-shredding ChupaCut in the background

3D-printing pens change plastic filaments into a gel that hardens when it hits the air, allowing users to create sculptures freehand. A new company thinks that using all that plastic is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to create a new kind of 3D pen that does its thing using old plastic bottles, bags and even folders. It's called the Renegade and it's seeking backers on Kickstarter now.

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Read this if you just switched Apple ID to download Pokémon Go

In less than a week, Pokémon Go has become the biggest mobile game in the US history, however, the app is currently limited to App Stores in the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Germany. Eager to get their hands on some pokémon, some of the tech-savvier international users have resorted to switching their Apple […]

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