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Robots may care for you in old age – and your children will teach them

During the course of a day, robots might be expected to do everything from making a cup of tea to changing the bedding while holding a conversation. These are all challenging tasks that are more challenging when attempted together. No two homes will be the same, which will mean robots will have to learn fast and adapt to their environment. As anyone sharing a home will appreciate, the objects you ...[Read More]

Light Start – Windows Terminal, Thor vs. drones, new Xbox going solo, and Genshin Impact

In this week's Light Start we have technical Windows things, military Thor, the new Xbox console (one of em), and Genshin Impact.

That’s just grate: YouTuber recreates Apple’s Mac Pro casing, uses it to grate cheese

It's a hard life being cheesed off, but that's just what happens when you're attempting to afford a member of Apple's lineup of computers. If you've had eyes on the massively-expensive Mac Pro announced earlier this month, though, you might be aware of its cheesier qualities. That is: a casing capable of shredding rotted bovine lactation. Or, at least, so we thought. 

Stranger Things Season 3’s final trailer discards consumerism, goes big on horror

We've been following along with Netflix's Stranger Things since Season 3 was announced. While previous trailers have proved to be a little... meh, showing more drama and a not insubstantial amount of rampant consumerism (albeit a retro version of it), the newest -- and final -- Stranger Things Season 3 trailer brings the pain. And more than a little horror, to boot. 

Uber’s vision of “urban air mobility” tempered by a lack of profitability and driver issues

Despite all the advances of technology and transportation, what hasn't transformed is the amount of time it takes the average person to get to work, says Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Uber. Access to a city's centre is a greater success factor than education, he told the Uber Elevate conference in Washington last week. "It Is the key to success in society."

Libra: four reasons to be extremely cautious about Facebook’s new currency

Facebook has unveiled libra, a cryptocurrency that will enable users to make international payments over Messenger and other group platforms like WhatsApp – perhaps from as soon as 2020.

As cars become increasingly driverless, people are already seeking analogue motoring experiences

According to those in the industry, and researchers too, driverless cars will totally revolutionise the way we think about individual transport. They will change the way we work and rest. They could herald the end of traffic jams, and have the potential to change the lives of disabled people

Get in a quick game of Mario Royale (while you still can)

Everyone's getting a battle royale these days. Like a Mountain Dew-crazed Oprah handing out gaming goodies, just about every video game is getting a battle royale variant. The latest? Fallout 76, for some reason. Oh, and this fan-made conversion of the original Super Mario Bros., known simply as Mario Royale. Which you should go out and play right a-bloody-way.

With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance and technology companies including Visa, Spotify, eBay, PayPal and Uber

Win one of two LG Xboom Go PK3 speakers or one LG Xboom Go PK5 with Stuff and LG

What's that, we hear you cry? It's about bloody time? We're right there with you on this one. It's been far too long since Stuff had a fresh giveaway for its readers. But the drought has broken and we've got three Bluetooth speakers to give away to three winners. That's one each, not three each. Important distinction. Up for grabs? Two LG Xboom Go PK3 speakers, valued at R1,000 each, and one LG Xb...[Read More]

Fitness trackers and personalised training programmes – the way to get healthier at work

The lifestyle programme group also received behavioural support, such as individualised exercise training schedules, an activity tracker for monitoring progress and revising goals, regular chats with a sports scientist via an app, and monthly face-to-face meetings with the research team.

YouTube is the cesspool of the internet as recent scandals around bigoted videos – and their recommendations – have shown

I’d never heard of Carlos Maza until this month, when the Vox video producer made a supercuts video of all the homophobic and racist ranting by a popular YouTuber called Steven Crowder. The right-wing pundit has 3.8m subscribers to his YouTube channel has attacked Maza repeatedly, called him an “anchor baby, a lispy queer, [and] a Mexican”.

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