The video, published to YouTube on Feb. 23, was awe-inspiring and scary. A two-legged humanoid robot trudges through the snow, somehow maintaining its balance. Another robot with two arms and pads for hands crouches down and lifts a brown box and delicately places it on a shelf -- then somehow stays upright while a human tries to push it over with a hockey stick. A third robot topples over and clambers back to its feet with ease. Tens of millions of people vi ...

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OKAY, ALL OF you IT managers, it’s time we had a talk. I know you mean well. I know you think you’re helping. But when you demand that your co-workers’ passwords change as frequently as the seasons, you’re not just driving them bonkers, you’re actively making your systems less secure. Before you write this off as the whining of someone who’s had enough of mixing up his alphanumerics, please know that I’m not asking you to take my wor ...

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If you've ever wondered what Android would look and feel like as a regular desktop operating system, now you can give your imagination a break. Chinese company Jide has delivered its promised Remix OS 2.0 for PCs, Macs, and practically anything that runs on an x86 chip, which covers both Intel and AMD. Jide has retrofitted Android into a form that more closely resembles a traditional desktop. And while it does succeed in that to some extent and definitely does better than other similar a ...

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  3D Touch: An extra dimension It's hard for phones to pull off new tricks these days. What we know as a smartphone has become completely commodified stuff: touchscreen, apps, fast processor, camera. But we've grown used to touchscreens and how they work. You tap, you swipe. Apple's new 3D Touch adds a force-sensitive element to the touchscreen. Why is it called 3D Touch as opposed to Force Touch, the name for similar tech in the Apple Watch and the new Mac ...

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