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Another day, another Boston Dynamics robot. Also, Tesla made a name change and "shared reality" is a thing.
Reflecting the company's ambitions for solar and electric energy in more places than just your car, Tesla Motors has chopped off a bit of its name. Now known as simply Tesla (which you probably called it anyway), the company can push its Powerwall batteries and Solar City roofs under one brand name along with its famous EVs.
You don't have to wait for the big game to watch Nintendo's big ad. Its first-ever Super Bowl ad is up in an extended cut on YouTube, trying to sell the upcoming Switch console to hardcore gamers, casuals and families alike.
According to NY AG Eric Schneiderman, from 2012 on, Spectrum internet customers paid for plans promising 100Mbps+ speed but ended up with connections that were frequently 70 percent slower. Worse, investigators believe the poor performance was intentional, with execs aware their system couldn't live up to the promised speeds and even creating interconnection bottlenecks.
Looking for a way to keep an eye on the little one? Dan Cooper tried out the Project Nursery setup, with a micro USB powered camera that broadcasts on its own 2.4GHz signal, the Parent Unit with a 5-inch display, and a wrist-wearable 1.5-inch "Mini Monitor." With night vision and remote control over the camera, he found it has all the necessary features, although the $300 price tag is a little high. For a cheaper option, there's also a $200 version with a 4.3-inch display and no Mini Monitor.
During a presentation, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert showed off a couple of new robots, including this "Handle" model. While the company's previous metallic terrors have focused on walking, this one includes wheels, perfect for spinning and leaping around on smooth surfaces. It may not have the go-anywhere chops of Atlas, but its impressive speed and agility would be perfect for
hunting humans on a basketball court maneuvering around a controlled environment like a warehouse.
Alternative facts are even popping up in benchmarks, as XDA posters discovered the OnePlus 3T and Meizu Pro 6 Plus both turn up the juice on their CPUs when a benchmark is running. Now, OnePlus says it will fix the behavior in its next operating system update.
Instead of a traditional escape room experience, designer SCRAP uses the "real-time puzzle format" in a The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time retelling. As Sean Buckley discovered, that means "doing math, deciphering glyphs and turning in worksheets to a cast of Zelda-themed taskmasters."