It's plainly obvious when watching it climb stairs that it's just placing its feet down in a pattern, and when one misses a step or slips it moves forward a bit and tries again. What they need to get working on is placing each foot in a specific chosen spot. But that's a whole nother level of AI programming.
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Camera size has always been a big factor in photography. Smartphone cameras have that locked down solid. There's simply no competition to always having a decent small camera in your pocket all the time. The camera market has reverted back to only being for true hobbyists that want something better than what their phone gives them.
I find it neat that they look like pieces of paper and are super simple to use yet they're VERY high tech.
Google will send you a text to your phone every time you login from a different computer. The settings are quite adjustable from being a minor annoyance to requiring it every time you login. You can also print emergency codes for when you don't have access to your phone.
These kinds of strips are far cheaper, easy to use, don't require power, don't require a smartphone, etc.
Are you retarded? If you answer no you should seriously get yourself clinically tested.
It's using the smartphone to display the results so they don't have to include a screen on the device, and it's using the power from the phone instead of having its own batteries. It's not exactly the smartphone doing any of the testing. It's just another case of normal computing done on a smaller computer somehow being news. They could easily add a screen and a battery but that would raise the cost of the device and not force users to have much more expensive smartphones. Sometimes it's far better to have a standalone device.
Sit back and watch as the Slashdot comments devolve into a big spectacle about correlation and causation, with everyone pretty much agreeing yet arguing anyway.
You're basically asking "how can I buy and use an iPhone without dealing with any Apple software". It's ridiculous. Android is completely dominated by Google. You can try using Cyanogenmod or some other distribution but you're going to have a VERY hard time avoiding Google completely.
Just a guess but the article you're referencing probably has the weight wrong. Maybe they measured the weight of liquid or pills rather than actual testosterone. It just seems so far out to lunch it has to be wrong.
Nobody cares what the source of their mitochondria is. It would be like changing a family tree every time you had a kidney transplant, or a blood transfusion.
Would it have killed them to put an email address and maybe a phone number on the note?
Humanity is smart enough to do lots of great things and dumb enough to do a bunch of others. I'll bet other civilizations share the same traits.
Does their app work outside of the US? Then yes, they'll kick Google Wallet's ass.