Question by LittleDreamer: What is the relation of Canada to robot nannies?
What is her stand on the importance of them? Are there robot nannies on the market in Canada? Any Canadian scientists dealing with the issue?
Answer by Firestormer
I think you have been watching the Jetsons a bit too much.
Unless “robot nanny” refers to something else, there is no such thing.
What do you think? Answer below!
The announcement of the Acer Aspire R7 was the best example of the company’s assertion that it was moving from computers designed with touch to computers designed for touch. But if having a fancy, even unprecedented, hinge is what defines a touch-optimized notebook, Acer is a bit late to the party.
Last October, Switched On discussed the role that laptop-tablet hybrids — namely convertibles and detachables — would play in the differentiation of Windows 8 devices. Both types have seen their share of support. Detachables have included HP’s Envy x2, ASUS’ Transformer-inspired VivoTab and Microsoft’s Surface. (Dell’s XPS 10 is available only with Windows RT.)
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Microsoft previously promised Surface Pro availability in the UK this month, but it’s revealing an exact date and pricing today. Brits will be able to purchase Microsoft’s Windows 8 tablet on May 23rd, priced at £719 for the 64GB model and £799 for the 128GB version. The usual Surface accessories will also be available, including the Touch and Type Covers.
Expansion to other European markets will take place on May 30th, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Other international markets like Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, will see Surface Pro availability by the end of May too.
This is the styrofoam cup some guy drew on while waiting for his car to be repaired at the dealership. Me? I generally see exactly what they have in the snack equipment, make a cup of bad coffee, then sit and think about all the different means I ‘d rather die rather of sitting there waiting. You ‘d be amazed how lots of I can come up with.
I entered to the car dealership for my free of cost oil modification and saw this cup sitting there. The cashier stated that a boy had can be found in to have actually some work done and it was visiting take about 3 hours. “I’ll just doodle” he said, and got a ball point and a mug.
Man, I want I could captivate myself just doodling for 3 hours directly. Regretfully, I’m simply a sad bastard slave to modern technology. If I don’t have my phone with me I generally panic and start breaking things like a pet whose owner simply left them home alone for the first time.
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It appears that while EA’s making claims that its Frostbite 3.0 game engine (which powers next-gen’s Battlefield 4) can’t run on Nintendo’s Wii U, the game publisher is also working on bringing “true Frostbite experiences to all major mobile platforms.” The Frostbite website details the initiative as “Frostbite Go,” and calls it “one of our most exciting current projects.”
Without directly saying “Frostbite 3.0,” the blurb details Frostbite Go as aimed at “empowering EA game developers” — in so many words, it sounds like Frostbite Go isn’t meant for indies as much as it’s meant for EA studios used to working with Frostbite. Battlefield 4 will be the first game from EA to launch using the latest iteration of Frostbite, which isn’t a huge surprise considering that BF4‘s developed by the same folks who develop the engine (EA DICE). It’s expected to arrive this fall on both current and next-gen platforms.
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We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from Meredith, who needs a new Ultrabook so she can go to Law School. If you’re looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.
“I’m going to law school and I’ll need a new laptop. Since I’ll be commuting with a long train ride each way, I’m looking for a sub-$ 1000 device with Windows, a long battery life, SSD and it has to be lightweight. I don’t need anything too powerful as I’m not doing any gaming, but something that’ll work reliably for the next three years would be ideal for lecturers, web browsing and word processing. Is there a bargain to be had now, or should I wait for back-to-school Ultrabooks to come out? Thanks!”
In your humble narrator’s position, waiting a few months for a Haswell device, which promises significantly increased battery life might be a wise choice. However, if you’re not too fussed about a touchscreen device, then our laptop expert feels that Samsung’s Series 9 might be the way forward. Of course, this isn’t just a private enquiry, so let’s share this out with the wider community and see what they can come up with. It’s Ask Engadget, folks, you know the drill.
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Google users across the internet are experiencing outages on desktop. The outage appears to be limited to the desktop. Update: It’s fixed.
Around 2:50pm this afternoon, reports started surfacing from Twitter users unable to access Google Drive/Docs. The outage appears relegated to the desktop client, meaning the documents are still accessible via mobile.
Direct links to documents, which can be found via most mobile interfaces, will allow you to load your documents. A friendly Friday reminder of just how dependent we are on the cloud.
Google has not yet returned a request for comment.
Google's status dashboard has not been update to reflect the outage: