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First family robot designed as home companion

Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25881 Jibo promises to be the first robot that will live alongside us in our homes.

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The Tonight Show relaunches with Jimmy Fallon tonight, and of course it has companion apps

The post-Jay Leno Tonight Show era starts (again, sorry Conan) shortly on NBC, and with the arrival of Jimmy Fallon the show is also getting an updated tech focus. Companion apps have arrived for iOS and Android devices, with video games, and the…

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Daily Roundup: FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, concept car with a drone companion and more!

You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all…

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PlayStation 4 companion app update highlights live game broadcasts

The latest update for Sony’s PlayStation mobile app is out for Android and iOS, and it’s surprisingly video-focused. Thanks to the new Live from PlayStation section, available game streams can be browsed directly from your device — although they …

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What was the animated TV show with the orange robot companion?

Question by MiniSuperWoman: What was the animated TV show with the orange robot companion?
There was an animated TV show a few years back with a child and his robot companion. The robot was orange and had two “horns” that I believe he used as weapon. There was a chip in his back that contained his personality I think. I don’t remember his name but I kind of remember Bumblebee. But don’t take my word for that, It was definitely not Transformers!

Thanks!

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Answer by Scribepalladin
Are you possibly thinking of The Zeta Project?

Zeta, an assassination & infiltrator robot, rebels against its programming. The authorities think it has been reprogrammed by their enemies, and tries to bring Zeta in for reprogramming. Zeta goes on the run, trying to find his creators and assisted by an orphan girl, Ro.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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What was the animated TV show with the orange robot companion?

Question by MiniSuperWoman: What was the animated TV show with the orange robot companion?
There was an animated TV show a few years back with a child and his robot companion. The robot was orange and had two “horns” that I believe he used as weapon. There was a chip in his back that contained his personality I think. I don’t remember his name but I kind of remember Bumblebee. But don’t take my word for that, It was definitely not Transformers!

Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Scribepalladin
Are you possibly thinking of The Zeta Project?

Zeta, an assassination & infiltrator robot, rebels against its programming. The authorities think it has been reprogrammed by their enemies, and tries to bring Zeta in for reprogramming. Zeta goes on the run, trying to find his creators and assisted by an orphan girl, Ro.

Give your answer to this question below!

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Meet Egg, A Smart Cat Toy That’s A Real Companion For Your Kitten

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Keeping cats interested in any one toy for any length of time can be difficult, at least in my experience. Plus, most of them require a lot of manual input on the owner’s part. The Egg is a Kickstarter project that aims to keep things interesting for the cat, and save energy for the owner, with a smart toy that moves on its own and can be programmed via a laptop.

The Egg looks like its namesake, but contained within its plastic enclosure, it holds an offset weight and gearmotor, along with a printed circuit board. The Egg can detect floor type and even obstacles, like a cat’s paw or person’s foot, and rotate its weight using the gearmotor to change direction. The result is a ball that can continuously roll and keep a cat’s interest without any human intervention.

Or, with limited human intervention, I should say. The Egg still needs to be charged up, using a microUSB port on its side, and it can be plugged into a computer to switch it to various interaction modes using a desktop software interface.

Speaking from experience using an iPhone-controlled Sphero robot, this seems like a design that will indeed appeal to furry friends. Egg’s creator Jason O’Mara says that it isn’t designed to withstand the rougher brand of abuse that can come from dogs, however, so limit the Egg to feline pals only. O’Mara is an electrical engineer based in Portland, Oregon who previously worked for electronics industry vet TDK, among others.

Egg has managed to get within spitting distance of its $ 15,000 Kickstarter funding goal, so it’s highly likely it’ll reach it before long. O’Mara anticipates shipping the first production run by June, 2014, and backers can secure a pre-order for $ 31. That’s a small price to pay for what could potentially provide eternal enjoyment for your bored domestic animal.

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Is Sony working on a new wearable companion for 2014?

Sony’s second-generation SmartWatch may not have impressed the critics, but those lukewarm feelings haven’t deterred the company from making another wearable. The FCC has revealed that Sony is testing a “BT Wrist Notifier” with the model number …

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Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid review: a pen display that doubles as an Android tablet

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid review: a pen display that doubles as an Android tablet

After months of rumblings about a standalone slate, Wacom finally unveiled not one, but two tablets back in September. On paper, the Cintiq Companion may be the more compelling mobile workstation, just because it runs Windows, but first, we’re taking a long, hard look at the Cintiq Companion Hybrid. Whereas the other runs Windows, this one is powered by Android and packs a top-of-the-line Tegra 4 chip to help you get work done on the go. Of course, when tethered to a laptop or desktop machine back in the studio, the unit also serves as a traditional pen display like the Cintiq 13HD — but with multitouch gestures.

Creative types are already familiar with Wacom’s prices, but the real question is whether the ability to use it as a mobile device is worth an even higher premium. With a stablemate that’s capable of running a full version of Photoshop, is the Hybrid worth the added investment over the similarly sized 13HD pen tablet? Or are you better off paying more for the Cintiq Companion with Windows instead? %Gallery-slideshow122586%

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Logitech Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller

Logitech Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller

Logitech Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller

  • Works with your existing HDTV and cable or satellite system to provide seamless access to the Web, your TV, compatible DVRs, and Android apps
  • Surf the web for what you want to watch – right on your big screen – with the powerful Google Chrome browser and full-size keyboard controller
  • Browse your cable, satellite or over-the-air TV, plus over-the-web, for shows and movies with the updated TV & Movies app and program guide (Registration or subscription fee may be required)
  • Access Android Market to bring film, music, gaming, sports, news and education apps to your HDTV (Additional terms, conditions and fees may apply. Apps subject to change without notice.)

Logitech Revue with Google TV turns any TV into a smart TV. It brings together TV, the full web, apps, movies and more and puts control of it all at your fingertips.

List Price: $ 99.99

Price: $ 124.99

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