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Dyson announces its new robot vacuum, the 360 Heurist

Dyson is back with some updates to its three-year-old robot vacuum, the 360 Eye. The 360 Heurist was announced in Beijing today, and it brings new features like a quad-core 1.4GHz processor and eight LEDs around the top camera to help guide it in dark rooms, according to Engadget. The new processor is said to be 20 times faster than its predecessor, which helps the machine pick up 60 percent more details about its environment. This, in turn, is supposed to help the robot avoid bumping into furniture by 50 percent. In addition to a higher nylon bristle count, Dyson...


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WhatsApp selects 20 teams to curb fake news globally

 Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide - including experts from India and those of Indian origin -- who will work towards how misinformation spreads and what additional steps the mobile messaging platform could take to curb fake news.Shakuntala Banaji from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Anushi Agrawal and Nihal Passanha from Bengaluru-based media and arts collective "Maraa" and Ramnath Bhat from LSE have been selected for the paper titled "WhatsApp Vigilantes? WhatsApp messages and mob violence in India".The research examines the ways in which WhatsApp users understand and find solutions...
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One of Tesla's top lawyers has left the company: Report

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. One of Tesla's most senior lawyers has left the automaker, Bloomberg reports. Phil Rothenberg, who was a vice president in Tesla's legal department, reportedly started a new position as the general counsel at the hospitality startup Sonder on November 5. Tesla and Rothenberg did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment. One of Tesla's most senior lawyers has left the automaker, Bloomberg reports. Phil Rothenberg, who was a vice president in Tesla's legal department, reportedly started a new position as the general counsel at the hospitality startup Sonder on November 5. "It’s been a...
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Xiaomi Mi 8 now in stock in the UK

UK retailers now have Xiaomi Mi 8 units in stock, just a few days after Xiaomi officially landed on the UK market. The phone is available in Black and Blue and in either 64GB or 128GB configuration, paired with 6GB of RAM. It's starting price is the same across Clove, CarphoneWarehouse and Xiaomi's own website - £460. Xiaomi also has the Pocophone F1 (£330), Mi 8 Pro (£500), Redmi 6A (£100), Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite on offer in Good Old Blighty. Clove | CarphoneWarehouse | Mi.com

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Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility

Heatwaves can damage the sperm of insects and make them almost sterile, according to new research.Scientists exposed beetles to experimental heatwaves in the laboratory, which resulted in reduced male fertility.The effects could be passed down to the beetles' offspring.Further work could shed light on whether climate change is a factor behind mass declines in insect populations, say researchers.Climate change is affecting biodiversity around the world, but the drivers remain poorly understood. "We don't know whether this explains the widely-recognised collapse in insect biodiversity and abundance, but limits on your ability to reproduce certainly isn't going to help," Prof Matt Gage...
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Sebastian Stan told us the memory of Stan Lee he always thinks about with a smile

Stan Lee. Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes in the Marvel movies, told Business Insider his fondest memories of Stan Lee, who died on Monday. Lee, the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, was a fixture in the Marvel movies for the last decade as he made cameos in most of them. The entertainment world was sad to hear about the death of Stan Lee on Monday at the age of 95. The former president and chairman of Marvel Comics had become the beloved face of the Marvel universe, popping up in cameos for the last decade in many...
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The Latest: Virginia governor cheers Amazon HQ

The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam cheered Amazon's choice of Arlington as one of two new headquarters locations for Amazon. He says the state will continue to invest in infrastructure and education as a key part of the partnership. Northam is calling the state's proposal to land the headquarters a "new model of economic development for the 21st century." Amazon is set to invest about $2.5 billion in its new Virginia headquarters and the state has promised a raft of incentives, including infrastructure investment and tax breaks. Virginia plans to invest...