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It appears that Amazon is looking to take Alexa mobile. No, we're not talking about Alexa on your smartphone, but rather Alexa integrated into a robot that will be placed within your home. The robot is being developed under the codename "Vesta" and is being crafted by Amazon's Lab126 hardware research division. According to people familiar with Vesta, Amazon hopes to have prototypes placed with the homes of various employees by the end of 2018. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a walk with a Boston Dynamics Spot robot So, what exactly can we expect from Vesta robots? Not many details have been unearthed by Bloomberg, but it is said that the robot will follow users from room to room, providing... Read more...
Is that a robot in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? We’ve seen some crazy contraption come out of Japan over the years, but this is one of the cutest and most intriguing products that has come across our news desk. The gadget in question is called the RoboHon, and at first glance it looks like a friendly little robot — and you wouldn’t be wrong to make such an assumption. But RoboHon, which is manufactured by Sharp, has a whole gaggle of tricks up its sleeve including the ability to walk, stand up, sit down, and even dance. RoboHon is also incredibly “intelligent” with the capacity to understand voice commands, identify faces using visual identification software, and even blast music... Read more...
It's only fitting that Motorola would build a Droid device around the most famous android of all time. We're of course talking about R2-D2 and not Google's open-source platform, though that Android is included in the fray as well. You've read about the R2-D2 Droid, you've seen the pictures, and at long last, you can finally order one. The limited edition smartphone is now available through Verizon for $249 with a two-year service agreement, regardless of whether you're a new or existing subscriber (full retail price is $699). That gets you one of the coolest looking phones in the galaxy, a multimedia dock, and a handful of exclusive content pre-loaded on the device, including ringtones, interactive... Read more...
It was mentioned briefly in the full-on DROID 2 announcement, but Motorola's stock phone won't be the only DROID 2 to ship this year. The smartphone world is quickly becoming overran with variations of "DROID," but there's probably no chance that this one in particular will get overlooked. It's a nerd's dream come true, and it's the perfect phone for any Star Wars or George Lucas fan: it's the DROID R2-D2 edition. This will be a limited edition phone that is only sold online starting next month, and Verizon nor Motorola is confessing to how many units will be made available. The phone will only operate on Verizon Wireless, and aside from the design and probably a few multi-media add-ins, it's... Read more...