Elowan is a cybernetic plant that can respond to its surroundings. Tethered by a few wires and silver electrodes, the plant-robot hybrid can move in response to bioelectrochemical signals that reflect the plant’s light demands. The post Meet the MIT scientist who’s growing semi-sentient cyborg houseplants appeared first on Digital Trends

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A small meal-delivery robot suddenly caught fire in Berkeley, California, on Friday. The blaze was quickly tackled and no one was hurt, but the incident is nevertheless a troubling one for the fledgling robot delivery industry. The post Delivery robot goes up in flames while out and about in California appeared first on Digital Trends

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The Asus ZenBook 14 UX433 has some incredibly tiny display bezels, in an effort to jam a 14-inch notebook into a 13-inch chassis. That pits it against the Dell XPS 13, the icon of small clamshells. The post Asus ZenBook 14 UX433 vs

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The Acer Swift 7 accomplishes its goal of being the world’s thinnest notebook, and it’s well-built to boot. But is that enough to take on the Apple MacBook Air in terms of being the better to actually use?

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