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‘One Man’s Trash’: Peter Kokis’s 100%-Recycled Robots

There’s nothing, it would seem, that Peter Kokis can’t turn into a robot. The Brooklyn performance artist makes cyborgs out of 100 percent recycled materials—oftentimes salvaged from the trash. He builds the 170-pound costumes on his kitchen table. When he’s done, Kokis parades through the streets, a veritable Transformer among …

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Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star Amazon reviews for its Portal device, and now they must take them down

Facebook has seemingly confirmed that employees left five-star reviews for its new Portal video-chat device on Amazon. The reviews were first spotted by New York Times tech journalist Kevin Roose. Facebook executive Andrew “Boz” Bosworth tweeted saying that Facebook had not asked employees to leave good reviews, and that it …

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Trump invented a new nickname for Jeff Bezos in a tweet mocking his divorce

President Trump has given Jeff Bezos a new nickname.Reuters/Joshua Roberts/Susan Walsh/AP/Business Insider composite US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday night mocking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over his divorce, dubbing him Jeff “Bozo.” In the tweet, Trump appeared to praise the National Enquirer, the gossip tabloid which published details of …

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China is detaining people for posting on Twitter in an escalation of its mission to silence internet users

Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on November 2, 2018.Thomas Peter/Getty Chinese authorities and detaining and interrogating dissident Twitter users in what seems of be an escalation of its internet censorship, The New York Times reports. While Twitter is officially not available in China, a small …

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Buzzy $2 billion gaming startup Improbable has been dealt a major blow thanks to a weird fight with Unity

ImprobableImprobable CEO Herman Narula and CTO Rob Whitehead.Improbable Buzzy British game tech startup Improbable says its cloud gaming platform has been blocked by Unity. Improbably says that Unity, which claims to be the most popular game engine, changed its terms of conditions to block Improbable’s SpatialOS platform. The move jeopardises …

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