Amazon says fully automated shipping warehouses are at least a decade away

Amazon says fully automated shipping warehouses are at least a decade away

The future of Amazon’s logistics network will undoubtedly involve artificial intelligence and robotics, but it’s an open question at what point AI-powered machines will be doing a majority of the work. According to Scott Anderson, the company’s director of robotics fulfillment, the point at which an Amazon warehouse is fully, end-to-end automated is at least 10 years away. Anderson’s comments, reported today by Reuters, highlight the current pace of automation, even in environments that are…

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3 winners and 3 losers from Barr’s Mueller report testimony

3 winners and 3 losers from Barr’s Mueller report testimony

Barr went to drastic lengths to protect Trump. He didn’t come off great in the process. Hours after it was revealed special counsel Robert Mueller objected to Attorney General Bill Barr’s portrayal of his final report, Barr headed to Capitol Hill for his first congressional testimony since the report’s release. Unsurprisingly, Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was a contentious affair. Many Senate Democrats tried to score some political points, but they also identified…

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Harris exposes how Barr reviewed little evidence before his obstruction decision

Harris exposes how Barr reviewed little evidence before his obstruction decision

She effectively called him out for not doing his homework. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a long-time prosecutor, knew just how to use her past experience to call out fellow prosecutor Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday. As part of a pointed string of questions during a Senate Judiciary hearing on the Mueller report, the California Democrat and 2020 contender effectively demonstrated how Barr hadn’t really done his homework prior to clearing President Donald Trump of…

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William Barr has refused to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee

William Barr has refused to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee

The attorney general sat through a Senate Judiciary hearing. He’s not extending the House the same courtesy. Attorney General William Barr is refusing to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, according to multiple reports. It’s the latest escalation of tensions between the White House and congressional Democrats. Barr had been scheduled to appear in front of the House for weeks, and testified in front of the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on…

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Valve’s hilarious Index dongle somehow makes VirtualLink complicated

Valve’s hilarious Index dongle somehow makes VirtualLink complicated

Valve’s Index virtual reality headset is the first that can be plugged into VirtualLink, the USB-C port you’ll find on most Nvidia RTX 2070 and greater Nvidia RTX 20-series graphics cards. But it only partially earns this distinction, as Valve’s support for VirtualLink only goes as far as your willingness to buy a $40 dongle. The promise of VirtualLink is to reduce the amount of cables and connections between the headset and your computer. This…

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How SpongeBob memes came to rule internet culture

How SpongeBob memes came to rule internet culture

20 years into SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob memes are a quirky bridge between “dank” and “wholesome.” On the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, the unlikely Nickelodeon cartoon that became a cultural phenomenon is still going strong — on your TV screen and on the internet, where it has spawned a thriving meme culture. In fact, SpongeBob memes have become so iconic that to commemorate the show’s 20th anniversary, Nickelodeon recently announced that it’s releasing an entire…

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Qualcomm will get at least $4.5 billion from Apple as part of its patent settlement

Qualcomm will get at least $4.5 billion from Apple as part of its patent settlement

How much is an apology worth? Well, if you’re Apple, it turns out the number is at least $4.5 billion, which is the amount that Qualcomm revealed in its Q2 earnings it will get from the settlement agreement between the companies, which had previously been embroiled in an ugly patent dispute for the past few years. The Apple / Qualcomm settlement was an unexpected shift that came early in the trial between the two companies….

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