Your child's next best friend could be this 3.5-foot-tall robot

iPal is a unique humanoid robot designed to teach children and be a friend at home or in the class room. It sings and dances for fun, and provides lessons and stories for education. There are other possible uses for the robot as well, such as for elder care and as a hospitality host. Read more...

'Headless chicken monster' caught on camera off East Antarctica

In the deep, dark Southern Ocean encircling Antarctica lies a creature so bewildering and elusive, it hasn't been filmed for a year. Behold, the 'headless chicken monster,' which has been filmed casually swimming near East Antarctica, the first time it's been filmed in the region. 

Cate Blanchett defends straight actors playing LGBTQ roles

Hollywood has a long history of straight actors playing LGBTQ roles, and it's something Cate Blanchett has defended.The Australian actress played a lesbian woman in 2015 film Carol, and according to the Hollywood Reporter,

Slack on an SNES? Engineer beams Slack messages to decades old Super Nintendo game

The Super Nintendo really was far ahead of its time.Bertrand Fan, a senior engineer for the messaging and chat application Slack, recently came across an interesting find. During the mid-'90s in Japan,

Transgender rights activists are flooding Twitter with helpful tips for allies

Sometimes social media is a good thing.The anger over a Trump administration plan to curtail the rights of transgender citizens is still palpable.

NYPD pulls thousands of body cameras after one caught fire while a police officer was wearing it

The New York Police Department is pulling thousands of body cameras from the field after one of them caught on fire while a police officer was wearing it.

A Hawai'ian singer reinvented the national anthem and it's beautiful

The Star-Spangled Banner has stayed the same, with the same words and the same tune for 87 years, but a Hawai'ian musician reinvented the song while performing the song at a football game in Hawai'i and left quite an impression. SEE ALSO: The top karaoke songs from 'A Star Is Born'The singer,

Tesla pulls useless 'Full Self-Driving' add-on from its cars

For years, Elon Musk has been touting the promise of a self-driving car. Well, it looks like that promise is a little further off than Musk previously thought, if it materializes at all.On Thursday, Elon Musk unveiled a new “lower cost, mid-range” Tesla Model 3 car coming in at around $45,000.

'The Walking Dead' comic writer addresses the TV show's major plot twist

Warning: The following post contains spoilers for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead and the comics on which it is based.The writer behind The Walking Dead comics, Robert Kirkman, has finally shared his thoughts about the recent major twist in TWD television show,

Learn the ins and outs of real estate with this 40-hour series of online classes

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.Buying a home is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make. Jobs come and go,

A year later, Trump's rumored 'Pee Tape' might have dampened enthusiasm for golden showers

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the infamous Trump dossier — and with it the moment we all learned about the so-called "Pee Tape."The detailed dossier, which was meant to show collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia,

【动见一周】现金补贴正式结束,你还用打车软件吗?

虎嗅注:【动见一周】从软件、硬件、投资等方向观察总结一周移动互联网值得关注的动态和趋势。软件1、移动支付——打车软件现金补贴结束,但补贴时代还没结束打车软件的补贴没了。

最浅显、易懂的Linux 硬链接与软链接的理解 - 心灵陨石

正文:理解前提:Linux上的文件可以这么理解:文件——》文件名,一个文件可以有多个文件名。这样,硬链接可以看成文件的多个文件名,而软链接可以看成是对其中一个文件名的链接,等同于windows的快捷方式。

Terapeak荣膺2014 利润500强企业榜单第221名

《利润》杂志将Terapeak纳入第26期加拿大年度成长最快企业名单 加拿大维多利亚--(美国商业资讯)--今日,在《加拿大商业》(Canadian Business)杂志和《利润》(PROFIT)杂志评选的第26期年度利润500强企业(PROFIT 500)榜单中,Terapeak荣膺第221名。

[视频]微软发布两则新广告:力推入门主打新机Lumia 530

本周早些时候,微软发布了最新款的WP低端机型——Lumia 530。作为一款入门级设备,其主要目的是取代Lumia 520的位置,并推动WP移动平台的持续增长。单卡版Lumia 530的售价仅为€85欧元/$115美元,可以说相当有吸引力。

鐵三角開始導入 Hi-Res 認證推出多款耳機新品,包括新款木殼耳機以及隨身 DAC 一體機產品

圖片來源:鐵三角鐵三角昨日在日本一口氣公布多款耳機產品,而且也看到鐵三角開始在高階產品導入 Hi-Res 認證,顯示日本市場對於 Hi-Res 格式音樂檔案以及相關硬體設備環境日趨成熟。

In defense of paid media: 5 reasons it still matters

This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.Earned, owned, and paid media are how we typically slice up our communications mix. Back in 2009,

If This Selfie Emoji Becomes Official I Am Going Back To Using A Flip Phone

One of my favorite things to do is to watch and see what emojis become candidates for Unicode updates (don’t judge). Sometimes they’re really great and sometimes they’re well…obnoxious. Two years ago, the word “selfie” was added to the Dictionary,

没有一点点防备:博尔特200米夺冠,谢场时被跟拍摄影师铲翻

8月27日男子200米决赛,“闪电”博尔特200米以19秒55再次夺冠,赛后,博尔特在与观众互动时,突然被一名因代步小车失去平衡的摄像师从身后铲倒,对此,博尔特幽默地表示,“加特林已经用钱帮我摆平了”同时希望摄像师没有受伤。

LHC发现了与标准模型预测不一致的东西

欧洲粒子物理研究所的LHCb探测器跟踪了中性B介子衰减成D介子,衰减过程中产生了一个中微子和一个轻子。轻子家族包括了我们熟知的电子和不那么熟悉的渺子(Muon)和陶子(Tauon)。

One of the strongest LGBTQ voices in gaming just left his job after 17 years

David Gaider, lead writer on the Dragon Age series and a 17-year veteran at BioWare, announced his departure from the company on Friday.The surprising announcement didn't come with any additional details, so it's not clear what Gaider's next move will be. For now,

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