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A new robot promises to make the dream of oven-fresh bread every 6 minutes a reality

Wilkinson Baking CompanyThe loaves produced by the Wilkinson Baking Company “BreadBot.”Wilkinson Baking Company A new device named the “BreadBot” is said to have a staggering bread production capability: six loaves per hour, and nearly 250 per day, with barely any human intervention, according to the company behind it. Unless you’re feeding hundreds of people, the […]


KeyForge: The red-hot card game where every deck is unique—and unchangeable

Enlarge Charlie Theel As a concept, KeyForge is enthralling. The game is the latest effort from legendary Magic: The Gathering designer Richard Garfield—and the big idea here is that every sealed deck is unique. Decks are pre-constructed and can’t be altered; there’s no card chasing, and there’s certainly no over-arching “meta” game that must be […]

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Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019

Enlarge / Visual Studio 2019 has a new icon; the left one for the release version, the right one for previews. Microsoft Microsoft today made a number of developer-oriented announcements that continue its theme of the last few years: the company wants its tools—and ultimately its platforms, especially Azure—to be the choice of every developer, […]

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Facebook approved 100 phony political ads that were allegedly 'paid for' by every United States senator

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Facebook approved 100 fake political ads -each one claiming to have been to be paid for by a different US senator. Earlier this year, Facebook started displaying the name of the politician or entity sponsoring political ads, in a move meant to increase transparency. Just a few days earlier, […]