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The Pantone Color of the Year for 2023 Is Viva Magenta

Pantone labels this color as "a nuanced crimson tone" that balances between warm and cool tones, which is supposed to reflect where we sit between the physical and virtual. The hue is also described as "an unconventional shade for an unconventional time."

Panasonic to Start Mass Production of Its Nicobo Companion Robot in 2023

Nicobo is a small ball-shaped cat-like robot about 20 cm in diameter that cannot do much, but it can turn around, wag its tail, blink its eyes, and change its facial expressions in response to human actions.

Microsoft Introduced This Year's Ugly Christmas Sweater Featuring Clippy in the 90s Graphic Style

Microsoft will donate all proceeds from sweater sales to the College Success Foundation, an organization that helps students from low socioeconomic backgrounds successfully earn a college degree.

McDonald's Starts Accepting Crypto Payments in Switzerland

The Swiss city of Lugano is expanding its integration of cryptocurrency into the city's infrastructure. Local McDonald's restaurants have now started accepting Bitcoin, Tether (USDT), and LVGA payments.
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Nothing Unveiled New Ear (stick) Wireless Earbuds for $99

Arriving in a compact and transparent cylindrical case that resembles lipstick, Nothing Ear (stick) with the half-in-ear design features a total of up to 29 hours of battery life between charges.

Apple Unveiled Two New iPad Pro Models With M2 Chips

Apple has finally unveiled a modernized entry-level iPad and the new iPad Pro range with new Apple Pencil functionality, a powerful M2 chipset, and lots of software improvements via iPadOS 16.

Elon Musk Unveiled the Prototype of Tesla's Humanoid Robot Optimus at Tesla's AI Day

The company showed what a working prototype of a humanoid robot could already do in a presentation video. While it is not very confident about moving around, it is already capable of carrying boxes, sorting parts of equipment, and even watering flowers.

Apple 'Far Out' Event: New iPhones, New Apple Watches, New AirPods

On September 7, Apple held an event dubbed 'Far Out' to officially unveil its iPhone 14 lineup together with a bunch of other hardware novelties – new versions of Apple AirPods and Apple Watch.
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Google's Imagen AI Tool Uses Text Descriptions to Generate Images

To recognize text input, Imagen uses large language models on which natural speech processing algorithms are based. The tech giant claims that its new text-to-image generator has an "unprecedented degree of photorealism."

Reddit User Played Doom Using a Rotary Phone as a Gamepad

The video's author demonstrated the process of playing Doom using a rotary phone as a gamepad but noted that remapping the rotary phone keys for Doom was an "awful experience."

What Your Social Media Posts Say About Your Love Life

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts decided to keep up with the times and conducted a study, the results of which will be of interest to everyone who has a social media account. They found out that the posts on social media speak of users' sex life.

Weekly Fun: Google Earth Timelapse and Colorful Coffins

This week’s stories feature Ross Hall from Auckland, who designs custom-made colorful coffins in the form of Lego or chocolate, and a new feature of Google Earth that shows how the world has changed from 1984 to 2020.

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