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Internet is rapidly developing, and since many people are using old browsers which do not provide support for new features such as HTML5, Google has decided to take drastic measures.



According to Google, all Google's services will drop support for older browsers from August 1st. This will start with the loss of the certain features, and it will move towards the loss of entire web services. Google wants to take full advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 technology and since older browsers such as Internet Explorer 7, Safari 3, Firefox 3.5 and their predecessor cannot handle these technologies, Google decided to simply drop the support for those browsers. As far as we know, Google won't program their services not to work with older browsers, instead, Google won't test its services on them, and it will focus on newer browsers and technologies in the future.

Google has decided to cut support for older browsers, so if one day you find yourself unable to use your Gmail with your current browser, you'll know what needs to be done.

Nintendo Wii U unveiled, controller shown at E3

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 02:27 AM PDT



We're all waiting for the next gen Nintendo console, and if you're eager to find out more about it, you'll be pleased to know that Nintendo has unveiled the Wii U's new controller at this year's E3 press conference.

Looking particularly impressive, the Nintendo Wii U controller will come with a 6.2-inch touchscreen and it will provide a tablet-like experience to its users. In addition, this controller has two analog circle pads, D-pad, standard set of buttons and triggers, microphone, speakers, accelerometer, gyroscope, home and plus and minus buttons.

The touchscreen works pretty well, but one thing that we must mention is the ability to beam video directly between TV and vice versa. According to Nintendo, data is transmitted wirelessly without latency, so you can enjoy smooth gameplay experience at all times. Of course, you can use Wii U's controller in a similar way as Wii Remote thanks to the motion controls, though it will no doubt be substantially heavier.

The Wii U controller sounds amazing, the console itself is scheduled for release in 2012 sometime between April and December, we can't wait to see it available on the market.

First dual-armed robot that plays pool

Posted: 07 Jun 2011 07:42 PM PDT



We know that robots are capable of all sorts of things, and now we have the first robot that can actually play a game of pool. This robot comes from Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen (TUM) and Thomas Nierhoff, a master's student from the university, created it.

This human-size mobile robot has dual 7-DOF arms that are used for vision, and pair of arms that are able to manipulate a pool cue on a similar way as humans do. In order to improve its accuracy, this robot is using a camera that is located above the table so it can track the position of all the balls on the table, and calculate the next shot. We have to mention that this robot is not perfect, but it can pocket up to five balls in the row with its two arms. As for the success rate, this robot can pocket easier shots with 80% success rate, which is great for a first robot of this kind.

This robot is a first of its kind, and who knows, it might be able to play a game of pool with robotic or even human companions in the future.

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