Archive for December, 2015

Mr. Lowery, a rock guitarist-songwriter, applied for class-action status, arguing that Spotify has failed to handle the mechanical licensing for a huge number of songs by many songwriters.


The Internet of Things Is Everywhere, But It Doesn’t Rule Yet

2015 was the year everyone started making plans, laying groundwork, and building the infrastructure for the day when all our devices are connected.

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If you have reached the end of the free three-month trial of the streaming service and find it is not for you, here’s how to stop the monthly bills.


If you have reached the end of the free three-month trial of the streaming service and find it is not for you, here’s how to stop the monthly bills.


The kickable “robotic mule”, also known as AlphaDog or LS3, created by Alphabet-owned Boston Dynamics under a contract with DARPA, has proved too loud to fight alongside the US Marines. Following an extended test period during the “Rim of the Pacific” military exercise last year, the project has been suspended.

The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) was created to carry heavy equipment for the Marines during marches, bearing a load of up to 400 pounds (180kg). This would’ve provided much-needed relief for the fighters: the average soldier is supposed to carry no more than 72 pounds (32kg) when marching and 48 pounds (22kg) when fighting, but paratroopers fighting in Iraq in 2003 carried up to 101 pounds (46kg). In total, about $42 million (£28 million) was awarded to Boston Dynamics to develop the robodog.

Unfortunately for those over-laden soldiers, however, the military exercise clearly showed that LS3 in its current state is not suitable for real-life use by the US Marine Corps, Military.com reports.

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