Dell on Monday announced what’s being billed as the world’s first 49-inch curved dual QHD monitor. The aptly named Dell UltraSharp U4919DW, which Dell claims is the ideal replacement for two 27-inch QHD monitors, boasts a resolution of 5,120 x 1,440 and an ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio.
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Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo says it reached ~30M daily searches, up 50% YoY, after taking seven years to reach 10M/day — Some nice momentum for privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo which has just announced it’s hit 30 million daily searches a year after reaching 20M — a year-on-year increase of 50%.
Boston Dynamics has just released this astounding video of their Atlas humanoid robot doing parkour:
The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace. (Step height 40 cm.) Atlas uses computer vision to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach to hit the terrain accurately.
Unfortunately the engineers failed to outfit Atlas with a speech synthesizer to yell “Parkour! Parkour! Parkour!” like so.
Google’s experiment with smart notification responses is winding down… although this won’t be the last you hear of it. The company’s Area 120 team has ended the Android test after roughly 10 months, noting that the work “will live on in other Googl…