Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo says it reached ~30M daily searches, up 50% YoY, after taking seven years to reach 10M/day

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo says it reached ~30M daily searches, up 50% YoY, after taking seven years to reach 10M/day


Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:

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%.

Incredible video of Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot doing parkour

Incredible video of Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot doing parkour

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.

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