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Four MIT graduates created a restaurant with a robotic kitchen that cooks your food in three minutes or less

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Spyce is a new restaurant in Boston powered by a robotic kitchen that cooks your food in three minutes or less. MIT graduates Michael Farid, Brady Knight, Luke Schlueter, and Kale Rogers created the robotic technology and restaurant concept while in college. Known as the “Spyce Boys”, the founders were inspired by their experiences as hungry student-athletes on tight budgets. The robotic kitchen is actually designed to prepare the food, cook it, and even clean up. Following is a transcript of the video.

Spyce is located in Boston. Their robotic kitchen cooks your food in three minutes or less. The fast casual restaurant was created by four MIT graduates.

Michael Farid: As robotics-obsessed engineers, we set out to create a new and efficient way of cooking food.

The robotic kitchen serves salad and grain bowls. Here’s how it works.

You order from an electronic kiosk. Spyce offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free bowls. There are 7 customizable options. A screen displays your order while the robotic kitchen gets to work.

Luke Schlueter: Our woks cook by constantly tumbling your food, which provides a really nice and even sear. They’re heated with induction and we have temperature control to perfectly cook your meal every time.

The only human in the kitchen is the “garde manger” or “garnish employee”. They add your toppings.

The bowls are $7.50 each. The founders were inspired by their experiences as hungry college students.

Brady Knight: From our humble starts in our fraternity basement, we developed a prototype that really sort of proved we could build something that can create delicious, high-quality meals.

Spyce ‘s robotic kitchen is designed to cook, serve, and clean up. After creating the robotic kitchen, the founders focused on food quality.

Kale Rogers: We knew we needed some culinary excellence, to really bring this restaurant concept to life.

The founders recruited Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud to be Spyce’s culinary director.

Chef Daniel Boulud: I needed to come to Boston. I discovered that the robotic kitchen brings precision,
consistency, taste, and also freshness to the preparation.

Currently, Spyce only has one location. So you’ll have to visit Boston to try food from a robotic kitchen.

Are robots the future of the food industry?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ design confirmed via FCC photos

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is arriving on the 7th of August in multiple variants and a myriad of leaks have already given away to the design of the phablet. From the digital renders for the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+, we have learned that the two models will come with expansive displays with almost no bezels. While Samsung had steered away from the notch trend – at least for its flagships, it is opting for a hole-punch cutout for the front camera on the Note 10 series to minimize the bezels even further. Now, we have evidence of the Galaxy Note 10+ visiting the FCC along with images in the listing to confirm that these leaks about Samsung’s changed design philosophy are true.

Recent leaks of the official images by tipster Ishan Agarwal also reveal the slick gradient finishes that the Galaxy Note 10/10+ will come in. Besides, there have been several speculative rumors or leaks for the protective tempered glasses and covers/cases for the smartphone. Although these are not the first live images of the Galaxy Note 10+ that we’re getting to see – YouTube Mr_TechTalkTV allegedly shared hands-on images of the phablet, the FCC listing definitely makes the case more reliable and trustworthy.

From the images, we can see the triple camera array along with an offset camera, probably a depth sensor, on the back of the Galaxy Note 10+. This corresponds to both – the digital renders divulged by @OnLeaks last month as well as the images shared by Ishan. There’s another sensor underneath the purported depth sensor but we’re not sure of its utility.

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Evidently, Samsung is finally dropping the headphone jack from the Galaxy Note 10+ along with the infamousdedicated Bixby button. The power button and the volume rocker sit on the left of the smartphone and since there’s no physical fingerprint scanner, we expect an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint scanner, just like the Galaxy S10 series.

We can also very much see the hole-punch camera in the center – which was more-or-less confirmed by the official teaser for the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. The listing also shows an earpiece above this camera.

As typical to the Galaxy Note lineup, there’ll be an S-Pen, which charges wirelessly, just like the previous generations of the Note phablets. Furthermore, the dimensions proposed by OnLeaks (162.3 x 77.4 x 7.9mm) match the original dimensions of the smartphone as tested by the FCC. This adds to the credibility and reliability of the leaker.

In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Note 10+ supports dual-band Wi-Fi, including support for Wi-Fi 6 aka 802.11ax alongside the previous 802.11a/g/b/n/ac standards. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 as well as LTE but there’s no 5G on this model yet. There’s another variant which is listed on FCC but we’re still waiting for the details to populate so that we know better if it is the Note 10 or the 5G variant of the phablet.

Source: https://www.xda-developers.com/samsung-galaxy-note-10-fcc-photos/

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Europe to develop reusable rockets to fend off SpaceX dominance

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No one country can claim monopoly or sovereignty of the vastness of outer space. They can, however, claim superiority in the technologies that will take equipment and humans there. For the past years, space tech news has mostly revolved around SpaceX and, to a lesser extent, Blue Origin, both US companies. Other countries like China and even Russia aren’t sitting still and now the European Commission is making a move as well. It has just greenlit a three-year project to develop its own reusable rockets.

This is an almost complete U-turn from the sentiments and opinions in Europe back when SpaceX was still at its infancy. Then again, the entire rocket industry seemed to think Musk was bonkers and that landing rockets vertically would never be viable. SpaceX, of course, proved it could be done and now other companies and countries are scrambling to recreate that success.

Europe, however, had a slightly different objection to the idea of reusing rockets. Compared to the US and China, the region is relatively small and launched very few rockets a year. Reusing those rockets would, in other words, put rocket manufacturers out of business.

The new Retropropulsion Assisted Landing Technologies project or RETALT, however, basically acknowledges that it’s the unavoidable future. It also admits that Europe is only just getting started in developing something that’s already state-of-the-art in the US. It doesn’t directly address the economical repercussions of the technology but that seems to be where the market is heading anyway.

The Commission has allotted 3 million EUR ($3.4M) for RETALT. It isn’t shy to admit that one of its goals is to pretty much replicate the Falcon 9. It does, however, also have plans on developing a single-stage-to-orbit rocket to get ahead of other regions.

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/europe-to-develop-reusable-rockets-to-fend-off-spacex-dominance-27581963/

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Next generation Fossil Wear OS watches arrive at FCC

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The Fossil Group is responsible for the vast number of Wear OS devices, especially those from fashion brands. Sharing the same underlying hardware across different case designs, the next generation Fossil Wear OS watches have popped up at the FCC today.

UK7-DW10 (via Droid-Life) arrived at the regulatory agency today. Devices in this immediate generation include two watches from Michael Kors (DW10M1 & DW10M2), as well as one from Fossil (DW10F1), Diesel (DW10D1), and Emporio Armani (DW10E1).

“E-labeling Letters” for each of those five models show the steps needed to access the FCC ID on device. The process (Setting > System > Regulatory Information) is unchanged from current Wear OS devices running Android 8.1 Oreo and Android 9 Pie.

The regulatory document includes a visual walkthrough that features live, but cropped shots of an actual watch. The first three images are presumably of the next generation Fossil device, while the last is a screenshot. Like current devices, there is a bezel around the screen that looks slightly thinner than before.

All feature Bluetooth, 2.4GHz WiFi, and NFC, which is in line with last year’s Gen 4 devices. The key unknown for this generation is whether Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 will be present, or if it retains the 2100 processor. The former would be the welcome choice and allows for features like the promised Sports Mode, with RAM (more than 512MB) also a key spec for determining performance.

Last year, the first watches from the Fossil Group were announced in August after also debuting at the FCC in June. A hardware launch for these next generation Fossil Wear OS devices is likely nearing and follows big software additions like Tiles in recent weeks.

Source: https://9to5google.com/2019/06/19/next-generation-fossil-wear-os/

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