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DJI gets into the battling robot business

A little less than a month ago, DJI branched out from the world of gimbals and drones with the release of the Osmo Action, a new action camera that put GoPro firmly in the company’s sites. Now it’s back with another new category: educational fighting robots. The RoboMaster S1 seems like an odd fit at first, but the company’s quick to point out that robotics are an important part of DJI’s  DNA. Founder and CEO Frank Wang studied robotics in school, and in recent years, the company has put on a series of robotic fighting tournaments in…

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California to be first state to provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants

California is poised to become the first US state to offer government-provided healthcare to some immigrants who are in the country illegally. State Democrats agreed on Sunday that adults between the ages of 19 to 25 should have access to Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income insurance programme. The measure must still be approved by the full legislature and be signed by the state’s Democratic governor. The $98m (£77m) plan aims to provide coverage to 100,000 people. To help pay for the plan, which is part of the latest state budget, lawmakers…

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Private health firm loses NHS treatment centre contract

 The treatment centre contract has been awarded to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA A private health firm has lost one of the biggest and longest-running contracts to treat NHS patients, in a significant blow to the creeping privatisation of care. Circle is losing the contract it has held for 11 years to run the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre, which provides 240,000 operations and checkups a year. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust (NUH) has been handed a £320m contract to run the centre for the next five years after a bitter legal…

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Xiaomi’s in-display camera technology explained: A clever transparent glass makes notches history

ust a few days ago, Xiaomi came up with a solution that every smartphone manufacturer has been wanting for years – achieve a true fullscreen bezel-less display. No, Xiaomi hasn’t come up with another weird motorised camera solution to make this happen. This time, it’s the rear deal – the camera is truly under the display like other sensors and the phone achieves an uninterrupted display without a motorised camera. In a short teaser video, Xiaomi showed the concept in reality by comparing a concept device with the in-display camera…

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US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

WASHINGTON (AP) – The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In a move that’s just taken effect after approval of the revised application forms, the department says it has updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms to request the additional information, including “social media identifiers,” from almost all U.S. applicants. The change, which was proposed in March 2018, is…

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