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see spot's point of view. and can see spot's point of view. and cody, who is filming us will stop if i waggled these sticks, i can run straight towards cody and immediately she picks the camera up because she things i'm going to walk into it. in theory, this is as easy as controlling any kind of in game character. just with more serious consequences if i put it in the sea or something. the lack is nowhere nearas or something. the lack is nowhere near as bad as i thought it was going to be. over there is the golden gate bridge. look at that! come on, he gets through the gate. 5000 miles away. we have a person, so i can move up and i can kind of go into post mode and play with them. i can wag my tail. i can do a
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downward dog and an upward dog. hello. this thing does have collision detection, so if i accidentally put it into a bench or accidentally put it into a bench or a wall, the robot should stop beforehand. up beforehand. up until now, spot has attracted the attention of the military and the police. they are controversially looking at robotics in combat and law enforcement. but now boston dynamics has put spot up for sale to companies and developers, the idea is that they buy one and then do what they want. let's talk with spofs what they want. let's talk with spot's real owner. what is the normal reaction? is it due to get their phones out? it normal reaction? is it due to get their phones out?— their phones out? it is. it is re their phones out? it is. it is pretty binary- _ their phones out? it is. it is pretty binary. dogs - their phones out? it is. it is pretty binary. dogs love - their phones out? it is. it is. pretty binary. dogs love hate their phones out? it is. it is - pretty binary. dogs love hate it, people are fascinated by it. they bring their phones out, or they
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completely ignore it. this bring their phones out, or they completely ignore it.- bring their phones out, or they completely ignore it. this dog has cocked its is. _ completely ignore it. this dog has cocked its is. i— completely ignore it. this dog has cocked its is. iwill_ completely ignore it. this dog has cocked its is. i will try _ completely ignore it. this dog has cocked its is. i will try cracking - cocked its is. i will try cracking my tail. spot is on sale for about $75,000, about £50,000 was who will buy it and what for? the $75,000, about £50,000 was who will buy it and what for?— buy it and what for? the key one is for inspections, _ buy it and what for? the key one is for inspections, if— buy it and what for? the key one is for inspections, if you _ buy it and what for? the key one is for inspections, if you need - buy it and what for? the key one is for inspections, if you need to - buy it and what for? the key one is for inspections, if you need to looki for inspections, if you need to look at some entry structure that is difficult to access, but it is a general mobility platform. it can getjust about anywhere. general mobility platform. it can get just about anywhere. what you want to do with it and put on it is up want to do with it and put on it is up to the end—user, and people are coming up with all sorts of things was not one company that already taking the lead is a rescue service using spot to go into areas that are too dangerous for humans. spat using spot to go into areas that are too dangerous for humans.- too dangerous for humans. spot is first and foremost _
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too dangerous for humans. spot is first and foremost about _ too dangerous for humans. spot is first and foremost about safety - too dangerous for humans. spot is first and foremost about safety by| first and foremost about safety by distance — first and foremost about safety by distance. we have people on the shoreline — distance. we have people on the shoreline taking samples of water to be sent_ shoreline taking samples of water to be sent off _ shoreline taking samples of water to be sent off for analysis, and while we are _ be sent off for analysis, and while we are doing that, if there is the fear that— we are doing that, if there is the fear that we need to be water sampling in the first place, it is possible — sampling in the first place, it is possible that even being in the area could _ possible that even being in the area could be _ possible that even being in the area could be dangerous for those people. with spot, _ could be dangerous for those people. with spot, we can do those same things— with spot, we can do those same things but— with spot, we can do those same things but before we have had to have _ things but before we have had to have a _ things but before we have had to have a human suit up.— things but before we have had to have a human suit up. right, stairs mode. have a human suit up. right, stairs mode- look! _ have a human suit up. right, stairs mode. look! he— have a human suit up. right, stairs mode. look! he made _ have a human suit up. right, stairs mode. look! he made it! _ have a human suit up. right, stairs mode. look! he made it! we - have a human suit up. right, stairs mode. look! he made it! we will. have a human suit up. right, stairs. mode. look! he made it! we will see them in warehouses, _ mode. look! he made it! we will see them in warehouses, in _ mode. look! he made it! we will see them in warehouses, in the - mode. look! he made it! we will see them in warehouses, in the back- mode. look! he made it! we will see them in warehouses, in the back of. them in warehouses, in the back of grocery stores, doing inventory. do not enter. area close to the public. let's do a spin on the spot, why not. do a little dance! take a little move.— not. do a little dance! take a little move. ., , little move. one of the things we are interested _
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little move. one of the things we are interested in _ little move. one of the things we are interested in is, _ little move. one of the things we are interested in is, what - little move. one of the things we are interested in is, what do - little move. one of the things we i are interested in is, what do people think of it? how do they react to it? i think of it? how do they react to it? , ., ,., . think of it? how do they react to it? , ., ., it? i will 'ust do some tricks now, because it? i willjust do some tricks now, because he _ it? i willjust do some tricks now, because he wanted _ it? i willjust do some tricks now, because he wanted me _ it? i willjust do some tricks now, because he wanted me to - it? i willjust do some tricks now, because he wanted me to smell. it? i willjust do some tricks now, i because he wanted me to smell his hand, so i will back my tailfor him. they are applauding me for doing tricks! spot has been tremendously successful for us, spot has been tremendously successfulfor us, all spot has been tremendously successful for us, all sorts of folks are employing spot. we have a turnkey integration that lets a company get set up and have this capability right out—of—the—box. it is intuitive. you pick it up and within 30 seconds... you want to couple of miles today with literally no training. couple of miles today with literally no trainina. . ~' ,, couple of miles today with literally no training-— couple of miles today with literally no training. thank you so much for lettin: no training. thank you so much for letting me — no training. thank you so much for letting me play _ no training. thank you so much for letting me play with _ no training. thank you so much for letting me play with spot. - no training. thank you so much for letting me play with spot. i'm - no training. thank you so much for. letting me play with spot. i'm happy to dogs at any time. mi; letting me play with spot. i'm happy to dogs at any time.— letting me play with spot. i'm happy to dogs at any time. my pleasure. -- do sit. dog sit. for the past few weeks, i have been putting gaming cloud services to the
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test to see whether they can replace the pc or console. here is a quick look at the services i have been testing, because they are all very different in scope. playstation now has been around the longest and is a netflix style all—you—can—eat buffets of games. for £8 99 per —— £8.99 per month, you can play play station exclusive games without a playstation. xbox cloud gaming is currently in beta, a new part of xbox game pass ultimate, another buffet with many games for £10 a month. you have to download the games as usual, but they can stream more than 100 of them to an android smartphone or tablet. nvidia was microchip or snout is different, you can stream pc games you have audit what elsewhere on other stores. it is aimed at pc gamers who
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may not have the latest graphics card who want to play them elsewhere. then there is the offering from google. you can buy individual games for a one—off fee and then stream them to your phone, tv, laptop and more for free. and then stream them to your phone, tv, laptop and more forfree. for £8.99 per month, you can stream an ultrahigh definition. already we have a huge range of different business models and a variety of supported devices and places to play. firstly, does this work? when you are gaming, any delay between pressing a button and seeing the action on—screen unacceptable. surely putting your pewter miles away in the cloud adds latency? yes, it does, but honestly not enough that i could perceive it. sending your commands to the data centre and a picture being sent back adds about
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20 ms of latency. that might be important for competitive pro gamers, but not perceptible for casual play. everybody�*s experience will vary, but i never noticed any latency. you can see the action on the screen is reacting as soon as i touch the pad. i was testing them on a 50 megabits connection at home that could comfortable accommodate the services. the first benefit is top of the range graphics without expensive equipment. at the moment, stadia is the only one offering 4k. you do sometimes notice compression artefacts, which would not be there if it was being rendered locally. that is what you see sometimes if you stream movies and to be honest it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the game. the two all—you—can—eat
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services max out at 720 p. i think thatis services max out at 720 p. i think that is fine for xbox, which focuses on android at the moment. ps now look fine on my pc even though i was sat closer to the monitor. the graphics looked really sharp. we can forget there is more to graphics thanjust forget there is more to graphics than just resolution forget there is more to graphics thanjust resolution and forget there is more to graphics than just resolution and i thought all four of these services looked great. geforce, look at the reflections on the floor with ray tracing on and off. everything shines a bit more. here is the same area on stadia, say can see the difference. but both look great and deliver on the promise of high quality graphics without a top of the range pc. the most important thing is the games. if you are already a playstation or xbox gamer, the cloud services can offer value. there are is a lot to play. you have to look around and see what is
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catching your eye, so you probably won't find all of your favourite games on one service. is this future of gaming? inflation at xbox lean into this more, i can see a future where people hop between services on a month—to—month basis, playing the games they like and there may be cancelling deserts caption, like some people do with movie streaming services. though i am not sure that will be in sony or microsoft's interest. it can work as is your internet connection is good enough. that is it for the short cut of click. the full—length version is on iplayer. click. the full-length version is on ipla er. ., ~ , , iplayer. you can keep up with the team on social _ iplayer. you can keep up with the team on social media, _ iplayer. you can keep up with the team on social media, on - iplayer. you can keep up with the i team on social media, on youtube, instagram, facebook and twitter. thank you for watching and see you soon.
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hello there, good evening. there was some warm spring sunshine for many of us today. the highest temperatures were around merseyside. we have seen some cloud coming in from the north sea across eastern parts of england, but it is then, high cloud. most of the cloud is sitting in the atlantic, which will work its way into northern ireland and eventually into western scotland. as we see the cloud coming in and thickening up, so we will see some rain pushing in from the west across northern ireland overnight and beginning to arrive in western parts of scotland by the early hours. these areas will be milder overnight. forthe hours. these areas will be milder overnight. for the rest of the uk, we will have lighter winds, clearer skies and temperatures will be close to freezing. a touch of frost in some areas, but it will warm up in the sunshine. not so much sunshine for northern ireland and scotland. the rain tending to peter out, it
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will be brighterfor the rain tending to peter out, it will be brighter for eastern scotland full stops sunshine for england and wales, although some fair weather cloud bubbling up and it could be hazy at times across east anglia. it will be a warm day in the midlands and eastern england. temperatures lower than today in the cloud for scotland and northern ireland. weatherfronts cloud for scotland and northern ireland. weather fronts have cloud for scotland and northern ireland. weatherfronts have been lurking in the atlantic to the west of the uk for a few days now, at low pressure is sitting there, but the wetter weather isn't really affecting much of the uk. we may seek out and train coming into northern ireland, but otherwise dry. a cloudy start for some eastern parts of england, the cloud breaking up and fair weather cloud bubbling up up and fair weather cloud bubbling up to leave sunny spells across much of the country. a dry day away from northern ireland. temperatures continue to rise for england and wales, up to 16 degrees. the rainbow peter out as this front reaches the rest of the uk. maybe you need the
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rain for england at wales, but it looks dry. some patchy rain coming into scotland and northern ireland. they will not be very much at all for the north of finland. for many places still dry. kula thought scotland and northern ireland. in the sunshine in england and wales, 15 or 16 is likely. by the time we get to the middle part of the week, cooler air will be arriving from the north, but it is still drive. —— dry.
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this is bbc news from windsor, where the funeral of the duke of edinburgh has taken place. the queen led mourners at the service, where only 30 people were allowed because of covid restrictions. prince philip's coffin travelled to the service on a specially adapted landrover— its design had been overseen by him. the duke's children, grandchildren and great grandchildrenjoined the solemn procession. the buglers of the royal marines sounded the last post — after the duke was laid to rest in the royal vault.

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