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Lunch Break Tech: November 14, 2011

Video: AIST succeeds in making a robot walk like a human.

AIST has succeeded in making HRP-4C Miim walk like a human being. Her knees are stretched by up/down motion of the waist, the single-toe supporting realizes longer strides, and she mimics the swing motion of human legs.

News Headlines

CRTC to issue ruling on how independent ISPs pay for network usage.
The CRTC will issue a new ruling on how much large network providers, such as Bell, can charge for the use of their networks after a consumer backlash and concern from federal government last winter. – Canadian Business

Leaked screenshots of new Google Music service.
Google is expected to unveil a licensed music store at a Wednesday event in Los Angeles, but Spanish-language blog TecnoDroidVe has published what it says are leaked screen shots from the service. –

Diaspora co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy passes away at 22.
Ilya Zhitomirskiy, the co-founder of the open-source Facebook alternative Diaspora, has died at the age of 22. The cause of death is not yet publicly known. – Mashable

13 Tech Tools for a Paper-Free Life
Using paper is inefficient, it’s bad for the environment and it locks us down, preventing mobility. Let’s get rid of it, shall we? These services, apps and gadgets aim to completely eliminate the need for paper in your life. – Mashable

Interview with Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
“What I’m about to show you,” Jeff Bezos says, “is the culmination of the many things we’ve been doing for 15 years.” – Wired

Developers’ interest in Windows Phone growing, waning in BlackBerry
Mobile developers are very interested in Amazon’s new Kindle Fire, intrigued by Windows Phone and disenchanted with the BlackBerry. Those are some of the takeaways from the latest in a series of surveys from Appcelerator and IDC. – AllThingsD

Download of the Day

From creating text and ink notes, to snapshots of whiteboards and wine labels, to clips of webpages, Evernote users can capture anything from their real and digital lives and find it all anytime.

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