Meet the 3D-Printed Miami Robot That Can DJ Your Party or Tutor Your Kid

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The XLR-ONE can be a party machine, or it can hit the books.
Pitbull's "Shake SeƱora" begins playing. A boxy white robot that looks straight out of some '60s sci-fi movie starts moving multiple joints to the rhythm. Its single camera-eyed head nods to the beat.

"Oh, I love dancing to Pitbull," it explains. "This is awesome."

This all happens at the 5:42 mark of the Kickstarter pitch video for the XLR-ONE, a 3D-printed robot companion project, and should tell you two things: (1) This is like no robot you've ever seen, and (2) it obviously has Miami roots.


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Miami Men's Lawsuit May Have Forced Apple to Make Major Change

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Those of you with Apple iPhones running iOS 8 were probably notified today there's an update to the operating system. Most of the updates are relatively minor, but there's one big one that may very well be a result of a class-action lawsuit brought upon the tech giant by two Miami men, Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara.

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Miami Residents Sue Apple Over iOS8's File Size

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Apple's iPhone has come in standard memory sizes for a while now, starting at 16 GB of storage. The problem, according to two Miami residents at least, is that the operating system itself keeps getting bigger and bigger, thus taking up more space and leaving customers with less room to store their own data.

So Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara have decided to take Apple to court.

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Miami Dolphins Fans Lead the NFL in Being Addicted to Their Smart Phones During Games

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Oh my God, I can't believe the Dolphins missed another first down / They're losing to the Chiefs / That's like so embarrassing / I can't even / Hey, do you wanna get another beer / I really need one / But first ... Let me take a #Selfie

Yes, apparently Miami Dolphins fans attending games at Sun LifeSstadium are doing just as much checking in on their social networks as they are actually watching the game. According to an analysis by AT&T, Dolphins fans lead the NFL in mobile data usage during games ... and it's not even a close call.

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AT&T Bringing Super Fast "GigaPower" Internet to Miami

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Miamians will soon be able to get super high-speed Internet. AT&T announced today that it's bringing its ultra-fast "GigaPower" network to the City of Miami. The broadband Internet service features speeds of up to one gigabit per second, which is the same speed as Google Fiber.

To put that in comparison, the highest speed available in Miami from Comcast, the city's dominant broadband Internet provider, is just 105 megabits per second.

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Microsoft to Open First U.S. "Innovation Center" in Downtown Miami

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Miami's burgeoning tech scene is about to get a big addition. Microsoft has announced that it will open its first American "innovation center" downtown this June. The center will operate out of Miami's Venture Hive, with the goal of not only aiding and adding some sizzle to Miami tech scene but to Dade County's economy as well.

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Mayor Levine on Miami Beach as Tech Hub: "It's the Dumbest Idea in the World"

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As far as newly elected Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is concerned, the city will continue to be known more for its silicone implants than silicon start-ups. While attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Levine straight-up told the Washington Post that the idea of turning Miami Beach into some sort of tech hub was, and we quote, "the dumbest idea in the world."

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Floridians Lead the States in Accidentally Destroying Their iPhones This Year

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Let's have a moment of silence for all our dearly departed smart phones.

Because, apparently, in Florida there were a lot that left us this year. According to Squaretrade's annual "Clumsiest States Index," Florida led the states in damaging and destroying iPhones this year. (Well, technically Washington, D.C., came in first place, but that's not even a state.)

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Florida's 825 Miles of Beaches Are Coming to Google Map's Street View

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Have you ever wanted to take a trip down one of Florida's beaches without leaving your computer? Well, that's kind of sad, but starting next year you'll be able to.

Visit Florida, the state's tourism and marketing arm, has teamed with Google to use their street mapping technology to capture all 825 miles of Florida's beaches. The trek is almost over and next year you'll be able to take that virtual beach stroll.

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Google Is Photographing Every Inch of Florida's Beaches for Its Street View

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Next time you're sprawled out on a towel on South Bech or lying in a hammock under a palm tree on Key Biscayne, don't be alarmed if a man comes stumbling by wearing a backpack with more than 15 cameras sticking out in every direction.

He's probably not a Girls Gone Wild perv, just a Google Street View tech working on the site's latest project: mapping every inch of Florida's 825 miles of coastline beach.

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