Hashtag Trending – Robot dog, Tesla truck, 8K HDR videos on Vimeo

Meet the most adorable robot dog yet. Elon Musk has revealed Tesla’s big electric truck. And Vimeo is trying its best to make 4K resolution obsolete. What, already?

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Trending on Youtube, a new robot dog. That’s right, Boston Dynamics is showing off the SpotMini. It’s a dog-like robot that can move like a nimble young pup. It handles objects, climbs stairs, and is suitable to operate in your home, your office, or outside. There’s the four-legged base unit that’s 84 centimeters tall. If you add the crane-like arm, this thing can even load the dishwasher. This robot dog can only run for about 90 minutes at a time before it needs a nap and a battery recharge.

From Facebook, Tesla revealed its 18 wheeler truck last night in Los Angeles. At time of recording, all we have to go on is a tweet from Elon Musk. “It will transform into a giant robot, fight alients, and make one hell of a latte,” he says. He’s probably kidding. We expect a 100 per cent electric truck that is incredibly aerodynamic. It may have some active spoilers and deflectors, sort of like an aircraft, to help it cut through the air.

Trending on Google, Vimeo videos are looking better than ever. The video sharing website now supports high dynamic range, bringing over 1 billion colours to the screen. Vimeo’s HDR videos can be watched on compatible Apple devices including the iPhone 10 and iPad pro. Plus, Vimeo now supports resolution up to 8K. That is actually four times the resolution of 4K resolution. Trust me on that one.

That’s what’s trending today. Hashtag Trending is produced by IT World Canada. Today’s episode is sponsored by Cogeco Peer 1, the company that enables businesses to unlock their IT potential. Learn more at CP1.com.

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