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Why self-driving cars are drawing ever closer — except from Apple

In just a few short months, the future of self-driving grew clearer and closer. It was the result of shuffling alliances among automakers, sensor- and software-providers, and the most major (Tier One) automotive component suppliers. Automakers announced ambitious timing for ...

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New carbon nanotube breakthrough moves them one step closer to mass production

Over the past 15 years, alternative materials like graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been touted as potential solutions to the silicon scaling problems that have left existing microprocessors largely stuck between 3.5 – 5GHz. In both cases, research into ...

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No free lunch: Tesla Model 3 owners will pay for Supercharger access

The lower-cost Tesla Model 3 will likely lose a perk of Model S and Model X ownership: free charging at Tesla’s network of Supercharger sites. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said in the past that some Teslas would not have ...

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Apple wants you to know that it loves AI more than you realize

Apple has been busy snapping up dozens of AI startups, and its Siri product is one of the most-widely-used AI applications on the planet, but recent AI headlines have focused on more glamorous efforts — especially from competitors Google and ...

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Astronomers discover Earth-like planet orbiting nearest star Proxima Centauri

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have announced the discovery of a new exoplanet, or a planet orbiting another star besides our own. What’s the big deal? Scientists have found thousands of those already, after all. But this time ...

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Authorities using cutting-edge voice recognition to profile fugitives

When I was in the second grade, a “frenemy” dared me to dial 911 from a payphone while on a school outing. Minutes later, a police officer arrived at the public park, disbanded all of us from play, and treated the class ...

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Cyber is the new nuclear, changing the world through mutually assured disruption

Lately, there have been a lot of articles and specials about cyber conflict — in particular cyber crimes carried out by states, which seems to be slowly winning as the colloquial definition of cyberwar. The primary reason for this is that enough ...

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Facebook will begin embedding ads as content to bypass ad blockers

The battle between ad blockers and content engines has raged for years, with no end in sight — but Facebook’s decision to throw its own weight against ad blocking could have significant impacts on both the service and online journalism. ...

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Intel recalls Basis Peak fitness trackers due to fire hazard, kills product line

As more and more companies take on the Internet of Things, it’s a given that plenty of devices will have early issues and problems. Even so, the complete recall and cancellation of the Basis Peak is noteworthy — especially given ...

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Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it

As of this writing, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ends in just a few hours — and with that time ticking away, I’d formally recommend taking advantage of it with the above link. That might seem surprising, given our own ...

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