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Mobileye autonomous car runs red light, blames TV cameras

Autonomous cars are the future and promise safer roads and fewer accidents, but they are far from perfect right now. Uber‘s autonomous car killed a pedestrian recently and now an autonomous ride from Mobileye, a company owned by Intel, has run a red light and the driver failed to stop the car. The incident happened while testing in Jerusalem in Continue reading

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Alcatel 3V brings a budget 18:9 phone to the US

There is no longer any doubt about. 18:9 screens are the norm, from the most expensive flagship down to the cheapest entry-level phone. In India, Samsung just announce the Galaxy J6, so far its most affordable Infinity Display device. Now Alcatel is doing the same for the US market. Announced back at MWC 2018, the Alcatel 3V is the wallet-friendly Continue reading

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Asteroid orbiting Jupiter is the first known asteroid from another star system

A new study has discovered a first for our solar system. The first known permanent immigrant from another solar system has been discovered in the form of an asteroid orbiting Jupiter. This is the first known asteroid to be captured in our solar system that originated from another star system. The asteroid is known as (514107) 2015 BZ509 and scientists Continue reading

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Bosch talks about future motorcycle safety systems

Bosch has been at work on new safety systems for motorcycles that will make motorcycling safer. One of the things it is working on is a sliding mitigation research project. The goal of this project is to give motorcyclist a chance to right a bike that starts to slide on a road due to hazards like wet leaves, oil, or Continue reading

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LG K30 now on Amazon Prime Exclusives

Most US consumers still get their phones from carriers because of subsidies. It makes the purchase feel less expensive than it really is, even if the total is almost always a lot more than retail. OEMs and retailers have tried to come up with ways to wean buyers away from that tradition. Amazon‘s answer is the somewhat controversial Prime Exclusives Continue reading

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NVIDIA GTX 1050 3GB is an unexpected new budget option

Despite the growing threat from AMD‘s Radeon Vega, NVIDIA continues to enjoy a period of popularity in no small part thanks to its aggressive push in the machine learning market. Of course it hasn‘t forgotten about regular consumers and, in fact, has a new graphics card for them. That said, there is nothing really groundbreaking with the new GTX 1050 Continue reading

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Everything Razer announced today: Razer Core X, Blade 2018

This morning Razer revealed two major upgrades for two major products: the 2018 Razer Blade (15.6-inch) and the new Razer Core X. They also announced a few accessories that work between the two major products. The Razer Blade takes what worked with previous generations of Razer Blade ultra-thin gaming laptops and made it all better - 1920 x 1080 or Continue reading

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Galaxy J6, J8 bring Infinity Display down the line

Once upon a time, it was easy to tell smartphone tiers apart simply by looking at them. Premium phones looked luxurious while less expensive ones looked, well, cheap. Samsung, however, is seemingly closing that gap just a bit. At least when viewed from the front, the new Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 look deceptively expensive, at least from the front, Continue reading

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Variant 4 vulnerability: Spectre continues to haunt Intel, AMD, ARM

2018 immediately started off on the wrong foot for Intel and, consequently, the computing industry at large. Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities plagued modern processors, mostly from Intel but also from its rivals, even on some ARM chips. They can never be fully fixed without an entirely new CPU architecture, so all we‘re left with are mitigations to lessen the probability Continue reading

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Variant 4 vulnerability: Spectre continues to haunt Intel

2018 immediately started off on the wrong foot for Intel and, consequently, the computing industry at large. Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities plagued modern processors, mostly from Intel but also from its rivals, even on some ARM chips. They can never be fully fixed without an entirely new CPU architecture, so all we‘re left with are mitigations to lessen the probability Continue reading

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Comcast xFi Pods give XFinity users their own home mesh

Wi-Fi meshes are now the hot thing in home networking. Once just a feature in offices and more sophisticated environments, home networks have become just as complicated to require their assistance. There is no shortage of Wi-Fi meshes from popular router and networking equipment makers, but, while more open and flexible, they may not always work with ISPs proprietary technologies. Continue reading

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Sony DPT-CP1 10-inch digital paper pre-order starts in the US

Ebook or e-ink readers are far from dead, especially considering how tablets themselves are struggling for survival. Digital paper devices are, instead, going through a transformation, incorporating new features that were once limited to touch screen tablets like iPads and Androids. Sony‘s DPT Digital Paper series is one this new breed of e-readers and a smaller, more portable version is Continue reading

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Galaxy Watch might be Samsung‘s first Wear OS smartwatch

Is Samsung really turning over a new leaf and becoming a better-behaved Android manufacturer? Once the biggest cause of fragmentation, Samsung has admittedly been trying to better conform with standards and expectations while still remaining uniquely Samsung. Now that might extend even to its wearables with rumors of a new Galaxy Watch looming over the horizon. This, according to some Continue reading

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Amazon may revive Syfy‘s The Expanse with ongoing talks tipped

Syfy recently cancelled hit TV show The Expanse due to the limited rights it has for the show, and now Amazon is in talks to acquire it. The series has been called one of the best TV sci-fi shows ever, and we‘ve known since the cancellation announcement that series producer Alcon Television Group planned to shop it around to other Continue reading

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Boeing 777X jetliner folding wing design gets FAA approval

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Boeing‘s futuristic folding wing design intended for future 777X jetliners. Once launched, these will be the first commercial jets to feature hinged wings, which will rotate and point skyward after the plane touches down. The Boeing 777X is the company‘s next evolution, one that builds upon both the 777 and 787 Dreamliner. The 777X Continue reading

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OnePlus 6 buyers guide: 10 tips before and after purchase

The following is a OnePlus 6 Review Companion - this is the article you read after you‘ve seen some opinions on the phone. This is a rundown of 10 items of interest for the OnePlus 6 buyer - just before buy, once you‘ve bought, and once you‘ve got the device in-hand. This device appears first online in less than 24 Continue reading

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USPS scratch and sniff stamps bring fruity scents this summer: how it works

The United States Postal Service has unveiled new stamps it will be launching this summer, ones that revolve around a hot 80s trend: scratch-and-sniff scents. The scented stamps will feature images of iconic summer treats, such as popsicles and fudge pops, also including the scents that come with each unique treat. It‘s a first for the Postal Service, and one Continue reading

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Bank of America Erica AI assistant simplifies personal banking

Bank of America is getting on the artificial intelligence bandwagon with the launch of Erica, an AI personal assistant that helps customers manage their personal bank accounts. Though Alexa and Assistant can do many things on your behalf, they can‘t get into your bank account and that‘s where Erica comes inat least for BoA customers. With it, those users can Continue reading

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Tesla Model 3 brake controversy loses EV a key recommendation

Tesla‘s Model 3 may be its most affordable car, but concerns over braking performance has seen the electric sedan miss getting the nod from Consumer Reports. Latest in a series of ongoing tensions between the testing company and the EV-maker, the decision comes as Tesla announced it was almost ready to open the order books on even more expensive versions Continue reading

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Sonos speakers and turntable bundle sets bring modest discounts

Sonos has launched a new series of bundle sets that include both speakers and turntables, enabling new customers to get entire systems for their home or office. The bundles range from two-speaker sets intended for two rooms all the way up to four speaker bundles, entertainment sets with soundbars, and even a couple bundles that include turntables. The company is Continue reading

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USB-C to Lightning cable price cut suggests an Apple change afoot

Apple‘s USB-C to Lightning cable has seen a quiet price cut, dropping in price by almost a quarter amid rumors of a shake up in iPhone and iPad charging. Although Apple includes a USB-A to Lightning cable in the box with each iPhone and iPad, it has also had an option for those wanting faster charging, just as long as Continue reading

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Missouri bill bans lab-grown meat from being called meat

The meat industry, fearing societal changes toward increased environmental and health awareness, has moved swiftly to try and combat lab-grown and plant-based meat. Both promise a slew of benefits for the environment and human health, but threaten to upend the existing meat industry, spurring efforts on the latter‘s part to prevent use of the term meat in association with these Continue reading

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100m Fortnite prize fund sees Epic open eSports wallet

Fortnite, like most big games with a competitive aspect these days, has big eSports aspirations. Epic confirmed that today by announcing that it‘s earmarking a ridiculous amount of money for Fortnite tournament prize pools. It would seem, then, that Epic wants to waste little time in turning Fortnite into one of the biggest eSports around. In a blog post over Continue reading

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LG Q7 tempts the mid-range with Quad DAC and QLens

While most people might have eyes on the incoming launch of the LG G7 ThinQ, today the company is also bolstering its mid-range Q line. LG has announced the Q7, which claims to further blur the line behind mid-range and high-end devices. In fact, there are three different models being announced today: The standard Q7, Q7, and the Q7+. LG Continue reading

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