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Microsoft‘s self-driving play sees Azure underpin Baidu‘s Apollo

Microsoft and Baidu are hooking up on autonomous car tech, with the Seattle software giant playing cloud host to the Chinese behemoth‘s self-driving ambitions. The collaboration will see Microsoft Azure made the home for the Apollo alliance, Baidu‘s attempt to make autonomous driving an open platform. Importantly, it gives Apollo some degree of legitimacy outside of Baidus home turf. Launched Continue reading

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FBI spy-toy warning puts connected kid gadgets in crosshairs

With security breaches seemingly popping up in the news every other week, by now most of us should (hopefully) know the basics of keeping our data safe online. Today, however, the FBI is trying to draw attention to a potential security risk that is often overlooked: internet connected toys. To hear the FBI lay out its case, it sounds like Continue reading

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Pokemon GO News: New Pokestops Added, and we need more!

There‘s a pattern for the adding of Pokestops and Pokemon Gym locations in Pokemon GO - and it‘s just changed! Reports from users on The Silph Road and the main Pokemon GO Reddit suggest that the latest changes in Portal have begun to take effect. While Pokemon GO locations were previously only changing on each Tuesday of the week, they‘re Continue reading

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Google Glass reborn: Enterprise Edition gives reviled wearable 2nd chance

Google‘s ill-fated wearable, Glass, has been reborn for factory drones as Glass Enterprise Edition, now part of Alphabet‘s developmental X division. The new version of the headset has already been used in trials with a number of business customers, the team announced today, with a revamped version of the hardware and a new focus on making manufacturing, project management, and Continue reading

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OnePlus 5 911 reboot fiasco could leave some users in danger

Whether it‘s been jelly scrolling or upside down display panels, the OnePlus 5 has had its share of negative attention, but this new issue might take the cake. Some users have discovered that trying to call emergency services causes the phone to reboot. This, as you can likely imagine, is a huge problem for anyone who may be in an Continue reading

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olloclip Incase Filmer‘s Kit launched, only 2,000 available

In the past, you needed a rolling suit case or at least a backpack to carry some professional photography equipment. And that didn‘t even include the camera yet. These days, however, you can get nearly the same results from just a smartphone and a few accessories. Especially if said accessories come from this photography kit for the iPhone 7 and Continue reading

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Ross 128 red dwarf‘s signals send scientists‘ hearts aflutter

You might have an image of outer space as being this vast, empty, and silent vacuum, and, to some extent, you‘d be correct. But with the right instruments, you‘d discover how much of a noisy party space really is. Radio waves of all kinds travel the vastness of space, taking ages even when traveling at the speed of light. And Continue reading

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Remix OS discontinued: here are some alternatives

Another ‘Android desktop‘ dream bites the dust and this time with some repercussions rippling throughout the Android community. Although far from being the only such venture, Jide and its Remix OS and devices have been the more stable and more promising one. And so it was somewhat shocking to suddenly hear Jide switching gears, focusing solely on the enterprise and Continue reading

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Pixel XL 2 concept video will leave your mouth watering

Smartphones are technically just tools. However, they have come an extension of ourselves that we treat them the same way we treat our body. Not just with care but also with some sense of style. We like our phones to look good, depending on how we define ‘good‘, just as they are functional. The HTC U11, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Continue reading

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Windows 10 Creators Update compatibility excludes these PCs

Some things are too good to be true or, at the very least, too good to last. Microsoft has committed to continually update Windows 10 and offer those updates for free as part of its ‘Windows as a Service‘ paradigm but everyone knows by now it‘s a less than perfect strategy. Now reality is hitting some Windows PC owners even Continue reading

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Magisk blocked by Google SafetyNet again, fix coming

The back and forth between Google developers and Android modders is an eternal cat and mouse chase. But unlike in the cartoons, this is hardly entertaining. It is also a battle where both sides are right and wrong at the same time. Case in point is the latest tug of war between Magisk developers and Google‘s SafetyNet root detection system. Continue reading

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LG V30 case by Ringke shows off back design

What is it with smartphone makers these days and their asymmetrical designs? First Samsung designs a Galaxy Tab S3 bottom edge with uneven holes and then it will supposedly follow it up with a Galaxy Note 8 whose fingerprint scanner has been shoved way off to one side. Now it seems that the LG V30‘s back will have a somewhat Continue reading

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Essential phone UK launch revealed, still MIA in US

Essential, founded, backed, and blessed by Andy Rubin, seems to be all about ambition. Whether such ambition translates in reality is perhaps the biggest question haunting the startup and its first product, the Essential PH-1 smartphone. It has now come to light that Essential is laying the groundwork to launch the phone in the UK this year, which isn‘t at Continue reading

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2‘s story mode will show the Imperial point of view

Since its detailing at E3 last month, EA has released bits and pieces of details about the upcoming sequel to its 2015 hit, Star Wars Battlefront 2. We know this game, unlike the original, will contain a proper story mode, and a newly released behind the scenes‘ video gives us a look at that story modeincluding a glimpse of some Continue reading

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Street Fighter 5 turns up the nostalgia and reveals character ‘Abigail‘

Street Fighter has a long history and a lot of fans, and they‘ll soon be in for a treat: Capcom is adding a dose of nostalgia with the addition of a beloved classic stage, as well as some retro costumes. The new stage is Suzaku Castle, the rooftop stage that will transport fans back to 1991 where they first enjoyed Continue reading

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Amazon meal kits will ship dinner to your front door

Blue Apron and lesser known services like it specialize in shipping all the ingredients for dinner to your door, leaving the actual cooking process to the buyer. It has proven to be a popular option that lies between take-out food and cooking from scratch, and now it looks like Amazon is getting in on the game. A trademark application from Continue reading

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Wacom Cintiq Pro update will add massive 24 and 32 4K screens

Artists rejoice! Wacom has revealed plans to update its Cintiq Pro line of graphic design slates with two additional models, one featuring a 24-inch display and the other featuring a massive 32-inch display. Neither model will arrive until some time early next year, but Wacom is announcing the plans now to get people excited. What can we expect? A 4K Continue reading

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GPD Pocket sales start now: the mini Windows 10 PC hits (online) shelves

If netbooks were any indication, tiny things are fun and people can‘t resist buying them. That notion was reinforced with the massively success crowdfunding campaign for the GPD Pocket, a miniature laptop‘ with a display scarcely larger than some smartphones. The laptop is now available to buy online, making it available to anyone who needs a super small laptop during Continue reading

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MySpace security hijack: How your old account can haunt you

MySpace accounts can be hijacked with only three pieces of easy-to-attain information. Once the attacker has the URL for the account they want to break into, they need only head to the Account Recovery page. While this would normally be a place where some sort of human user would verify information - or at least an email would be necessary Continue reading

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Drowned toddler‘s brain damage sees ‘startling‘ reversal with simple treatment

Researchers have successfully reversed brain damage in a drowned two-year-old using a low-risk treatment option. The toddler was the victim of a drowning incident in which she suffered cardiac arrest and lost all responsiveness to stimuli. Though resuscitated, the child had suffered notable white and gray matter loss and was described as having deep gray matter injury.‘ That has changed Continue reading

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Fake Obama lipsync has terrifying implications for video evidence

The camera never lies may not have ever been especially true, but new research into lip-sync for computer-generated mouths could one day leave all videos suspect. The research, by a group at the University of Washington, details how by training a neural network it can be used to generate a computer-controlled mouth to map onto a chunk of real footage. Continue reading

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As ‘hacker‘ steals 7.4M in Ethereum, ETH price rises

This morning an incident occurred that sent an apparent 7.4-million USD worth of cryptocurrency Ethereum to a malicious entity. This was more than likely a hacker who laid dormant with backend control over the website from whens the coin was stolen - until this morning. As a rather sizeable ICO (Initial Coin Offering) opened its doors for investors, this hacker Continue reading

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Netflix: We can save movies (but not movie theaters)

Netflix has more than 100 million subscribers, and has taken aim at the movie industry, warning that what‘s good for films may not be so great for the traditional ways they‘re watched. The on-demand media service announced revenues of 2.79bn in Q2 2017, with the vast bulk of that from streaming rather than its legacy DVD business. Now, international subscribers Continue reading

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Ataribox doubts: Crowdfunding raises vapor questions about retro console

Earlier today, Atari officially unveiled its new Ataribox console. What seems to be Atari‘s take on retro consoles like the NES Classic Edition was first teased back in June during CES, but today we got to see what the console will look like for the first time. As it turns out, though, the release of the Ataribox may not be Continue reading

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