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The Self-Driving Car Wars Have Begun: Waymo Sues Uber For Stealing Design Of LiDAR System (Update)

Every automaker and car start-up is currently working on the same technology, and now two tech behemoths are pitted against one another. Waymo , the self-driving car project of Google, filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Uber that alleges one of its former employees stole the proprietary design of Waymo’s self-driving… Read more...

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Your Favorite USB Charging Hub: Anker PowerPort

The competition for our readers’ favorite USB charging hub wasn’t much of a competition at all: Anker’s PowerPort line dominated the nominations to win the title . Read more...

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The Amazon Echo Now Has 10,000 Mostly Useless ‘Skills’

Amazon proudly announced today it’s adding its 10,000th skill to the Echo, the company’s artificially intelligent speaker. About a year ago, I wrote a love letter to my Echo praising it as the ultimate gadget for a lazy stoner. The prospect of greatness seemed so obvious.

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Apple ‘Looking Into’ Exploding iPhone 7 After Smoking Hot Video Goes Viral

On Wednesday an Arizona teen tweeted a video of her iPhone 7 Plus smoldering in its thick plastic case after it apparently exploded. Apple is “looking into it,” according to a company spokesperson

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How to Create a Minimalist Desktop to Be Proud Of

Your desktop is the first sight you see when you switch your computer on, and there’s nothing worse than flicking that computer on and finding yourself staring at a cluttered mess.

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The X-Force Movie May Have a New Writer: Joe Carnahan

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes with the X-Men franchise. Logan hits theaters next month.

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A Cheeky Short That Melds Space Travel, Stanley Kubrick, and One Very Sly Piece of Fruit

A flan-obsessed astronaut named Dave and his new partner, a highly intelligent seedless melon, head to Mars in Black Holes , an irreverent (and mildly NSFW) 3D animated short. Its makers, Noodles Studio, hope to develop the story into an adult animated sitcom via a just-launched Kickstarter . Read more..

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Robotics Researchers Discovered a Better Way For Insects to Walk

A popular approach to designing robots that can navigate a world built for living creatures is to simply copy Mother Nature’s designs . But while trying to improve how a six-legged robot walks, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne actually found a faster way for six-legged creatures to get around.

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Turn Doodles Into Furry Cat Monsters With Machine Learning Algorithm

If you’re a miserable drawer, have no fear—a new website takes your doodles and, using a machine learning algorithm, turns them into cats. Or nightmares

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What Can We Do About Donald Trump’s Unsecured Smartphone?

As recently as yesterday , President Trump sent a tweet using his old, unsecured Android phone . This happened just three days after Congressman Ted Lieu and 14 other House Democrats sent a letter to the Oversight Committee demanding an investigation into this blatantly bad security practice. Everybody agrees that it’s… Read more..

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