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Panasonic’s tech inside of the Chrysler Portal is simply amazing

Global electronics conglomerate Panasonic demonstrated a diverse showing of smart transport innovation at the recent Consumer Electronics Show 2017.

What do smart cities of the future look like for Panasonic?

In a further expansion of its smart cities strategy, Panasonic showcased several new urban technologies at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Android Wear 2.0 is an evolutionary update to Google’s smartwatch OS

Google is officially launching Android Wear 2.0 today -- the biggest update to the company's wearable operating system since its launch in 2014. If you're..

Zuckerberg shows off Oculus gloves for typing in VR

Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great..

Google just made 'zoom and enhance' a reality -- kinda

Neural networks can now turn tiny, blurry images of faces (or bedrooms) into more-detailed ones, but the details are imagined.

Castlevania TV Show Coming to Netflix [Update] -

Update 02/09/17: Some details about the Castlevania TV show have recently come to light. Producer Adi Shankar tells IGN that this series is “very much Castlevania done in the vein of Game of …

'Splatoon 2' preview arrives on Nintendo Switch in March

Nintendo has also offered a peek at two eSports-friendly modes.

Appeals court denies Trump's attempt to revive the travel ban

The executive order affected at least 60,000 people with visas and an estimated 64,000 refugees that had previously been admitted to the US.

Trump’s tweeting won’t save Twitter, earnings show

Twitter Inc. today reported a gain of 2 million users for the fourth quarter of 2016, which is not quite the

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Verizon unveils new $80 unlimited data plan

The wireless carrier said Sunday it will launch a new introductory plan on Monday that offers unlimited data, talk time and texts for $80 per month for the first line when you select automatic payments. Up to four lines can be added for $45 per month per line.

Workplace wearables raise new privacy dilemmas for staff, firms

“Employees are too cavalier about the privacy implications of using corporate-provided wearables,” warns Eastwood. “Employees need to understand why this is a problem before readily accepting a company distributed wearable and whether it is a good idea.”

A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone

Eventually, the phone was returned to Bikkannavar, though he’s not sure what happened during the time it was in the officer’s possession. When it was returned he immediately turned it off because he knew he had to take it straight to the IT department at JPL. Once he arrived in Los Angeles, he went to NASA and told his superiors what had happened. Bikkannavar can’t comment on what may or may not have been on the phone, but he says the cybersecurity team at JPL was not happy about the breach. Bikkannavar had his phone on hand while he was traveling in case there was a problem at work that needed his attention, but NASA employees are obligated to protect work-related information, no matter how minuscule. We reached out to JPL for comment, but the center didn’t comment on the event directly.

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Prince's music finally returns to streaming services this Sunday

Starting on February 12 – also the date of the Grammys – Prince’s music will be available through a number of streaming services. Among those confirmed are Spotify , iHeartRadio, Apple Music , Amazon Music, and Napster.

Here's why Amazon might buy a big retailer

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The Best Home Security Cameras of 2017

If you want to keep an eye on the rooms of your home, there are plenty of options. If you want to keep an eye on your driveway, backyard, or front porch, you need to be more choosy. Not all home security cameras are rugged enough to be mounted outdoors. You need a camera that's waterproof and can stand up to rain, snow, and sun, and survive the extreme temperatures of summer and winter. The Nest Cam Outdoor and Netgear Arlo are two models built specifically for use outdoors, while the Nest Cam Indoor and the Netgear Arlo-Q might not survive the next rainstorm if you mount them over your garage door.

Hate Valentine's Day? Watch these movies and TV shows

It's easy to look around on Valentine's Day and think you're the only one suffering through a breakup. To remind yourself why being single might be the best thing ever, watch these streaming movies and TV shows.

The Best Cheap Desktop Computers of 2017

You'll still find systems with 2GB of memory at the lowest end ($200 to $250), though today's entry-level desktops will come with 4GB or more. Storage will either be a 16GB to 64GB solid-state drive (SSD) or a standard hard drive with capacity up to about 1TB. Look for higher-capacity storage if you're a serial downloader, but note that even 16GB is sufficient for a Chromebox that is on the Internet 24/7. SSDs trade capacity for speed, especially in day-to-day tasks. If you ever need more storage space, USB 3.0 ports will let you attach a speedy external hard drive or SSD.

All Three New 2017 iPhones to Feature Wireless Charging

Honestly, I would rather they dump wireless charging, and make the phone thick enough to accommodate a flush camera lens and bring back the headphone jack. If they did that, it would be a day one purchase, but it is wishful thinking. Wireless charging is inefficient, and causes the heat issues. I have never had any issues with any of my lightning cables, and don't have a problem just plugging it in. I usually charge it on my nightstand while I sleep and start my day with 100% battery every day. 99% of my days I make it back to the charger without issue.

Apple delays shipments of UltraFine 5K monitor while LG fixes router issue

The issue was first pointed out by Apple-dedicated news sites and early owners of the display late last month. At the time, 9to5Mac received confirmation from LG that the nearly $1,000 peripheral becomes unusable when located within two feet of a router. This was a problem specific to the UltraFine 5K model and not any other LG monitor, including the 4K version in the same product family.

Chance the Rapper wins Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammys

While this is an exciting win for Chance, who has consistently refused to sign with a label, the Grammys’ best new artist designation has always felt like a bit of a crapshoot. Last year’s winner was mildly successful pop star Meghan Trainor, while 2015’s winner was Sam Smith, who at that point had already collaborated with popular artists like Disclosure. This year, Chance was up against Kelsea Ballerini, Anderson .Paak, Maren Morris, and the Chainsmokers.

How Smart Reply works on Android Wear 2.0

Google today is talking for the first time about the system that powers its Smart Reply feature for responding to messages on Android Wear 2.0 .

7 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page : Social Media Examiner

LinkedIn is a business platform, so it’s fitting for your business to have a LinkedIn company page. Develop a page that stands out, and you’ll have a strong presence on this prominent business-focused social network.

Apple is fixing the most annoying thing about CarPlay in iOS Beta 10.3

When Apple designed CarPlay for iOS, it decided to stick with a familiar paradigm: a home button that takes you to a simple home screen of icons. That’s not a terrible idea — the interface is simple and familiar to everybody, and you don’t want to be struggling with a touchscreen when you’re supposed to be keeping your eyes on the road.

How to Get Your iPhone to Read On-Screen Text Aloud to You

Being able to hear written text on your phone read aloud to you can serve multiple purposes. If you have any type of impaired vision, it can certainly help in that regard. It’s also useful in settings where you don’t have the time nor capability to stare at your phone and read large blocks of text. Perhaps you want to treat whatever your reading as an audiobook of sorts.

See the Evolution of Movie Magic With Every Oscar Winner for Visual Effects in History

The Academy Awards are almost here and many people will be talking about red carpet fashion, comedic monologues, and who got robbed. But few will be paying attention to the most important awards category—Best Visual Effects. This supercut pulls together all the past winners into a nice little reminder of how much has changed in the field, and how much visual effects changed the way movies are made.

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E3 2017: Everything you need to know about this year's gaming extravaganza

Nintendo has a lot to play for at this year’s E3. The Switch will be three months old at that point, and Nintendo will need to use its presence at the show to maintain the console’s momentum, and convince people that it has a lot of games coming for the console for the coming years.

Finesse Lets You Schedule Your Dropbox Files For Deletion

The web app is pretty straightforward. Pick the files you want to delete, set a date and time, and click “Schedule.” When that time rolls around, Finesse will delete the files for you. This is especially handy if you’re sharing files with someone and won’t need them in a week, or want to clear out a folder when your projects are done.

How to use MDT scripts to test your configuration before deployment - TechRepublic

This method is one the quickest in my opinion and the simplest once all the necessary information is available. It is used to test the configuration of the CustomSettings.ini (CS) file on deployment. However, the test is based on the type of client being used to execute the script. In other words, if your CS file has logic to discern by ClientType to push one configuration for servers and a different configuration for laptops, you'll need to test this script from a server to yield the "server configuration log" and again from the laptop to yield the "laptop configuration log."

Even DC Actor Laurence Fishburne Knows Marvel Is Kicking DC's Ass

Laurence Fishburne got a phone call to come out and make an appearance in Justice League as Daily Planet editor Perry White, but he was too busy washing his hair. He’s said it was a scheduling issue, but there could be another, more juicy reason. According to Fishburne, DC’s kind of blowing it.

Smart cities will soon buzz with drones prone to hacking, conflicts

The city of Los Angeles is opening up the data floodgates by giving researchers unprecedented high-speed access to its smart city data, a move that could spark a raft of new data-driven discoveries. City leaders announced it will link its databases and computers to a 100 Gbps system called California Research and Education Network (CalREN). … Read more »

Bill Nye 'Saves the World' in trailer for new Netflix show

The Science Guy returns with an action-packed show stocked with celebrities, lab equipment and oddball experiments.

10 tips for achieving more with fewer resources, from the new book Stretch - TechRepublic

Stretching also helps enterprises be more creative, and allows them to view their resources in new ways to adapt to change, he said. "It's hard to control how many resources flow into use—can we always get the hiring we want, is capital always accessible?" Sonenshein said. "What we can control and build competencies on is how we can actually use what we have. Whether benevolent resources or difficult resources, if we know how to stretch, we can face whatever those circumstances might be."

The future of STEM education is cloudy under Betsy DeVos

DeVos will be responsible for advising Trump on federal policies and programs related to the education sector, which includes having an impact on public school standards and the curriculums being developed. She'll also direct, supervise and coordinate all activities of the US Department of Education, whose mission is to "ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence" across the country. In other words, DeVos is set to lead a government agency designed to shape the nation's future.

Subaru Outback tackles sun, snow and the daily commute - Roadshow

In states with mountains and snow, you are guaranteed to find more than a few Subaru fans. Good ground clearance, standard all-wheel drive and practical interior space for people and cargo has made the Outback particularly popular in the Subaru line-up.

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The GOP Just Tweeted a Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln

Republicans love to remind everybody that they’re the party of Abraham Lincoln. Which is true. But they might want to do a little more research on Honest Abe. Because the GOP Twitter account just tweeted a fake Lincoln quote.

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University releases prototype for monitoring hydration

A new wearable idea was recently introduced to the public by North Carolina State University.  The low-cost gadget is designed to measure skin hydration and inform users when they need to drink more water.

High-speed rail taking shape even as opponents seek to kill it

Shortly after President Trump took office, California’s 14 Republican members of Congress, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation, urging it to halt federal grant money for electrification of Caltrain’s Bay Area corridor, which will be used by high-speed trains, until the project is audited.

Samsung Chromebook Pro will convert the meanest Chromebook skeptic

Yes, Chrome OS -- while significantly evolved over the past few years -- is still essentially the Chrome web browser with a laptop wrapped around it. But, Samsung and Google are using this new model, and its sister system, the Chromebook Plus, to showcase an important new Chrome OS feature coming to all new 2017 Chromebooks, as well as a handful of older models. These new systems are compatible with the Google Play Android app store, allowing you to download, install and run millions of Android apps, much as they would on any Android phone or tablet (with a few exceptions).

Gift Ideas for Your High-Tech Valentine

After all, you use technology to keep in touch all the time, whether you're Skyping from opposite ends of the country or texting from the other room. There are times when it can have a less-than-desired effect on your relationship (put the phone away at that Valentine's Day dinner, please), but it can also bring you closer.

Ben Heck's portable N64, part 1

Of all the build requests the Ben Heck Show team receives on the element14 Community, there's one that has repeatedly came up: build a portable Nintendo 64, please! The team has finally decided to give it a go, starting with the Nintendo 64 that they tore down in the "Console Wars" episode . As unforgiving as the N64 hardware is, Ben is going to manipulate the components to make the portable fully featured, while Felix works to get the battery management up and running. What other consoles would you like to see converted into portable devices? Let us know over on the element14 Community .

From mechanical swans to industrial automata: Robots at the London Science Museum

The new Robots exhibition at London's Science Museum begins with an arresting sight: a baby, pinned to a wall, gently grasping at the air around it. As you walk past this automata, though, you see a fat bunch of wires leading out of its back and into a compact engine of motors and actuators — quite literally pulling the strings. This theme of performance (and deception) is present throughout the exhibition, for although robots have always loomed large in our collective imagination, they've never quite been as capable as we would like.

Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on NVIDIA's new Shield TV

NVIDIA's new Shield TV is a lot like its old Shield TV -- at least, on the inside. Still, the revamped Android TV set-top box is a lot smaller; it has a vastly improved game controller; and it's a much better deal at $200, since it includes the remote that used to cost an additional $50. The Shield TV also packs in a newer version of NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming service, and it can pipe over titles from your NVIDIA GPU-equipped gaming PC with full support for HDR. Eventually, it'll also include Google's Assistant.

Scientists Are Building Bee-Like Drones to Fight the Coming Bee-Pocalypse

I would argue that it is exceedingly unlikely that we could ever produce something as cheap or as effective as bees themselves. Bees have been around and pollinating flowers for more than 120 million years; they have evolved to become very good at it. It is remarkable hubris to think that we can improve on that. Consider just the numbers; there are roughly 80 million honeybee hives in the world, each containing perhaps 40,000 bees through the spring and summer. That adds up to 3.2 trillion bees. They feed themselves for free, breed for free, and even give us honey as a bonus. What would the cost be of replacing them with robots?

Review: LG’s Watch Sport and Watch Style Tout Android Improvements, But Don’t Impress

But first, the software. Android Wear 2.0 features huge improvements in almost every category, the result of two-plus years of user testing and bug fixing. You’ll appreciate the refinement provided by small tweaks like the darker (and thus more battery-friendly) interface. Bigger changes, like automatic exercise recognition and a much better Google Fit app, increase your watch’s versatility—Android Wear, with the right hardware, now makes a terrific fitness device. Since Wear now puts the Play Store right on your wrist and runs apps natively, you’ll see better performance and more useful apps, too. Google also included some crazy things, like a full 26-letter keyboard for texting. From your watch. Because you hate yourself.

Bloomberg U.S. Startups Barometer

Methodology: The Bloomberg U.S. Startups Barometer measures both the occurrence and level of historical and recent venture activity for U.S.-based startups excluding biotechnology. The index is a gauge of startup activity that equally considers capital raised, deal count, first financings, and exit count. Each of the input factors is normalized for its historical volatility and then the normalized factors are combined in equal proportions to form a normalized index for constructing this barometer.

Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone could cost over $1,000

To really play up the 10th anniversary bit, Apple may even call the new flagship model the "iPhone X," and the price is expected to shoot up past the $1,000 mark. That's not too far-fetched by Apple's standards, considering a maxed-out iPhone 7 Plus already costs $969 unlocked. We've heard rumors of an OLED iPhone before, but Fast Company 's sources seem to confirm its existence. They higher-end screen alone is expected to cost Apple twice as much as the LCD displays it currently uses and with only Samsung's OLEDs meeting Apple's strict tolerances, the company is reportedly hogging up manufacturing capacity as well. There's also a chance the iPhone 8/iPhone X will eliminate physical buttons entirely by incorporating the Home button into the screen itself and replacing the side buttons with touch-sensitive inlays in a metal frame with a glass back.

Reasons to be optimistic about the iPad’s future

For the iPad to get there, however, Apple will need to up its game when it comes to growing iOS. After all, 2025 is only eight years away; a new iPad feature or two every other year between now and then won’t get it done. iOS needs better peripheral support, more sophisticated windowing and multitasking, improvements to file handling, better support for application and system automation, and a whole lot more. But if Apple puts the work in, the iPad could be that device in 2025–and still clearly be recognizable to a visitor from 2017 as an iPad.

Scientists Discover the Ideal Dance Moves for Women

So ladies, if you really want to stand out from the crowd on the dance floor, swing your hips a lot, make asymmetrical leg movements, and mix in some asymmetric arm movements to top things off. The researchers suggest these moves are more attractive because they demonstrate good health and fertility. Hip swaying could be a cue for fertility on a biological level, and independent use of legs and arms shows that you have decent motor control. Of course, it also helps to have rhythm, so don’t forget about that part. You can learn more about the study at the link below.

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Astronomers Discover Something Strange and Beguiling on Pluto's Largest Moon

When the New Horizons space probe flew by Pluto in 2015, it picked up something strange: a big red spot on the north pole of Charon, Pluto's largest moon. By modeling the temperatures of Pluto and Charon over time, scientists discovered that the red spot was caused by gases in Pluto's atmosphere getting frozen at Charon's poles.

Apple Seeds iOS 10.3 Public Beta 2 to Public Testers With Find My AirPods

Now, Apple has seeded the second public beta for the same software. With the public beta, those who have signed up to be part of Apple’s public beta test can download and install the pre-release software, testing it out for Apple to help catch any bugs or other issues that might crop up ahead of the public launch later this year.

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GM's Bolt EV ready to take on Tesla

Besides powerful performance, the Bolt's big battery pack also gives it 238 miles of driving range, as estimated by the EPA. That's way more than other electric cars near its price range. It's also enough for the Bolt to take on the Tesla Model 3 which is expected to come out later this year with a similar range.

Enhanced History Gives You Complete Search, Filters, and Tags for Your Browser History

Once installed, Enhanced History gives you complete control over searching, tagging, organizing, and filtering your browser history by page title, keyword, or URL so you can find that page you were on a while back, but don’t remember exactly where or when. Similarly, if you can remember when but not much else, you can filter by time to narrow your search. You can use the same controls to clear specific dates and times from your browser history as well.

The First Plot Details for Stranger Things Season Two Have Everyone Damaged in Some Way

We now know what the state of Stranger Things will be when it comes back later this year. We know how long the time jump between seasons will be, what new characters are getting added, and the boys’ Halloween costumes. We know a lot, except for what’s going on with Eleven.

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