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Google's car will automatically pull you over for the police

Google’s self-driving cars might yield the road to emergency vehicles, like police cars, automatically, according to a new U.S. patent.

Tesla races to issue fix after researchers remotely hack its EV

Tesla issued a security update for its cars within 10 days of a report from security researchers who managed to remotely hack a Model S.

Smart city success requires road maps, not free association

Governments overwhelmed with the endless choices for smart city projects need to take a breath and plan ahead, not opt for every choice at the buffet.

Of course machine learning can help you sort cucumbers

Google AI might be years from solving any major problems, but for one cucumber farming family in Japan, the platform has already improved productivity.

YouTube enlists volunteers to moderate its site via a new “YouTube Heroes” program

Earlier this month, YouTube launched its own social network of sorts with the debut of YouTube Community; now it's enlisting help from viewers to help..

3 reasons self-driving cars aren't driving public support

Despite new US government regulations, there is still a long road ahead to gain public support for self-driving car technologies.

Mini Unveils Customizable Autonomous Car For Ride-Sharing Future

Mini, one of the most influential British car brands (now owned by BMW), has unveiled its own autonomous car and ride-sharing vision for the future.

Worn in China: Chinese wearable shipments soar in 2016

China may become the world’s largest wearable customer in 2017, if sales continue to surge as they have in 2016, by 84 percent.

Verizon pumps up its smart city muscles with Sensity buy

In a move to boost its smart city presence, Verizon recently bought LED networking startup Sensity Systems for an undisclosed sum.

The Eyes have it: Bosch adds new camera to smart home lineup

Bosch reaffirmed its commitment to the smart home at IFA 2016 in Berlin, where it announced three new devices and integration with IFTTT.

Why the World Can’t Quit Dots, the Brilliantly Designed Non-Game

Although the game is three years old, it remains popular and has of late appeared in everything from magazines to promotional videos to fashion shows.

The First Ghost in The Shell Teasers Are Here - IGN

Paramount Pictures has just dropped five teasers showing off footage from its live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell.

Taking a swing for the Grammys with the new Lip Sync Battle app

The art of the lip sync has had a profound impact on the state of our...ok no, but dammit is lip synching fun. For those of you locked in a Faraday cage,..

Alien ‘Dragon Boogers’ Are Clogging Californian Waters

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announce $3 billion initiative to ‘cure all diseases’

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a company created  by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to “ unlock human potential and promote equality ,” today announced Chan Zuckerberg Science, a $3 billion project that aims to cure, prevent, or manage “all diseases in our children’s lifetime.”

Outdated thinking on wireless could cripple UK smart cities

The former head of U.K. mobile telecoms giant O2 warns an antiquated “analog” mindset among government could stunt the development of smart cities.

Top 12 macOS Sierra Features

If you’ve got an Apple Watch running watchOS 3, using your Mac (at work), just got a lot less annoying. Auto Unlock feature automatically unlocks your Mac when you’re near it and are wearing the Apple Watch. As long as you’re nearer than 3 meters and have the feature enabled from Settings, you’ll see an “authenticating with Apple Watch” text instead of the password field when you open your Mac. And in a second you’ll be logged in. Now, don’t worry about your security. Apple has taken measures to make sure someone can’t spoof the Apple Watch’s location and disable the password even when you aren’t there.

Facebook will livestream the presidential debates

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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Snapchat Spectacles

The glasses feature a fish-eye lens that captures videos at an 115-degree angle, which is closer to the eyes’ natural field of view. The user taps a button on the hinge, a ring of lights indicate to strangers that they are being filmed and a short clip is recorded. (Good luck with that.) The footage is then automatically pushed to Snapchat memories.

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Snapchat Announces $130 Smart Sunglasses - IGN

WSJ Magazine reports that Spectacles will allow you to record as much as 10 seconds of video shot by a 115-degree-angle lens. You’ll have to connect the sunglass wirelessly to your smartphone in order to make the video accessible on Snapchat. Available in three colors (teal, coral, or black), the Spectacles will only go for $130, which is much cheaper than Google Glass’ $1,500 price point.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

There's a more powerful GPU in the new phones, too. Apple's phones have always felt fast out of the box, and initially, it's hard to tell the difference between the 6s and the 7 series. (It's much easier to tell the difference between the 6 and the 7, as the 7 is twice as fast at heavy tasks like video exporting.) But differences begin to crop up when playing high-end games. In Riptide GP Renegades, for instance, you see deeper reflections in the water on the iPhone 7 series (at right) than on the 6s (at left), as shown below. These differences will come out more clearly as new applications take better advantage of the new processor.

Apple Starts Accepting iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus in Trade-up Program

With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launched, Apple has now started accepting the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus in its trade-up program. Using the Cupertino company’s trade-up program, interested iPhone 7 buyers can trade-in their existing iPhone to get a credit against their new purchase.

iPhone 7 Beats Samsung Galaxy S7 in Deep Water Test

On paper, the Galaxy S7 (and S7 edge) have a better water-resistance rating than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from Apple. The iPhone 7 features an IP67 certification that makes it water-resistant for up to 30 mins in 1m of fresh water.

Here's a Pretty Legit Gibsonian Cyberdeck

Built using a dead Commodore 64c, Raspberry Pi 3 and an assortment of connectors, this thing really captures that beautiful ground between hi-tech and outdated that defines cyberpunk in the popular consciousness. I’m sure once you’ve strapped this thing on you feel confident in your abilities to jack-in, break some ICE and topple corporate scum.

The Best Phones of 2016

Which one you choose depends on how long you intend to keep your phone and what you want to do with it after you're done with it. If you intend to upgrade frequently, you'll get the most financial advantage by buying phones up front and reselling them on eBay when you're done with them, but that takes effort. Traditional two-year commitments make sense if you stick with the plan of getting a new phone every two years, and you're OK with the long-term commitment. T-Mobile and Verizon don't offer two-year contracts any more; you either pay up front, or pay the same amount for your phone over 24 months. A few unlocked phone makers, such as Apple and Huawei, also offer leasing and installment plans just like the carriers do.

Don't Look Into This Robot's Eyes While It Learns to Play the Ball-and-Cup Game

Pepper’s human overlords have demonstrated that their robotic baby can learn how to play the ball-and-cup game virtually on its own. At first, they guide its arm to swing the ball on its rope into the cup. And then they let it go to work through trial-and-error until it achieves complete mastery of the game. After 100 tries, the little guy is a pro and gets the ball in the cup every single time. All the while, it stares at us the viewer with the same deadlocked side eye. It’s unnerving.

How to Improve Your Facebook Ads With Customer Reviews : Social Media Examiner

Maximize retargeting campaigns . As previously mentioned, certain content is ideal for different stages in the customer lifecycle. Set up retargeting ads for recent website visitors. While the reach is smaller, the chances of winning conversions are much higher, so your money is better spent. In these retargeting ads, use UGC that doesn’t necessarily relate to a specific product, but broadly speaks about your brand and service.

Here's how Snapchat's new Spectacles will work

The company formerly known as Snapchat  surprised the world last night by unveiling Spectacles , its first hardware product. The sunglasses, which record videos in 10-second increments, are expected to be available for sale sometime "soon." Snap Inc., as the company is now called, says it will be producing the glasses in small quantities. There are still lots of questions about how Spectacles will work — but thanks to some new information from the company, we can now answer some basic questions.

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This Gigantic Working Clock Is Actually a Fleet of Trucks Driving in Circles

To maximize profit, tractor trailers need to stay on the road for as long as possible. So to show off the performance and reliability of its vehicles, truck-maker Scania had 14 of its vehicles, manned by 90 drivers working around the clock, circle an empty airport for 24 hours straight to create a gigantic real-time clock when viewed from the air.

Michael Kors is releasing a branded Instax camera that isn't so bad looking

I was prepared to hate the look of Michael Kors’ new Instax film camera. I don’t love his style, and after seeing his idea of fashionable smartwatches , I just wanted Michael Kors to take a seat. Designing gadgets isn’t everyone’s calling, you know? But Kors’ new camera isn’t actually so bad. I’m kind of into it after using it for a few days. Yes, it’s gaudy. Yes, it comes with Kors’ signature printed on the back. But it’s also a reliable instant camera that's fun to use, so honestly, who cares how it looks. The Instax Mini 70 is already stylish. At least Kors attempted to innovate on design.

Apple Seeds tvOS 10.0.1 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple has seeded the first developer beta for tvOS 10.0.1, which gives a look at the upcoming software before it’s available to the public. It’s still early for the release, so what Apple may have changed or updated in the new software is still unknown. If anything is discovered, we’ll update this post accordingly.

Guy Builds a Water-Cooled 72,000-Lumen Flashlight and Boy Is It Bright

Unimpressed with the flashlights sold at your local outdoors store? Need to be able to spot bears at night from five miles away on your next camping trip? Just do what YouTube hacker Samm Sheperd did and build your own using eight 100-watt LED chips that produce somewhere around 72,000 lumens.

Our secret’s out. – VanMoof

Since we started shipping bikes eight years ago, we’ve struggled to find shipping partners that give our bikes the same obsessive love and care that we do.

Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses in first hardware push

NEW YORK Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.

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Apple is in talks with McLaren for a potential acquisition, report says

McLaren is a high-technology company focused on high-performance sports cars, automotive products, technology consultancy, and tech businesses. It designs, builds, and operates Formula 1 cars; and road bikes. The company is also engaged in data collection and analysis; simulation and decision support; and high performance design and engineering, and the development and manufacture of electronic control …

One Shot As Protests in Charlotte Turn Violent Over Keith Lamont's Scott Death [Updating]

The live video from WBTV shows a phalanx of police officers dressed in riot gear in the middle of an intersection, once again outnumbering the protestors. A protestor told WBTV that the night’s protests started out peacefully, but the police started firing tear gas into the crowd without provocation. “They were really rude. They were even rude during our prayers,” she said.

Anti VM Tricks - SentinelOne

Recently, I was tasked with investigating a malware sample which sometimes failed to behave maliciously. Unlike normal people, I spend a lot of time trying to run malware and it can be surprisingly difficult to get it to behave like it should. Any number of things can go wrong which can lead to the malware simply crashing or not doing anything at all. In this post, I'll discuss some clever anti vm tricks observed in a malicious Word document.

iPhone 7 Component Breakdown Reveals $220 Cost for Apple

First up, a look into the parts breakdown, and the cost attached to them, for Apple’s smaller variant, the iPhone 7. The report was formulated by IHS, and shows that the component costs for Apple have actually increased when compared to previous iPhones. The report outlines the component prices for the 32GB iPhone 7, and say that Apple pays $220.80 in total. Compare that to the $649 that Apple sells the handset at.

Elsewhere is a fun 3D toy, and also everything wrong with VR hype

Elsewhere’s app is based on a technology that instantly converts any picture or video — including your phone’s live camera feed — into stereoscopic 3D, when watched through a simple viewer that’s sold with the app. You can either load images and video directly to your phone, look at a curated feed of material (company co-founders Wendellen Li and Aza Raskin are partial to fractal videos), or see a 3D version of anything your phone’s camera captures. Raskin and Li won’t describe exactly how it works, but it seems to handle the transformation smoothly. Unlike a 360-degree video or VR game, though, the result is still a square projected in front of you, not a full world that you can look around in. It’s like a very advanced version of the Victorian stereoscope, a $50 toy that I could absolutely see buying for a kid just to watch them walk around turning posters and TV screens into 3D dioramas.

Nike reveals new details about its self-lacing 'Back to the Future' sneakers

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'The Final Countdown' Played on 64 Floppy Drives Would Make Gob Bluth Proud

Scanners and floppy drives use stepper motors to move the head with sensors which scans the image or performs read/write operations on a magnetic disk. The sound generated by a motor depends on driving speed. The higher the frequency, the greater the pitch. Hard disks use a magnet and a coil to tilt the head. When voltage is supplied for long enough, the head speeds up and hits the bound making the “drum hit” sound.

macOS Sierra FAQ: What you need to know about the new Mac operating system

This fall, Apple will release macOS Sierra, a major update to the Mac operating system. This FAQ will answer some of the general questions you may have to help you learn what it’s all about and whether you should install it on your Mac. We’ll update this FAQ with more questions, answers, and details as the release date approaches.

Everyone assumes the West will always be fighting over water. Maybe they're wrong.

The American West has always been a dry place. That gave it a reputation: Everyone is fighting over water. Historically, that reputation reflected reality. Decades-long grudges between farmers and environmentalists over endangered fish. Cities that slurp up entire lakes. States literally declaring war on each other—as Arizona did to California in the 1930s. And a complex legal systems employing armies of water-specialized lawyers to arbitrate all the bickering.

Generation Cryo: Fighting Death in the Frozen Unknown

Once the body arrives at Alcor, it’s quickly taken to the operating room, where surgeons drill burr holes into the skull to assess the quality of circulation. For whole-body preservations, surgeons connect all the major blood vessels of the heart to a heat exchanger (a device that lowers the patient’s body temperature to a few degrees above the freezing point of water), and a perfusion machine, which delivers chemicals to the body. The idea is to wash out the body’s blood and other fluids as quickly as possible, and replace them with a cryoprotectant. This high-tech gel is gradually added to the body to prevent ice crystal formation—the mortal enemy of biological sustainability. Ice crystals are like tiny knives that stab away at cells, disfiguring their shape and disrupting the connections required for normal organ function. Cells that have been severely damaged by ice crystals basically look like useless piles of mush. Cryoprotectants prevent this. When the body is lowered to liquid nitrogen temperatures, the gel causes the patient to become “vitrified,” which means they’ve been transformed into a glass-like state, and free of ice crystals.

We’re looking at cyberbullying the wrong way

A bully is a bully and a troll is a troll, no matter where you go online. For as long as online mass communication has existed, from the early days of AOL chat rooms, online bullying has existed. So, in order to effectively address the issue of cyberbullying , one must not only question the environments that yield such behaviors, but examine how and why the behavior exists in the first place.

George W. Bush needed a little help from Obama to take a selfie

At the event, Bush tried to take a selfie with a group of people but evidently couldn't fit everyone in the shot. Obama happened to pass by at that moment, and was more than happy to lend Bush a helping hand.

How cities can to tap into $37B in private funds for innovation

With public infrastructure funding in the U.S. nearly tapped out, a new study says smart city projects could tap into billions in private funds, according to a report by Siemens Financial Services into funding for smart cities.

Top 12 Things You Can Ask Siri To Do For You on macOS Sierra

Siri is finally available in macOS Sierra . It’s kind of like the Siri you’ve know to love (or tolerate) on iOS. But the things she can do on macOS are slightly different. So is the way you interact with her. If you just installed macOS Sierra and aren’t sure what you should be using Siri for, here are some ideas.

Why is San Francisco trying to strangle its golden goose?

Detroit doesn’t place burdensome regulations on automobile manufacturers; Idaho doesn’t put undue restrictions and hurdles in front of potato farmers; and California takes steps to protect its farmers — because these industries are part of the lifeblood and identity of their respective states.

Minecraft for iPhone and Android is about to get a lot better

It's official: On October 18th, Minecraft Pocket Edition for iPhone and Android will get the so-called Boss Update, bringing new high-stakes battles with intimidating enemies like the Wither and the Elder Guardian.

How ITT Tech Screwed Students and Made Millions

By the time ITT Technical Institute (ITT) closed its doors earlier this month, the for-profit college had been selling tenuous diplomas at exorbitant prices for more than 20 years. The company had been taking millions in federal grant money, burying low-income and first-generation students in insurmountable debt, and evading regulators since the early 1990s—all while its CEO and other executives personally profited from the fraud.

Solar Energy Is Cool, But It's Also Gorgeous

Wu used a Phase One 100XF camera for stills and a Canon 5D to make a time-lapse video of the array following the sun, with music composed by Zak Marcom. He even got to drive under the mirrors. “It was like being in a forest of metal and glass,” Wu says. A forest of metal and seen from the sky but best appreciated from the ground.

NYC public wi-fi terminals learn tough lessons about the internet

The Alphabet Inc. subsidiary focused on urban innovation, Sidewalk Labs, suffered a setback as porn and privacy concerns beset its public web terminals on New York City streets.

What to do if your iPhone 7 gets wet

With Apple trumpeting its new iPhones as being "splash and water resistant," you'll understandably be tempted to take your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on more adventures, from rainy-day hikes and long walks on the beach to fishing trips and whitewater rafting. Having your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus on your person during such activities will create great photo opps (while upping your selfie game), but it also increases the odds that your new iPhone will come into contact with water.

19 outdoor cameras that take home security seriously

Some have to be hardwired to an existing doorbell or light fixture. Others rely on batteries. Some have optional cellular backup and other still, like the Canary Flex (pictured above), come with a unique assortment of accessories so you can find the perfect install spot for your home.

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Governments are requesting more Twitter user data than ever before

The U.S. section of the report also reveals the amount of info requests received by state, further identifying whether the demand was made by a federal or local agency. For example, for the state of New York, Twitter has received 339 account data requests thus far this year; including 223 requests from a federal agency. Overall, Twitter complied with 82 percent of its U.S. requests.

Cool, new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accessories | ZDNet

Got an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on order and want to kit it out with some cool, new accessories? Here you go!

Inside Google’s Internet Justice League and Its AI-Powered War on Trolls

Cohen founded Jigsaw, which now has about 50 staffers (almost half are engineers), after a brief high-profile and controversial career in the US State Department, where he worked to focus American diplomacy on the Internet like never before. One of the moon-shot goals he’s set for Jigsaw is to end censorship within a decade, whether it comes in the form of politically motivated cyberattacks on opposition websites or government strangleholds on Internet service providers. And if that task isn’t daunting enough, Jigsaw is about to unleash Conversation AI on the murky challenge of harassment, where the only way to protect some of the web’s most repressed voices may be to selectively shut up others. If it can find a path through that free-speech paradox, Jigsaw will have pulled off an unlikely coup: applying artificial intelligence to solve the very human problem of making people be nicer on the Internet.

Elon Musk's Mars colonization plans: what we know so far

In less than a week, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk will finally explain how he plans to colonize Mars within the next few decades. It’s a goal that he has adamantly championed for years, though he hasn’t given many specifics about it. That will change on September 27th, when Musk is expected to talk about the vehicles and technologies needed to bring people to the Red Planet, and then build a long-term settlement there.

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52 How science fiction has imagined colonizing our solar system and beyond
53 Classic cars represent an end of an era at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
54 Meet the HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle (pictures)
55 Uber's 'ghost drivers' in China are scaring passengers
56 Google's new messaging service isn't as private as Snowden would've liked
57 Four Reasons Why Gender Equality In The Workplace Is Closer Than You Think
58 CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution
59 Overeager giraffe gets a little too friendly during local news report
60 Tesla Sued by Norway Car Owners as Speed Not Insane Enough
61 Indigenous Australians the oldest living civilisation on Earth, study affirms
62 Hacker group creates $30 DIY Epipen to expose corporate greed and save lives
63 Allo, privacy, are you there? Google keeps your messages forever
64 How to Build a Homemade Tornado Humidifier to Battle Dry Winter Air
65 Clinton’s App Is Trouncing Trump’s in Pretty Much Every Way
66 Lyft Co-Founder Says Most Rides to Be Autonomous By 2021
67 Apple is reportedly interested in British supercar maker McLaren
68 Disney pulls 'Moana' costume after critics lambast it as 'Polyface'
69 An ‘Interview’ With Google’s New Digital Assistant
70 Meet the new C-level executives born of smart cities
71 Lifehacker on Twitter
72 Apple's Not Gonna Buy McLaren, But It Really Should
73 Chinese Billionaire Buys His Dog 8 iPhone 7 Handsets Worth Over $6,000
74 Pokémon Bank update gives you a multi-game Pokédex
76 The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses
77 This $139 computer can be a PC or robot and will run Windows 10 desktop
78 Facebook Messenger makes it easier to get your friends to pay up
79 jason on Twitter
80 Messaging app Telegram adds selfie masks, DIY GIFs
81 Google releases its AI-infused messaging app Allo
82 A bike accident left him paralyzed; electricity let him ride again
83 Gennifer Flowers tweets she supports Trump, will accept invitation to debate
84 Google backs off on previously announced Allo privacy feature
85 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 software update: More than just a green battery icon | ZDNet
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