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Watch Roborace’s self-driving racecar lap a circuit for the first time ever

The original plan for Roborace, the world’s first racing series for self-driving cars, was to have 20 of its fantastically futuristic vehicles compete against each other before each race in Formula E’s third season. Teams of engineers would program the cars , (all provided by the series) and the algorithms in their computer brains with slightly different takes on how ...

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DJI's $499 Spark is the company's cheapest and tiniest drone yet

Over the last six months the biggest trend in the drone industry has been shrinking the size of the units to make them more portable and accessible. Today DJI unveiled its latest aircraft, the Spark, a mini drone that weighs in at less than a single pound (0.6 pounds, to be exact.) But just as it did with the Mavic ...

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Intel is making it cheaper to build great USB-C ports

0SHARESShare Intel is planning to get rid of the royalties it charges third-party chipmakers that use its Thunderbolt 3 specification sometime next year, according to a report from Wired , which could make it easier for hardware manufacturers to use Intel’s data transfer specification. USB-C is a complicated specification — just because a port is physically a USB-C port, doesn’t ...

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Elgato’s Thunderbolt 3 dock supports two 4K displays

0SHARESShare If you’re looking to run two 4K displays side by side, Elgato’s new Thunderbolt 3 Dock may be the solution for you. The $299 dock comes with two USB-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a DisplayPort, and an Ethernet port for the Wi-Fi adverse. Photo: Elgato You can charge your laptop over USB-C and run two 4K monitors at ...

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is weirdly into the gig economy

The third season of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s quirky all-ages comedy about a young woman (Ellie Kemper) who spent the bulk of her life in an underground doomsday cult led by a menacing reverend (Jon Hamm) hits most of the same beats as the first two. It’s still a fish-out-of-water story, with an incredible supporting cast, great one-liners, and ...

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Trolls are creating fake Manchester victims to fool mourners

Several images circulating on Twitter that purport to show people missing after the attack in Manchester last night have turned out to be a hoax, The Washington Post reports . Following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday, images of missing teenagers who had attended the show began to appear on social media. Many of the ...

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Pinterest launches that ‘Shazam for food’ feature from HBO’s Silicon Valley

In a peculiar case of life imitating art imitating life, Pinterest has announced a new recipe-finding feature that makes use of computer vision to tell you about a dish when you point your smartphone camera at it. The company is billing the feature as a way to perform real-time “dish recognition,” which allows Pinterest to then recommend users new recipes ...

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DJI will now handicap your drone until you register it with the company

Chinese company DJI made a pretty significant change to the process of buying and activating its drones over the weekend . Going forward, DJI drones will be severely limited in functionality until buyers register them with the company. Failure to register with DJI means the drone will have a height limit of 98 feet (30 meters), a radius of 164 ...

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8bitdo’s excellent retro controllers now work with Nintendo Switch

8bitdo — the company behind a range of excellent retro-style game controllers — is now offering support for Nintendo Switch. Today the company is releasing a firmware update that makes all of its controllers compatible with Nintendo’s newest console. Given that 8bitdo makes some of the best aftermarket wireless NES and SNES controller replicas around, this is great news for ...

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Duet Pro takes another stab at turning your iPad into a Wacom tablet

Today Duet is announcing Duet Pro 2.0, its latest iteration on the fantastically useful Duet Display iPad utility that turns Apple’s tablet into a responsive secondary display for macOS or Windows computers. 2.0 builds upon the initial Pro release we tested in October, that turns an iPad Pro into a makeshift Wacom tablet for iPad Pro + Pencil owners. Duet ...

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