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This Kirby Otamatone is the musical instrument you need

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NVIDIA Pauses Self-Driving Vehicle Testing; Confirms DRIVE Wasn’t In Last Week’s Uber Collision

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While not announced as part of this week’s GTC keynote, during the keynote itself word got out via Reuters that the company had suspended their active testing of their DRIVE autonomous vehicle driving system. Later confirmed and expounded upon by NVIDIA, the company was pausing public road testing of self-driving vehicles in light of last […]

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The Xcode cliff

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Swift Playgrounds is a wonderful introduction to programming. It introduces imperative logic, functions, methods, loops, and many of the marvelous APIs that are available to iOS developers. But it’s called a “playground” for a reason: you can’t make an app with Swift Playgrounds. You play with code, you learn about code, and you do indeed […]

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Astronomers use artificial intelligence to spot 6,000 new craters on the Moon

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One of the biggest challenges in astronomy is also the most obvious: space is big and it takes a long time to look at it all. This is why artificial intelligence has been such a boon to this science. It turns out that the same machine vision tools developed for tasks like guiding self-driving cars […]

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Demand good vibrations from your next Android phone

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I’ve been using a pre-production version of the unfortunately named LG V30S ThinQ since Mobile World Congress last month. I didn’t spend more than a few minutes with the near-identical original V30, so it feels like a brand new phone to me, and I mostly really like it. My favorite feature, however, came as a […]

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No Man’s Sky is getting its biggest update yet this summer alongside Xbox One launch

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Hello Games, the developer behind space exploration title No Man’s Sky, announced today that the game’s largest update ever will arrive later this summer alongside a launch on the Xbox One. Details about the update, which the company is referring to as No Man’s Sky NEXT, are scarce. It will be free, like previous updates […]

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This skiing exoskeleton is designed to take the strain off your legs

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Exoskeletons are slowly becoming more common in industrial settings, where they’re used to reduce the strain on workers’ bodies. But why shouldn’t we take advantage of this tech in other physically taxing environments. Like, for example, the ski slope? Roam Robotics is one startup doing exactly that, and this week unveiled a prototype skiing exoskeleton […]

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Facebook will no longer allow third-party data for targeting ads

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Facebook announced today that it’s disabling a form of advertising targeting called Partner Categories, which allowed prominent third-party data aggregators like Experian and Acxiom to provide clients with offline data like purchasing activity to inform ad targeting. The move comes amid the fallout from the ongoing Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, and it follows similar […]

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Westworld’s hosts just took over HBO to reveal a new trailer is coming tomorrow

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The second season of HBO’s Westworld will premiere on April 22nd, which means it’s time for a new trailer — and this afternoon, the network announced one was coming in an unorthodox fashion. At 8PM ET / 5PM PT, the feeds for all HBO and Cinemax channels “glitched out” simultaneously, airing a brief teaser clip […]

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Uber’s fatal self-driving crash: all the news and updates

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On March 18th, a 49-year-old woman was struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. She was transported to the hospital, where she died. In the aftermath, Uber’s self-driving program is hanging on by a thread, while the rest of the industry debates the speed in which these vehicles were being rushed to market. […]

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