Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

General Motors employees get free self-driving car rides

Self-driving cars are already the primary mode of transportation for a small group in San Francisco. Cruise, the self-driving arm of General Motors, has launched a private app for employees to request a free self-driving ride almost anywhere in the … Continue reading

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Here’s Proof That Commuter Bikes Don’t Have to Suck

The perfect city bike would be comfy and safe to ride and it would look sharp. Bonus points if it’s super-low maintenance and doesn’t require you to constantly fiddle with the chain and the shifters. Such bikes exist, but not … Continue reading

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Brain-controlled VR game hints at a hands-free future

We may be a long way off from a Holodeck-like virtual reality where your body is the controller, but Neurable might have the next closest thing. It recently unveiled a prototype peripheral that adds brain control to VR experiences. The … Continue reading

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Instagram livestreamers can add a guest to their broadcasts

Livestreaming is becoming a major part of social networks — Instagram, Twitter (via Periscope) and Facebook have all been pushing it in our faces for a while now. They all work the same, more or less, but Instagram is adding … Continue reading

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About … Traffic

From congested lanes on freeways to motor enzymes navigating DNA, traffic (and the occasional roadkill) is part of life. from Discover Main Feed http://ift.tt/2veC2rP via IFTTT

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“Podcasting patent” is totally dead, appeals court rules

reader comments 4 A federal appeals court has upheld a legal process that invalidated the so-called “podcasting patent.” That process was held by a company called Personal Audio, which had threatened numerous podcasts with lawsuits in recent years. On Monday, … Continue reading

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Mazda says it has made a long-awaited breakthrough in engine technology

Mazda reader comments 1 Fresh on the heels of last week’s tie-up with Toyota, on Tuesday Mazda announced it’s finally made a breakthrough in gasoline engine technology. Mazda is calling it Skyactive-X; we know it better as homogenous charge compression … Continue reading

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