Monthly Archives: February 2019

Tesla’s Model 3 Is Now Selling for $35,000

https://www.wired.com/story/tesla-model-3-35000-price-autopilot-self-driving-stores-closing Tesla has long billed its Model 3 as the electric car that would bring electric driving to the masses. And today, a year and a half after launching the sedan, it finally started selling it at the price point … Continue reading

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Plagued by Predators, YouTube Is Disabling Comments on Most Videos Featuring Children

https://gizmodo.com/plagued-by-predators-youtube-is-disabling-comments-on-1832966700 YouTube has a genuine crisis on its hands after it was revealed that comments on its site were being used to organize a child exploitation network. Major advertisers are dropping like flies. In response, YouTube on Thursday announced that … Continue reading

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Toyota experiment uses cameras to create city maps for self-driving cars

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/28/toyota-self-driving-car-maps-using-cameras/ Self-driving cars usually benefit from having detailed road maps, but creating those maps can be agonizingly slow when it requires cars loaded with exotic hardware. Toyota researchers and Carmera might have an easier solution: use off-the-shelf cameras to get … Continue reading

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Phone-hacking device used by police sells on eBay for $100

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/28/ios-android-hacking-device-ebay/ A phone-hacking device that law enforcement officials use to extract data from phones is popping up on eBay for as little as $100. Federal agencies in the US and elsewhere, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, typically … Continue reading

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Incredible Experiment Gives Infrared Vision to Mice—and Humans Could Be Next

https://gizmodo.com/incredible-experiment-gives-infrared-vision-to-mice-and-1832940986 By injecting nanoparticles into the eyes of mice, scientists gave them the ability to see near-infrared light—a wavelength not normally visible to rodents (or people). It’s an extraordinary achievement, one made even more extraordinary with the realization that a … Continue reading

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Renewable hydrogen could be competitive in a decade, researchers say

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1464891 Enlarge / The Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen multiple-unit train for regional transport, is located at Basdorf station. Thanks to its fuel cell drive, the train runs completely emission-free and quietly. The Niederbarnimer Railway aims to use this … Continue reading

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AMD finally delivers drivers that will boost Ryzen Mobile laptops

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/26/amd-ryzen-mobile-drivers-finally/ AMD released its Ryzen Mobile APU in October 2017 with the promise of bargain gaming performance, but since then, driver support has been non-existent. Rather, owners have relied on laptop manufacturers like HP and Dell, instead. AMD promised to … Continue reading

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