Daily Archives: April 17, 2019

The $9,000 Surface Hub 2S Is a Gigantic Windows Screen With Special Wheels to Scoot Around on

https://gizmodo.com/the-9-000-surface-hub-2s-is-a-gigantic-windows-screen-1834111904 Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo) It seems like every day there’s someone in a fancy office talking about how teamwork and collaboration is the key to success. And yet, most of us are still stuck with the same infuriating video … Continue reading

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Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robots are strong enough to haul a box truck

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/17/boston-dynamics-spotmini-robots-truck/ How many SpotMini robots does it take to haul a big truck? Just 10, apparently. Boston Dynamics’ new video shows 10 of its canine-inspired machines attached to a box truck like sled dogs, pulling it across the company’s parking … Continue reading

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Microsoft didn’t want to sell its facial recognition tech to California police

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/17/microsoft-facial-recognition-california-police/ When it comes to facial recognition, it seems Microsoft truly has been trying to do good. Company president Brad Smith has revealed that the tech giant recently turned down a request from law enforcement to equip officers’ cars and … Continue reading

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Intel Exits 5G Smartphone Modem Market; Other Client Modem Businesses to Be Reviewed

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14229/intel-exits-5g-smartphone-modem-market-other-client-modem-businesses-to-be-reviewed With today’s announcement out of Apple and Qualcomm that the two fierce rivals have buried the hatchet for good, the situation immediately put into question the fate of Intel’s modem business. As Intel’s only major smartphone modem patron, Apple’s … Continue reading

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Apple in a quest for smaller, cheaper lidar for self-driving cars

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/04/17/apple-smaller-cheaper-lidar-self-driving-cars/ SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar … Continue reading

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