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About peterjang73

A nerdy father of two, a husband of a beautiful and understanding wife, an engineer who loves anime and tinkering with PCs and games, but most of all, loves God.

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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NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World

https://www.space.com/nasa-tess-first-earth-size-exoplanet-discovery.html NASA’s newest planet hunter has discovered its first Earth-size alien world. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) spotted the planet, as well as a weird “sub-Neptune” world, circling the star HD 21749, which lies about 53 light-years from Earth, … Continue reading

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Sony PS5 Specs Promise Ray-tracing and More

https://www.legitreviews.com/sony-ps5-specs-promise-ray-tracing-and-more_211447 Posted by Shane McGlaun | Tue, Apr 16, 2019 – 10:02 AM Some of the first hard details on what the PS5 will bring gamers have surfaced. Sony reportedly promises some big things for the game console with support … Continue reading

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Feds Partner With South Carolina Prison for Cellphone Jamming Test

https://gizmodo.com/feds-partner-with-south-carolina-prison-for-cellphone-j-1834068900 Confiscated cell phones at Broad River Correctional Institution, where the Federal Bureau of Prisons ran a cellphone-jamming experiment in partnership with state corrections officials last week, in 2010.Photo: Meg Kinnard (AP) The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons tested cellphone-jamming … Continue reading

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Winters Are Only Going to Get Worse, So Researchers Invented a Way to Generate Electricity from Snowfall

https://gizmodo.com/winters-are-only-going-to-get-worse-so-researchers-inv-1834076615 The farther you get from the equator, the less effective solar panels become at reliably generating power all year round. And it’s not just the shorter spans of sunlight during the winter months that are a problem; even a … Continue reading

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Google Pay can find your tickets and loyalty cards in Gmail

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/16/google-pay-finds-tickets-in-gmail/ It just became decidedly easier to use your Android phone to board a flight or see a movie. Google Pay is rolling out a server-based update that lets the app automatically fetch boarding passes, tickets and loyalty cards from … Continue reading

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PepsiCo Partnered With a Russian Start-up Trying to Create Orbiting Billboards

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=33748 The idea to launch billboards into space may have seemed like just another marketing gimmick. Back in January, Discover¬†first reported on a Russian start-up company¬†named StartRocket that said it wanted to use swarms of mini satellites called CubeSats to … Continue reading

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