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Roborace shows off its driverless race car at MWC

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:23:03 +0000

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Self-driving cars are supposed to make us safer, but Roborace plans to pit them against each other in high-speed gladitorial challenges. This week the team introduced its completed car design.

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SpaceX plans to send humans on lunar orbit mission in 2018

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:30:13 +0000

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SpaceX says the flight will include a crew of two private citizens who have paid a "significant deposit" to charter the mission.

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ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop for $549

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:00:31 +0000

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Today, Dell is offering up a substantial discount on the Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. If you're in need of a powerful 15.6-inch device, this is the perfect time to buy. With a full HD display, a Skylake CPU, a dedicated graphics card, and a sizable hard drive, this laptop offers a complete computing experience wherever you go.

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Twitch will start selling PC games this spring, with streamers getting a 5% cut

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:41:23 +0000

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Twitch could become more of a money-printing machine than it already is.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: finally a worthy successor to the Note 10.1

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:03:58 +0000

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It's been a long wait, but Samsung has finally gotten serious about a new flagship large-format Android tablet with stylus to replace the aging Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

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How does lane departure warning work?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:02:15 +0000

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Drifting out of lane? LDW warns when you drift, while lane keep assist corrects your course automatically. As long as you keep your hands lightly on the steering wheel, the best systems will turn your car into a self-driving car.

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Google accidentally resets OnHub and Google Wifi routers with server error

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:30:26 +0000

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Google temporarily broke a large number of routers recently thanks to an error in its cloud services.

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Major data breach strikes Cloudflare, change your passwords immediately

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:03:39 +0000

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Cloudflare has been accidentally leaking user information to any number of potential bad actors, and some of the information was apparently indexed on Google's search engine. Change your passwords now.

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New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:30:32 +0000

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Rather than cold-calling victims, the perpetrators of this new support scam disable the PC and have the victim call for help.

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Google Waymo sues Uber, alleges theft of self-driving car technology

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:45:15 +0000

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Uber is facing a lawsuit from Google over claims its self-driving car technology was stolen from Google's Waymo and has been used to accelerate Uber's own development.

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