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The World’s Largest Automotive Supplier Probably Makes Parts For Your Phone, Too

If you want your car to automatically brake for collisions, beep when you’re about to back into something, turn on its wipers when it rains and deploy its airbags during a collision, you’re going to need a lot of sensors. And when those sensors start being used for phone accelerometers, automated driving systems and…Read more… […]

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Elon Musk Unveils His Gigantic Starship Prototype, Says It’ll Be Flying Within Months

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the towering Mk1 prototype of his Starship space vehicle on Saturday evening in Boca Chica Village, Texas, announcing that the craft will be ready to fly within the next few months.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders on the Intersection Between Writing About Science and Writing Science Fiction

io9 was founded as a website dedicated to both science journalism and science-fiction and cultural criticism. And although that mission has evolved over the years, that intersection between science and science fiction is something that still drives co-founders Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz’ work as authors.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Brits Are Pissed About Mercedes-Benz Tracking Down Customer Cars For Repossession: Report

British publication The Sun, a sometimes terrible and occasionally entertaining tabloid across the pond, is reporting that concerns are boiling among human rights groups, former government ministers, and some legal experts about Mercedes-Benz using vehicle location data to track down customers who default on their…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lyft Yanks 1,000 Electric Bikes in San Francisco After Two Battery Fires

Lyft has yanked over a thousand electric bikes from rental availability in San Francisco after at least two e-bikes experienced battery fires in the past few days, according to the San Francisco Examiner.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Lion King ‘Set’ Was a Bunch of VR Headsets in a Giant Warehouse

Long before Disney’s remake of The Lion King hit theaters, it was a beacon of curiosity. Obviously, director Jon Favreau and his team weren’t going to film real lions, they were going to use digital technology to create all the animals, as he did with great success in The Jungle Book. But The Jungle Book […]

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FAA Reportedly Delegated Oversight of Critical 737 Max Flight System to Boeing

A New York Times investigation into the Boeing 737 Max crisis—involving two crashes that killed a cumulative 346 people and the continued grounding of the entire line from global service—has found troubling signs that the Federal Aviation Administration process to guarantee the planes’ safety was fatally flawed and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Galaxy Note 10 Comes Into Focus With Fresh Rumors

If rumors ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10's likely August 7 launch are to be believed it looks like both versions of the Note 10 will be sporting Qualcomm’s most powerful mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855 Plus. That’s surprising because it was only announced earlier this month. Purported specs for the Note 10…Read more… […]

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Galaxy Note 10 Comes Into Focus With Fresh Rumors

If rumors ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10's likely August 7 launch are to be believed it looks like both versions of the Note 10 will be sporting Qualcomm’s most powerful mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855 Plus. That’s surprising because it was only announced earlier this month. Purported specs for the Note 10…Read more… […]

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Vaughn Gittin Jr Tests Teleoperation by Drifting a Car He’s Not In

Portland-based tech startup Designated Driver wants to prove its remote driving technology by running what is clearly a Lincoln in a fancy wrap job up the hill at Goodwood without a driver inside. Pro drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. took to the steering wheel from a remote facility, operating the car with a complete VR…Read more… […]

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Mercedes and BMW Set Ambitious Goals for Autonomy Team Up

In an effort to reduce the cost and lead time of autonomous driving technology, the two German titans, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, joined forces earlier this year. The two companies committed 1,200 autonomous technicians, built a trio of self-driving test centers in Germany, and are sharing a data storage center dedicated…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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