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Starting today, San Francisco residents can hail a self-driving Uber

Self-driving cars could be as fundamentally transformative to the American way of life as, well, cars. But they’ve always felt like a pie-in-the-sky technology rather than a product that could be right around the proverbial corner. Today, they took a ...

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ET deals roundup: Save big on laptops, TVs, and more

Still need to get your holiday shopping done? Worry not, there’s tons of great sales going on for December. From Dell laptops to VR headsets to big-screen 4K televisions, you can save a ton online, and get everything shipped to ...

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Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time

This week, Microsoft announced a new initiative with Qualcomm aimed at bringing full 32-bit Win32 compatibility to ARM devices running Windows 10 in 2017. It’s a significant change from the company’s previous ARM strategy, and it could finally clear the ...

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Engineers claim Samsung’s aggressive design led to Note 7 fires

Samsung’s Note 7 release and subsequent is quickly becoming a legendary blunder in the smartphone industry. The Korean electronics giant is still conducting an internal investigation of the battery fires that plagued this device during its short life. But manufacturing ...

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Gears of War 4 competitive cross-play being tested this weekend between PC, Xbox One owners

If you’re still playing Gears of War 4’s multiplayer, this weekend has something special on offer. The Coalition team has decided to enable competitive cross-play for this weekend in hopes of gathering data on what it’s like for Xbox One ...

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New teardown reveals Surface Studio packs ARM CPU core, upgradable storage

Microsoft’s new Surface Studio is an interesting foray into high-end premium hardware, but it’s clearly not intended as a user-expandable system. It’s always interesting to see how companies balance slim, cutting-edge hardware against basic repairability, and Microsoft’s track record in ...

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Top space books to get as holiday gifts

It’s that time of year, where everyone wishes they could escape holiday gatherings and just hide in a corner and read. Wait, is that not you? At any rate, if you’re buying a gift for a space enthusiast, here are ...

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Starting in 2018, China will begin turning its coal plants into nuclear reactors

It’s a common refrain among climate change down-players — those who accept its reality, but who argue that we can’t or shouldn’t do much about it — that, sure, first world Western countries could be doing a lot more to ...

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The best cars of the 2016 LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Auto Show has morphed into a tech conference/exposition and car show in order to improve its stature among the world’s major shows. LA is arguably the style capital for the world’s car culture. Even ...

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Stereolabs Linq aims to be the world’s first true ‘mixed-reality’ headset

While we have barely gotten to the stage of shipping virtual reality headsets, the industry is already trying to move past them to what is being called mixed reality. Mixed reality solutions combine the capability to present augmented reality (AR, ...

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