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The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack

At some point in the future, while riding along in a car, a kid may ask their parent about a distant time in the past when people used steering wheels and pedals to control an automobile. Of course, the full realization of the “auto” part of the word — in the form of fully autonomous automobiles — is a long ... Read More »

Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled. Uber told the NTSB that “emergency braking maneuvers are not enabled while the vehicle ... Read More »

Nintendo’s NES Classic will return to U.S. retail stores on June 29

Rejoice Nintendo fans: the Japanese gaming giant is bringing the NES Classic back to retail stores this summer. Nintendo said the console will go on sale again across the U.S. on June 29, with the SNES Classic also set to be available until the end of this year. It isn’t clear what the situation will be outside of the U.S., however. ... Read More »

Sony accidentally leaks new high-end televisions

A new fleet of high-end televisions from Sony have appeared briefly on the firm’s own website. Users on AVS Forum spied evidence of a new fleet of premium TV models that appear to have been accidentally leaked from Sony’s own e-support page.  Sony released a list of its Android TVs potentially affected by a minor software issue it was investigating ... Read More »

Amazon leads $12M investment in India-based digital insurance startup Acko

Amazon appears to be restarting its funding efforts in India after Acko, the digital insurance startup in India, confirmed that the U.S. retail giant led a new round of funding for its business. Amazon — which has been linked with an Acko investment since the start of this year — backed lending startup Capital Float last month, and now it has ... Read More »

It’s official: Apple WWDC 2018 keynote will be held June 4

Video: WWDC 2017 recap: Apple unveils iOS 11, iMac Pro, new iPad Pro, and HomePod Apple has confirmed the date and time of its opening keynote at this year’s WWDC. The company will officially take the stage June 4 at 10am PST (1pm EST). Its keynote and four-day Worldwide Developer Conference will be held in San Jose, Calif., at the ... Read More »

Huawei MateBook X Pro available in the US, special offers included

Image: Huawei The value of the Huawei MateBook X Pro for US customers just took a major leap forward with today’s US pricing and availability information. Last month we tested the Huawei MateBook X Pro and based part of our rating on the only available pricing info, which was European pricing. We now have US pricing and the two available ... Read More »

The battle over 5G: What is it, who are the players, and why do we care?

Video: Who are the players in the battle over 5G and why do we care? The race to 5G: Inside the fight for the future of mobile as we know it Microsoft is seeking a US ban on sales of several Kyocera Android smartphones that it contends violates its patents. Read More Welcome to the latest installment of our regular ... Read More »

Samsung’s payment goes up to $539m as the Apple patent circle-jerk continues

THE LATEST round of Samsung vs Apple – a feud that has been brewing since 2011, has resulted in a $539m fine for the South Korean giant. The seven-year battle over patents has been back and forth between appeal courts since Apple was first awarded the $1bn it originally sought in the first hearing from 2012. Samsung fought back arguing ... Read More »

Delayed MacBook delivery dates could point to a WWDC 2018 refresh

Apple holds its Worldwide Developers Conference every year, and with WWDC 2018 kicking off on June 4, there’s plenty of speculation about what Apple might have in store for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. It turns out we might just get some new hardware too. As Apple-centric sites including AppleInsider and The Mac Observer have noted, some MacBook and MacBook ... Read More »

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