Machines
Baidu unveils its camera-based Apollo Lite self-driving suite - Roadshow  CNET · 7 hours
The company claims that Lite is capable of Level 4 autonomy as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. more
Google defeats shareholders on ‘Dragonfly’ censored search in China  TechCrunch · 13 hours
A shareholder resolution aimed at halting Google’s efforts to bring a censored version of its search engine to China has failed. Shareholders tabled a resolution to demand Google put the... more
Text IQ, a machine learning platform for parsing sensitive corporate data, raises $12.6M  TechCrunch · 14 hours
Text IQ, a machine learning system that parses and understands sensitive corporate data, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding led... more
Google to face shareholders on censored ‘Dragonfly’ search in China  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Another day, another shareholder suit. This time it’s Google in the spotlight. Shareholders have tabled a resolution which, if passed, would demand Google put the brakes on its... more
CMU researchers use computer vision to see around corners  TechCrunch · 16 hours
Future autonomous vehicle and other machine intelligence systems might not need line-of-sight to gather incredibly detailed image data: New research from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toronto and University... more
TextIQ, a machine learning platform for parsing sensitive corporate data, raises $12.6M  TechCrunch · 16 hours
TextIQ, a machine learning system that parses and understands sensitive corporate data, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital,... more
Acura's Pikes Peak racers are being driven and crewed by its own engineers - Roadshow  CNET · 17 hours
This marks the brand's biggest-ever participation in one of America's most legendary racing events. more
Monster Jam takes trucks to new heights - Roadshow  CNET · 17 hours
Monster trucks are about more than car-crushing craziness. The modern crop of monsters are packed with tons of engineering and tech to really make them fly. more
China loses ground in top supercomputer list  BBC · 20 hours
There are slightly fewer Chinese machines, and some more US ones, in the list of top supercomputers. more
Check out some of these great Toshiba external hard drives  Windows Central · 21 hours
In the modern world where the size of files is always increasing, having an adequate amount of storage space for your computer or gaming console is important. While... more
Blue Prism acquires UK’s Thoughtonomy for up to $100M to expand its RPA platform with more AI  TechCrunch · 24 hours
Robotic process automation — which lets organizations shift repetitive back office tasks to machines... more
Magic Leap accuses ex-employee of stealing AR technology for Chinese company - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Former software engineer's new company used confidential information to create competing AR glasses in just two years, the startup alleges in a... more
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 promises powerful performance - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
With 414 horsepower on tap from its 4.0-liter flat-six engine, it should hustle like no other. more
Google will cite where its song lyrics come from following Genius dispute  THE VERGE · 1 day
Google today responded to an ongoing controversy involving lyrics provider and annotator Genius Media, which has accused Google of copying its song lyrics and... more
For pen testing firm IOActive, security is cultural not transactional  TechCrunch · 1 day
IOActive may not be a household name but you almost certainly know its work. The Seattle-headquartered company has been behind some of the most breathtaking hacks in the... more
Cruise is sharing its data visualization tool with robotics geeks everywhere  TechCrunch · 2 days
Cruise is sharing a software platform with roboticists that was initially created to give its own engineers a better understanding of the petabytes of data generated... more
Pandora is being sued for showing Tom Petty song lyrics  THE VERGE · 2 days
Music publishing company Wixen has sued Pandora for displaying lyrics from Wixen artists — who include... more
Matterhackers Pulse XE is a 3D printer that's fit for the toughest jobs  Windows Central · 2 days
This 3D printer is designed from the top down to print the most difficult materials. There are a lot of 3D printers... more
Engineers demonstrate superstrong, reversible adhesive that works like snail slime  nanowerk · 2 days
Snails can anchor themselves in place using a structure known as an epiphragm. The snail's slimy secretion works its way into the pores found on even seemingly smooth... more
Volvo teams up with Nvidia to develop self-driving commercial and industrial trucks  TechCrunch · 2 days
Volvo and Nvidia announced a new partnership today aimed at developing the next-generation decision-making engine for Volvo Group’s fully autonomous commercial trucks and industrial... more
Gold adds the shine of reversible assembly to protein cages  nanowerk · 2 days
An international team reports the gold led reversible self-assembly of 3D cages from engineered proteins. more
BMW X3 M Competition is a wolf in a crossover's clothing - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
A crossover SUV with 503 horsepower? Yes, it's a reality, and at a glance you'd never know it. more
Climate justice and environmental ethics in tech, with Amazon engineer Rajit Iftikhar  TechCrunch · 2 days
Nearly 8,000 Amazon employees, many in prestigious engineering and design roles, have recently signed a petition calling on Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Board... more
Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Catalina to Developers  MacRumors · 3 days
Apple today seeded the second beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing purposes, two weeks after the new... more
Meet Hatch Baby’s portable, Wi-Fi-enabled sleep device Rest+  TechCrunch · 3 days
Menlo Park-based Hatch Baby has prided itself on introducing “smart” nursery devices — including Grow, a changing pad with a built-in scale and Rest, a device doubling as a sound machine and... more
Clockwise nabs $11M Series A to make your calendar smarter  TechCrunch · 3 days
Almost every organization, regardless of size, is inundated with meetings, so much so it’s often hard to find dedicated time do actual work. Clockwise wants to change that... more
Meet Hatch Baby’s portable, WiFi-enabled sleep device Rest+  TechCrunch · 3 days
Menlo Park-based Hatch Baby has prided itself on introducing “smart” nursery devices — including Grow, a changing pad with a built-in scale and Rest, a device doubling as a sound machine and... more
Google Accused of Unlawfully Copying Song Lyrics From Genius.com  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Genius Media has accused Google of copying their work to display in its Search results for years without permission and has asked the search-engine giant to address the situation. more
2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M first drive review: The modern shape of M - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
BMW’s latest high-performance M cars aren’t cars at all, they’re crossovers. And with 503... more
Target checkouts hit by outage for a second day in a row  TechCrunch · 3 days
Another day, another Target checkout outage. Many took to social media to complain that checkouts at the retail giant went down for a second... more
Amazon Game Studios lays off 'dozens' of developers  Windows Central · 5 days
Many games are still in development. What you need to know Amazon has been developing games for many years now. The company even unveiled a Lumberyard game engine which wasn't widely adopted.... more
MrMobile's review of the LG Gram 17 makes me miss my ultra-light laptop  Windows Central · 6 days
I've been using Apple laptops since high school, and even though my 2018 MacBook Pro is powerful enough to handle my 4K... more
Adobe’s prototype AI tool automatically spots Photoshopped faces  THE VERGE · 6 days
The world is becoming increasingly anxious about the spread of fake videos and pictures, and Adobe — a name synonymous... more
2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is a 550-horsepower super-SUV - Roadshow  CNET · 6 days
The ultimate Cayenne is as poised and powerful as any other car with a Porsche crest on its hood. more
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover to Explore Ancient Life  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
NASA's Mars 2020 rover, its latest robotic mission to the Red Planet, will include technology to explore ancient life on Mars, according to the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. more
VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks, startup that raised $115M  TechCrunch · 6 days
VMware has been trying to reinvent itself from a company that helps you build and manage virtual machines in your data center to one that helps... more
Neurobehavioral health company Blackthorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders  TechCrunch · 7 days
There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, Blackthorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine... more
Wolfenstein: Youngblood lets you upgrade weapons through microtransactions  Windows Central · 7 days
Let's hope they're not like Far Cry New Dawn. What you need to know Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a first-person shooter which should launch in July. The game takes place many years after... more
Facebook to Create 500 Jobs in New London Engineering Centre  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019, including 100 roles in artificial intelligence. more
We won’t be listening to music in a decade according to Vinod Khosla  TechCrunch · 1 week
Depending on who you ask, the advantage of technology based on artificial or machine intelligence could be a topsy-turvy funhouse mirror world... more
Why Vinod Khosla thinks radiologists still practicing in 10 years will be ‘causing deaths’  TechCrunch · 1 week
Doubling down on comments he’s made throughout the years regarding AI’s potential impact on the medical industry, legendary Silicon Valley... more
Daily Crunch: Fortnite-maker acquires Houseparty  TechCrunch · 1 week
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Fortnite maker Epic acquires... more
MIT develops a better way for robots to predict human movement  TechCrunch · 1 week
People and robots working together has tremendous potential for factory and construction site settings, but robots are also potentially incredibly dangerous to people, especially when they’re... more
Krisp’s smart noise-cancelling gets official release and pricing  TechCrunch · 1 week
Background noise on calls could be a thing of the past if Krisp has anything to do with it. The app, now available on Windows and Macs after a long beta, uses... more
Uber unveils new Volvo self-driving vehicle in a step toward robotaxi service  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber Advanced Technologies Group unveiled Wednesday a new generation of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs that are designed and built to be fully driverless, a... more
Uber unveils new Volvo self-driving vehicle in a step towards robotaxi service  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber Advanced Technologies Group unveiled Wednesday a new generation of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs that are designed and built to be fully driverless, a... more
Fortnite maker Epic acquires social video app Houseparty  TechCrunch · 1 week
What does a gaming company do after raising $1.25 billion? Acquisitions seem like a pretty good place to start. Epic Games — of Unreal Engine and the ridiculously successful Fortnite phenomenon —... more
Facebook to launch London hub to fight harmful content  Sky News · 1 week
Facebook is opening an engineering centre in London as part of its strategy to keep harmful content away from its platform. more
Yes, you can customize Windows Sandbox — here's how  Windows Central · 1 week
You can use a config file to customize various aspects of Windows Sandbox, and in this guide, we show you how on the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. On Windows... more
Go-Jek doubles down on India with yet another talent acquisition  TechCrunch · 1 week
Go-Jek may be based in Southeast Asia, but the multi-billion-dollar ride-hailing firm continues to tap India for engineering talent. The Indonesia-headquartered firm announced today that it has acquired... more
Facebook opens UK engineering hub to fight harmful content  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Facebook is opening an engineering center in London that will build tech tools aimed at keeping harmful content off its site more
Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini console  THE VERGE · 1 week
Konami has announced the latest in the slew of shrunk-down retro consoles, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. Six games have been announced so far for the system, which... more
Power-wash your bike with the Skoda Karoq Velo concept - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
There's also a washing machine in there, so your friends don't have to smell you the whole way home. more
Uber unveils new skyport designs for Uber Air  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber’s architecture and engineering partners have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, Skyports are the areas where people will be able to board and disembark from Uber Air vehicles. At... more
Apple Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation  MacRumors · 1 week
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today announced that Apple has joined the group as a Platinum member, and Senior Engineering Manager Tom Doron... more
Amazon Alexa team uses machine learning to better handle regional language differences  TechCrunch · 1 week
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant faces a massive challenge: Operating not only as a multi-lingual product, but also ensuring that all regional variants of languages... more
Engineers design nanostructured diamond metalens for compact quantum technologies  nanowerk · 1 week
By finding a certain kind of defect inside a block of diamond and fashioning a pattern of nanoscale pillars on the surface above it, researchers can now control the shape... more
Research moves closer to brain-machine interface autonomy  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineers report that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons,... more
Uber adds another air taxi vehicle partner to the mix  TechCrunch · 1 week
In order to make Uber Air a reality, Uber needs vehicle partners to actually develop these electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles. Today at flying taxi conference Uber... more
Transit city navigation app seeks to solve bad public transit ETAs with machine learning  TechCrunch · 1 week
Transit, a company that has spent its entire life trying to make it easier to get around cities, is unveiling... more
AWS is now making Amazon Personalize available to all customers  TechCrunch · 1 week
Amazon Personalize, first announced during AWS re:Invent last November, is now available to all Amazon Web Services customers. The API enables developers to add custom machine learning models... more
Lilium, the ambitious German air taxi company, picks London for its new software engineering base  TechCrunch · 1 week
Lilium, the ambitious Munich-based startup developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) device, has announced that London... more
The best espresso machines for 2019 - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Looking for a home espresso machine? The Breville Barista Express is still the best deal. more
Holberton opens its software engineering school in Medellin  TechCrunch · 1 week
Holberton School, which sees itself as a college alternative for budding software engineers, today announced that it has opened a campus in Medellin, Colombia. With this, it now operates to schools in... more
Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine  TechCrunch · 1 week
Qubole, the data platform founded by Apache Hive creator and former head of Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team Ashish Thusoo, today announced the launch of Quantum, its first serverless offering. Qubole may not necessarily be... more
Microsoft Power Platform update aims to put AI in reach of business users  TechCrunch · 1 week
Low code and no code are the latest industry buzzwords, but if vendors can truly abstract away the complexity of difficult tasks... more
Microsoft Power BI platform update aims to put AI in reach of business users  TechCrunch · 1 week
Low code and no code are the latest industry buzzwords, but if vendors can truly abstract away the complexity of... more
Brillouin Medal awarded for graphene phonon research  nanowerk · 1 week
Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has received the Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society. more
Top voting machine maker reverses position on election security, promises paper ballots  TechCrunch · 1 week
Voting machine maker ES&S has said it “will no longer sell” paperless voting machines as the primary device for casting ballots in a jurisdiction.... more
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 is a smooth operator - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
With a 255-horsepower I4 and optional all-wheel drive, the GLC300 is a comfortable, capable cruiser. more
2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe has a silly spoiler - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The trade-off for having to wear the spoiler is getting access to a 503-horsepower, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. more
Former Unity Technology VP files lawsuit alleging CEO sexually harassed her  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Unity Technologies, the multibillion-dollar gaming engine, is facing a lawsuit from its former VP of global talent acquisition, Anne Evans, who accuses CEO John Riccitiello of... more
Check out these great USB hubs from Sabrent  Windows Central · 2 weeks
As devices get thinner and smaller, ports can become a premium commodity. While many accessories work with Bluetooth, you're going to need ports for certain devices. Sabrent makes a variety of USB... more
NASA's nuclear rocket program is making a comeback video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Congress has awarded NASA $125 million to revive its nuclear thermal propulsion program, which was originally scrapped in the 1970s. more
Ai-Da, the AI artist video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Ai-Da robot is an artificial intelligence machine with a penchant for art. Is this a whole new movement or painting by numbers? more
Why identity startup Auth0’s founder still codes: It makes him a better boss  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
If you ask Eugenio Pace to describe himself, “engineer” would be fairly high on the list. “Being a CEO is pretty busy,”... more
Boston Dynamics to hit market with robot dog 'by the end of the year'  Sky News · 2 weeks
Robotics firm Boston Dynamics is finally preparing to hit the market with its first commercially available machine, the robot dog... more
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Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini console
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Skoda's Karoq Velo concept car has a built-in washing machine and drone - Roadshow
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Halo Infinite arrives fall 2020 for Microsoft’s new Xbox
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Mercedes-AMG just broke our brains with the M139, a 416-hp 4-cylinder engine - Roadshow
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