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Google's self-driving cars are learning to deal with bad weather

Look at these adorable tiny windshield wipers<p>Google has some adorable ways of weather-proofing its driverless cars. According to the company's latest monthly report on its self-driving car program, tiny windshield wipers were built to help the rooftop sensors better navigate inclement …

A case for Apple buying Netflix

With Apple’s cash hoard now in excess of $200 billion, and growing substantially every single quarter, it’s not entirely clear what Apple should do …

Facebook had to change its newsfeed because some people were using it like email

A small subset of Facebook users, though, had been treating Facebook's newsfeed more like an email inbox — a problem when it comes to the way the social network decides to show you stories.<p>In a deep dive by Slate's Will Oremus into who controls your feed, Facebook engineers told Slate that a large …

Another hoverboard fire scorches California home

Despite a number of early warnings just before Christmas, the list of hoverboard fires continues to grow, with the latest major incident occurring in …

Hoverboards

Apple reportedly decreases iPhone orders from suppliers

Apple is scaling back its orders for iPhones, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, forcing its Chinese suppliers to lay off staff as they ready themselves for lower sales of Apple's flagship smartphone. People familiar with Apple's supply chain told the <i>WSJ</i> that the company has cut order forecasts for …

National hoverboard ban floated in Australia after dangerous house fire

After a hoverboard caused a devastating house fire in Melbourne Monday, the powers that be in Australia have decided they're going to take a second …

Australia

Microsoft’s Cortana Gets Baked Into Cyanogen’s Forked Version Of Android

Microsoft’s Cortana quietly snuck onto Android in a meaningful this week in a small but telling move that you probably missed unless you happen to own a OnePlus One smartphone.<p>That’s because Cyanogen rolled out a new version of its alternative Android operative system which features Cortana baked …

Meet the world's first phone with a Snapdragon 820 chipset

Just a few years ago, we might have scoffed at the idea of buying a smartphone from a Chinese OEM. Now, with companies like Huawei and ZTE showing us that smartphone pedigree matters less than ambition and execution, things are totally different. That's exactly the opening China's LeTV is trying to …

Phones

Honor 5X is coming to the US for $199.99

It’s been rumored for quite some time, and it’s finally official – Huawei has just announced that the Honor 5X will soon be available for purchase in the United States on Amazon. First announced back in November 2015, the Honor 5X sports some decent specifications, a premium build and a relatively …