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Tesla Motors, Mobileye Announce Breakup Ahead Of Gigafactory Opening

Tesla Motors’ sprawling Gigafactory, the $5 billion battery production facility being built in Nevada, touted to be the world’s largest building by …

Tesla

Google is bringing its futuristic gesture-sensing radar to actual products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Google's closer than ever to making Project Soli, its experimental gesture-based radar project, a reality.<p>During a session at the I/O developer conference Friday, Google's ATAP (Advanced Technology and Products) group showed off two new products that have Project Soli's …

Google

US agency issues privacy guidance for drone operators

Safety regulations for drone usage continue to be formulated, with the US Federal Aviation Administration last month proposing a four-tiered classification system with different rules for how drones can and can’t interact with crowds. The FAA also has a task force weighing in on the issue.<p>But there …

Privacy

Suspended – Medium

Why This Startup Is Buying Tesla Cars for Its Employees

A small company in Raleigh, N.C. is taking a new tack to attract top talent.<p>Practichem, a company that makes scientific instruments, will lease a …

Samsung showed off a new 6GB DRAM chip yesterday

Could it come to the Galaxy Note 6?<p>Samsung brought its 10 nanometer LPDDR4 6GB DRAM chip to a mobile conference in China yesterday. While that's impressive, the company didn't elaborate on where it plans to put all that memory — Samsung's old 20nm 6GB chip for mobile didn't get much use. Most …

Samsung

Fitbit finally gets design with the Alta sports tracker

For me, fitness trackers are all about motivation. I used to go for a run every single day, and then quit, and then went to yoga every single day, and then I did nothing every single day. Now, a little older and a little more sore, I find myself worried less about working out all the time and more …

Wearable Tech

The Curious Double Standard of Google Glass

"That's tight."<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>"Yeah she looks good."<p>"I'd hit that."<p>I was watching as two gentlemen at the table next to me at the SXSW Interactive festival ogled an attractive young woman. They weren't admiring her low cut blouse or a well-filled-out pair of green skinny …

Google Glass

HoverChat For Android Lets You Message Your Friends Without Switching Screens

HoverChat, the first Egyptian Y Combinator startup and makers of an SMS replacement application currently available for Android smartphones, is focused on making messaging more of a multi-tasking experience. The app also has a familiar look: its avatars, called “hoverheads,” are a lot like …

Google Play

Will transparent caching reshape the future of video on the internet?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Oleksiy Mark<p>When Comcast and Netflix signed a peering agreement last month that lets the two networks …

The Mexican immigrant who set up a global drone firm

<b>Mexican immigrant Jordi Munoz says that waiting for his green card after he first moved to the United States made him feel as if he was living "in a big jail".</b><p>At the time he was 20 years old, and he and his girlfriend had set up home near Los Angeles.<p>Yet he could not legally work, or even enrol at …

Fogo’s Modular Flashlight Launches On Kickstarter

Fogo Digital, who you may remember as a competitor in this year’s CES Hardware Battlefield, has launched their smart flashlight on Kickstarter.<p>For those with fuzzy memories, Fogo’s flashlight comes with GPS receiver and screen for showing your coordinates, a USB port for charging your phone from …

Gear & Gadgets

Nexus 6P can also be purchased via Huawei's online store

While the Google Nexus 6 was offered directly through all major US carriers, the Nexus 6P has opted out of the carrier race in the US. Instead, the main source for buying the Nexus 6P is directly from the Google Store. Those who want to buy elsewhere, however, will have the option of getting it …

Android Lollipop

Motorola’s new Moto 360 a much-needed improvement

Motorola’s first-generation Moto 360 was one of the first Android Wear-powered smartwatches to hit the market in 2014. The 360 garnered attention for …

Tattoo-like electronic health patches are now easy to make

However much you like the idea of a wearable electronic patch monitoring (or improving) your health, it's not all that practical. Making just one patch using current tech can take days, and you'd better believe that the result will be expensive. University of Texas researchers may have licked this …

Assistive Technology

Scientists Have Built a One-Way Tunnel for Sound

It can go in both ways, but it only comes out one.<p>Researchers at Nanjing University in China have created a one-way sound tunnel using special linings. The tunnel, which is four inches wide, takes in sound from both sides, but only lets it escape from one.<p>It's all thanks to special 3D-printed …

Engineering

The self-driving car is ready for prime time, but you still can't have one

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Google — or as co-founder Sergey Brin put it, "Google, ah, sorry, I mean Alphabet" — held a thoroughly fascinating event for a small gathering of press here at the Googleplex Tuesday. Brin and his team showed off the latest data from the company's formerly secretive …

Transportation

Want a drone for Christmas? So do a million others.

Forget the latest Apple releases: The most in-demand gadgets this holiday season might just be drones.<p>About a million drones may be sold as Christmas …

Drones

Your Facebook Profile Pic Can Now Be An Animated Selfie

Facebook is rolling out updates to its profile pages, including the option to use a short, looping video as your profile photo.<p>Your Facebook profile is boring as hell. Don’t get me wrong: Your cover image is totally spot-on, your recent vacation photos are gorgeous, and that status update you made …

First NBN satellite launched to serve 200,000 in remote areas by mid-2016

The $500m Ariane 5 rocket is the first of two national broadband network satellites designed to bring fast internet to rural and regional Australians<p>The first of two national broadband network satellites designed to bring fast internet to about 200,000 Australians in remote areas has been …

Malcolm Turnbull

Firefox 41 lets developers screenshot individual page elements

Firefox 41, the latest version of Mozilla’s browser released on September 22, includes an interesting new feature for developers: screenshots of individual elements.<p>If you’re browsing the inspector panel for a page, you can now right click any element and take a screenshot of it. It’s a handy …

Software

LG V10 hands-on

The LG V10 has finally been announced and you can bet we rushed to get our hands all over it. After spending some quality time with the device, we can tell you we like what we see so far. Is it the phone for you? It could be, but that is a question we would rather leave for the full review. For now …

Phones

KashFlow Founder Duane Jackson Launches Supdate To Let Startups Keep Investors Updated

“What’s more boring than accounting software? Business progress reporting!” says Duane Jackson, who previously founded and sold online accounting software startup KashFlow. His latest venture, Supdate, aims to solve another pain-point faced by startups: how to provide investors with regular updates …

Startups

Starbucks' app lets UK users pre-order drinks and skip the queue

Starbucks first allowed US customers to begin pre-ordering drinks and food at the end of last year, but it took until late last month for it to become available to both iOS and Android users across the country. Meanwhile Brits were left out in the cold. Luckily, the coffee giant has now decided to …

Conquer robotics with the complete Raspberry Pi 2 starter kit

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new and improved model of its iconic microcomputer – the kit that’s taught countless curious minds the fundamentals of electronics and robotics. Whether you’re upgrading or trying Raspberry Pi for the first time, you’re going to want to do a lot more than …

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Engineering

Snowden slip-up leads to 47GB avalanche of Twitter e-mail notifications

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You can decide whether Edward Snowden is a whistleblower or a traitor.<p>I can now confirm, however, that he is unquestionably human.<p>Having joined Twitter a matter of hours ago, the temporary Muscovite took to …

Edward Snowden

Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

Mosquitoes are pesky insects in most western countries, but in tropical areas they're a legitimate threat to public health. Now, Japanese appliance maker Sharp has a new device to help Southeast Asia tackle its mosquito problem -- an air purifier that also catches the bloodsucking insects.<p>The Sharp …

Air Purifiers

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy and dodges car questions in NPR interview

A few weeks after he was a guest on Stephen Colbert's <i>Late Show</i>, Apple CEO Tim Cook has made another media appearance, this time on public radio in the United States. Cook was a guest on NPR's <i>All Things Considered</i>, answering questions posed by host Robert Siegel during an 8-minute segment during …

Tim Cook