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Ford autonomous-vehicle test goes smoothly at night

One of the big concerns with self-piloting vehicles, is how they will perform in adverse conditions and at night. Indeed, the optical sensors that many autonomous cars rely on don’t function as well in those conditions. Fortunately, lidar doesn’t have so much of an issue and in a recent test, …

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Update: Tesla Model 3 sales top 325,000 in first week

Update: Electric vehicle manufacture Tesla has had a fantastic week. Just seven days after the official unveiling of its Model 3, much-more-affordable electric car, it’s taken in over 325,000 pre-orders, which if all go through eventually, will earn it more than $14 billion (£10 billion). This comes just a few …

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Microsoft has officially begun shipping the Hololens

Microsoft’s Hololens is one of the most interesting pieces of tech that the company is currently working on. While the likes of Sony, Oculus and Valve are chasing virtual reality, Microsoft is focussing on an augmented reality experience. The company announced that the Hololens would be selling to developers earlier this …

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Microsoft may reveal more AI bots today

While Microsoft’s most recent bot, Tay, may have faced its share of issues after turning racist following its interactions with the Internet, the company may not have been deterred just yet as reports indicate that Microsoft might be revealing more AI bots later today at the annual Build developers conference. …

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Razer launches Ripsaw gaming capture device

Streaming and gameplay recording has grown increasingly popular over the years and while this is fairly straight forward to do on the PC, capturing console footage can be a bit trickier. However, Razer believes it has the solution and is throwing its hat into the capture card ring with the …

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Foxconn to greatly reduce its offer to buy Sharp

For a while there, it looked like Foxconn’s $5.3 billion deal to acquire display maker Sharp was all set to go forward. However, in the late stages of negotiations, some information came to light that showed that Sharp may be carrying much more debt than Foxconn was initially led to …

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Microsoft will soon be testing Edge browser extensions

Back before the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft began talking about its new Edge browser and there has been plenty of talk about extension support but unfortunately, that got pushed back to 2016. Now, Microsoft is close to finally implementing extensions for the Edge browser, at first for Windows Insiders …

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