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Infiniti hits pause on QX60 Hybrid, QX50 SUVs for one year - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2017-09-22 12:04
The automaker has shifted its focus to new additions in the 2019 model year.

The best cheap compact camera

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 12:00
By Ben Keough This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. R...

EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 11:42
In 2013, the European Commission ordered a €360,000 ($430,000) study on how piracy affects sales of music, books, movies and games in the EU. However, it never ended up showing it to the public except for one cherry-picked section. That's possib...

The Problem, Really, is This Thing Called 'Disruption'

SlashDot - Fri, 2017-09-22 11:23
New submitter mirandakatz writes: The word "disruption" is everywhere in tech -- and it's getting founders in trouble. Just look at what happened with Bodega last week: Had the startup not professed to be disrupting the mom-and-pop shops on every corner, it might not have landed itself in such hot water. At Backchannel, veteran Silicon Valley communications whiz Karen Wickre makes the case against "disruption," pointing out that many of today's biggest companies got their starts without claiming to completely upend an existing industry. She writes: "What if Sergey and Larry had touted Google, in 1998, as 'an unprecedented platform for disrupting global advertising?' Do you think Jeff Bezos claimed that was upending global retail? Netflix? Within a few months of its 1997 launch, it did not foresee the actual paradigm shift of media streaming."

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'Destiny 2' factions will reward you with powerful discount weapons

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 11:21
If you've been playing Destiny 2 for a while, you probably know the fate of "the city". What's set to follow -- as I try not to spoil anything-- is the return of factions. We all love some good in-game tribal battles, and the shooter's Faction rallie...

Walmart Will Deliver Groceries to Your Fridge While You're Out

PCMag News - Fri, 2017-09-22 11:08
Walmart and August team up to test a new in-home delivery concept: dropping off packages inside your home even if you're not there.

The West Coast is finally getting an earthquake early warning system

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 11:00
On September 19th, 1985, Mexico City was devastated by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that killed as many as 30,000 people and leveled buildings across the city, including the 12-story Hospital Juárez, one of the oldest hospital institutions in...

The PocketBeagle is the tiniest and most whimsically-named single-board computer on the market

TechCrunch - Fri, 2017-09-22 10:53
 Do you need a Linux machine about as big as a few quarters? Man, have I got something for you. It’s called the BeagleBoard PocketBeagle and it’s the smallest Linux computer you can buy for $25. I’m a huge fan of single-board computers for one simple reason: in my childhood, the technology that enables these things simply didn’t exist. Further, a little kit like this… Read More

Now's your last chance to pick up a RWD Tesla Model S - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2017-09-22 10:53
It'll soon be discontinued, making all-wheel drive standard for Tesla's entire high-end lineup.

T-Mobile, Sprint Close To Agreeing Deal Terms

SlashDot - Fri, 2017-09-22 10:40
From a report: T-Mobile US is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers. The development follows more than four months of on-and-off talks this year between T-Mobile and Sprint, and comes as the U.S. telecommunications sector seeks ways to tackle investments in 5G technology that will greatly enhance wireless data transfer speeds.

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'Vincent' AI transforms your rough sketch into a Van Gogh

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 10:39
Prisma made AI art style transfer fun for the masses, but a new machine learning app has much bigger ambitions. Applying its vast knowledge of art from the Renaissance to today, "Vincent" can take your simple sketch and transform it a finished painti...

The iPhone 8 is technically a gigabit LTE phone

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 10:17
At first blush, iFixit's tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didn't reveal anything particularly notable, besides some different screws and a way to remove the glass backing. So far, so meh. But then when it came to the laundry list of chips and modems all...

Windows Store Rebranded to Microsoft Store

PCMag News - Fri, 2017-09-22 10:07
Microsoft's digital and physical stores will soon use the same name, but will they both expand to offer the same products?

London Has Decided To Ban Uber

SlashDot - Fri, 2017-09-22 10:00
Johana Bhuiyan, writing for Recode: Transport for London, the taxi regulating service in London, announced today that it would not be renewing Uber's license to operate because of concerns over the company's "lack of corporate responsibility" in relation to public safety issues. The ride-hail company, which launched in London in 2012, is appealing the TfL's decision and will be allowed to continue to operate until a court makes a decision on that appeal. That process could take months. London is a significant market for Uber: The company says there are 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million riders on its platform in London. And like New York City, it is one of the most regulated markets where Uber operates. Unlike most markets across the U.S., Uber drivers in London and New York City are required to participate in government administered background checks.

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 43: Hits, misses and leaks

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 10:00
If last week's episode was overwhelmingly about Apple, this week's episode includes some partial respite, in the form of another tech titan: Google. For the first half of this episode, senior editor Chris Velazco and I recap his review of the iPhone...

Apple only allows streaming, not downloading, of upgraded 4K movies

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 09:38
One of the most pleasant surprises out of last week's Apple event was the announcement that purchased iTunes movies would be automatically upgraded to 4K for free. Well, it turns out it's not actually that simple. A support document from Apple tells...

No crowds at Apple stores in China as iPhone 8 launches - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-09-22 09:33
The iPhone 8's arrival was met with cold response in China, prompting staff at Apple stores to remove crowd control barricades.

Walmart tests straight-to-fridge delivery service - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-09-22 09:25
The retail giant is working in partnership with August Home.

Walmart wants to deliver groceries straight to your fridge

Engadget - Fri, 2017-09-22 09:19
Walmart is hoping you trust the company enough to let its delivery drivers into your home even if you're not in. The retailer has teamed up with smart home accessories-maker August Home to test a new delivery method in Silicon Valley, which entails g...

Scientists Closing in on Dawn of Plate Tectonics

Scientifc America - Fri, 2017-09-22 09:15
The massive slabs of Earth’s crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago

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