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Recommended Reading: Your AirPods are going to die

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Everyone’s AirPods will die. We’ve got the trick to replacing them. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Washington Post If you hopped on the AirPod bandwagon early, your earbuds are likely near the end of their life. The Washington Post details what happens when your true wireless audio accessory stops […]

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Hitting the Books: Searching for ancient cities from space

Engadget RSS Feed Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of their stories. […]

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Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 gets caught by LiDAR

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links BMW decided to paint one of its X6 SUVs black. But not just any black; Vantablack the darkest pigment ever created. Then they brought it to the Frankfurt Auto Show and put it in a room with flashing lights and a video screen. But seriously, if they just put it […]

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UPS is testing self-driving trucks in Arizona

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links UPS UPS has been secretly hauling cargo back and forth between Phoenix and Tuczon, Arizona for over three months, courtesy of their minority stake in automated trucking startup TuSimple. The tractor trailers are outfitted with nine cameras, as well as LiDAR sensors, those spinning contraptions often attached to the roofs […]

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After Math: Flipping the Switch

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nintendo Nintendo wasn’t the only company this week making headlines about switches. Facebook’s poker playing AI turned the tables on some Texas Hold’em pros, Foxconn pulled the old switcheroo on the state of Wisconsin, and Luminar’s new LiDAR is poised to turn the autonomous vehicle market on its ear. Foxconn’s […]

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Luminar’s cheap LiDAR could be a big boost for autonomous vehicles

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images LiDAR (laser pulse-based radar) is an essential component of autonomous driving, as it’s what vehicles use to detect obstacles like other cars or pedestrians in order to navigate around them. But LiDAR systems aren’t cheap. Now, autonomous vehicle sensor and software company Luminar has announced […]

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Mount Everest expedition installs highest weather stations on Earth

Engadget RSS Feed Scientists installed the two highest weather stations in the world in an expedition to Mount Everest that wrapped up this week. A team led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University installed the two weather monitoring stations at 8,430 meters (27,657 feet) and 7,945 meters (26,066 feet), as well as three […]

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Citroen’s futuristic autonomous EV concept is designed for long trips

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Citroen Last February, Citroen introduced its Ami One, a tiny electric vehicle (EV) meant to replace bikes and scooters. It was envisioned as a way to make short, all-electric trips around downtown areas. Now, Citroen has revealed its 19_19 Concept, an EV for customers who want to travel beyond the […]

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Elon Musk is annoying the hell out of people who work with self-driving cars

Mashable Autonomous vehicle experts have had it with Musk’s claims. Image: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2019-04-26 23:01:49 UTC Elon Musk really went for it this week at Tesla’s Autonomy Day, ripping into widely used self-driving technology like laser sensors and (over)promising to put 1 million self-driving Tesla taxis on the streets next year. These […]

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Elon Musk calls self-driving laser sensors ‘lame’ at Tesla’s Autonomy Day

Mashable Elon Musk prefers cameras over LiDAR sensors in his self-driving cars. Image: Tesla By Sasha Lekach2019-04-23 00:38:27 UTC As Elon Musk made clear Monday, the technology most of his competitors in the self-driving car space use to help vehicles detect what’s around them is lame.  And his option is way better.  “LiDAR is a […]

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