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

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 j… Source: Engadget | Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 …

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Hulu drops support for Google’s Daydream VR platform

If you were a fan of watching Hulu videos on Google's Daydream View VR headset, we have some bad news. Hulu has dropped support for Google Daydream. According to the company, the latest versions of its Android app (versions 3.55 or newer) no longer s… Source: Engadget | Hulu drops support for Google’s Daydream VR …

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BMW shows off a fuel-cell version of its X5 SUV

Sure, the fuel-cell infrastructure issue hasn't been solved yet, but that hasn't stopped automakers from showing off new hydrogen-powered vehicles. At the Frankfurt Auto Show BMW showed off the i Hydrogen Next development X5 SUV. Because it's always… Source: Engadget | BMW shows off a fuel-cell version of its X5 SUV

Amazon reportedly lists some toys before confirming they're safe

Some toys may appear on Amazon without being vetted for safety. According to a CNBC report, multiple third-party sellers say they were only asked for proof of safety compliance weeks after their products were listed for sale. While the practice might… Source: Engadget | Amazon reportedly lists some toys before confirming they're safe

The Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigs to curb teen vaping

The Trump administration announced today that it may ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in an attempt to curb teen vaping, The New York Times reports. In a press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared that the FDA p… Source: Engadget | The Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigs …

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Intel will use multi-camera, 3D athlete tracking in the 2020 Olympics

Intel plans to bring 3D athlete tracking (3DAT) to the 2020 Olympics. Today, the company announced that its 3DAT system will use four cameras to film athletes in the 100-meter and other sprinting events. Algorithms will then analyze the biomechanics… Source: Engadget | Intel will use multi-camera, 3D athlete tracking in the 2020 Olympics

AppleCare+ for the iPhone and Watch is available as a monthly subscription

Yesterday, Apple made one change that wasn't announced at its iPhone event. The company will offer its AppleCare+ extended warranty as monthly subscription service, at least for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The new option will allow customers to… Source: Engadget | AppleCare+ for the iPhone and Watch is available as a monthly subscription

US and Poland agree to rigorously evaluate foreign 5G equipment

The US and Poland declared today that suppliers of 5G network equipment should be rigorously evaluated for foreign government control. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish President Andrzej Duda signed an agreement to tighten guidelines of 5G network… Source: Engadget | US and Poland agree to rigorously evaluate foreign 5G equipment

Snapchat had more than 200 million daily users last quarter

Snap appears to be working its way out of a downturn. In the company's Q2 earnings release that just dropped. Snap revealed that it had 203 million daily active Snapchat users in the last quarter, up eight percent year-over-year and seven percent qua… Source: Engadget | Snapchat had more than 200 million daily users last …

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FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to allege that advertisers managed to target users who provided… Source: Engadget | FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

The EV market continues to expand, with more automakers releasing more vehicles. At auto shows, the cars of the future are now shown with electric powertrains instead of giant V8 engines. Automakers have also started looking backward for the vehicles… Source: Engadget | The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for AI

A consortium of 40 tech companies, including the likes of Facebook and Google, have come together to release a set of evaluation benchmarks for AI. By measuring AI products against these benchmarks, companies in the field will be able to identify opt… Source: Engadget | Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for …

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