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Volkswagen introduces standalone voice-controlled car

Volkswagen presented its first stand-alone car concept at the Geneva Motor Show this Monday. The ID Vizzion follows the ID line of electric cars of the brand, but does not count on a steering wheel. According to the company, the user can control the car through the voice command and ...

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GM unveils first stand-alone car without steering wheel, gearbox or pedals

General Motors, one of the world’s largest automakers, announced on Friday its plans to enter the world of stand-alone cars. And the company plans to do this by betting on a vehicle without a steering wheel, gearbox or pedals. Autonomous cars have been tested a few years ago by several ...

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Running shoes made with graphene hit the market in 2018

The British brand innov8 recently announced a partnership with the University of Manchester to produce the first tennis shoes made with graphene. According to the University, graphene is the finest material in the world and is 200 times stronger than steel, and its incorporation into shoes can lead to more ...

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Flying taxis should start operating by 2020, says Volocopter

The Volocopter company, which is developing electric flying cars, believes its flying taxi service should start operating before 2020, according to TechCrunch. “We believe that in two or three years we will have the first commercial applications somewhere in the world with our service,” said co-founder and CIO Alex Zosel. ...

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Intel announces ‘death’ of BIOS in 2020

The BIOS, a system that was so important in the age of popularization of the personal computer, will be permanently retired from 2020. Intel has confirmed the plan to eliminate any support for the technology from the date, requiring the use of a more modern alternative , called UEFI Class ...

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Tesla launches ‘truck of the future’, electric and semi-autonomous

Tesla, a company that invests in electric cars to renew the car market, announced yesterday a truck that has the same goal of revolutionizing the freight sector. The Tesla Semi has a futuristic appearance, a panel composed entirely of two touch screens, autopilot functions and is entirely powered by electric ...

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Amazon system that gives house key to the delivery has already been hacked

Amazon recently introduced a new service in the US called Amazon Key. Essentially, the novelty allows a delivery person to win the customer’s house key to enter and leave their order if the recipient is not. Only researchers have discovered system failures. Amazon Key is a service offered to customers ...

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Ex-Google wants to create a robot-god

In September of this year, Wired discovered that Anthony Levandowski, the man involved in a judicial imbroglio between Google and Uber, was trying to create a church that has a divine figure as artificial intelligence. Now they have been able to interview Levandowski about the initiative – and it seems ...

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Researchers use artificial intelligence to teach robots to pick up objects

Robots already do various tasks that human beings are known to do, but some things they can not emulate. How to pick up items with your hands, for example. Now a group of scientists are using artificial intelligence to give robots the power to hold an object. The company in ...

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Intel will produce its own dedicated video cards

Earlier this week, Intel announced a partnership to launch a chip using an integrated GPU from the AMD archrival, but the most important news involving the two companies is that Intel hired the chief architect of AMD GPUs with the aim of producing graphics chips with the goal of creating ...

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